Thursday, February 14, 2008

C is for Cookie

"C is for cookie, it's good enough for me; oh cookie cookie cookie starts with C."Cookie Monster

Promised the boys (all 8 of them) in my Current Events class that I'd bake them a treat for our next class.

So tonight I got out my mother's yellow pyrex mixing bowl and whipped up a batch of chocolate chip delights.

And I travel back in time: to the 1950s (elementary school child in school uniform, stirring and sampling), 1960s (college student mixing up a potent aphrodisiac for a hungry suitor), 1980s (young mother with willing little helpers), 1990s (empty nester sending care packages to scattered progeny), then back to the present (teacher rewarding a gaggle of high school males).

Chocolate chip cookies, the premier American comfort food.

“Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.” -Barbara Jordan

"Sometimes me think what is love, and then me think love is what last cookie is for. Me give up the last cookie for you."Cookie Monster

"C is for Cookie" by AMagill


Lisa Parisi said...

Love your memories. Brought back some of my own. Maybe you should send this to Sesame Street so they won't feel so bad about having a character named Cookie Monster.

Kate Olson said...

Diane -

You're such an inspiration to me :) Now I MUST back choc chip cookies with my daughter tomorrow, can't get the smell, taste out of my head!

diane said...

Lisa & Kate,

The smell is driving me mad...I MUST EAT ONE!

Trans-generational memory: reminds me of my mother and my children, simultaneously. Christmas & birthdays & everything nurturing in one sweet package.

Grab a glass of milk or some tea and join me.