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Friday, October 10, 2008

Two for Two This Month

Not only am I the type of person who apparently forgets to pack pants (this is on the heels of the trip to New Jersey where I forgot to pack socks and now own three pairs with boxy-looking dachshunds on them thanks to the Gap sales rack), but I'm also the type of person who forgets to put key ingredients in cookies.

After I wrote that last post, I baked a double batch of chocolate chip cookies to cheer myself up and as I was belting out Carly Simon tunes to myself, washing out the KitchenAid bowl to prepare the kitchen for Yom Kippur, I realized that the salt and baking soda had never made it out of the cupboard.

Josh's workmates just received 48 enormous low-sodium, mostly-flat chocolate chip cookies this morning.

Can you say distracted much?

21 comments:

Lori said...

Oh, Mel. You are the quintessential absent-minded professor.

Without pants.

Jen said...

But you remembered the flour. That is much more essential.

Meridith said...

YIKES!!! Hate it when I do that :P

Josh said...

Lucky for you, my co-workers are not too picky.

Mrs. Spit said...

Meh. The salt and the baking soda work together, so if you had to leave two things out. . .

those were the 2. . . .

Pam said...

I've done that before. The omitted items likely weren't really noticed. I'm sure they loved them.

kate said...

good one!

But yeah, I've done that once (err. twice... or maybe three times- shoot, I've done it more times than I care to remember), and I hate it when I do!

Tash said...

Could be worse -- you could've forgotten the chocolate chips. That would've been tragic.

N said...

It happens to the best of us, I promise. :)

Cricket said...

I keep blaming peri-menopause, so I'm off the hook completely.

nonlineargirl said...

Better than adding too much salt. Apparently when you double a cookie recipe, you should not double the salt. From experience I know that this leads to inedibly-salty cookies.

Kristin said...

I've done things like that before.

momofonefornow said...

Carly is my go-to-gal when the blues are lurking!

battynurse said...

Oh dang. That sucks. Hope the coworkers enjoyed the low sodium cookies.

Another Dreamer said...

And I bet they ate them anyways ;)

One time I was making a cake, the same time I was making instant tea... I put the instant tea mix in the cake batter instead of the pitcher. I don't double task in the kitchen anymore, lol.

astral said...

That is funny!!! Flat cookies are good too I say!! I forgot to add yeast to bread I was making much--it turned out rock hard. And I added an extra two sticks of butter to chocolate chip cookies-- they were round and very buttery.

Jess said...

hahaha!

LOVE IT. Low sodim! Yay!

Bea said...

I would sit by the phone if I were you. Bound to be a cookie company out there trying to track you down for your recipe RIGHT NOW.

Bea

Spicy Sister said...

My mom once forgot to put the oatmeal cookies. :)

Fertilized said...

ouch! does it help to know that 2 days ago i forgot to rinse the conditioner out of my hair. i realized this hours later out in public

JamieD said...

Did you put in lots of chocolate chips? Maybe they never noticed . . .