Oct 17, 2010

Dad's Flourless Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I catered two parties last week and did not take a single food photo.  I am so fired.  In my defense, I was hot and pregnant and confused, but happy, and just didn't feel like it (crying shame-the food was beautiful).  Here were the menus:

Company Picnic:

Grilled Kosher Hot Dogs with Traditional Condiment Bar

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

Turkey Burgers with Grilled Peppers and Onions

New Potato Salad

Corn on the Cobb

Fruit Salad

Italian Baked Beans 

Potato Chips with French Onion Dip

Shrimp Cocktail

Rocky Road Fudge

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

City of Hope reception:

Pigs in a Blanket (This was all the guests wanted to eat. Grrr.)

Walnut and Gorgonzola Stuffed Dates

Hot Roast Beef Party Sandwiches

Chicken Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Zucchini Cheddar Bacon Bites

Curried Carrot Hummus Spread On Pita Triangles with Cucumber

Mint Oreo Truffles

Gingersnap Truffles

Pumpkin Loaf

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Husband's pasta bolognese with organic green beans.  Why do fresh green beans, simply steamed with a tiny bit of kosher salt taste SO good?  Did you know green beans are technically a fruit?  Maybe that's why...

This bolognese was made with beef, pork sausage and bacon...woah.

Dad has done it again!  This is a completely improvised cookie, which he proclaimed as "Diversity Cookies".  Whatever you say.  Here are the list of ingredients:

Oatmeal, walnut, chocolate chip, almond extract, crisco, salt, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and baking soda.  I'm assuming they baked at 350 degrees for maybe 12-14 minutes?

So, he went flourless!  How very hip, dad.  I'm ordering a batch of these be ready and waiting when I walk in the kitchen on my next visit.  They look scrumptious. 

My belly as of yesterday, October 16.  We're closing in on the last trimester.  I was filming husband giving a talk on making peace with money and thought I'd film his son for one second.  He kicked a lot listening to dad.  Happy sigh.


  1. Menus sound great! Belly looks adorable. I want to eat your dad's cookies...now.

  2. ldorf is actually sdorf... :)