Sunday EatsPosted: April 30, 2012
I was so excited yesterday….my parents came over for an early dinner. Wheeeee! They brought the hamburger patties to throw on the grill, DT and I handled the side dish and dessert.
While we sipped our coffee in the morning, we set to work on dessert: Mrs. Fields’ chocolate chip cookies.
Look….the “secret” ingredient is milk!
Butter/margarine were creamed with the sugar:
An ode to Watkins double strength pure vanilla extract: I heart you. I heart you very much.
Then the dry ingredients were added:
Then the chocolate chips….OOOoooooo!
We figured out that the magic baking time is 12 minutes for these babies.
Perfectly golden, yet utterly chewy and moist. Oooooooolala!
And we made about a thousand!
For our side dish, we made DT’s famous baked beans.
Peppers and onions were lightly sauteed….
The beans, BBQ sauce, mustard, and brown sugar were added to the baking dish….amounts were not exactly exact…. 😉
Veggies were added to the pan and mixed together….ahhhhh….
The pan was covered with foil and the beans were cooked in a 350-degree oven for about an hour.
We were so engrossed in chatting and getting the meal ready, I completely spaced on taking photos of the burgers on the grill and the beans as they came out of the oven. Phooey. Use your imagination. Burgers on the grill and steamy, bubbly baked beans just out of the oven. See? Who needs photos??!
Anyway – here was my plate, loaded with a glorious veggie burger, baked beans, and grilled onions:
Cheers! Time to eat!
We had such a lovely evening, and did we ever eat well. I was happy to put on my stretchy pants later. 🙂
I love family dinners when Mum and Pop come to visit!