Tuesday, November 04, 2003

So, Greg made a cozy dinner tonight and we had Vicky over. She is always good when we want to sit around and giggle and laugh. After dinner I had an attack of the insatiable sweet tooth and wanted something really decadent......So, I adjusted a recipe for toffee bars, 1/2ed it and made the richest chocolate chip cookies I've ever made. Here is what transpired:

Riichest chocolate chip cookies

Start out melting 2 sticks of salted butter
combine with 1 cup of packed brown sugar
add one egg yolk and mix well
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
mix well
fold in 12 oz semi sweet or milk chocolate chips

(these are girl cookies..no nuts)

I served them hot off the cookie sheet on plates with a scoop of ice cream and a dollop of some frozen chocolate glaze I had.

Vicky and I were discussing her book club and I thought to myself "self," I said " I'd like to start a dinner group...gourmet pot luck. Start a theme dinner and let the guests bring something to make a several course meal..better than any restaurant could...put effort into it. Carribean night, Moroccan food! Afgani cuisine...something different from the same ole grind up here. I don't know if this would work...it would be set up like a book group in that you wouldn't nessesarily see most of the group outside of the dining room...would that work?

Its food for thought. If there is anyone in the Camden-Lincolnville-Northport-Belfast area that reads this missive and is interested in pursuing this idea, gimme a shout at seththayer@gwi.net