I had to make a strong one of these and some comfort cookies this afternoon as the Beach House Brat was out there fending for himself, risking life and limb, making his way home from school on his own. I don't know why I even gave it a second thought. I was younger than him when I used to walk home from school, through a bush track, let myself into the house, or sometimes climb through a window, if I'd forgotten my key and wait patiently until my mum got home from work/social engagement/shopping expedition.
I was pretty independent, although probably as an only child, quite over protected for the times. So why have I waited this long to put him on the bus. The truth, I'm scared of losing him.....the consequences of that are unspeakable but also highly unlikely.
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It all went very smoothly and he can't wait to do it again. As I dropped him at school this morning he wanted to put his first ever bus ride off again. He's been doing that since last week and and I've given in. I decided enough was enough and today I insisted he take the trip. As with everything, he usually has to be pushed and then when he gets through it, he can't wait to do it again. Well, so it was with the first ever bus ride home. When I sat down with him whilst he ate his afternoon tea, he gave me a run down of how nervous he was when the bell went and how the bus trip and his preceding walk to the school gate went. It made me laugh, so I got the camera and asked him to tell me again.
Click on the video for a laugh. Oh and if you need to do some comfort eating yourself, the White Chocolate Comfort Cookie recipe is below.
So if you watched the above you may no longer need comforting, but here's the recipe anyway. Apologies for my think Aussie accent. Had I known I was going to post it, I might have used more precise diction. Hope I haven't burst your bubble, but as I have said many times before in this place, we blog it like it is here at the Beach House.
White Chocolate Chip Comfort Cookies
1/2 cup or 125g Butter softened
1/2 cup or 100g firmly packed brown sugar
1 tspn vanilla essence
1.5 cups or 225g plain flour
1/2 cup choc bits. You can use milk or white chocolate here
Preheat oven to 180C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Place Butter, sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl and beat until combined.
Add egg to butter mixture and beat until combined and mixture starts to thicken.
Add sifted flour to batter and combine. Stir in choc bits.
Using a tspn, place a ball of mixture 3cm/1inch apart. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
Stand on tray for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
I've got a great friend who I know could do with a plate of these. I've hung off ringing cause I bet you're being inundated by all your mates. Hi Les, I know your're out there.... I'll be up soon with a dose of comfort cookies to make you feel better. I bet you could do with some!!!!!!
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