Saturday, May 26, 2012

Summer is here

Yesterday was the last day of school.  It doesn't feel like summer vacation to me yet....
We planned a cook out and told both girls they could invite their friends.  And of course we invited a few people...
10 teenagers and 6 adults later...

Last week my sister texted me that she saw a t shirt Mike needed to embarrass the girls... I saw it in the store today and thought it was perfect for a night when they were having friends over...
"Dads against daughters dating"...
It took them awhile to notice but both were pretty put out when they did.  Mission accomplish...

 I will never get used to the wind here I don't think.  The first cook out of the season and it was so windy there was no eating outside...

 This was "warm up" plate of one of the teen boys...

 there were smores for one dessert option

And my dessert choice

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Ice Cream Sandwiches
They were wonderful!

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Malt Cookies

1 cup plus 2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tps vanilla extract
1 lg egg
1/3 cup malted milk powder
3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in small bowl.  Cook butter in heavy saucepan over med. heat, stirring constantly until it foams, turns clear, then turns deep brown.  Pour browned butter into glass measuring cup and chill in freezer till semi solid.
Preheat over to 350 and line baking sheet with parchment paper.  Beat solidified brown butter, sugars, and vanilla at med. speed till creamy.  Add egg and beat slightly, then beat in malted milk powder.  Reduce speed to med. and gradually add flour mixture and beat till incorporated.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Form approx. 1 1/4" balls, place two inches apart on baking sheet.  Bake 9-10 min. or till golden.  Cool on wire rack.

Make these today.  They are great!

I hope the start of summer is fun for you this weekend.  Please celebrate with us by embarrassing your children.

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