Monday, October 10, 2011

Letting Others Cook for Me: Chocolate Mint Thins from Stephanie

The kitchen is slowly cranking again here at 305. I have to say, recovering from surgery took a hell of a lot longer than I thought it was going to. Or wanted it to. Thankfully, we had some friends and family feeding us for the first week I was home. After that, I've been able to get in the kitchen and cook, but none of it has been particularly blog-worthy. Best I can say for it is that it was sustenance.

We've known Stephanie for close to ten years now - before the boys were even a thought. She was a good neighbor and a great friend. And now she has two adorable boys and her hands full. But she still managed to cook and care for us when we needed it.

The boys are older now. Steph isn't. That's how it works, people.
While I was in the hospital, the boys made me a sign and Steph posted it on Facebook for me. Isn't it awesome?

Then once I was home, they brought an excellent dinner of stuffed peppers and some wonderful mashed potatoes. Those kids know their way around a kitchen, now! But the cookies sent me into orbit. I LOVED them. I took one bite and marched straight into the office and shot Stephanie an email and begged for the recipe.

Luckily for all of us, she agreed to share. This one is going straight into my annual holiday baking spree. They are delicious minty chocolate wafers. I love them. Here's the .pdf of the recipe so you can give it a whirl.

Having friends and family give the gift of lovingly made food is such a wonderful boost to body and spirit.  I highly recommend doing it for others, but also allowing others the joy of doing it for you.  Thanks for dinner Steph, and thanks very much for the cookies!

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