Thursday, May 27, 2010

oh, it's absolute hell I tell ya.....
















... when the weather isn't co-operating and I can't go out to play.  No golf, no gardening...no anything in the pouring rain and cold.  It's a lousy +5C if you please!!  update:: the rain just turned to big fat wet flakes that splat as they hit the pavement...... sigh.............and it's so dark in here, even if it is the middle of the day, that I have all the lights on .....

And, nobody is home to help with the chocolate... the beaters, the spoons, the mixing bowls...... oh, yeh...  heh heh  ...nobody is here to help.  Gee.  Had to take one for the team and lick them all myself... think I need a glass of nice cold milk now.  Isn't it funny how milk just seems made for chocolate?






























oh, and...the spoon and spatula too...let's not forgot those!  hahah.....ooohhh...I'll be giddy after all that chocolate.  But, strange as it may seem...I prefer the "raw mixture" as a friend of my sister's calls it in her broad Yorkshire accent... than the actual baked goodies.  So, I don't eat more than a cookie or two of the two dozen.   Mr. BV knows they are all his.......  but, even so, I have to try to monitor his hoarding and consuming.  I hope they last more than two days.  Luckily, he is slim but, I must guard, (yes, I insist! I must!!) guard against his consumption of too much refined food.   I want him to be around for a long time.  Which is probably why I don't bake cookies too often.... muffins more so because there is a lot less fat and sugar content.  I usually save cookies for the festive season.  Go all out and then, forget about them for a year.  But..today..it's dreary, I felt like baking to warm up the house...and thought about ....cookies........















What I would really like to be doing is golfing.  Well, trying to golf, as I seem to be unable to do anything right so far this season.  Or, at the very least, digging in the dirt ...planting my annuals.!!  I'm definitely not putting them in til next week now.  It's going to snow on Saturday!.  Down to 0 C.  Sheeesh.  We already must have the shortest growing season in the world... and now this ....   see why I had to cheer myself up with some lovely warm oven stuff?  Now...what should I make for supper?















...there they sit.... getting a good soaking of rainwater.... waiting.... just waiting...
although I did keep Basil in the garage.  His leaves got frost bitten a few days ago when I left him out overnight..... I figured the Thyme and Rosemary were a bit more hardy.  I hope.

Want a cookie?  Recipe from Christmas on my other blog.  Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies.

12 comments:

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

We were at +35.8C yesterday. 42 with the humdidity (as my daughter calls it) We were out till noon and then sat indoors to keep cool the rest of the day. I'm not complaining though! I'll take the heat any day!

ponymaid said...

My word, snow! We are sweltering here in the east, which irks the humans no end but is much loved by the donkey contingent. You are most wise to stay indoors and eat sweet things - it's the only solution to weather woes. Sage and Otis are getting quite excited - the big day is nearly here. Otis is particularly fidgety but of course he is a young boy bear and likes a bit of adventure. Sage is keeping her worries to herself.

Your friend and admirer,
Sheaffer

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Oh ya, and I didn't dare cook anything! I would have melted;-)

Sue said...

We are also suffering from high heat and humidity where I am in Ontario. I would actually welcome some cool air (but NOT snow). I just don't tolerate heat well at all.

Those cookies look so yummy, and you are right - chocolate and a cold glass of milk...the perfect combo.

Sue:)

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Over here on the Treasure Coast of Florida we are enjoying sunny weather and temps of 85 degrees. :)
Hope you weather improves so you can go golfing! :)
Those chocolate cookies looks super yummy!
Hugs

JudiA said...

Yum, yum, YUMM!! Of course you can't let those delicious lickings go to waste, LOL. I am sorry that your weather continues to be so awful. If it's true that misery loves company, maybe it will help if I tell you that we are stuck in what my daughter is calling "Mayvember" as well. Sigh...

Sophia said...

Those cookies look absolutely delicious!! I'll partake if you don't mind. :)

And I totally get what you mean by the weather not cooperating. We had some really bad storms here yesterday...very bad hail and tornados. Ugh!

Hugs!

Abi said...

God those cookies look delicious.. I love licking the raw mixture off the spoons and out of the bowl... but then I remind myself of the raw eggs in it, and it kind of puts me off, so the dogs enjoy the rest... oops, is that gross, dogs licking the spoons?

Perhaps you should move to Texas vee... I burnt my legs yesterday :O)

Elizabeth Johnson said...

I prefer unbaked treats to baked ones anyday! I love batter and dough.. yum.

frayedattheedge said...

Oh bother - I had just typed a big long comment and ..... blogger decided to lose it!!

La Bella Vie said...

Ok so just because of these pictures, I'm off to make chocolate brownies and eat the entire pan!
PS do you enter these adorable ladies in shows? We have a show coming up in September in Portland to maybe consider if you do...

Serena said...

It was very noble of you to take one for the team...hehe Those cookies look delicious! As for weather, we've had rain, off and on, over the past couple of days but it looks like we might be in for some sunshine today. YAY!