Quite an odd Saturday if you ask me but it worked out great! An uphill climb if you will. After a 6AM wake up call to take Theo out, I spent the morning working on a project for work. Weekend mornings are such a productive time for me and wouldn’t trade them for the world.
Around 11AM I headed down to Rosslyn, Virginia for a dentist appointment. On my way to Virginia my car just felt off. I knew new tires were in my future so the moment my car started to feel weird I just knew it was time to get those babies replaced. Praying that my tires wouldn’t blow on my way back home, I safely made it to a tire center and took the big plunge.
Thankfully there was a shopping center near by so I spent some time walking around Old Navy, Barnes and Nobles, and picking up a salted caramel mocha at Starbucks. Quite a treat!
Speaking of treat, last night I decided to make Neal some welcome home cookies. I used my base chocolate chip recipe and added peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, and oatmeal.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter softened (2 sticks)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 bag peanut butter and chocolate chips (the bag I bought was a mix)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
Combine four, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl and set aside. Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a separate large bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and oatmeal.
Now I used a LARGE scoop and pushed each dough ball down slightly before putting the tray into the oven. Because the cookies were so large, I baked them for 15 minutes. It was also important to allow them to cool for about 5 minutes before removing them from the tray. The oatmeal makes them very chewy, so you have to allow them to cool before moving them.
I couldn’t wait for Neal to get home today!! It has been a long 10 days without him.