Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mac the Chef

My son has surprised me of late. The day before my aunt and uncle arrived he decided to do something nice for them (and Daddy-O, me and himself)- he baked chocolate chip cookies. Yeah, I know, weird right?

He wanted to try it and he wanted to do it himself; I was banished from the kitchen. But I have to tell you, these were some of the best chocolate chip cookies I had ever eaten. I think because it was the first time he had ever done it, he had the patience to rotate the cookie sheet AND he took them out early enough and timed how long he left them on the cookie sheet to continue to bake before he took them off the sheet and on a rack to cool. I was really impressed. And I will admit we were total pigs, all five of us, and we ate them all in about 4 days. And my aunt, who isn't a lover of chocolate, ate many of them! These were rocking cookies! Crispy on the edges, and soft and gooey in the center!

Then today Daddy-O said he was having a carry-in and Mac volunteered to make the dish to share. He made muffins: blueberry, chocolate with chocolate chips, and lemon. He also kicked me out of the kitchen, though this time he asked me about 17 questions but wouldn't let me come in to help. These look really yummy, too. And he found some cupcake papers in the pantry that have red hearts on them, which he used in honor of the upcoming Valentine's Day.

What cracks me up is when he bakes, he sings and makes "rock band" sounds. And I don't mean "rock band" the video game but he makes guitar sounds or drum sounds and then sings- it's like he's performing an entire rock concert while baking. And he sings all the parts vocally and instrumentally, which is a riot to listen to while sitting in another room. All this while baking- it's quite the experience for the non-bakers in the house.

Hey, whatever helps him get his bake on works for me because I love to eat the creations. If his muffins are as good as his cookies, then....., oh yummy! Bring them ON!

Mac the muffinman's mom,


Curley said...

Wow! These look awesome!. How did he get the muffins to only rise to the top of the muffin papers? I always get the over the top muffins and cupcakes. Maybe I overfill them?

Cheryl said...

Hee, hee, that's so cute! (And those cookies do look good!) Maybe he'll be the next Jamie Oliver?

Duchess of Tea said...

Thank you darling for your good wishes, we both appreciate it tremendously. My dad had a marvelous time and is already looking forward to his next birthday.

Love & Hugs

Maggie said...

Curley- he only filled them half way. I bet you're right that overfilling is your problem!

Cheryl~ He can be the next JO, and take care of his poor, dear mom!

Duchess- glad to hear you had much fun. My pleasure!

Evil Pixie said...

Impressive! And considering how my 2010 has been going, completely perfect. Chocolate... chocolate... chocolate... No wait! Shoes... Handbags... Shoes... Handbags...

Wiley said...

Oh man, those cookies look incredible. My mouth is watering right now.
It's very cool that he is quite the budding chef - and an entertaining one at that!

sam said...

Those cookies look great! There is a high school in Gainesville Eastside HS) that has a culinary program. The restaurant at the school is called The Hungry Ram Cafe. They have won awards. We have our Christams lunch there every year.

Maybe Mac will be interested in chef school. The ladies love a man who cooks!!


Maggie said...

Evil P- you'd fit right in around here!

Wiley- wonder if the food network would be interested in a new show that features a teenage chef who sings??????

Patti- I asked him if he was interested in something like that and he said he likes it for a hobby- he said the hot oven scares him. I'm not sure if he was kidding or not....