Sunday, February 9, 2014

It's My Leverage-- or Bribe-- You Choose!

It's my leverage- or bribe, you can choose,
either way, it's delicious!
I gathered up the ingredients for 
Toll House Cookies- both the original recipe
and my butterscotch variation-
 baked up five dozen and packaged up half
for my co-worker (and friend) 
who works in one of our offices out of state.

She's a gem.  With a demanding schedule
she'll take time out to help me with special 
requests and projects outside the normal scope of her job.
I owe her a lot so . . .  I thought a bribe was in order!
I'll send them off to her tomorrow assuming we're not
both buried in snow, sleet, ice, tornadoes, earthquakes . . . .
You get the idea.

The other half of the batch goes to my husband who
graciously (with very few complaints) 
 drove with me into St Clair, MO.
I opened (last week's) paper and saw 
The ad for Ace Hardware's twice a year
All regular fabrics reduced to $2.99 a yard,
some of which I have seen, and bought, at JoAnne's 
at twice the price.
Who could resist?

I rushed him out the door and into the car.
"Can't I eat just a couple of crackers?"  he said, " I haven't had lunch."
"NO," I responded, they have fast food there,
have Taco Bell! 
This is an EMERGENCY,  the sale is over Today!!
(Well, really tomorrow but I have to go to work,
and it's snowing again)

Actually, he is very nice to sit and watch me select fabric.
I'll say I was fast, choosing several 1/2 yard cuts to add to my 
stash.  I particularly love the leaves and coordinating brick pattern.
He sat in the "husband seats" and chatted with the cutters.
I heard laughter.  I think they were talking about ME.

Yes, I could have gone alone.
I'm more than capable, but I really like his company.
 And I did make him cookies!
 Worth the drive, I'd say.


Sunnybrook Farm said...

Nothing like a batch of cookies or two.

LindaG said...

Wow. I haven't seen an Ace Hardware with a cloth department! Lucky!

I have done that with the Toll House though. I substitute either butterscotch or vanilla chips. :-)

Have a wonderful week! ♥

Harry Flashman said...

Well, your husband is a good guy to watch you buy fabric. But I am a good guy, too. I sit on the couch and watch Quacker Factory with my wife, and I don't say ugly things when old ladies call in and tell how much they love the clothes. I'm a good husband too!


Love cookies!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Harry- your wife owes you cookies too, and maybe even a pie! At least my Ace Hardware also has a hardware section he can browse in.

It's a super store. It's built on a slope so the parking lot up top walks in to the home goods, toys, clothing, fabric and gifts. Downstairs, on through the back lot, it walks into tools, paint, etc. They also keep the plants down there too in the Spring.

Candy C. said...

That sounds like an AWESOME Ace Hardware store and your husband is of course awesome too! Cookies work on so many levels...bribe, reward, leverage, etc. :)

Michelle said...

I use that same bribe on my husband. Wish we had a sale like that one.