I must admit that I'm not a big fan of riding in the car and I find myself having to constantly remind myself to enjoy the journey instead of focusing on the destination. I do however, LOVE the fact that we have uninterrupted family time while we're in the car. I think we've had some of our best family discussions while traveling in the car.
I never thought I would say this but over the years, I've actually learned to appreciate a long car ride. I attribute my change in attitude about car rides to the fact that my "kids" are teenagers now and able to not only entertain themselves but also participate in some of the driving. (Hang in there mom of littles - it does get easier to travel.) I treasure all days that I have with them - even if it means that we're just riding in the car together.
For our latest road trip to the Outer Banks in North Carolina - I made a double batch of Chocolate Chip Biscuits. This recipe was introduced to me by my friend from New Zealand. I don't quite know how to describe them so I will simply say that they are "awesome." These little chocolate studded biscuits are perfect for dunking in morning coffee, nibbling on while riding in the car and snacking on for dessert.
Chocolate Chip Biscuits
2 cups butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
6 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoons salt
10 ounces dark chocolate chunks
Cream butter, sugar, vanilla and condensed milk.
Combine dry ingredients.
Add dry ingredients to butter mixture.
Fold in chocolate chips.