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COOKIE MONSTER
12 bags of cookies. oh god.

I managed to get them all into the freezer except 1 bag of the succulently titled FUDGE PUDDLES, which in reality are more like double-stuffed-addictioncup-porncookies. I ate 3 of those upon arrival home and then Anders came in and in plaintive tones asked, "Can I have one?" at which point I growled and snapped at his tentatively reaching hand.

"Can't you go see what's in the other 11 bags?" I hissed, "Since there are probably cookies there I DON'T like?"

Then he held me at arm's length, wrestling the bag out of my frantic paws and ate one anyway. O! the gnashing of teeth!

So I ate the rest today, hunched over, and furtively glancing around through slitted eyes, trying not to gobble.

Damn. Now they're all gone.

But! I have talked a friend into trading HER bag to me for a bag of Mexican Wedding Cookies. muahahahaha!

Fudge Puddles
from Laurie Holmgren via the internet
Cookie:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1.25 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Filling:
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325ºF. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Cream butter, peanut butter and both sugars. Mix in egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in flour mixture into creamed mixture. Shape dough into 48 balls, 1 inch each. Place each ball in one
compartment of a mini muffin tin. For filling, put chocolate chips in a double boiler over simmering water. Stir in milk and vanilla, mix well. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately make wells in the center of each using a melon baller. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then carefully remove to wire racks. Using a measuring cup fill each shell with the chocolate mixture.

Real Movie Now Playing in Swedish Theaters That Made Me Do a Swenglish Double-take and Then Laugh for 10 Minutes Straight: Dolt Hot*

Here I sit, procrastinating.

My to-do list grows by leaps and bounds. It seems to be 1 step forward, 4 steps back, no matter how hard I work at it, how many things I thwack off of it, how many things I say no to. Especially now during crazy season when events sprout off the calendar each evening, twining and curling themselves around our days: birthday parties, Christmas parties, work parties, meetings, another business trip looming, choir practices, choir concerts, shopping for those last few things. I wonder when I will have time or motivation to sit down and write a Christmas letter, time and motivation to address envelopes, to decorate the house, to bake (yes! more!) cookies with my children. I'm taking 2 weeks off for the end of the year, hoping that will help, and suspecting it will just barely help me get caught up. Every time I feel myself sinking, I take a deep breath and square my shoulders, facing forward. Moving forward, through my life. Life by calendar, life by list.

Sometimes, at night, I step outside the door into the crisp and lung-crinkling air. I stare up at the sky, at the sharp starry glitter overhead, at the streetlights, at the skeletal trees limned with diamond dust. The only calendar there is planetary, a slow heavenly twirl. Stars, the only bulletpoints in sight. I stand there until I start to shiver, gulping in big breaths of cold, shocking my esophagus awake. When I step inside again, my head is clear, if not my calendar.

*It means "Hidden Threat" which, snore, but wouldn't it be great it was what I thought it was in English?!
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mood: busy
music: Hayley Westenra—I Say Grace


Comments

Good lord, Liz, those cookies sound positively dangerous! I need to forget that I saw that recipe!

Oh, and Dolt hot made me laugh and laugh and laugh! That's too good!

It's a good thing I don't bake or I'd be blowing up like a balloon trying out all the yummy things everyone is posting these days. Sometimes just seeing the name of the cookie is enough to add on a pound!

Oh my those sound amazing. I think I'm actually slated for cookie baking tonight... I'm not sure if I dare...the fudge puddles...my husband...it could be messy. :)

He'll want you to share! Warning! Warning! :D

Those cookies sound incredible. I am saving that recipe!

Recipe saved! Thanks!


So the actor, who did Gollum, modelled it on your righteous cookie attitude.

caressing Fudge Puddle "my preciousssss....!"

I'm refraining from saying anything about gorging on cookies and making fudge puddles. :D Those sound pornolicious and easy to bake! So if you hollow them out with a melon baller, does this mean you get to feast on unused cookie middles too?

haha! I think you just SQUISH a hole with the melon baller :)

i wish sometimes to be a little star (just a faint, flickering one) in the corner of your calendar heaven. but man, it's so crowded up there i'll never even get over the horizon...

You will, I swear. I know, it seems impossible to me either. I feel pretty guilty about it right now. :( Trying to add NEW things to my calendar isn't so easy at the moment, even though it's not for lack of DESIRE.

Could you refill in the poll please? I had to redo it. I set the permissions incorrectly and everyone could see everyone else's address. It's fixed now, but I had to delete the previous post. *meep* Thank you! :)

(You're already on my list anyway though, missy!) ;)

I am so making those cookies to go in tins of xmas cookies for gifts, but only so that I can include the name "addictioncup porncookies" in the enclosed list...

(Anonymous)

double-stuffed-addictioncup-porncookies.... make me wet my pants! that's the funniest thing I've heard in like FOREVER!!! And the image of you all hunched over like Gollum, snarfing down said double-stuffed-addictioncup-porncookies.

I am resolutely NOT clicking the link as I'm totally low carbing it this week to lose the four pounds I gained outta nowhere. I lost ten pounds this summer and we're going to my parents place for Christmas and dammit... I want everyone to NOTICE that I lost ten pounds. For once.

But come Dec.15th... oh man. I am sooooo clicking that link.

Drooling with anticipation, Wee xo

(Anonymous)

wow those cookies sounds like they are too die for! Fantastic!
I know what you feel about the too do lists this time of year is insane -Alex


My children, 10 and 6, read your fight with your husband over the cookies, and giggled themselves insensible. Thanks :)

(Anonymous)

okay. i have no self control. I did it. I clicked the link. I saw. I read. And now my seriously carbed starved self is drooling all over the keyboard. oh my god, oh my god, oh my god. If the mere recipe on the page can get me this excited, I just can't imagine the orgasmic experience of eating one. This mantra is now circling thru my head: five days til double-stuffed-addictioncup-porncookies... five days til double-stuffed-addictioncup-porncookies...five days til double-stuffed-addictioncup-porncookies. I'm thinking of making an advent calendar dedicated to the days till double-stuffed-addictioncup-porncookies. Really.

I feel weak. hold me. xo Wee

LOLOL You crack me up. Don't deny the porncookies! 5 days?! Who can wait FIVE DAYS FOR SUCH LOVE?!

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