Oatmeal Cookies, Pitbull in Alaska, One lone male bed bug, Tool, and Whilst

The other day I made oatmeal cookies. I thought it would be a good snack for the girls to have as well as something for our 8 yo to take to school instead of the packaged snack bar she usually takes for her snack.

I used this recipe from Betty Crocker and tweaked the ingredients to make it as healthy as I could.

NUTTY OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Ingredients:

1 cup ground nuts or 1/2 cup nut butter
2 cups oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1 stick butter melted and slightly cooled
2 eggs beaten
5 heaping T whole fat yogurt
1/2 -1 cup raisins
1/2 t baking soda
2/3 cup sugar
1 t vanilla
1/2 t sea salt

Most ingredients used were organic.

Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Add combined wet ingredients including raisins into the dry ingredients and mix together with a spoon being sure not to over mix.

It’ll look something like this:

Using a tablespoon or equivalent, spoon a heaping tablespoon of mixture onto a cookie/baking sheet. Feel free to form them but I am lazy and just slapped them on there. You should yield about 24 small cookies.

Bake cookies for about ten minutes, testing one to see if they are done to your liking. Cool and eat. Yum.

These come out like little muffin cookies so maybe I should’ve called them mookies! They were a big hit with everyone.

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I picked up a recent copy of the Boston Phoenix because they have Morrissey on the cover and I am digging their new jazzy format (more magazine less newspaper style). Excited to read a Morrissey interview I dug right in. The interview was okay and I browsed through the rest of the magazine. And I am so happy I did. I have not LOL’d this much at an article or something I’ve read in a long time. David Thorpe’s tale of ‘rapper’ and musician Pitbull’s trip to Kodiak, Alaska is HILARIOUS! Read it here.

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We may be the proud owner of one lone male bed bug. Since March, I am the innocent recipient of bites, in clusters, every few weeks. Bugs love me so it is not uncommon for me to suffer at the hands of a bug that bites. Whatever it is that is inflicting these bites is ruthless. Biting no one but me (the bites look just like bed bug bites) they swell up and itch like a MF…for weeks. Last spring we even hired a bed bug sniffing dog named Buster (or maybe it was Baxter) to try and crack the case. Results: negative. Cost: expensive. Husband: annoyed and thinking I’m more crazy than he already does. And when I went to the pest control place, the nice owner-man said I could buy a $60 dollar bed bug trapper or save myself the $60 and go buy a bottle of wine and relax because ‘Ma’am you DO NOT have bed bugs.’ When speaking to another bug expert and them telling me it is unlikely that we have them (infestation gets VERY obvious at some point) I asked ‘Could we have one lone male bed bug (they do not multiply like the females do)?, he replied, ‘it IS possible.’ So now, if I spend an extended period of time on the couch, and don’t move too much, especially in the evening hours, I get bites (at least once a month).

Moral of the story:

Maybe I should get my azz off the couch.

Hmmm……

I am sure my friend Yum Yucky has a thing or two to say about this! 🙂

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I heard this song on the radio today and I was so happy. It just makes my inner hoodie-wearin’-loud-music-listenin’-rebelious teenage boy oh so so SO very happy.

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I am obsessed lately with using the word whilst.

And whilst I am kinda annoying myself, I am going to continue to do it.

Have a great weekend everyone (or the three of you who are reading this ;)) and stay indoors because Susan Miller of www.astrologyzone.com says this full moon and whole weekend in general is gonna be a bitch!

Love,

Adrienne