Saturday, April 18, 2009

And the Winner Is...

Can you stand it any longer??! I am so glad to finally be announcing a winner. Your responses have cracked me up. A valiant effort by all. Well, okay, by most. You all would make terrible contestants on The Price Is Right. You need to learn to space out your guesses to increase your odds!! Better luck next time to all the non-winners.

Here are the answers to the questions...

1. Favorite cookie? You all made me drool. I had forgotten all about Monster Cookies, Katie. LOVE them. And the Melt In Your Mouth Sugar Cookies are sooo good! I'll post a recipe for them in the near future. And too poor for chocolate chips?? I was totally born into the right generation. For all of you who said Chocolate Chip, I love you the best. But I'm not partial.


2. Who is the baby? I must confess, to console you, Brad even guessed the wrong baby...

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For those of you who guessed right, I think you are the most brilliant.

3. And the grand total of chips...

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TA-DA!!!! (First, a disclaimer. The video was for dramatic purposes only. Due to an extreme need to make cookies on Friday afternoon, in part as a comfort for a friend having a rotten day and in part to take out of town for our girls' get-away, I had to dip into the bowl and remove 2 cups of chips. So if you watch the video and think it looks like too few, you are right. But the count is accurate as it was when the contest was posted!)

For those of you who were off by appalling numbers, I beg you to get more familiar with your chocolate chips. It shows me that you are lacking quality time with chips in your life. I'm sorry for you. I'm disappointed in you. But I believe in you. You can do it.

I do so wish I had a consolation prize for dear Phyllis, who actually got chips out and tried to get an idea of how many she might be looking at. She even tried to approximate based on the tile size on my counter. She was thrown off by the fact that our tile is actually 12x12. Otherwise you totally would have had it, Phyllis. I love the effort you put into it!

So, based on Chocolate Chip Count, the winner is....LOIS!! Congratulations! You are definitely the anointed one. You have a gift of chocolate chip approximations. And I know it is in large part due to the fact that you are a self-professed chocolate chip cookie snob! Way to go!!

Wasn't that fun?! We'll do this again sometime. Thanks for playing!!

9 comments:

  1. Wow, I never knew the Lord could bless one with the gifting of chip approximation, but now I know! I LOVED LOVED LOVED the videos. How did you do that my techie friend? Thanks for the contest. It was really fun!

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  2. Congratualtions Lois!!! I put way too much thought into the chip count and not enough into "guess the baby" Leanne, you've made me a fan-- See ya soon.......

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  3. Oh my goodness...did I ever guess wrong! You know I am not quite the baker. I used to rely on you when we lived in Olympia for my chocolate chip cookie fix....My family is very deprived....and the refrigerated cookie dough companies depend on Mom's like me to keep them in business. I look forward to your next contest! Very fun even if I didn't win!

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  4. I can't believe I won! I have not won a prize in a contest in years! Awesome. I can hardly wait til Wednesday night. Is that when I get my prize?
    This really was fun even if I had not won.
    Thanks for the fun.
    Lois

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  5. Okay,Leanne, I noticed you see Phyllis on Thursday so that means she is someone here in town and this won't be too difficult for you but give her my chocholate chips for a consolation prize. I too noticed how hard she tried to get the number right. I just put 1 and added my birthdate. Not much thinking. Besides I am off chocholate right now in reaching my goal weight. 11 pounds down.
    See you Wednesday.
    Lois

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  6. Wow Lois! You should get the Miss Congeniality Award too!

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  7. This was alot of fun! Do it agian sometime!

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  8. Woo-Hoo! I thank you Lois for thinking of me. I received my chocolate chips at school today from Leanne. I knew that I wouldn't win the big prize so this was a surprise. Thank you for your thoughtfulness!!! My kids will appreciate it too!

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  9. Leanne, Thankyou again for the awesome gifts. Everyone the book is awesome. I would reccomend it to all of you. The cookies look yummy, pretty and doable. The measureing spoons are so neat. If I knew Brad Leanne I would whisper in his ear that these would be a nice gift on top of a Mothers Day gift.
    Lois

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