It is the Eve of Christmas, of course Babe Dearest is in a rush to get out her Christma presents to all the youth group friends in church. This year, she has decided to make cookies which she has learned from her Aunty Alice, she just changed it to chocolate chips with crushed almond. Very nice and fragrant if i may say so myself!
Ultimate chocolate chip cookies
.75 cup butter flavor Crisco Shortening 1.25 cups light brown sugar 2 tbsp milk 1 tbsp vanilla 1.75 cups of all purpose flour 1 tsp salt .75 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup coarsely chopped almond
1. heat oven to 375 degree F 2. combine crisco, brown sugar, egg in large bowl, beat and add in milk and vanilla 3. combine flour with baking soda and salt 4. sift into the creamed mixture till just blended, stir in chocolate chips and almond bits 5. drop rounded tbsp of dough 3 inches apart, bake in 375 F for 10 min for chewy cookies, longer if want crispy cookies 6. cool on cookie rack
Cooked these two dishes last night, the special thing about the chicken dish is the dried chilli. They are Mexican dried chilli, Chile Guajillo, bought in Mexican market in LA. Very fragrant and works real well for this dish!
Today are my HK blog friends turn good friends Bees, Suki, Tracey n Fu Fu's birthday! YES, same day! Isn't that neat? Really appreciate their friendship, and enjoy their company whenever I go to HK to visit， hope I will get to meet them soon！
Wish all of you Good Health, Happiness n Contentment!
When I got home from my trip, look what I received from my HK blogger friend, bigheadMabel.... are they nice and delicate? She made them for me, how sweet of her. Even though we have never met, through our blogs we get to know each other. Really thank God that He connect us in the cyberworld.
What lovely food Sonny has for his meals ever since we got back. Thanks to all the aunties and uncles in LA who are so thoughtful and vacuum packed these delicious food for him so he won't feel left out!
After 17 long hours of flight, we have finally arrived home safely. Thank God that we got on the non stop flight as we were only on standby. This is a deluxe flight with bigger seats and hve a pantry at the back. We sure enjoyed it besides we can come back one day earlier to prepare for Sonny's exams and get rested before going back to work.
I will still have more travelogue from my US trip for the rest of the month, so do go to my Yahoo blog to check it out!
Once again, I would like to thank all my relatives who have made our trip so enjoyable: Alice, Uncle Albert, Uncle George, Uncle Thomas, Aunty Eva, Cousin Stacey, Grand aunty, Aunty Mil and Uncle Howard and May ... besides many others... big hugs and thanks!