Last week, I had to submit a recipe for the kindergarten cookbook. Nice, but like I need one more thing to do. Anyhow, like a good mom, I dutifully submitted my recipe. It was a recipe that my mom adopted as one of our family recipes, ironically found, in a classroom recipe book that one of us bought home when we were younger.
Today, the “Our Favorite Recipes” cookbook came home, and because of it, I now have a new hero. She might never know this (because I’ll never say this to her, in case she doesn’t have the wicked sense of humor and I don’t give a crap attitude that I imagine she does), but she makes me feel good about myself, while reminding me not to take this stuff too seriously.
Here is her recipe, verbatim.
Recipe Name: chocolate chip cookies
Ingredients: Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Cookies
1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
2. Break cookies apart and place on pan.
3. Bake for about 11 minutes.
4. Remove from oven let them sit to cool then pour a glass of milk and yummy enjoy !! (like I said verbatim)
How awesome is that! We’ve only met a few times, but I knew I liked this lady. In this day and age of excessiveness and oneupmanship, when all you see are Pinterest posts and blogs of superwomen baking, gardening, creating, and looking lovely with nary a hair out of place, she is like a breath of fresh air. Simply put, she is my new mom hero and every classroom should have a mom like her.
And while, in my book, chocolate chip cookie mom takes the cake, that’s not to say there weren’t some close seconds, like the milk shake recipe, written totally in kid writing with the directions of get a bowl, add some milk, add some ice cream and mix. And then there was the grilled bolonga and cheese sandwhich. Exactly where does one buy, bolonga? And, last but not least, the pizza bagel. Need I say more?
I never realized how much I liked my son’s kindergarten class. Forget requesting a teacher for next year, I just want to be with these moms.
And now, for my recipe. A refrigerator cookie. Nothing too fancy or difficult, but definitely worth making (as long as you like peanut butter).
1. 2 c. sugar 5. 1/2 c. crunchy peanut butter
2. 1/2 c. cocoa 6. 3 c. quick-cook raw oatmeal
3. 1/2 c. milk
4. 1/2 c. margarine or butter
1. Put sugar, cocoa, milk, and butter in a pot.
2. Bring to a boil and cook over low heat for one minute, stirring frequently.
3. Add peanut butter and oatmeal. Mix well.
4. Drop from teaspoon onto waked paper. Refrigerate. Cookies are ready when hard.
You can thank me (or curse me), later. Enjoy.