Sunday, July 13, 2008

Step Right Up Chipwiches


I'm not the kind of Mom who will get down on the ground with her kids and imitate barnyard critters. I don't enjoy playing "Chutes & Ladders", never did, even when I was a kid myself. I don't get the point of throwing a ball around-despite the fact that through my early years I lived in the same house as 3 basketball nuts, and now a baseball enthusiast. Hubbabubba claims that if I was Native American my name would be "She Who Does Not Play". Growing up I was a bit of a bookworm, and I never really got into group activities. Perhaps that explains my interest in cooking, baking, and writing?
One of my reasons for having multiple children was so that I wouldn't have to be the one totally responsible for the kid's playlife. Having a sibling/s is so great for so many reasons, the best one being that when you're bored there's always someone to "play" with. Nothing like wiling away a long summer day by enjoying a few rounds of purple nerple, indian burns, and, is it beer or is it pee? Or playing seek and destroy with your older sis' long hoarded chocolate stash.
Today the kiddles wanted me to help them put on a circus. Great idea. So cute. I totally encourage their creativity, but I decided that my contribution to the greatest show on earth would be the chipwiches. Together we made chocolate chip cookies from scratch. And then in order to make the whole process easier, I thawed a carton of french vanilla ice cream until it was soft but not completely runny. Put it in a large ziploc bag, flattened it out until it was about 2 inches thick. Put it back in the freezer to firm up while the cookies cooled and the kiddles practiced their shtick. Once the cookies were cool I cut open the freezer bag and with the rim of a drinking glass, cut out perfect circles and placed them between two cookies.
I thoroughly enjoyed their show. And they thoroughly enjoyed their chipwiches. I didn't have to put on the bozo nose - Everyone's a winner.

3 comments:

ashabi said...
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ashabi said...

very cute.
thought i would leave a comment so you can be sure that someone is reading your very entertaining blogs... besides its a great way to know what is going on with my neice and nephews...

Apples and Butter said...

Yummy! Not to mention what a great idea that is for getting the ice cream in perfect circles. Thanks for sharing!