Monday, March 11, 2013

Big Dead Bloated Roaches

I love baking.  It's creative, challenging, fun, and best of all, I get to make stuff up, just to see if it works.

Last night, I paired a new cookie formula with a brown organic pastry flour (bought with a coupon).  There's a slight grit in the dessert, but overall it didn't suck.  A few tweaks and it'll be ready for the book.

Another thing I'm grooving on right now is dates.  They look like big dead bloated roaches, but once chopped and in a bake, they are like little bursts of happiness.

I wrote a cinnamon, raisin, date bake and man alive, did those little bloated roaches pack a punch.  Seriously good. 

And in health news, I'm getting stronger.  Today was day five of work and I noticed that the first three days I did great.  But then saw a decline in day four and five.  But after getting cracked this afternoon, I'm feeling better.  And get this, the ladies at the desk gave me a bag of coupons.

How groovy is that?  Plus I have tomorrow off. 

And lastly, Tim's got game tonight, so I will shut him in the office while me and the pups park our butts on the couch and play a game of, who can stay awake the longest.

I bet I won't win.

31 comments:

  1. You with a bag of coupons are dangerous!
    Just make sure those really are dates.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Alex: I'm tellin' ya, they look like bugs. But taste like heaven. Which is probably better than the other way around.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Whew! After reading your title, I was sure to see pictures of dead, bloated roaches! Eeeww! Glad that wasn't the case!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Stacy: I took a photo of the roach-like dates, but just couldn't post it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love sticky date pudding. Yummy. Glad you are doing better Whisk. :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I like dates too, and dry figs. Too bad both are awfully expensive :(

    ReplyDelete
  7. Niki: Ohhh, I make bread pudding at work with raisins. What a great idea to try dates. Thanks.

    DEZMOND: How much do they cost by you?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Ken: Bloated roaches. Very gross.

    ReplyDelete
  9. not sure about dates, but dried figs cost about 4 to 8 euro per kilogram which is a lot. You can buy 4 or 8 kg of bananas or oranges for that price.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Kilos I get, since I bake metric, but you lost me on euros. But compared to fresh fruit that does seem high. Yikes.

    Though with baking dates, a wee bit packs a punch. I love that.

    Never had figs yet.

    ReplyDelete
  11. euro is European currency, sister. One euro is about 1,5 dollars or a bit more maybe.

    ReplyDelete
  12. DEZMOND: I knew it was money (you are funny). But I didn't know the conversion to our money.

    Thanks :-)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great minds think alike! I ate a dried date the other day and thought "hmmm...exoskeleton." Of course I didn't mention it to Mrs. B, since I figured it would gross her out too much.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Bard: Hahahaha. Well at least it doesn't taste like an exoskeleton. That really would be gross.

    Although I watched a Halloween food show where everyone was eating all kinds of fried, dipped and baked bugs.

    ReplyDelete
  15. While the cat likes to eat bugs and likes to chow down on baked goods, win win!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Pat: Our one little dog named Bug, loves to bug hunt for flies and all kinds of stuff. She too would enjoy a bug bake.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Dates do look like roaches. No wonder I don't care for them. :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Dana: I didn't know it until I got home and opened them up. But man alive, did they bake great.

    ReplyDelete
  19. The title scared me a bit. I thought, oh she's going into extreme baking.

    Hope you feel completely well soon.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Anne: That's really funny. I want to go on Extreme Baking.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Such an appetizing post title! But I read it anyway. You're right -- that's exactly what dates look like!

    ReplyDelete
  22. A bag of coupons and a day off work...life just doesn't get any better! haha.

    I love dates...they are delish. Crackin' up at the roach thing, though..yep, I can see it! haha.

    ReplyDelete
  23. sadly when I worked at a produce department, dates didn't sell well

    ReplyDelete
  24. Don't like dates! Me and Fran were throwing them at each other a couple of weeks ago. They kinda hurt when they hit you on the head.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Right upside the head I got him with one!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I used to not like dates but now I just love them! And yay for a day off. I hope you enjoy it :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Debra: Nothing like a good bug post.

    Betsy: It ain't a bad way to rest. Do you bake them as well?

    Adam: Poor little dates :-(

    Ray: Hahahaha. You guys kill me.

    Lurker: I'll bet they do.

    mshatch: Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Now, you've got me craving date pinwheel cookies, Whisk! I haven't made those in years. *sigh*

    ReplyDelete
  29. The pups can beat you every time trying to stay awake, huh?

    ReplyDelete