So to help me (and perhaps help those who read it), I begin "When Company Comes..." Every Friday, hopefully, I'll have something to share, whether it be a tip, a recipe, a link, a flop, a story....we'll see what comes and goes!
First of all....we love having company. We really do. M. is much better at hosting and inviting than I am, but I am thankful I can live and learn! I think it's been so GREAT having lots of different people, friends and guests and family, all visit in our home. I have so many great people as examples too....but I'll share those later :)
Today, to start, I think I'll just share a recipe. And a cookie recipe at that. Warm cookies, right out of the oven with cold milk.....what can beat that! I remember eating these almost every week. We really went through the cookies at our house! But best of all, this recipe makes a big batch! Big enough for lots of guests, or sharing with neighbors, or even freezing for later!
- 1 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cup white sugar
- 4 eggs
Mix these together in big bowl. Then add:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/4 cup powdered milk (or if you don't have this, add 2 Tbl regular milk)
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp soda
- 2 tsp vanilla
Mix. Then add a bit at a time:
- 4 cups flour
- 1 bag chocolate chips
Bake at 400 degrees F. for 10 minutes.
Yield: 6 dozen
Tip: Serve these warm out of the oven on a sturdy plate while watching a movie with friends, or playing a board game. Make sure to have napkins around too, as the chocolate chips are still gooey!
And finally, a great verse to learn:
"Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay."
1 Peter 4:8-9