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Two for Two This Month

Not only am I the type of person who apparently forgets to pack pants (this is on the heels of the trip to New Jersey where I forgot to pack socks and now own three pairs with boxy-looking dachshunds on them thanks to the Gap sales rack), but I’m also the type of person who forgets to put key ingredients in cookies.

After I wrote that last post, I baked a double batch of chocolate chip cookies to cheer myself up and as I was belting out Carly Simon tunes to myself, washing out the KitchenAid bowl to prepare the kitchen for Yom Kippur, I realized that the salt and baking soda had never made it out of the cupboard.

Josh’s workmates just received 48 enormous low-sodium, mostly-flat chocolate chip cookies this morning.

Can you say distracted much?


1 Lori { 10.10.08 at 1:48 pm }

Oh, Mel. You are the quintessential absent-minded professor.

Without pants.

2 Jen { 10.10.08 at 1:51 pm }

But you remembered the flour. That is much more essential.

3 Meridith { 10.10.08 at 2:02 pm }

YIKES!!! Hate it when I do that 😛

4 Josh { 10.10.08 at 2:09 pm }

Lucky for you, my co-workers are not too picky.

5 Mrs. Spit { 10.10.08 at 2:19 pm }

Meh. The salt and the baking soda work together, so if you had to leave two things out. . .

those were the 2. . . .

6 Pam { 10.10.08 at 2:23 pm }

I’ve done that before. The omitted items likely weren’t really noticed. I’m sure they loved them.

7 kate { 10.10.08 at 2:28 pm }

good one!

But yeah, I’ve done that once (err. twice… or maybe three times- shoot, I’ve done it more times than I care to remember), and I hate it when I do!

8 Tash { 10.10.08 at 2:53 pm }

Could be worse — you could’ve forgotten the chocolate chips. That would’ve been tragic.

9 N { 10.10.08 at 2:54 pm }

It happens to the best of us, I promise. 🙂

10 Cricket { 10.10.08 at 2:58 pm }

I keep blaming peri-menopause, so I’m off the hook completely.

11 nonlineargirl { 10.10.08 at 4:25 pm }

Better than adding too much salt. Apparently when you double a cookie recipe, you should not double the salt. From experience I know that this leads to inedibly-salty cookies.

12 Kristin { 10.10.08 at 4:58 pm }

I’ve done things like that before.

13 momofonefornow { 10.10.08 at 5:41 pm }

Carly is my go-to-gal when the blues are lurking!

14 battynurse { 10.11.08 at 11:07 am }

Oh dang. That sucks. Hope the coworkers enjoyed the low sodium cookies.

15 Another Dreamer { 10.11.08 at 4:06 pm }

And I bet they ate them anyways 😉

One time I was making a cake, the same time I was making instant tea… I put the instant tea mix in the cake batter instead of the pitcher. I don’t double task in the kitchen anymore, lol.

16 astral { 10.11.08 at 4:43 pm }

That is funny!!! Flat cookies are good too I say!! I forgot to add yeast to bread I was making much–it turned out rock hard. And I added an extra two sticks of butter to chocolate chip cookies– they were round and very buttery.

17 Jess { 10.11.08 at 8:11 pm }


LOVE IT. Low sodim! Yay!

18 Bea { 10.11.08 at 8:33 pm }

I would sit by the phone if I were you. Bound to be a cookie company out there trying to track you down for your recipe RIGHT NOW.


19 Spicy Sister { 10.12.08 at 2:45 pm }

My mom once forgot to put the oatmeal cookies. 🙂

20 Fertilized { 10.15.08 at 8:13 am }

ouch! does it help to know that 2 days ago i forgot to rinse the conditioner out of my hair. i realized this hours later out in public

21 JamieD { 10.15.08 at 1:38 pm }

Did you put in lots of chocolate chips? Maybe they never noticed . . .

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