It’s My Birthday and I’ll Ogle an Oscar Winner if I Want To.

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This morning I woke up to multiple, hand-drawn pictures from the Captain to me, and a lovely card from my hubs. Tonight is going to be awesomesauce; pizza and movies in our pajamas. I love pizza.

Before you ask, no, I will not have cake. I don’t love cake. I DO love pie. All kinds. Therefore, there will be pie, and perhaps a milkshake; no blood, though.

Now, if only someone could go back in time to when my love, Daniel Day, was shirtless, and running around the forest with Madeline Stowe. Oh, and someone get rid of Madeline Stowe.

Like you’re surprised I prefer a bare-chested warrior to Ryan Gosling. I am a total feminist with a real soft spot for alpha males. Well, alpha males with a heart of gold….If I couldn’t pick you as the winner of the barfight I didn’t want you to engage in, I’m not attracted to you. You just have to be able to WIN the fight, not start it.

Wow, that was quite the testosteron-y tangent. Back to health and well-being and whatnot. Although, I suppose Danny Day (it’s what I like to call him, he’s totes cool with it) kept himself in super shape to film LOTM.

I wonder if he has a sweet tooth. I bet he does. He looks the type. I bet he has a stash of dark chocolate dipped peeps in his freezer right now. It would be right beside the cadbury eggs and behind the bunny mallows. I may be projecting.

I have a SEVERE sweet tooth. In fact, I think I have a mouth full of sweet dentures. It pokes at me at all times of the day and night. I have taken to coming up with things that won’t kill me with crap, while still having some sort of healthy benefit.

Yesterday, I wanted peanut butter cookies. Dense, chewy, peanut butter cookies. I wanted them to overflow with rich peanut butter and fragrant vanilla. In came the idea of protein cookies. There are a lot of protein cookies in blogworld, but not so many pb ones. I knew THAT had to change. I plan on making a second batch this week, using pb2, but these had the real deal. Mostly because the Peanut still needs a crapton of extra cals and so does the Captain. My kids NEVER stop moving. I think the cop gets tired just watching the three of us.

Before I give you the recipe, as you will realize, we are on the last task of “National Celebrate Cat Week”.

Task #5 Make a real effort to keep moving today. Fidget, sit on a stability ball; stand and work. Just.keep.moving.

Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

by Cat Tan

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients (2 dozen cookies)

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (rounded, not leveled) Optimum Performance Whey-vanilla
  • 1/2 cup quick oats or gf oats pulsed in a food pro
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 1/3-1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • a lot of these proportions may need adjustment depending on the protein powder and peanut butter you use. You’re looking for a cookie dough consistency.


Preheat oven to 375F

combine pb, egg whites, and sugar together in a mixer.

add oats and protein powder

scoop onto parchment lined cookie sheet 2″ apart

bake for 13-15 minutes

let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes and transfer to cooling rack.

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26 Responses to It’s My Birthday and I’ll Ogle an Oscar Winner if I Want To.

  1. DaliaCombs says:

    Happy B-day Cat!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day. Btw, Have some vodka for me today!

  2. MizFit says:

    I stole the husbands iPad :-) and I’m in!

    Happy happy happy birthday!

  3. Andrea says:

    have some vodka for me! Have a wonderful birthday, lots of cookies and a delightful slice of pie too. (Although I will consume my own portions of those, thank you very much.)

  4. katieDid says:

    Happy Birthdayy!! Hope you have a great day :) I’d take apie over cake any day too!

  5. misty says:

    wondering if pb in the pbcookie recipe, could be substituted with PB2? have you tried it? oh & for the love of God, have some vodka for me….

  6. I am pretty sure Daniel Day Lewis LOVES pies, not other sweets. You know why? He wants to be just like YOU when he grows up, I mean, changes gender, um, has a birthday. Whatever. Just roll with it as it’s your b-day.

  7. Happy Birthday! Those cookies look super incredible. A pizza and movie night is one of my favorite things – enjoy yourself :)

  8. Mary says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday Cat!

    And for the sake of the free and not-so-free world, have some vodka for me!

  9. happy birthday, lady! have some vodka for me! xoxo

  10. Beverly says:

    Happy birthday, dear Cat!!! Wishing you a fabulous day and a birthday year filled with good health and prosperity. Oh, and I’ll eat the cake for you. LOVE me some good birthday cake…corner piece with extra frosting, please!

  11. Karin says:

    Happy birthday Cat! Have some vodka for me.

  12. Maureen Willis says:

    Have some vodka for me!! I am semi-new to your blog and love reading it each morning at work. Happy Birthday!! You’re awesome!

  13. I already dispatched Stowe so that we can share Daniel. Bring a long the cookies we might need the energy.Lots of it. Happy Birthday!


  14. nicole says:

    happy happy birthday! so glad to have met you! you are a special person :)

  15. Shani says:

    Happy birthday! Have some vodka for me!

  16. Jackie H says:

    Have some vodka for me! ;) Enjoy your birthday.

    I found your blog a couple of weeks ago and spent the weekend reading your archives! I also had gastric bypass – in 10/08 – so its nice to read a blog by a fellow wls-er!

  17. Dominique says:

    Happy birthday, Cat! Have some vodka for me! (and pie!)

  18. Amy says:

    I’m still not up to hard liquor, so I’m hoping you’ll take care of your own bday toast & have some vodka for me. As soon as I’m able, I’ll drink some gin for you. :)

    (I, too, love an alpha male who could win the fight he would never start – unless he was defending my honor. Someday I’ll post about the time the architect almost started a fight in full view of a dozen snipers.)

  19. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! i will refrain from singing. oh boy.. your birthday is on 4/20. it used to be my favorite holiday.

  20. Carol says:

    Have a fabulous Bday and “have some vodka for me”

  21. Happy birthday! Can I come eat cookies with you?

  22. Charissa says:

    Ooh, that looks so yummy!
    Happy Belated Birthday beautiful!!!

  23. Yum, those are some awesome looking pb protein cookies; I’ll be making these tomorrow! Hope you have a great birthday, make sure you “have some vodka for me!”

  24. Gotta love this recipe! My husband will even love these :-) They look delicious

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