Sunday, August 9, 2009

Finally feels like summer!!

Last summer it hit 90 June...while I was 9 months pregnant. I survived although there may have been a little bitching and moaning going on. Just a bit.
Here we are in August and I think it may have finally hit 90. While others are moaning and groaning in the heat, I'm prancing around in my jeans, tank and pony tail. Yes people, I am a crazy whore who wears jeans in the summer...and the winter...and guess what? Fall and Spring too. I own 2 pair of capris, one of which I don't like. I own 3 pair of shorts, all knit that I wear around the house (like right now) but never out in public.
I spent most of the day shopping and then took the boys outside and let them play with the hose. It was awesome...we followed it up with fudgesicles, which of course meant having to get the hose back out :) I'm not going to lie, I slept awesome during those cool July nights but I don't want cool JULY nights or AUGUST nights. Save those for October, thanks.
I'm also the crazy girl that has no desire to have a/c. We have a window a/c that normally goes in the kitchen but we didn't even bother this year. Why the kitchen, I'm sure you are wondering? We live in a house that is as old as dirt and that is the only normal sized window we have. Works though b/c it keeps it cool while I'm cooking/baking.

Ohhh...and speaking of baking (hmmm...I didn't think it was Friday. Ah well, deal with my randomness)
I made these yesterday (thank you Picky Palate, I love you but my waist line hates you):

Chocolate Cookie Peanut Butter Duo

Peanut Butter Cookie
1 Cup creamy peanut butter
1 Cup granulated sugar
1 egg

1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Set aside.

Chocolate Chip Cookie
2 sticks softened butter (1 Cup)
1 Cup granulated sugar
3/4 Cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 Cups flour
1 1/4 Cups cocoa powder (I used Hersheys)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream the butter and sugars until well combined. Slowly beat in eggs and vanilla until well combined. Place flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl; mix with fork or sift. Add to wet ingredients along with chocolate chips until just combined.

2. Take a Tablespoon of Peanut Butter Cookie Dough and a Tablespoon of Chocolate Cookie Dough and gently press together forming a “not so perfect” ball. Don’t press and roll too much, just stick them together and place onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until cookies are cooked through to your liking. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Enjoy!

**I realized after I started that I only had a few chocolate I broke up a hershey bar only to realize I still didn't have I added a hunk of chocolate almond bark. Needless to say...lots o' chocolate!


*Noelle* said...

those cookies look YUM! it is HOT here too finally! i am planning on SWIMMING a bunch this week:) gotta get my tan in somewhere this summer!!

still think you are crazy for wearing jean in the heat!! lol (j/k... i did it for years till i decided that PEOPLE shouldn't look at my UGLY ASS legs then!!!)

hugs ♥

Sara Elizabeth Bonds said...


Andrea (ace1028) said...

Oh my -- these look really, realllly good. Thanks for the tip on combining the two doughs. Sounds delish!