1. My son has recently decided that he is training to be a magician. And apparently, part of being a magician is tying clear fishing line to things and pulling on it so it looks like the things are moving on their own. Because of this, I tripped on a tangle of it on my kitchen floor yesterday morning, and also got my arm caught in about 3 feet of it that was in my son’s dirty clothes hamper.
2. My husband found a scorpion in our dining room on Sunday. It was alive. WAS (past tense). And although I never got close enough to get a good look, I’m pretty sure it was really giant. I just had that creepy feeling about it. Anyways, I’m thinking that it probably had a friend or a spouse who is now hiding somewhere, waiting to avenge it’s death. So at least once an hour, I swear I feel a sharp pinch on one of my toes. It’s a phantom scorpion bite. But I assure you, it hurts no less than a REAL scorpion bite.
3. I’ve been hearing lots of noises in my house lately. My husband says it’s squirrels on the roof (we live by lots of trees) but I am pretty sure it’s actually a hobo living in my attic. A hobo wearing clown make-up and carrying one of those tied up handkerchiefs on a stick. But instead of a deck of playing cards and gum and soap in the handkerchief, it’s sharp knives and grenades and a mini machine gun.
Anyways, remember when Dylan McKay lived at the Beverly Royale Hotel? And he was all brooding and contemplatey and ordered room service and maids cleaned his room for him? Well, I’m thinking that I need to take a cue from Mr. Sideburns and try hotel living for a little while. For my safety, obvs.
Right now I’m in the process of tallying up every non-essential expense my husband has ran up in the past year. You know, hunting equipment, UFC on Pay Per View…that sort of thing. I will then put together a pie chart presentation, justifying the cost of me living in a hotel. My husband will not be able to refuse.
See? Pie charts. Proof that I’m a completely sane, reasonable human being.
To further help my cause, I also made his favorite cookies. But I added lots of candy to them.
( and yes…I’m already practicing dialing room service)
1 stick of margarine
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/4 cup light brown sugar
3 Tablespoons milk
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup Peanut Butter M&Ms
1 cup tiny (not fun size…TINY) Reese’s Cups or 1 cup of chopped Reese’s Cups chunks
Preheat oven to 375. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of a mixer, beat margarine, brown sugar, and peanut butter on medium speed until smooth. Change mixer speed to low and add milk, egg, and vanilla. Once it’s completely mixed in, add flour mixture. Beat on medium low until combined. Fold in candy.
Drop very large spoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-9 minutes or until edges turn golden brown. Remove from oven and let cookies sit on pan for about 3 minutes. Using a spatula, remove to baking sheets.
Makes about 3 dozen large cookies.
(I adapted this recipe from one I found on Allrecipes.com about 7 years ago and have been using ever since. I can’t find the original recipe online anymore, so if you recognize it, let me know!!)
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go check my garage. I’m pretty sure my husband bought some new tools recently and I need to look them up online.
Tools are pretty expensive, right?
Hope you’re having a fabulous Tuesday!! Make these cookies SOON!!