Thursday, March 12, 2015

Week 61 Thursday (3/12/15)

Recipe Review
Today’s Recipe and Location:           Chocolate Valentines Cookies
Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
                  Pages:  63 - 65     Copyright:  2013  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 184 calories per serving, if 12 servings are made or 123 calories if 18 cookies are made.  (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         These were very interesting cookies.  I have to say I shook my head a lot trying to figure them out. They tasted good, but they weren’t sweet like I expected them to me. Jenny thought the same thing I did, and then Amy Geyer came up with the ultimate solution: take two of them and put ice cream between them. Martha suggested mint chocolate chip.  That makes these the perfect ice cream sandwich cookie. They have the consistency of a gingerbread cookie, but are chocolate.  They could stand up to the weight of the ice cream.  Way to go group! Now, I can’t wait to make them again.

I began with the wet ingredients

Here comes the dry ones

The final product

The recipe made 18 cookies

Random Reflections
       I am really enjoying reading the Rebecca Caudill nominees for the 2016 year. These (20) books are selected by children, for children in grades four through eight. I am on book #6 and really like them all so far. I can’t wait to finish all of the them before I retire.

Irksome Ideas and Images

         After school today, I went to have my Mammogram. As I sat in the doctor’s office a man’s phone went off. He was actually working with the receptionist and walked away to take his call. She looked amazed at his rudeness.  I know it is important to have a phone, but are we really so delusional that we are so self-absorbed and self-important that we can’t be courteous to others.  I overheard him talking to his wife about what to pick up at the grocery store. The poor receptionist should have continued with another patron and let the rude man wait, but the others had to wait because she didn’t have the wherewithal to move on to the next person.  When I see this happen, it totally reaffirms my desire to NOT purchase a phone. I am just not that important, and I do not want to be available 24/7.

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