We had an impromptu Lost Finale Party on Sunday and I was too lazy to cook anything last minute so we ordered Persian take out. One look and you'll see why I'd hardly call it a consolation meal -- even though it did lack a certain creativity called for for such an event. My friend Rick over at Bittersweet was in the spirit, however, and served up some Dharma Truffles for the occasion. Do check out his blog. I know of no other blogger courageous enough to experiment with Nyquil as an ingredient in baking. (Now, I did once use cherry flavored hydrocodone syrup in an attempt to update the classic cosmopolitan but you certainly won't see me admitting that public do you?)
No, my guests weren't treated to anything cute and thematic, nor were they treated to anything from the medicine cabinet. My guests had to make do with plain old fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. Again. I know...this blog has been nothing but chocolate chip cookies lately but really, when one is tired of chocolate chip cookies, one is tired of life. Right?
Last week when making that last batch by Jacques Torres I actually thought ahead and scooped a bunch into some containers for freezing. Wallah! Cookies on call for just such an impromptu event. 15 minutes of thaw, 15 minutes of bake and there you have it. A plate of warm cookies to serve with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Not too exciting or creative but seriously, we all needed some comfort food to mourn the loss of our favorite show, Lost. (And in case my trainer is reading this, yes, I did eat one with vanilla ice cream. I was distraught I'm telling you. )