7.18.2011

Thank you

It is hard to thank you enough—

you who is up at 5 for work, every day. You who on your day off prunes the tomatoes, builds a compost bin, puts a door on the nursery. And then—when I think you must be tired, done—who mows the orchard, takes us for a swim. You who lets me do the napping while you make dinner—butter-poached lobster with pasta and sherry, roasted veggies—and washes the dishes. I don't have the words, not in this language.


But I do have this: whole wheat chocolate chip cookie dough in the fridge—made with flour from our CSA, pastured butter, Ghiradhelli's 60% Cacao big, dark chips. So let me pack them into a ramekin, fire on the oven, and give you thanks that are warm, oozy, and deep dish.

7 comments :

Anna said...

alex is da bomb!

Bie said...

A crown for alex! xoxo biee.

Anna said...

i took a tip from you and made these for my guy last night. they are so yummy!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Biee: a crown for Alex! And a crown for you too, Elspeth, for being a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, friend, and soon-to-be mother.

As for these deep-dish cookies, I can vouch for their absolute deliciousness. I was the lucky recipient of one when I visited Wellfleet a few weeks ago, and wow, they were GOOD! ~Elspeth's mom

Laurie said...

Have mercy; I have to be in bathing suit shape in less than 2 weeks! But I'm going to print it out for later :o)

Elspeth said...

sorry laurie! but later, please do make them. they are absolutely to-die-for.

Unknown said...

Those look goood. How long do you put them in the oven for?

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