Demented Ramblings life is too short to refrain from eating jam out of the jar

16Dec/060

An empty place inside

Now that my gall bladder and I have parted ways, I find myself in an odd situation.  I am beginning to feel enough better to feel like cooking, yet still can not seem to eat anything.  Peanut butter sandwiches or cereal or cheese seem to be the only foods that don't cause intestinal distress.  Truthfully, those just cause the LEAST amount of distress.

But it's only been 5 days.  I should be able to start eating normally after about 10 days.  That'll put me just in time to kill myself on christmas.  I've promised to make dinner for the mum on the solstice and dinner for pop and his family on giftmas itself.  I'm finding it hard to plan these meals when I may not be able to eat them.

My uncle will be bringing the roast beast and I am to make the side dishes.  Actually, he's bringing a smoked beef tenderloin.  I haven't got the foggiest notion what to make to go with that.  Hopefully, I'll be struck with inspiration soon.

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4Dec/060

treat day

In an unending quest to make everyone on the floor weigh 954 pounds, the ladies up front declared that each day from today until our Christmas break someone would bring treats for the floor.  I signed up for today, I figured that if I went first, I wouldn't be compared to anyone else's cooking abilities.  Which is rather dumb because I'm one of the better cooks in the department.

So, yesterday I whipped up a quick beefy cheese spread and a batch of my cinnamon chip cookies.  Those are some of the best cookies to take places because they're so simple it's silly.  The recipe is a standard chocolate chip cookie recipe that came on the back of a package of "everything chips" that I got from the amish market, using only cinnamon chips.  The only real bite to these cookies is that cinnamon chips can be tough to find unless I make the 45 minute drive to the amish market, which I don't do often.

I also brought some of the infamous cream candy.  Pop and I made a few batches on saturday night to send out as gifts, but one batch stuck together and became all ugly.  It still tastes darn good though.  I'll probably try to bust out another batch or two tonight.

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