Saturday, April 01, 2006

Can It Be a Tradition If It Only Happens Twice?

Today, we are making chocolate chip cookies. This is a post-pregnancy "tradition" for me, as you are not allowed to eat raw eggs while pregnant. Obviously, this isn't a huge problem, as most people don't want to chug raw eggs unless they are training for the Heavyweight title. However, raw eggs are in chocolate chip cookie dough AND chocolate mousse. Living without BOTH these things for nine months is just awful. At many restaurants, you can find chocolate mousse in which they have heated the eggs enough to kill any nasties, so you can get by, but real cookie dough... well, you just have to eat it right out of the mixer...

So, Chris is making the cookies while I "teach." He has recently taken a strong interest in cooking, as he has discovered he has a bit of a talent for it AND he is a control freak... so now he can control his food. As a fellow control freak, I can respect that, although I have warned him that he better treat my kitchen and all my kitchen toys with respect, or I'm giving him the boot!

Making the cookies was clearly destined to happen today. Both kids are sleeping AT THE SAME TIME! I believe if this happens twice more, it will signal Armageddon, so I will keep you posted in case you need to repent really quick.

So here we ware, at a time where we should probably both be napping, we are baking and enjoying raw cookie dough. YAY! Can life get any better?

13 comments:

Sophie said...

Hmmm...sounds yummy. Have a big spoonful for me. My mom made chocolate mousse this week, and she brought some over (not thinking I can't have any). So they have been sitting in my fridge, screaming my name. Unfortunately, Brian is not the chocoholic that I am. He's eaten one so far.... but I don't know if he can handle a second one. Elise better come quick so I can gobble one!

Amy said...

No, it cannot get better! One day a few years ago I was eating raw dough from the mixer and thought, "I can't have kids! I don't want their greedy grubby hands in my dough!" Glad to know there is a way around it. =)

Jason said...

Can't you use those new 'pasteurized' eggs I keep hearing about?

And Chris being able to cook for himself is a scary thought.

Chris said...

Bite me, Jason. My cookies kick ass. I picked up some fresh wild Red Snapper from the store today and I'll be preparing that for dinner tomorrow night. I just need to find a recipe now. :-/

Sophie said...

So... can we expect Chris to plan and cook for the 2006 Kick Ass Christmas Party??? Elizabeth, we may just get the weekend off if he keeps going at this rate. As for those cookies, they sure sound good. I may have to bake some myself this afternoon and resist the batter temptation. Do you know they make "liquid" eggs that they sell in those little cartons? How gross is that? To me, an egg comes out of the chicken, it has a shell and breaks on your way home from the store. It's all so wrong....

eaf said...

Amy, technically kids aren't supposed to have raw eggs either until they are two... so that buys you a little time. Unfortunately for us, Athena turns two in less than a month and we will have to start sharing. *sigh*

Sophie, save some mousse for me! And I doubt Chris will cook for the Holiday Party. I think he's going to be more of a "dinner for friends" kind of a cook.

Jason, I do hope you are kidding. I wouldn't trust the "pasteurized" eggs more than I'd trust the real ones. Besides, where is the adventure in that?!

Bern said...

I was told that kids below 2 are allowed to have the yolks but not the whites. Don't ask me why tho.

Way to go, Chris!!

Chris said...

There is no way I'm cooking for an entire party. F that.

Jason said...

Hey, at least you aren't doing the chocolate truffles like one of your guests did this year. That had to take hours of torture to do.

Sophie said...

Those truffles came from my mom's kitchen. Since she only does a huge batch once a year for the holidays, it's not really torture to her. Granted, it takes a lot of work, but she claims she enjoys it. I've helped her on occasion, but she's got the technique down perfect. Hopefully we'll have some this year :) (not that I'm assuming that one, there will be a party, two, that I'll be invited, and three, asked to help).

Bern said...

Sophie!! So that was you who brought it!! Jason and I could not stop talking about those truffles all the way home last year! They were heavenly!!

eaf said...

There were also truffles made by another guest. Not sure which ones you marveled over. She is the wife of one of Chris' gaming friends.

Sophie,
1) There will be a party
2) You, Brian, and Elise are invited
3) You are all invited to help.

Jessey said...

I have to make a ton of deviled eggs on Saturday morning for a party that night.
I am stoked. <= Note sarcasm

I like to eat deviled eggs, I even like to MAKE them but...
My family members eat them so fast, it's like, it took me an hour to make them all and 15 minutes for the masses to grub them up.
Horrible.