I can only give you love that lasts forever,
And a promise to be near each time you call,
And the only heart I own,
For you and you alone,
That’s all, that’s all…
The 20th marked yet another milestone in our lives, as the mister and I celebrated two and a half years of walking astride each other, pledging unflinching faith and relentless support. Looking back, as cliched as it may sound, it seemed only yesterday that we waxed lyrical on life’s melancholy and its beauty on poetic prose and verses over Friendster.
Yes, we are one of the many couples that embraced the anonymity-to-a-certain-extent nature of the webworld, and lounged in the comforts of our seats while witnessing the exchange of words through synchronised hypertexts and emoticons parenthesised with asterisks. Even though the ‘initiating’ factor in our relationship, if I may call it that, revolved around the arts/poetry, it very soon paved its way to non-sequitur conversations on our addiction to lime-flavoured Mentos Cool Chews, our “FREAKY THINGS ABOUND!!!” moments, as well as hilarious exchanges that no one quite understands, ‘cept for us.
And who can ever forget that monumental moment, when an innocent 20-question game which began as a crash course of knowing more about each other slowly (which included him being a cat-owner/lover, and me being a “fraidycat”, as he called it), became a lil more than that. And sooner than our we-have-lotsa-things-in-common selves bestowed us the title of twinnies, our hearts were secretly entwined and had more in plan for us.
And 30 months on, after all that he has been to me, and after all that he has done for me, all I can possibly offer in return is my whole-hearted love, a box filled with paper hearts containing 30 things I love about him, and a huge chocolate chip cookie cake for this lil cookie monster of mine.
Pardon the haphazard frosting; did it up till the last minutes while he was waiting for me downstairs for our weekly date. I had initially planned to frost the whole cookie, as I do with any lil frosted cookie cutouts, but knowing how much chocolate chips went into this cookie, I did not want the sweetness of the icing to take the attention away from the chocolate chip cookie itself. For at the end of the day, I wanted it to be a HUGE chocolate chip cookie for him, with all its chocolate chip goodness.
And thank God, my first huge cookie cake turned out great. The mister loved it, and wouldn’t stop singing praises about it, and it was exactly how I pictured it to be; a crunchy cookie filled with big morsels of chocolate chips bursting in your mouth. And how would I know? Well, I divided the recipe into two batches, and baked the other the next day, cut it up into small wedges, for the family and to bring to the office.
I also managed to bake a couple of normal-sized cookies, and allowed the 5-year-old niece to play with some pink icing. And with that, while she enjoyed her medium star-shaped cookie all to herself, the whole family was given a smiley cookie each to start the evening with.
Including myself, Auntie Cookie, my new name for that day.
On another note altogether, happy 2 and a half, my dearest mister. Thank you for all the smiles and sunshine you’ve brought into my life. I honestly could never have asked for more. Get better soon, cookie monster! *uyuks*
Huge Chocolate Chip Cookie Love
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chip
1 tsp baking soda
- Beat butter, sugars and vanilla until fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Gradually add flour, salt and baking soda, beating well.
- Stir in chips.
- Bake at 190C for 20-25mins.