Only I have nothing to recap.
I actually worked out a couple days in the last 2 weeks! Aren’t
we had an impromptu weekend long party when a bunch of our friends came into
town. Let me tell you 5 people and 4
dogs in our tiny apartment make for a very good time.
I’m pretty sure I now have enough beer cans to cover our
grocery bill this week.
cleaning to get the 4 square feet of counter space we have in our apartment
clean enough to make “man-cookies” and my raisin spice cookies
for the cookie party that I was co-hosting with my dear friend Amanda.
We did this last year to, and it’s a good time.
bake a dozen cookies, not like your typical chocolate chip though because 12 dozen
of those would be boring. Everyone brings over their cookies; we make some
boozy cocoa, and proceed to put ourselves in a sugar coma. I may suggest that
you have some veggies and dip around to provide a slight break from the
sweetness. We also play some dorky games, like you know guess the movie, guess
the scent, Pictionary (Who doesn’t love Pictionary?). Then we split up the
cookies and head home to continue the sugar coma for the following week.
Since the man cookies are always a hit I thought I would
share the recipe here, again this is CHUCK’S RECIPE. He wants to make sure
everyone knows it. The original recipe can be found here, though Chuck’s version has a few changes, mainly the size.
1 package brownie mix
2 sticks butter
1 cup granulated sugar
¾ cup packed light brown sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
3 ½ cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
use the largest pan possible, to make the brownies thinner and easier to wrap).
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the butter and sugars, then add
eggs, vanilla and continue to beat the mixture until it is well combined.
Continue to beat while slowly add in flour, salt, baking soda. Once combined
use a spoon to mix in the chocolate chips. Place a large spoonful (or two) on
top and on the bottom of a 2inchx2inch brownie. Pinch the dough around the
outside of the brownie to cover it. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and
bake for 18-22 minutes or until they begin to brown. Allow them to cool a bit
So that’s my story and about why I’m just continuing to
spiral into flabbiness. I suppose that it could be worse, and there’s always
next week. Thank god for next week.