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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

More peanut-butter cookies and "Spa" food

There's a legitimate reason why I make so many peanut-buttery desserts.

About 5 months ago, Ed came home w/two Costco size jars of peanut butter (sigh...I really have no idea why he thought the two of us needed that much peanut butter).

I am now utterly conviced no matter how many desserts and meals we make with peanut butter - there is NO WAY we're ever going make it through our stock before it expires. 

But, hey - I've never been a quitter, so I might as well try.

On Sunday - try I did. In the hour between when Ed & the grand-boys left for the Harlem Globetrotters game and when I had to meet Maureen at the Big Picture for a Valentine's Day matinee, I whipped up a batch of peanut-butter oatmeal sandwich cookies.

They were a breeze to make, the filling turned out wonderfully (even though I substituted 2% milk for cream), and I was able to wrap up the whole project w/ enough time to text Ed, "there's a suprise for you and the boys on the counter," walk to the Big Picture, leisurely sip a glass of bubbly, and chat with Maureen before the movie started (you've got to love a theater that serves drinks).

If you want to check out the recipe, go to:

Anyhoo - the husband and I are currently on a "we have to put on bathing suits in a month" diet, which means we're trying to go a little lighter on dinner (no heavy sauces) and are only having one drink a night on weeknights (which is tougher than you'd think for wine drinkers like us).  I'm also trying to limit the cookie intake, which is tough since I just whipped up the cookies above (sigh, I am my own worst enemy).

The other night Ed whipped up a "spa" style dinner of pan seared salmon w/ steamed brocolli, asparagus, & radishes, on top of bed of fresh udon noodles.  A lime/soy/fish sauce finished the dish.  Yumm. 


  1. I'm reading your blog right now with the kids. They both were excited to see your picture, and they think the cookies look really yummy.
    It's so funny Ed went to see the Globetrotters. I thought about buying tickets, too, but all my memories are of Globtrotters from the 70's like Meadowlark Lemon and Curly. It just wouldn't be the same today. Sigh.

  2. Manny and Isaiah REALLY loved the should take Colin the next time they come :)