NaBloPoMo 2010 Day 22 — I can’t be trusted at the store
It’s Thanksgiving week. That means at some point I have to make my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies to bring to dinner on Thursday. My family might disown me if I failed to bring them.
But to make them, I have to go to the store to buy the ingredients. And I can’t be trusted at the store. Just ask Jen.
So I made the list, which included some generic groceries that we just needed around the house. For example, I bought some Lysol spray to disinfect the kitchen garbage can. (Actually it was a store-brand generic that “compares to Lysol.”) But my cookie recipe doesn’t call for Lysol. Or generic Lysol-substitute.
At the store. I bought the essential cookie ingredients: sugar, brown sugar, butter, chocolate chips, oatmeal, and egg beaters (I’m 40 now, so I got to balance out all the good stuff with some egg substitute).
But true to form, I bought some other stuff — none of which are in my cookie recipe.
Mike & Ikes — because I just like those.
Reese’s Pieces — because they were right there next to the Mike & Ikes.
Wine — they say red wine goes really well with chocolate, so that’s kind of a pairing rather than something that is completely off the mark.
A tiny light bulb — that’s actually a safety issue. I needed to replace the bulb for one of the tail- lights on my car, so I should get a pass for that one.
Black tea — because I’m still fighting some crud in my throat and the tea helps with all the coughing I’m doing.
Two bags of marshmallows and rice krispies — those were for Jen to make rice krispie treats for K-Man.
Before I went to the store, I stopped by Sam’s Club. One of the staple, non-cookie items that we needed was bread. Well, rather than buy the bread at the grocery store, I picked some up at Sam’s Club. There, I can get two loaves of bread for a better deal. So I went there to get the bread.
I also walked out with a shirt. (Another item that is not germane to oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.)