I have a friend, Debbie. Debbie wrote a book:
Her book is called Parents Need to Eat Too: Nap-Friendly Recipes, One-Handed Meals, and Time-Saving Kitchen Tricks for New Parents. It comes out in two weeks (I have a copy already because I’m special) but you can pre-order it so you don’t forget and then starve.
The real thing looks like this:
So Debbie had this idea to write a book that will help parents not eat like crap. Sure, there are shelves of books about making baby food and feeding kids. But what about feeding yourself? I know I’m not the only one that sucks at feeding myself since having kids.
Now this is the part of the post where I should really be telling you about her recipes, like broccoli & cheddar pinwheels and cheater’s chana masala. But I’m not going to. They are all good, they are all yummy. Her cookbook is filled with great stuff. But just saying this would be boring. I’m going to talk about something else. Something specific. Something personal.
Her chocolate chip cookie recipe. You can judge a cookbook by its cookie.
The cookies of which I speak are in the last chapter. They are also on her blog, called The Best Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies in the Entire World. A title which automatically made me skeptical and prepared to hate them. I’m weird like that.
So I made them.
I gave one to Crappy Boy:
But her cookbook is for parents, not for kids. So it doesn’t matter what he says. He’d probably praise white sugar on a spoon. What does he know?
So back to the parents…
The kids are asleep. Crappy Papa grabs the whole tray of cookies and starts walking into the family room with it.
I stop him:
But he begs me. Suggests I make more. I explain that we don’t have any more chocolate chips. So he offers to run to the store. I consider this for a moment, but making cookies in the middle of the night could wake up the kids! It isn’t worth the risk. If those kids wake up and catch me secretly making cookies they will have scars for life! They also will never go to bed again. I have to be a big meanie and tell him that no, he really, truly can’t eat the entire tray of cookies.
In the end, we compromised by counting the number of people that would be there the next day, separating out one cookie per person and he got the rest. Which was still around six or seven cookies. Which was entirely too few. (I’ll make more soon, I promise!)
So yeah. These cookies are GOOD.
But I don’t want you to think that Debbie is telling parents to eat chocolate chip cookies.
And now, here is a special treat for you…
Debbie is giving away a copy of her book, PARENTS NEED TO EAT TOO, to one lucky winner!
How to Enter:
Comment on this post! One comment per person. Comments will close Monday, February 13th at 7PM PST & winner will be picked via random # generator, emailed and then announced here at the bottom of this post.
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