Change of menu, as always!
I trekked to the grocery store today by foot to retrieve some ingredients to make Hello Dollies. I was planning sugar cookies again, but when I saw this recipe for these bars that I used to eat in college when my friend Whitney’s mom used to send her care packages full of ’em, I knew I had to change plans. Plus this recipe looked (and was) so easy!!
You can bet I had a few of these! Under the choco chips were some Heath Bar chips, which I spotted at the grocery store and had to get (mostly for oatmeal someday soon 😉 ) I am a huuuuge fan of all things butterscotch, toffee + caramel.
Going into the oven –
Ta-Da! The recipe called for 24 bars and I came out with 25. They are tiny, but that’s perfect for portion control.
I’ll be taking them to the Christmas party we’re attending tomorrow night. Other than the nibbles of chips, I didn’t snack on them at all!
But I did have 2-3 oz of wine while at the grocery store at a tasting! That was my afternoon snack along with a sample of the husband’s homemade mead as he transferred it to a new container to reduce sediment (among other things). It isn’t ready yet, but it tasted kind of like a mimosa!
Quiche —> Sandwiches
We were supposed to have quiche tonight made with our abundance of eggs and cheese, but since the bars didn’t come out of the oven until 6:00, we both decided on something quick and easy – and something to work on our other overflowing ingredient: bread.
We ended up making Scrambled Egg Sandwiches with Avocado, Spicy Gouda + Sour Cream
1 egg, scrambled, plus a crumbled piece of the gouda, plus a layer of avocado, plus a layer of sour cream.
Plus yet another mixed green salad. This time with orange (needed some fruit today!) and some TJ’s Fiber Worms for crunch. And a drizzle of balsamic.
Last but certainly not least – dessert! I tasted one of the bars. Boy, they are delicious and so chewy. Not the best thing to have the night before you go to the dentist.
Yes. I am going to the dentist in the morning. I am NOT looking forward to it because:
1) I no longer have dental insurance since I left my job a year ago so I will be paying cash and
2) I have a history of cavity-prone, sensitive teeth.
I brush + floss like a good girl, but I think it’s genetic CROSS YOUR FINGERS I don’t have any problems because I can’t afford them!