Dreena calls them peanut butter in my chocolate cookies, but if I had a say – they would be “chocolate in my peanut butter.”
I have always been more of a peanut butter fan. You know these things.
Baking on Thursdays for work on Friday is becoming habit.
I’m not complaining. It felt wonderful to be back in the kitchen. After a morning at the barn, a good lunch, and my kitchen calling to me for the past three days – I pushed important school work to the back burner and decided to play a game called “How much can my kitchen and I produce in an hour?”
Don’t be fooled by that process picture. I am like a limp noodle with my left hand. Cutting in peanut butter with my left hand while taking a picture with my fully functional right hand was like asking a labradoodle to do the macarena.
Knowing the appetites of my bosses and co-worker, I knew an ice-cream scoop was a better way to go than a tablespoon.
I really enjoy making cookies. Even more, I enjoy the smiles they bring. These cookies are delicious. They brought a smile to my mom’s face, and hopefully will again tomorrow, too!
But that was not the end of the excitement. Rather, it was the mere beginning! Yes, I made more gingerbread muffins, and yes, I made one other thing that you’ll see tomorrow –
But this definitely brought a far brighter smile to my face. See, I designed Chelsey’s header a while ago – and she was beyond kind and decided to thank me in the most wonderful of ways.
She must have seen me salivating through the screen when she posted her pumpkin quinoa granola. I swore I’d make it soon, but she beat me to it!! And sunflower seed butter. It is heavenly!! I’d never thought to make sunflower seed butter from scratch, so I’m pretty awed at her skill. And I think the beautiful mason jars they came in deserve mention, too.Thank you sooo much, Chelsey!
And to my surprise, that was not all of my surprises of the day! Neither of these gifts were expected, so you better believe I’m feeling pretty spoilt ad just so appreciative of the blogging community. Everyone really goes above and beyond to show they care!
Anyways. The lovely B over at teenagehealthfreak sent me over some of her home-grown, completely organic pecans. Seriously – how cool would it be to walk outside and just snag some pecans?! Deshelling them are sure to be an experience! I’ll have to do some research to figure out how, too!
I have been cravig kale chips like crazy – mainly, cheezy kale chips!
Although, I’m not too sure cheezy is the correct term. I really don’t think nutritional yeast is all that cheesy. Just…good! I paired it with some roasted butternut squash over a quinoa dish of:
- red onion
- cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, dried chive
- eensy weensy drizzle of maple syrup
sounds bizarre, but it was quite good!
And now…I’m off! I feel like I’ve got oodles of schoolwork I should be doing. I just can’t stay away from you guys, though! But – my apologies if I am otherwise relatively absent in the blogosphere in the coming days.
What’s one “blogger creation” you’re dying to try? You know – blogger’s have recipes that practically become “theirs”. I’m dying to try an AllieBar!