Wednesday, November 25, 2009

East Coast Baking with My Best Buddy: Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

This week I've been staying with friends in Washington, D.C. The great thing about my job is I can work from anywhere (thank you coolest job ever!). I'm so grateful that I made the decision to leave last Friday to see Lara, my future sister-in-law, and Jenna, my best friend in the whole wide world. On Sunday night Jenna and I thought it would be fun to do some baking in her cute Constitution Avenue apartment, so we got busy making Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies. [Please click on the hyperlink for the recipe, por favor, and just add one cup dried cranberries to make this receipe extra tasty!]

This week we also managed to dine at some delicious eateries across DC: Etete, fantastic Ethiopian (I recommend the peppered beef and collard greens), Rasika, the best lamb chops with mint chutney I've ever tasted in my life (hello, chocolate samosa), and Teasim's (in Dupont Circle) cutie pie salmon, edamame, cucumbers with pickled ginger and vinegar, and brown rice bento boxes. While St. Louis has some great places to eat, I was so excited to experience Ethiopian, Japanese and Indian in a city that has some incredible chefs and good eats.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I'd also like to give thanks for my mom and dad, sisters and brother, my granddad, grandpa and grandma, my adorable and wicked smart 8-year-old nephew, the love of my life Dave, his family, our friends (we are so lucky to have so many... thank you for making life fun!), and the cute little fuzzy creatures (aka, my three cats) who share the ups and downs of our lives.

While I won't be responsible for baking or roasting a turkey tomorrow, I do want to give a shout-out to all of you who will be. May tomorrow's meal be a great reminder that we all slow down, give thanks, and enjoy a delicious slow-cooked (or baked) meal.

Hugs, high fives, and Happy Thanksgiving!


Amanda said...

I JUST did a oatmeal cookie as well! Yours looks great!


Professor Hammond said...

Thanks, Amanda. I'd love to check out your blog too. Pass your site along whenever you have a chance, okay?

Take care and thanks so much for reading my little blog.