I don’t know if I’m cursed, or what, but this past week has just been a flop as far as cooking is concerned. Things got off on the wrong foot when the massaman curry paste I ordered from Amazon failed to show up (it eventually did, like four days late, with a crack in the bottom of the jar. Thanks a lot Prime!) and I had to scramble to figure out a meal to replace that one I had planned. Then I tried a new copycat recipe for Cafe Rio pork that just ended up tasting like enchilada sauce with a bunch of brown sugar mixed into it.
I made cinnamon rolls on Saturday but didn’t realize that the ones in the middle were totally under-cooked until AFTER I frosted them and they couldn’t be popped back into the oven. Rookie mistake! I know these are major first-world problems, but I’m a girl who lives for food! Nothing is more disappointing than wasting time and ingredients on a recipe that doesn’t turn out.
That’s why I love a good ol’ batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (or any type of chocolate chip cookie, for that matter). They never let you down! A few summers ago my friend Gracie brought these to a Memorial Day picnic and I ate about four in one sitting. She was nice enough to give me the recipe, which I promptly lost, of course, but I tracked down one that I’m pretty sure is nearly identical. Since then these have been my go-to if I need to whip up a batch of cookies to take to something, or just have a late-night hankering. The perfect mix of chewy, crispy, and a little bit of chocolate.