Things I hate:
That cotton at the top of medicine bottles– I Will. Not. Touch. It.
Cottage Cheese– Ew.
Liars– Seriously, so so bad.
I understand that people do it to save time. Really (rilly) I do. But let’s be real–most of us have smart phones now. It’s not like we’re sitting on our dinosaurs opening our Razr and having to press the 4 twice to get an “h” anymore. How much time does leaving out ONE LETTER really save?
Are people SOOOO busy fighting off villains with swords, meeting the president, and doing brain surgery that they don’t have time for ONE extra letter?
When people text me, “Wat is dat”, do you know what I picture in my mind? That person wearing a bonnet and a bib and a diaper, like a giant adult baby person. I mean, what else does it sound like? Like a smart person wearing fabulous shoes? No. Smart people with fabulous shoes do not say, “Wat is DAT”.
At least, in my brain they do not.
Honestly, I am just hoping that the millesecond it took to leave out that letter is worth sounding illiterate. Like maybe a life was saved, or during that split second, that person cured a disease. Although I doubt it.
Because again–fancy doctors do NOT say, “OMG I no, rite?”
Earlier today, there was a status in my Facebook feed referring to an article asking if the public schools were failing our children. Never one to miss out on potential Facebook Drama, I clicked the comments, knowing there were bound to be some feisty parents sounding off.
“It’s not the school’s fault, It’s the parent’s job to teach rite from rong”
Seriously, I totally read that.
I don’t even know what a rong is, but I do know that is sounds like Dong, as in Long Duck. And my son is too young for Sixteen Candles. So…whatever this “Rong” is, maybe it’s not a good thing for kids?
One thing that IS good for kids (and me…and my belly) is cookies!! Oatmeal cookies have always been one of my very favorites, and a couple of weeks ago, my Nail Lady mentioned making them with chocolate covered raisins instead of regular raisins.
These cookies are perfectly amazing. Rilly!!
Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Covered Raisins
**adapted from Cook’s Illustrated
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate covered raisins (If you’re using the movie theater size boxes of Raisinettes, you’ll need 3 boxes)
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray baking sheets with nonstick spray or line with parchment paper.
2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another medium bowl, combine oats, chocolate covered raisins and chocolate chips. In the bowl of a mixer, beat butter and brown sugar on medium speed for about a minute or until smooth. Add egg and vanilla and beat on low until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, and while beating on low, slowly add flour mixture until just combined. While still running on low, slowly add oat and candy mixture. Once it is evenly combined, give it a good stir with a wooden spoon to make sure you get any candy or oats that sunk to the bottom of the bowl.
3. Scoop dough out by 1/4 cup fulls and roll into a ball. Place on prepared baking sheet and flatten slightly with your hand (to about 1/2 inch or so). Bake for 15-20 minutes or until edges are golden and set, but center doesn’t look quite done. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to cooling rack.
Makes about 2 dozen large cookies