40 days and 40 nights. “Cheese? Never heard of it. Eggs? What the eff are those? They come out of what?”
This has been my mindset for the past month and a half-ish. Well, in addition to: “I’ll just eat some chocolate”. There have been highs and lows of this vegan endeavor (an example of the latter being water and cereal…I ate every bite). But the pinnacle would undoubtedly be these Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. That’s right, those words are capitalized. In fact, it’s Dr. Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Ph.D. on dates.
We met Joy the Baker!! Yep, it happened. She was in Seattle for a book signing for her new cookbook and Bette Jane and I went down to see her. She is as awesome, funny, and kind in person as she sounds when she writes on her blog. And she had the cutest outfit on. WANT.
Nanaimo bars. Nah-nay-mo. Have you heard of them? Yeah, don’t worry I hadn’t either until I had one at a Christmas party this year (The same party Bette Jane and I made the gnome santa cookies for!). But everyone should try them. I vote these the most underrated dessert in the history of ever. Well, I guess they can’t be underrated if no one has ever heard of them. So that’s what I’m here for. To tell you about these Nanaimo things.
Sure, Halloween is over. Green bean casseroles and mashed potatoes loom in the distance. And I even turn my car radio on to hear Delilah playing Christmas music like every song will save some floundering soul.
Not that I’m complaining! Holidays are totally the cozy, somewhat drunken, classic American times for me. But I’m not done with pumpkin. I mean, I bought it at Costco.
I had to take an online Biochemistry quiz on Friday when I got home from school. Friday. The quiz is open from 6 am on Friday to 9 am on Saturday. Who’s bright idea was it to have students spend their Friday nights studying enzyme kinetics? Sooo not cool.
So of course, the first thing I did when I got home was start studying… Ha. Yeah, right. I actually just sat on the couch, watched The Ellen Degeneres Show and looked at recipes on the internet. I thought about making fortune cookies pretty much the entire day. And that I did. But I made them fortune-less because I was too lazy to write and think of witty things to say. If I was giving them to someone I definitely would have!