Today, the Man of the House, and I are celebrating our 20th anniversary. I agree with Valerie - bacon is good. But then, a plate of fresh baked cookies now and then, doesn't hurt a marriage, either.
The Man of the House is especially fond of fresh baked, chocolate chip cookies. Unfortunately for him, with six children in the house, and with homeschooling, and blogging, fresh baked cookies, all for himself, can be hard to come by.
His usual drill now, before he snatches a cookie, sitting temptingly on the counter, is to ask:
- Are these part of a lesson?
- Is there one for me?
- Have you already done the photo shoot?
And, if the answers to all of these leads him to believe it's safe to actually eat one, then there's one more pause, with an, "Um...what's in them?" He's really never gotten over the whole dandelion cookie incident.
So, for Father's Day, the children are mixing up a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough...
...to roll and freeze...
...in a container with a wax paper covered note at the bottom, promising an unending supply of cookies to come.
Now, the Man of the House, will have a stash of safe, and secret ingredient free cookies, ready in only 10-12 minutes, to enjoy hot from the oven, whenever he likes, minus the six I commandeered to have ready for him, today. No reason I can't kill two birds with one stone, right?
It's great to be a homeschooler.