Monday, April 4, 2011

Weekend Fun - Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cream of Mushroom Soup and Ogallala Quilt Show

 These are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made or had.  The recipe is from
3/4 c melted butter
1c brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
cream well, add:
1 T vanilla
1 egg
1egg yolk
cream, add:
2 c flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
mix well, then add:
2 c chocolate chips, milk or semi
spoon 1/4 c dough onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 325 for 15-17 min.  Enjoy!
I love to make soups from scratch.  Here is my version of Cream of Mushroom Soup, one of my favorites.
2-8oz packages mushrooms, rinsed and sliced
1 qt chicken broth
1 c heavy cream
4 T butter
1/3 c flour
2 garlic buds, minced
1/2 onion, minced
Saute 2/3 of mushrooms in butter with onions and garlic for 6-8 min.  Add flour, mix well.  Add broth and simmer another 15 minutes.  Use hand blender and pulse to chop up mushrooms, or cool and transfer to a blender to chop up mushrooms.  Add cream and remaining mushrooms and simmer another 20 minutes.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Enjoy!

Rachel and I went to the local quilt show and these are pics of some of our favorites.

I loved the curved cross hatching on this quilt.

Rachel's favorite!  She loves to paint eyes, faces, etc.
This quilt reminds me of my international students.  I teach English to international students at our local university and most of them are from Asia.  This quilt has a lot of personality in each block.


  1. Yummy...I'm going to have to try those cookies today! Very cool quilts!

  2. sure wish i was there!! dad must have been out of town.. mushroom soup, sure sign that dad is gone! :)

    my blog isn't private anymore.. i've decided that without a fb not too many pple should be able to find me and stalk me.

    i love you!

  3. I am going to try your Cream of Mushroom soup today. Keep posting your recipes. I love them. I love you too! Mom