Welcome to Chi-Town
Hello everyone! I have good news! I now have Internet and can blog again. It’s been a long past few days. Not having Internet or any television is awful and depressing. I don’t like being cut off from the world like that.
I’m glad I have the Internet, because now I can study up on Chicago streets and the CTA lines. Speaking of which, I’m watching the L pass by from my window. I’ll probably be taking the bus most places, because it’ll be more convenient for me. I rode the bus yesterday for the first time, and it was awful – awful, because I made a horrible mistake. It was such a stupid mistake, I don’t even want to talk about it.
So let’s see, it’s been a while… Thursday and Friday were sad because we had to say goodbye to our family and friends. I tried not to think about it much. Thinking about not seeing them makes me sad. We’re going to try and call/text/email/facebook each other as much as possible. I can’t feel too sad though, because I’m lucky to have this opportunity to live and study in Chicago. I’m incredibly lucky that Eric wanted to move to Chicago with me and found a job. I’m hoping this next year will be a fun and exciting one.
Saturday was moving day. Eric’s parents were kind enough to drive us and the U-Haul to Chicago, and help us move our things into our apartment. We couldn’t have done it without them. Thanks, guys!
So now we’re just unpacking, settling in, and figuring out the area. We’re loving it.
I’ve decided I’m going to have a separate page where I write about day-to-day experiences in Chicago, to update my family and anyone else who cares to read it. I’m sure I’ll write about food, but I won’t be posting recipes. I’ll save the recipes for the main page. The problem is, I want a separate page with multiple blog posts in it, but I can’t figure out how to do that without the posts being on the main page. Hmm.
Chewy Milk Chocolate Marshmallow Cornflake Cookies – a creation I came up with by using up a lot of odds and ends in the kitchen. Theses cookies are chewy, crisp, and buttery. The chewiness comes from the marshmallow in the cookie. The crispiness comes from the cornflakes. The buttery flavor… comes from the butter. Ha!
Milk chocolate chips go well with mallows, so there you go. Not a bad cookie invention, if I do say so myself.
Chewy Milk Chocolate Marshmallow Cornflake Cookies
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups cornflakes
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups mini marshmallows
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat cookie sheets with cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, sugar and corn syrup up until creamy - about 1 minute. Beat in egg, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder and salt until combined - about 1 minute. Beat in cornflakes until combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour until combined. Stir in marshmallows and chocolate chips until combined. Chill dough for 30 minutes in the freezer.
Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheets, spacing about 1 1/2 inches apart (these cookies spread a lot). Bake 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks.
Makes about 1 dozen cookies