These are MY big fat chocolate chip cookies made from Tyler Florence's recipe called "my big fat chocolate chip cookies" which by the way is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I have ever tried. It makes big... well, big fat cookies but the cookies are cakey and chewy and delicious. I guess "my big, fat, chewy, cakey, delicious, chocolate chip cookies" was too long of a name. As a child I did not really know that a home cook could make round cookies since my mom always made square chocolate chip cookies. She made more of a chocolate chip blondie than a cookie, now that I think of it. Anyway, I thought that round cookies were from the store and square cookies were from home! I recall a few years ago a friend of mine told me that his son had not yet figured out that he could have a Christmas tree in his house. He really thought department stores and other people's houses had Christmas trees! How funny and how sad, huh? I cannot imagine being a kid and not having a Christmas tree in my house. My mom hand painted all of the ornaments on our tree and I remember knowing that made them special, even as a child. I cannot remember when I was more careful or delicate with something than when I was helping to decorate the tree and then put the ornaments away.
I have been thinking about Christmas a lot lately. Wondering about decorations and what my hubby and I will have for dinner. The Anglophile that I am, I would love to make a traditional English Christmas dinner. I thought about doing that last year but when I got to the store and the rib roast was $9 a pound and the turkey was $.30 a pound, I decided to make turkey! The turkey was pretty good.