I just experienced my very first pang of jealousy of my friends who have kids:
Not because of the fun, cute costumes or the school parties or the trick-or-treating. Rather, because we gave away all our candy.
You’re wondering why this is an issue, aren’t you? Because you gave away the candy you bought, too, huh? No different than us. Surrrrrre….
And then your kids brought home three sleeping bags full of the stuff!
Gah. Not FAIR!
Tuesday I was craving chocolate like nobody’s business.
I was going to yoga after work, so I figured I should have a tiny snack to tide me over until afterward. I allowed myself the one Butterfinger I saved, but it didn’t do the trick. Scrounging through the cupboard I found an open Hershey bar and the jar of peanut butter. Score.
But when I got home from yoga the cravings returned in full force. Guess the ujaii breathing doesn’t do anything to cure chocolate cravings.
A nice hearty, healthy bowl of chicken & rice soup SO didn’t cut it.
After dinner, I wandered aimlessly about the kitchen stopping two or three times to open the refrigerator door to passively inspect the contents. Nothing. (No, the first inspection didn’t fully reveal that fact, I did have check a couple more times, just to be sure there was no leftover frosting or cupcakes or anything hiding in there.)
So Tuesday I went to bed without dessert.
Yesterday I paid for it. As the grill heated up before dinner I mixed up a quick batch of oatmeal-cherry-chocolate-chip cookies.
Heh, and I’m sure my friends with kids don’t get to put wine in their cookies.
I made the Jumbo variety – 1/4 cup of batter in each one. They’re beauties.
Luckily I had the church bake sale to rationalize away most of the evidence.
Personally, I think each little package of two should sell for at least $4 each.
Next time, though, I’m doubling the amount of chocolate chips & cherries and probably reducing the flour and using more rolled oats instead.
I thought this Betty Crocker recipe was the same one I used last time I made oatmeal cookies, but these are a bit softer and a little cakier. I like a really oatmeally, more rustic cookie. The cloves were my favorite part, actually. It’s like an onslaught of late autumn to the nose. Yuummmm… Good thing we only kept a few of these for ourselves!
Who am I kidding: this is my treat to us for giving away all our Halloween candy and not having any in-house trick-or-treaters to rob from.