So after getting up REALLY early this morning, running to Hell Depot, and then coercing his best friend to help, the 2 of them spent 4+ hours under my house this morning, repairing the damage. It's so nice to have a handy hubby (with a best friend who worked for Hell Depot for many years and has knowledge of home repair).
Wanting to reward their efforts, I channeled my inner cooking diva and decided to make Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip cookies from scratch. Hubby loves chocolate chip cookies, so I knew this would be a winner! After carefully mixing the dough and spooning out my perfect round bulbs onto the cookie sheet, I placed them in my preheated oven and set the timer. And the next thing I knew, smoke was coming out of my oven and this is what I was awarded with.
Burnt cookies! Now, the whole reason I bought this PC stoneware was because I was ASSURED that you can't burn cookies on them. Well, I sure showed them! I also learned an important lesson about that time frame that they give you on the package. Apparently, my oven cooks beautiful cookies at 9 minutes. It burns them at 11 minutes. Burns them into flat, concrete weaponry.
So, I pitched the first batch into the garbage. Please ignore that ice cream store bag. I know nothing about how that got there.
I baked what was left of the dough on my second try and came out with 14 beautiful, perfect cookies.
And so, while the boys had to leave before the perfect cookies came out of the oven, I had to at least prove their existence. Because there are no guarantees that these cookies will be here when hubby gets home. I have 2 growing girls you know. Yeah, that's it.