Step 1: Offer to make chocolate chip cookies (I used 200g total of chocolate and it turned out more than fine)
Step 2: pretend to look for recipe but really just just visit your favorite expat blogs while Bird (my 2-year-old to be called Bird from now on) is complaining in the tub because he doesn't like to get his head wet.
Step 3: find recipe because you feel guilty
Step 4: chop up chocolate (they don't really sell chocolate chips in Germany)
Step 5: Start to make cookies but realize you don't have enough flour
Step 6: Send the Scientist out for more flour (type 405 you shout at him as he is leaving)
Step 7: read more expat, political and science blogs while waiting for him to return
Step 8: Spill sugar everywhere because you don't know how to use the new cup set your Mom gave you
Step 9: Too embarrassed and/or angry to take a picture, clean it up and start over again.
Step 10: Mix it all together and put spoonfuls on baking sheet
Step 11: Have beaters stolen by the Scientist! (He is informing me in the picture that I have dough in my hair)
Step 12: Put them in the oven
Step 13: Take them out. They made the house smell delicious!
Step 14: Realize you have no cooling racks so you use a trivet with grates
Step 168: Wipe sweat off brow and finally... Enjoy!