Well, that's how I'm feeling today. I'm in the land of too many choices, only it's not ice cream; it's holidays. I can't decide what to celebrate, and for me that means I don't know what to eat, either. We had President's Weekend competing with Valentine's Day. Today is Mardi Gras too, right? We skimmed right over Ground Hogs Day-since that was also a family birthday. And wait, Chinese New Year began on Sunday, too. Not to mention the Olympics, right on the heels of Super Bowl Sunday, I might add. Should I make one merry feast to celebrate them all? Hmm, let's see. We could have some Egg Foo Yung (Chinese New Year), with a side of Canadian Bacon (for the Olympics), a bowl full of gumbo (Mardi Gras), and finish it off with a Cherry Pie for Washington's Birthday. Except I get a World War III stomach ache just thinking about about it.
So why not just make a batch of chocolate chip cookies and celebrate everything all at once? Because I forgot to mention that in addition to all of the aforementioned holidays, today is also Tuesdays with Dorie, my weekly online baking club. And we're baking Greenspan's very favorite bumpy and chewy chocolate chip cookie. You can never ever go wrong with this American culinary treasure. Everyone within reach of the cookie jar will be happy. Chocolate or vanilla, bucko? Both. That was easy.
Click here for the recipe.
Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce
PS I should find out today if West made it to NYC for the Jif Cook Off. I'll keep you posted. Thanks again for your stunning show of support.