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Chocolate Chip Cookies - Thank You!

My week started off on Monday waking up to a fridge that quit keeping things actually cold.  Fortunately, we have a balcony and after a very warm weekend the temperature dropped so that we could put everything out there.  It is amazing how you don't realise how much you actually use an appliance until it's gone.  You have to plan what you need to get in advance or you decide that maybe lemon juice isn't required in the rice tonight because the lemons are buried somewhere in the wagon.

Imagine how much fun it is when you have baking to do!?  It's a challenge but it's doable.

Tonight, I needed to bake some chocolate chip cookies for my cousin and his girlfriend as a thank you gift.

There are thousands of chocolate chip recipes.  But in homage to my favourite show of all time, Friends, I chose to use the Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.  The One with Phoebe's Cookies episode is a classic.  Monica is desperately trying to figure out Phoebe's grandma's secret recipe based on the last cookie that Phoebe had.  She makes lots of different recipes only to come up short of duplicating it. Apparently her grandma got it from her French grandmother "Nestle Toulouse".

We have called Sears to come look at our fridge as it isn't even six years old.  Hopefully they will actually call tomorrow night to book a time for Thursday.  *Fingers crossed* as  I have two more cakes and three dozen cupcakes to make this weekend!


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