Two years ago when we were in Las Vegas, my mom, aunt Ruth and I went out for dinner to Bouchon. I would list this among my top favorite meals of all time. We didn’t necessarily get a huge spread but they just had PERFECT french bread, sweet cream butter, and roasted pistachios to enjoy before our entrees arrived, and I have yet to have gnocchi that compare to what I had there. Little did we know that we missed out BIG time by not stopping at their bakery, which is in the lobby of the Venetian hotel. I found this recipe online, and figured if their sweets even came close to their meals, we would have a hit. This was more than a hit. This was a bottom-of-the-ninth-game-on-the-line-holy-smokes grand slam. These were cookies that I had to get out of my house NOW. As soon as they were done and I had devoured one, I called up Jane Whitford, as they were the friends that were the closest in proximity that I could take these little devils to (sorry everyone else – if you want emergency cookie drops, you’ll just have to move across the street! I even tried to think of a way to send some of these to you, Aunt Shelley, but I think you would get a package of crumbs – tasty tasty crumbs). Make these cookies. (I used Skippy peanut butter and roasted peanuts and note that they spread a lot on the cookie sheets!) They are not hard and you will NOT be disappointed!!
Daily Archives: July 26, 2008
We were at Target today, and I got drawn in to the “Kitty Chaise Lounge”. It attached to a window sill, allowing the cats to look out the window in our new office easier. What I forgot at Target was that Storm is not a normal cat size. She is, in fact, the size of a manatee with a gland problem. She managed to squish herself into the chaise lounge alright, but it wasn’t pretty.
Well, he did it again. For three years running, Justin has taken the prize for the Longest Drive at the annual Putts for Pets fundraiser for the South Wood County Humane Society. Each year we have paired up on a team with our good friends Robert and Rachel (shown here passing us in their much faster cart). We always have a great time with them laughing and being silly, and playing a game that resembles golf. Robert & Rachel always manage to get to the stake to mark the longest drive first, which means they get to christen Justin with a special nickname each year. Past names have included Justin “The Bee” Gasper and Justin “Apple Pie” Gasper. Like I said, it is mostly a chance to just be silly! This year the event was held at Bullseye Country Club rather than The Ridges. We thought the course was a little bit nicer, but the food left much to be desired (though we somewhat expected this and raided the trail mix packets out of our goody bags before dinner!).