Monday, August 2, 2010

A chocolate chippie kind of night

I figured since it is about time for us to travel home to visit the family I would start getting ready by making some of my mom's famous chocolate chip cookies.  The only downfall is that 1) NZ doesn't believe in Crisco of any kind, especially not butter flavoured 2) no bittersweet nestle chocolate chippies and 3) they measure everything in grams.  Can i bring those back in my suitcase? 

Random Kiwi-ism of the night:  Theme 'nana speak'

'Wherever you be, let your wind go free...'
'...for trying to hold it in will be the death of ye.'

Many others would put it - Ladies should be polite and not ignite till out of sight. 

Too funny not to share :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jenna. I read this post and had to laugh out loud. My mom also has a delicious chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe and while in Moldova I really had to substitute many of the ingredients. Crisco is nonexistant so I used butter (just less) because I just couldn't bring myself to use pig lard (yet). Chocolate chips were substituted with a smashed chocolate bar. They certainly weren't the same as I remember but my host mom tasted them and thought I was a genius in the kitchen. Gave me some bonus points as the crazy American living with her...