While we enjoyed getting the countertop on Monday and the plumbing hooked up in the kitchen on Wednesday...we didn't enjoy the ants that came for a visit this week. The exterminator was here yesterday, I haven't seen an ant since he left. We also had some trouble with our almost 15-year-old beagle. Let's just say that I was looking up doggy diapers online, but after she spent today at the vet we learned that some medicine they put her on a week ago for a rash, has a side effect of loss of bladder control. She has been taken off the meds and the carpet cleaners are coming on Monday (along with the dryer repair guy...it fell apart this week too).
I think the lesson this week is that when life gets a bit overwhelming, just cross things off the list one at a time and things will get better!
So, after one of those weeks...you know what I did to feel better? I baked cookies!
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups Macadamia nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs, beat well.
Blend in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in chips and nuts.
Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 12 minutes.
*This is a Ghirardelli recipe and I prefer using Ghirardelli white chocolate chips.