Thursday, January 22, 2009

New place and White Chocolate

Not unpacked but, all moved into the new apartment. It is a bit smaller then the last and sometimes feels like a tight fit. We expect that once we get fully unpacked it will not feel as cramped. The kitchen is still the high point. The hardwood floor, granite counter tops, lots of cabinets, and a huge pantry gives it a great feeling.

Tato is getting accustomed to the new place. He thinks all the empty boxes are his toys and he loves to look out all the windows. Last night in a dire attempt to find my camera we took a drive with Tato. He feel off the dashboard several times but still had fun. Jamie and I had a good laugh watching him enjoy his car ride.

I cooked for the first time in the new place last night. I made some vegan Alfredo and garlic bread with a cauliflower and carrot slaw. I wiped up some great white chocolate chip cookies too!

White Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup of vegan butter
1/2 cup of shortening
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 vegan eggs (egg replacer of your choice - bananas work well here)
3/4 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of brown sugar
3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
2 cups of white chocolate chips (non-white will work too)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and shortening, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vegan egg substitute, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until light brown. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Well, that is about it for now. I had a few job interviews this week and we will see what comes from them. Might be some additional changes in the future. Hopefully it will all pass without error and the stress will lift.


Jamie said...

I love how Tato's head is poking out into the picture of the kitchen. I guess he's sitting on the white desk, but it looks really funny. Like he just floated into the picture.

Tara said...

Beautiful kitchen and cookies! And Tato!

Becks - Not a Rabbit. said...

Wow, you weren't kidding about the awesome kitchen!
I particularly like the levitating Tato head feature!