Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cookies and BLT's

I hope everyone is enjoying their long holiday weekend!  We have been sitting in front of the t.v. too much watching the U.S. Open.  Brady was really excited Friday night to watch Jack Sock play.  Sock just turned pro this summer after graduating from high school.  Brady met him last summer at the U.S. Open Kids Day and got to hit with him for a bit.   Brady totally pictures himself playing at the Open someday too.  I want him to believe in himself...but I also wonder about the day when he realizes not everything we believe will actually happen.  For now, I'll keep his dream alive!

Here's the picture I took of Jack Sock hitting with Brady...just forgot to get Brady in the picture!
Tennis pictures are really hard to get both players in the shot!

Not too much else going on around here.  We were over at Grandma and Grandpa's house for lunch today and my sister in law informed me that I am well behind my number of blog posts this year compared to last year at this time.  I guess I don't have anything too interesting to blog about these days!  I will try to do better Donna!

I did make these cute little blt's to take to my in-laws for lunch today.  I used chipotle mayo to give it a little different taste.  I found the idea HERE.  Eric made the bacon for me....he is always so helpful like that.

I tried another new recipe this week for chocolate chip cookies.  I've never been very good at making my husband and son's favorite kind of cookie...and it's not because I haven't tried!  My cookies usually turn out hard as a rock...unless eaten within a few minutes of removing them from the oven.  But finally, I found THIS recipe and the cookies turned out soft and chewy...just the way we like 'em!  This will definitely be my go to recipe from now on.

Happy Labor Day!



Autumn said...

How funny that your SIL is keeping track of your posts :-D

I too, have been trying different chocolate chip cookie recipes for the past year. Now I have one that is soft and chewy, one that is thick and like shortbread and one that is more firm (kinda like the Chips Ahoy brand from the store).

It's amazing how many different recipes are out there!

Holly said...

I have 100% faith that Brady will make it there also... and then all of his blogger fans will show up to watch him tear up the court and claim to have "known" him since he was a little guy [via blogger of course]! His tennis talent AMAZES me, and with the dedication that he has-- how can you not believe him!!

ON another note... I LOVE bacon. I could almost lick the screen to get a bite out of one of those sandwiches!

Susan R said...

I love me a good BLT, but I HATE HATE HATE (Triple HATE)cooking bacon. I hate the smell it leaves through the house, I hate the grease it leaves on the stove top or oven (depends on how you cook it) and I hate the leftover grease, so you can guess how excited I was to find precooked bacon at Costco. Oh happy day.
I can't believe the Brady Man got to play with Jack Sock, lucky guy.
Let him dream, always.

Cindy said...

Probably shouldn't say this, but Jack Sock is cute!! I will have to follow him during the Open...and I am for sure trying the soft and chewy recipe :)

Bridget said...

Those BLT's look so cute and the cookies look so yummy!

Anonymous said...

I have the same recipe! LOVE it.

Genn said...

cute little blt sandwhiches!!!
i can never get my cookies to turn out fluffy and soft either. i will have to go take a look at the recipe you used! thanks!

Megan said...

Now that is romantic - a hubby that makes bacon for you! Why is bacon such a beat down? I was watching the US Open and thought about Brady! Okay, now I am off to go look up that cookie recipe!

Cherie said...

Finding the perfect Chocolate Chip cookie recipe is like finding buried treasure!!!

Nicolle said...

I 100% believe that Brady will play in the Open one day! :))

The BLTs look so good. I could eat those every single day. The cookies look great. I have been seeing a recipe floating around that uses a packet of vanilla pudding mix. I thought that might be these, but then I saw the recipe. They look so good tho!

Kerri said...

I am so glad Brady sees himself playing in the Open - you have to see it first to live it later!
Yummy yummy food - and so cute! :)

yaya said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend for all! The food looks really yummy!

Lorri said...

I will have to try both of these! They look super yummy!

Jenny said...

We were watching the open this weekend too and guess who I kept thinking of!? ;)

Cindy said...

BLT's are one of my faves...without the T that that weird!!:)??
i sooo wish I could have one of those cookies right now
have a happy day kerri

Stef said...

Those sandwiches are just what I am looking for for a book club I am going to this week.
And how exciting for him to have got to play with that guy.
Both Hubs and I got sick this weekend. So much fun.

Jill said...

Food looks super yummy!! Have an awesome week!


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