I know. You’ve already been to the Well Fed Network. You’ve scanned the five contendahs in the Best Food Blog: Humor category and you immediately see me. And then you think, “Wait. What the heck is she doing there?” and I’d say, “Exactly.”
Because there’s a pretty famous person on that list. Okay, so even he isn’t winning. But still.
I’m thinking I can bribe you with cookies — especially because I’m behind on that semi-sort of kind of resolution thing I never really made but have found myself roped in to. Just because you haven’t seen a cookie here in more than a week doesn’t mean I’ve given up. Oh no. I’m ready and have cookies waiting in the wings.
I can tell you already, though, that making cookies for my son’s lunch isn’t saving me money. The routine goes something like this: It’s Sunday evening (which means last minute, right?) and I think about what ye ol’ larder holds, peruse the unruly contents, then flip open the big cookie book and desperately look for a recipe that doesn’t need butter. I’m exaggerating a bit, but it has happened, and yes, there are cookie recipes that don’t include butter. Can you even imagine? Completely sacrilegious if you ask me.
If I choose the recipe first and then go to the store to shop for the ingredients, I come home with enough groceries to feed half the neighborhood. This is not cheap. There will never be a day when I “run” to the store only for a pound of butter. I mean, come on — the grocery store is a far too glittery place. So lunch cookies end up costing a bundle and I might as well get back to purchasing Little Debbies for his lunch.
So I bring you cookies today — cookies made without a trip to the grocery store. Cookies that didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. Cookies I’m willing to share to squeeze votes from you, your mailman, your UPS driver, and your distant relatives.