And…The Winner Is…


Book group tonight…potluck…bring a dish that has a special memory for you…your family…hmmm…a few things come to mind…
McDonald’s hamburgers on Christmas china…memory…single mom with teenage daughters…their boyfriends coming for a holiday dinner…too tired to cook…
Eggplant parmesan…would be delicious…would love the leftovers…memory…used to have eggplant parmesan every Thanksgiving at the once husband’s family dinner…hated it then…just grew to love it in the last couple of years…
Pound cake…recipe given to me when I was 17…by then boyfriend’s mother…wonderful pound cake…sugary crust…still have my original copy of the recipe…well tattered and torn…memory…don’t use self-rising flour…when baking this cake…and leave for a date…especially on the day that your mother gets your failing embryology grade in the mail…big mess to clean up…not just in the oven…
Contenders…all…but…not quite right…             
Memory…two mothers…strangers…watching their children play at McDonalds…passing the time…have you ever made chocolate chip cookies with Reese’s cups…you really must…swing bumping child…tears dried…nose wiped…cars loaded…home…never to meet again…
Memory…two mothers…next door neighbors…watching their children play in the yard…sharing…chocolate chip cookies with Reese’s cups…warm from the oven…with a glass of wine…white I believe…sharing a moment…sharing a dream…sharing life…
Memories…bake sales…potlucks…slumber parties…chocolate chip cookies with Reese’s cups…
The winner…
Chocolate Chip Cookies with Reese’s Cups
Preheat oven to 350
3-miniature muffin tins sprayed with nonstick spray
1-roll chocolate chip cookie dough…cut into 36 chunks
36-miniature Reese’s cups peeled
Place cookie dough into muffin tins. Bake until they are light brown and ‘puffed’ up. Remove from oven and immediately press a Reese’s cup into each one. Let cool a bit in the pans. Remove carefully.
Create your own memories.
Biggest challenge…not eating the Reese’s cups as I peel them…second biggest challenge…saving cookies for tonight’s potluck…ate two already…but…they were damaged coming out of the pan…quit rolling your eyes…just you try not to eat them when they’re warm…geez…
Funny…sometimes the smallest things…make the biggest memories…
Jane

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