We’re On A Boat.

It’s not even New Years, and everywhere I look, I see ads for “new year, new YOU!” This is really exciting to me, because really, I have always wanted to be….a pirate!! Or a wench! Or really anything that allows me to have a talking pet and an eye-patch! I don’t like parrots, though. Do you think I could teach a teacup chihuahua to speak, or at least say “arrrrr” convincingly enough? I am not willing to give up a leg for a peg, though. If Jack Sparrow gets to keep both legs, so do I.

I don’t want to be Blackbeard, that would require more waxing than I care to think about. Can I be Redjusttheupperliphairbutitiswaxed? Or is that too long? Ok, just “Red” for short.

I’d have the best pirateship around, because EVERYONE would of course have to bend to my will, which would mean BodyPump on board, and so we’d be the strengthiest band of pirates around.  We would have the most fabulous flag, and instead of walking the plank, you’d have to hold one. (swimming is easy in comparison.)

Maybe I’ll just stick to being an underemployed actor and hope to play one on tv.

My Pirate flag. I am obviously not as good as Marla

We would pillage for sugar. I don’t know if you’ve figured this out, but I love the stuff. In fact, I love it so much, that I made BATCH NUMBER 20 yesterday!! I used the wonderful Coach’s Oats, cherries, chocolate, and slivered almonds to make a great oatmeal cookie. The only thing I would change would be the chocolate chips, I used dark chocolate and it was a little overpowering. White chocolate would be perfect.

Yields 3 dozen

Chocolate Cherry Almond Oatmeal Cookies

20 minHow Long is This Going to Take?

15 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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What Goes In?

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 lg eggs
  • 1 T vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 3/4 cup oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried pitted cherries
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Avengers, Assemble!

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. cream butter and sugars together
  3. add eggs and extracts
  4. add in dry ingredients, starting with flour, baking soda, and salt
  5. stir in oats and add ins.
  6. using a LARGER sized scoop, scoop them out at least 1" apart
  7. bake 13-15 minutes

20 batches down-10 to go. Getting to be crunch time. I can do this. I can do this.


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