Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Chocolate Wednesday Chip Hodgepodge

Here are the questions to this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge. Answer on your own blog, then hop back to From This Side of the Pond to share answers with all your friends and likely a few random strangers too.

From this Side of the Pond

1.  What's happening where you live in terms of schools opening? How do you feel about it?

They're opening, but everything's extremely complicated. My kids are post-high school, but if I did have younger ones and if I weren't already homeschooling them, I'd be very frustrated. 

2. What's something you still do 'old school'?

Read books.

Wash dishes in the sink.

Listen to CDs. (Mr. Fixit plays LPs.)

3. August 4th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Will you/did you celebrate by baking a batch? Eating a batch? Nuts or no nuts? Homemade or store bought? Soft and chewy or do you prefer your cookie to snap when you bite into it?

If you search this blog for "chocolate chip," you will find quite a few recipes. Neiman-Marcus cookies are a special favourite, but I made some this week with Bisquick that turned out really well. If you're trying them, these are my notes: I added another half cup of Bisquick, because it seemed to need it; and I cut the vanilla in half. Also, I melted the butter instead of softening it, but that was an accident.

4. What are you starved for?


You thought I was going to say cookies?
Frog and toad, willpower, and microservice architecture –

5. Anything new and interesting on your August calendar? What is one thing you're looking forward to this month?

I'm trying not to look forward too much. A lot of days, now is far enough.

Oh, I know: something that's in the mail that's supposed to get here tomorrow. I'll post a photo on next week's Hodgepodge.


Willow said...

Normalcy would be nice.
It's hard to make plans, even when you have to, because--things change daily.
Yesterday my daughters' schools changed to all online. (teachers scramble, parents panic, kids shrug)

Mama Squirrel said...

Willow, sorry to hear about the turmoil around school. There are so many disappointments when those everyday things are interrupted.