Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What We Do When the Boys Are Gone

Or more like what we don't do. On top of my normal lack of sleep, you can add an extra dose of sleep deprivation simply because I am too paranoid to sleep without Jason here. If any or all of this blog post is incoherent, now you know why. I also knock down my responsibility level a couple of notches. Less cleaning, less laundry......but honestly, I'm just saving up energy 'cause I know when they get home, I'll have triple the normal cleaning & laundry waiting for me.

But there is fun stuff! We did Henna Tattoos. They turned out pretty cool. Sid had a peacock, and Jen, a tree of life, which I do not have a photo of, but believe me when I say it was cool!

Then, I fulfilled a life-long dream of mine. OK, more like a few month-long fascination of mine. It was baking these:

Don't they look yummy? Look closer:

Um, yeah. I just kept hearing about chocolate chip bacon cookies (for real--not a joke). So with a tiny bit of encouragement from Jen, I candied some thick slice bacon and added it to my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Were they good, you ask? Hmm.....I really, really wanted these to be spectacular.

1. I love bacon.
2. Bacon is good with some sweet things (think pineapple wrapped with bacon and broiled--super yummy!).
3. The candied bacon was scrumptious--just sprinkle bacon with brown sugar and bake in the oven. Really--it's like candy!
4. Chocolate is good with a lot of strange things.
5. My chocolate chip cookie recipe could make almost anything better.

And the first two I ate while still warm were pretty great! But as time went by, I just kept thinking: "there's MEAT in my cookies!" And really, I just can't get past that. So taste good they might, but is it necessary? I don't think so. Let's just say I took this one for the team and now you don't ever have to wonder if it's the right thing to do.

(And no; this bacon experiment wasn't a result of some wacky no-sleep delusion. The recipes are legit.)

Let me know what you think!


Ella said...

HMM.. I'm not sure I could get past there being meet in my cookie, It don't even sound good, so I will take your word for it and leave it at that.

JoMamma said...

I too have a hard time sleeping when Toby is gone. The tattoo is beautiful. I bet a pregnant woman came up with the bacon cookies. That sounds like a pregnant craving.

a little music said...

Um . . . wow. Not about the tattoos, about the bacon cookies. I have permanent tattoos, so I'm all for the henna tattoos, that's just an adventure in self-discovery! What fun!

But I really think you might have crossed a line, bringing together bacon and chocolate. That's something Danna would do. I think you may have defiled two sacred foods, Tammy! I'm just not sure how I can feel about that. I'm all confused and conflicted now.


I suppose I could forgive you if you sent me your chocolate chip cookie recipe. I'll send you my peanut butter chocolate chip recipe in return. A slice of heaven in return for another slice of heaven?

i'm erin. said...

i love the tatoos. I wish I had one on my arse! ha ha. but really.

Anyway, I don't like the cookies. They make me feel wierd and squishy inside and now I need to make some cookies that will take away the after sight of looking at those.

Bacon + chocolate is BAD.

Luke said...

I love reading your posts Tammy!

Peggy said...

How did I miss this post? I'm glad I happened to notice it down in my list because I really need a good "What the heck?!!" right at this moment.

Seriously. WHAT THE HECK?!! Bacon chocolate chip cookies? Can't say I ever wondered what those must taste like. EVER. But before I knew that's what they contained, my mouth started watering. You haven't, by chance, already posted that recipe on your blog, have you? If not, you totally should. Post haste.

Ooo. You should put the recipe as a tattoo on your back, and post the picture.

kellieanne said...

I want that tatoo! You know I love em.

Thanks for figuring out the bacon cookie thing for me. I know I've never thought about putting bacon in a perfectly beautiful chocolate chip cookie, but I might have in the future. Now I know to let that urge just pass me by.

I still want the tatoo.

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