Mama Diaries

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Cookie Concoction

I came home the other day and found a cookie pan covered with sticky, chocolate chip goop lying in the sink. It looked pretty disgusting.

I went into my husband's office and asked him, "What happened in the kitchen?"

He shrugged. "I don't know. Ask your son."

I went back into the kitchen and discovered a box of chocolate chip cookie mix and a bowl loaded with more goop and chunks of butter.

The boy walked in. "Dude, what's going on here?"

"I'm waiting for the butter to melt."

"Unless it gets to be one hundred degrees in here, this butter is not going to melt. Besides, if you're trying to make cookies, this stuff is way too runny!"

"I'm not trying to make cookies," he said.

"Then what are you trying to do?"

He pointed to the back of the box. "I'm trying to make this." It was a brownie/chocolate chip dessert.

I read the directions. "Dude, you need the brownie mix to go with this."

"Oh." Apparently the boy didn't feel inclined to read all of the directions.

"So, now what are you going to do?"

He shrugged and walked away.

I had a choice. I could either toss the entire mess, or attempt to do something with it. Since I'm not one to waste things, I did the latter. I grabbed a loaf pan, stirred the concoction so the butter pieces were a little more broken up, and then poured it in the pan. I popped it into the oven, and guessed at how long the thing should bake. I guessed good. When it was finished, it looked like a loaf of chocolate chip bread. My kids must've smelled it, because not long afterward, they came downstairs to have a piece.

"This is awesome!" Bubba said. "I made the best dessert ever!"  

With a little help from Mom!

Before I go, I wanted to let you know that this Sunday, April 23rd, I will be giving a viola recital. If you are in the area, you are welcome to come. Here's the info:



  1. Hope the recital goes grand!

    lol making something from goop. Now there is a skill.

  2. I kind of think that Bubba should have not been allowed to partake as he abandoned the project halfway through. Did you at least make him clean up afterwards?

  3. Hi, Sherry!

    That Bubba is truly a wizard in the kitchen. You never know what he's gonna whip up. It was actually a stroke of brilliance for Bubba to follow only half the instructions on the box because, with a little help from mom, he created a brand new product - chocolate chip bread - which, if you go into business making it, will surely sell like hot cakes. :)

    Congratulations on your viola recital, dear Sherry!

  4. I'd eat that.
    Awesome! Knock 'em dead Sunday night, Sherry.

  5. Oh, Bubba! My son once tried to make cookies without reading the directions. He ended up with cocoa powder all over the kitchen, which he cleaned up with a dust buster. The dust buster never recovered.


  6. Sounds good and have a blessed concert!

  7. Waste not want not, loved the story.
    Good luck with your recital.


  8. he should be banned from royal kitchens for good!

  9. Good job on the cookie creation. You can use your endless imagination for lots of things, even cookie dilemmas.

  10. Typical man relying on a woman, then taking all the credit! I'm sure the recital will be "heavenly".
    Perspectives at Life & Faith in Caneyhead

  11. A kind of Frankenstein's monster of a dessert that you managed to revive! Great job!

  12. To funny! I'm glad something yummy came out of it!!
    Congrats on your recital!!
    Big Hugs!

  13. It's good to take the credit without doing the hard work. But always remember that someone will know the truth.

  14. Glad it turned out well with Mama's help!

  15. Mom to the rescue, but why is it always, "Your son" when they've done something messy? Same in my house.