as i said, in the post below, thursday may 20th was chocolate marshmallow nutty goodness bar night. mostly these pictures are just of the baking process...it was a busy night and i didn't really get a chance to photograph the lovely guests! anyway, here is the recipe...i could NOT get it rotated right (or left?) to save my life. so...sorry :[
anyway...melting chocolate is really fun kinda.
and stirring it into cookie dough is even funner. (or more fun, for you grammar nazis out there)
it baked up REAL happily...i set the oven a tad below 325 instead of 350...that seemed to do it!
well, this time around, anyway. stupid oven.
now, to pour on the sugary mallowy awesomeness...
ready to roast
a few minutes later...
golden toasty perfection!!
and laura made peanut butter cookies again.
they were so. yummy.
and rich. lots of people went home with marshmallow fudge brownie-bars that night.
aaaand cassandra's amazing 3D photos.
i thought the results were excellent. so i'm proclaiming a victory. anyone want to argue? i THOUGHT not!!
us, cassandra, chad, emily, zach, my parents, and 2 of laura's friends who i can't remember
click "read more", and see laura's e-mail that week!
cookies can be good for you, too! but we did our best to make that not *quite* happen.
the graphic accompanying the weekly e-mail was pretty straightforward about what we would be attempting to make--that being--"wheat and fruit cookies"
the recipe called for dates...but they are out of season. so i thought some dried apples and mangoes would do splendidly. and i put brown sugar in them...even though it didn't tell me to.
the area is all prepped and ready.
a little REAL nutrition! laura arms us with forks...
and thus starts our new weekly tradition...eating roasted broccoli and brussel sprouts before we basically have cookies for dinner.
"still life with veggies and hands"
this was the third week, i believe, that we did this. and it's been pretty fantastic. only those who are there on the early side get to partake...laura, me, chad, and this time, by the skin of her teeth, cassandra!
i'll just let you come up with your own caption for this picture.
i think think photo of cassandra and my mom is super cute.
little man on an orange!
pip, shelvy and his lovely lady lindsey
this picture just does my heart good. what a spread...
cassandra brought a savory apple and herb pie, laura made some of her famous peanut butter cookies, and there on the bottom right are the wheat and fruit cookies! which i loved...laura wasn't a huge fan. they seemed to win people over, i think, as there were only 2 left at the end of the night. and look at all they had to contend with!!