Tuesday, November 10, 2009
All excess in moderation
So as I was driving through my neighborhood yesterday on my way home and saw this tree. I rushed home to grab my camera before I lost daylight. The sky was a bit grey but I had to get this tree. I think it's a ginkgo tree but I'm not sure. During the course of the year it tends to blend in with the other trees but gets such a magnificent color in the fall!
Correct me if I'm wrong...is this a ginkgo?
Anyway...in the store the other day, I picked these up. They are nothing new to me. My mom bought them all the time during the holidays for my brother and I. I haven't had them in years but I grabbed a pack and tossed them in the freezer. Now, the freezer part is very important! 1. so they are less visible and thus less likely to be eaten and 2. they are AWESOME frozen! The white chocolate on the outside gets really hard and crunchy. Mmm...delicious!
And here's a butt-crack-lookin' of a cookie...hmmm. Alex's work is having a pot-luck tomorrow for Thanksgiving and bless his heart, he always signs up for desserts so I can bake :-) I rarely need an excuse but this is a good one. So I scoured my thousands of bookmarked recipes just waiting to be tried and found this one. Looks weird, huh?
But then you bite into it and BAM! Peanut butter filling! They are dark (by my own doing) chocolate peanut butter filled cookies. They pretty much rock! Alex can't keep his grubby fingers off them and I explained that it's not my fault if he shows up with 3 cookies tomorrow for the pot-luck