The Miracle of the Cookies


The girls are super excited to help mix the cookie batter


did I say SUPER excited!!!


Brian and Jose watching with great anticipation


Mama Natacha helping with the process


ME…. just trying to get my head out of the way… One eyed Brian. ha ha


While the cookies are baking the kids are teaching me how to play monopoly… on the smallest board ever


I can barely see the board.


YEAH…. Monopoly is awesome

Here’s the reason I call it the miracle cookies…  Brian and I brought the brown sugar and chocolate chips with us (they don’t have the brown sugar and chocolate chips that we are used to)   Natache said she had all the other ingredients.  WELL…. when we got there we found out that wasn’t exactly the story.  She was hoping we could use lard instead of butter….  She also thought using baking powder instead of baking soda would work.    AND they didn’t have vanilla.  No biggy on that one.  We used cinnamon instead.

So, Brian and the kids walked to the little shop next door and bought butter and baking soda.  The butter was super cold.  We had mama put it in the micro to just help soften it a bit.  She accidentally had it in there for too long and it was completely melted.   I have never had luck with cookies when the butter is totally melted.  BUT… what can you do now.   We put it in there with the sugars and started blending it up.   Kids hands were helping taste test everything.  Especially the brown sugar, chocolate chips and oats.  I didn’t think these cookies would work out at all.   The oven had 3 temperatures.  Lo, Med, Hi.    We picked medium and to my shock they turned out fabulous.

I didn’t take a picture because we were eating them so fast.

What a fun family.   The oldest girl has her song memorized for Christmas.  She is one of my piano students.  She is playing Silent Night.  A family friend is learning the violin and he came that night to show us how they are practicing together.  It sounded awesome.

We have a little keyboard for her to practice on.  She loves playing and likes to memorize songs.  I will get a picture of them performing later on.   They loved my headband.  Apparently it glows in the dark.  We showed a little video and turned the lights off and they were all pointing at my head.

We had a great evening with games, treats, music and good company.

HUGS to you ALL


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