Ok, so today has been a long one. With training, getting last-minute Halloween stuff, baking cookies (many of you know I am NOT a baker) and of yeah, living, it’s been busy. Let’s do some highlights of the past couple of days
*Giant Chocolate Toffee Cookies
I saw Shelby’s post where she made Giant Chocolate Toffee Cookies and knew automatically that I had to make them. I am a chocolate person but not so much a chocolate cookie or cake girl, it’s just too rich for me. But I am going to a party tomorrow night and wanted to bring something different and nothing goes better with beer and football than chocolate cookies right? Also, I wanted to make some tonight so I could taste test on co-workers. Ok, that’s a lie. I was only bringing them in so they like me more.
So I went to the store and got all the goodies and was ready to bake tonight since I didn’t want to rush myself after work tomorrow. With a frantic text to Mo regarding the shelf life of the batter (thanks again for replying so quick!!), I was ready to go.
Funkadelic, looks promising
Nothing but chocolate, again promising.
I had to take a taste or five ….don’t worry, I used five different spoons and now have to wash all my spoons. And I licked the bowl and I liked it. Then I started singing that to Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl”, kill me for that song is really annoying. That paired with having the Bieber in my head all today, I just want silence.
Back to the cookies……
I was watching Community and I could smell them baking. I started to get all kinds of happy since good aroma means they are going to be beautiful and tasty, right?
I don’t know what I did wrong and that made me sad. A) They were burnt B) They weren’t as fluffy and pretty as Shelby’s. But I manage to salvage one and it was damn tasty.
The rest had a new home
Having extra batter on hand, I gave it another go
Better but why are they so flat?
Thinking that I am not a quitter, I decided to try one more then I was throwing in my apron
Big, flat babies-wtf? Someone help.
These were tasty with the combination of chocolate, walnuts and toffee but don’t know where I went wrong. I urge someone (Amy? I’m looking at you since I’ve tasted your cookies. Hmm, that kinda sounds dirty hehe) to try these and let me know what’s up. Anyways, thanks Shelby for posting—they tasted good but am just not the baker I thought I was.
*Tropical Chewy Lemonheads
When did this happen? I am so tempted to try a box.
*Pepperoni Rolls from West Virginia
*The company I work for
Supposedly, we get a debit card each year with $600 to spend on health care related expenses. I’ve been with the company for five years but was never made aware about this. Ok, I probably was but ignored it but was talking with one of my teammates about it today and she said they are doing away with it next year but I can still get a card and the balance will carry over. I called our benefits team about this today and I have $1900 available to me!!! WTF?! I can get LASIK with this or use it to pay for my tattoo removal and more. The possibilities are a plenty of things I can spend this on and I am stoked I finally found out about it. Maybe I don’t work for such an evil empire after all
*Not a highlight but for some reason Taylor Swift really bothers me. She reminds me of the bunny in Donnie Darko and I think she is an evil bunny rabit. The fact her and I share the same birthday is not kosher in my book.
*Companies that take your opinion into consideration
I wrote Hain Celestial who makes Terra Chips regarding a bad bag of chips I had a few weeks ago. It was the Mediterranean flavor but the chips were completely stale when I had just bought them a month before. Seeing they are $4 a bag, I was not happy so I went to their website and let them know and they sent me some coupons for sharing with them—thanks Hain!!
This is going to be a busy weekend-I don’t even feel like I have a weekend!
I leave you with some Lincoln love
Why does it look like he’s saying “Bitch, please”??