Friday, September 16, 2011

what to do when you've got a weekend of potlucks

This weekend I've been invited to three potlucks! All are school-related, as the new school year starts next week. Whenever I have to take food to a party, I don't stress over making something elaborate, but instead choose from the most foolproof recipes I know! It's a good sign if I've made the recipe so many times that I have it memorized. My top choices are chocolate chip cookies, salsa, or hummus.

I've been in the kitchen whipping up dozens of cookies this morning. I put this recipe together by taking bits and pieces of other chocolate chip cookie recipes I liked. I've been perfecting it for almost two years now. I typed the current version out for you on my new typewriter while waiting for a batch to bake.

When you have a lot of parties to go to and must take a dish to each one, choose something that you know others will enjoy but that isn't stressful for you to make. After all, there's going to be a table full of food for everyone to choose from. These cookies are easy, delicious, and affordable to make in a big batch. If the parties were spread out over the course of a week or two, I could freeze the dough and bake them right before each gathering. They tend to go fast, so I made a few extra to leave at home!

Edit! It appears I left off 2 things on my cute little typed up recipe (oops!). That would be 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, and 1/4 cup water + 1 Tbsp. ground flax (the water + flax is equivalent to one egg, if you prefer to use eggs).


Kristy Lynn said...

Kristen! I was going to email you but I can't seem to find an address.. Here's my deal: I'm doing a guest post for a blogger friend and I am in LOVE with your photoshop... You don't happen to have more of these I can share do you? AND/OR an explanation for them? I have to post in the next day or so, so your reply is muchly needed. My email is onewomansadventures at gmail dot com

Kristen said...

Hey, Kristy! I'm going to e-mail you now.