Chocolate Chip Cookies

May 18, 2015

Today, I baked Chocolate Chip Cookies. My boys loved them so much that I wanted to share the recipe so you can make yours.


Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 ¼ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 (11.5 oz) Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chunks 

Directions:

1 Preheat oven to 350 F.

2 In a large bowl, cream butter and both sugars until well blended. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix to combine.

3 In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking soda and salt together. Slowly add these ingredients into the butter mixture and still until combined.

4 Fold in Nestle Toll House Semi Sweet Chocolate Chunks.

5 Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto a lightly greased tray, about 2 inches apart.

6 Bake 8-10 minutes for chewy cookies or 12-14 for crispy cookies.


Double Bass Buyers Guide

So you want a unique deep sounding string instrument. You need to check out the double bass. Tuned in fourths instead of fifths the double bass provides a deep and smoothing sound know to any orchestra fan. If you are interested in buying a double bass make sure to check out a good buyers guide. A good guide will walk you through the basics of what you need to look for to get just the right instrument for you.


NASCAR Sprint Cup, Spongebob Squarepants 400

May 13, 2015

When my son, started watching NASCAR Sprint Cup, races at the age of 2, I was totally amazed how much he loved car racing. Even practices or qualifying he would spend hours watching them on television. My husband, and I were not big fans of car racing.  Though after  spending time watching it with our son, Charles we now both enjoy it. Seeing the big wrecks, the 2 laps is very exciting especially when your favorite driver is leading though gut wrenching where there’s a caution. 






With the three of us being huge NASCAR fans now of course, we’ve been to a couple of races at Kansas Speedway. The first one was when my husband got free tickets from the Marine Corp, at school where he teaches. Second, my sister-in-law, and her husband was with us. Our third one was last Saturday, NASCAR Sprint Cup, Spongebob Squarepants 400. This time 9 of us watched the race which was more fun to watch though it rained during the race. Till the time the racetrack was dried out which took 2 hours it was already late at night until the race was over. 

Thankfully, one of my favorite Hendricks drivers, Jimmie Johnson, won the race but I would love to see Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., or Kasey Kahne win the race. For Charles, his favorite drivers; Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, or Kyle Larson wins the race. When the race was over walking down to the parking lot was muddy which kinds of reminds me of the Philippines. Luckily, we found the car easily, getting out of the parking lot took us a couple of minutes so it was about 2 in the morning when we arrived at my sister-in-law’s house. Oh my, it was already late. 

Now, that Doug is planning to watch an Indy Car race, in Fort Worth, Texas, makes me think twice whether we should go or not. It’s a long drive, what’s the weather going to be like but the tickets are so affordable and hard to come by. Plus, this would be our trip for the summer out of State if ever we will go. 


Ukelele Stand

So you think you have everything when it comes to guitars, but do you have a Ukulele?  If you want to channel your inner Tiny Tim you must also have specialized equipment and accessories for your ukulele. One of the most basic but necessary accessories is a high quality uke stand and of course a great case to put your prized instrument in.


Our NASCAR Tickets

May 03, 2015

When Charles started watching car racing when he was just two years old, I couldn’t understand why? He always stood up in front of the television watching even if it’s only qualifying. Since then, his weekend always ended up watching NASCAR, Indycar, Formula One, Motocross, and Monster Jam.  Now, Doug, and I, got caught up enjoying watching those races with him. Seeing Charles, so happy cheering as his favorite NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski, wins the race was very interesting to see. Watching  the race in person is even better. 



When Doug, got free NASCAR tickets at Kansas Speedway we drove all the way to Kansas City just to watch the race. Watching the NASCAR race at the racetrack was way better than watching it on television. The pageantry of the drivers and the crowd are more enjoyable when you’re such a part of it. And this week is no exception as we are going to watch the NASCAR Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway. We got our tickets and are all looking forward to watching the race. Hopefully, the weather is perfect for a night race. My allergies are really getting worse each day and taking medicine makes me drowsy. I hope they get better by next weekend.