It seems the past month or so that has been the most repetative phrase I’ve heard. “How are you?” I tore the ligaments in my foot and just finished battling the flu from the outskirts of hell. I have to ask myself how I’m feeling, every now and then.
The second week of December I went to Hawaii for a week. I know, it’s a tough job but I guess I can do it. ;-] I was in Hawaii for the 2-35 INF Army Ball. It was loads of fun to be in Hawaii again with Brandizzle and Kerrilicious. I miss those girls so much sometimes. I don’t miss puking in a toilet at a country club at 2a.m. but I do miss them dearly. The day of the Ball the hubby helped me get the curlers out of my hair so we could get pictures professionally done. But he forgot his flask (gotta save money, the bar wasn’t cheap!). We return to get it and as I walk down the uneven, flagstone type walkway at steep grade I roll my ankle to the side and hear/feel a pop and tear in my foot. I assumed it wasn’t anything big just a little hurt from the initial mis-step. After a night of walking and sitting it swells 2 times it’s size and after a 5 hour wait in the emergency room I’m told it’s a sprain, nothing big. I get some Vicodin and crutches and off I go. At my follow up 4 days later, I’m told I tore the ligaments in the side of my foot. If they heal (unlikely) I won’t need surgery. It’s still a bit sore but I DO NOT want surgery, so I will just deal with it.
Now I am getting over one of the worst colds on record. Well, not really but it felt like it. Awful headaches, runny nose, high fever, coughing up major organs… I am just kicking the tail end of it off now. But I wanted to bake so I made sure to hold my breathe around these little babies so I don’t infect April tomorrow.
My friend April at work had a cruddy day. She needed a pick me up, so I promised to bake her some cookies. I did say they would be chocolate chocolate chip cookies, but I didn’t have chocolate chips so I used peanut butter. They are dang good if I say so myself.
P.S Sorry if I post is a little loopy, I’m a bit hoped up on NyQuil. 😀
Tripe Chocolate Cookies
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup dark brown sugar <– I used light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour <– I used all purpose
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch processed)
1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
1/3 cup coarsely chopped dark chocolate (2 ounces) <– I used Peanut Butter chips
1/3 cup coarsely chopped milk chocolate (2 ounces) <– I used Peanut Butter chips
2/3 cup chopped pecans, optional
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mash together the butter and sugars with a fork until well combined. Add the oil and egg and beat until creamy. Mix in the vanilla.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, cocoa powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in the dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and the pecans and mix well. Using a tablespoon, scoop the batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. Transfer cookies to a rack to cool.
The Perfect Midnight Snack 🙂
From Ellie Kreiger on The Food Network