First day of school.. I only had a 1 hour physics (yuck!) class today and as much as I didn't want to commute all the way down to campus and back up again, I just couldn't skip a class... never have and never will. Even in high school when some declared the day before the Christmas holidays 'national skip day'.. nope, not for me. I and maybe a handful of other kids would go to class as if we were actually learning and spend time just talking about what we'd be doing for the holidays and stuff like that. Maybe I'm like this because my mom would never let us miss school unless we were deadly ill and that was determined according to her standards. Now let's steer away from school and focus on something more relaxing, fun to to make, eat and snap a million photos at.
Chocolate whopper malted drops, it sounds like something I would enjoy and I did if it were a brownie, but from cookie standards.. not so much. Maybe I screwed up the recipe when I decided to quarter it, but I ended up with a cakey brownie
type cookie... thick, soft and gooey. Now that may sound appealing to a lot of people, but I'm just not too into that when it comes to a cookie. The flavour was awesome though! I added brown sugar to boost the butterscotchy flavour and for extra moisture. I also had no idea I enjoyed malt so much, since the last time (a long time ago!) my grandmother made Ovaltine for me it was almost comparable to my pasty and soggy oatmeal experience... hopefully one day I'll get over it, but until then I can only eat my oatmeal and cereal dry.
I'm so glad I had these on my first day of school.. even though they weren't exactly my favourite cookie because it's always nice to bite into something sweet and chocolatey to help relieve stress and anger. If there's one thing about going to school that totally annoys me, it is having to deal with the daily traffic jam. The worst are the ones that aren't caused by volume, but when people decide to drive 100-120km/hr on the passing lane with an open road in front of them and a whole lot of cars behind them. Honestly, I don't care if people drive fast or slow as long as they don't get in the way of others. When our family was driving down to Michigan, Pensylvannia or Florida, drivers seemed more courteous than here. Maybe we just lucked out in those states, but we certainly didn't have to deal with as many unnecessary traffic jams. Now that I'm done with my mini rant, off to a happier note.
A little off topic (yet again), but my cell phone plan will be due and I'm probably renewing and getting a new phone this Friday. Should I get the iPhone? It's just so pretty and the screen is huge! Does anyone know what it's like for web browsing.. ie. google reader?
Thanks to Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart for choosing this recipe, which can be found on her blog and in Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From my Home to Yours. Don't forget to checkout the TWD Blogroll!