I like a thick, cakey cookie. Moist, chewy, deliciousness- none of that thin, crispy stuff for me. I had found this recipe, which is SOOO easy to make, especially when you're in a hurry. Russ loved it, and the peanut butter is a nice twist, but I was still searching. So this week I came across a Martha Stewart recipe that is officially my new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. I made a small batch to see if we would like it, and will def be making a much larger batch tonight.
|Doesn't look super special yet...|
|Until they come out and you see they have stayed nice and fluffy and amazing!|
On to other kitchen adventures. So Russ and I are both competitive, which makes for some fun times and some not so fun times, depending on the outcome of the competition. We usually try to stay on the same team, so that we leave on the same page- both happy we won or both mad at the other team for cheating, which they obviously did, if we lost. But this week we got competitive with each other. I don't even remember how it started, but someone threw down a salsa challenge, and we both rose to the occasion.
I will say that we like different types of salsa. My Granny Bolton made the best of a lot of things, but I really like her salsa. It was not chunky and had a strong tomato flavor with not a lot of heat. I compare it to Chili's salsa, which I adore and miss A LOT! Russ likes chunky salsa, with more garlic and heat, like the fresh salsa from Blair's (for you Wyoming people). We found recipes online...
Let the contest begin.
|Russ' battle station. He had to do a lot of chopping by hand.|
|And I am not allowed around knives for very long, so I got to use my handy dandy food processor.|
|My finished product|
|Russ' finished product|
The only problem with this competition is that we both think we won. I love my salsa, and he loves his. Guess it depends on what kind of salsa you like, but since this is my blog, I am declaring it
I was able to finish up a few projects. When we built our house, I found some cute turquoise accents at Hobby Lobby that inspired my master bath decor, but I never could find any art I liked to hang on the wall. But I did find some fabric I loved, so I made my own art. I like how it turned out, and it was super easy and inexpensive.
|Love my stapler! Canvas and material for my "art piece." Check.|
|Cute assistant that was blinded by the flash. Check.|
|Ta-da! I believe I will hang it on the wall above the toilet. Picture to come later.|
|She got bored as I continued with the next project, so she sat down with a good book.|
|And checked with me periodically to see how it was coming along...|
So my final project of the week was my patriotic bandana tablecloth. Saw the tutorial here, and although I'm not much of a seamstress, I can handle straight lines. Most of the time...
|Six bandanas of each color...|
|Lots of pinning...|
|Lots of sewing straight lines for each bunch...|
Anyway- that's what has been going on in the Lundvall household this week. I hope everyone has an amazing Father's Day weekend. Until next week!