Magic Jewball

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Monday evening quarterback

Filed under : Food
On March 1, 2010
At 6:30 pm
Comments : 5

This is the only thing about football I know: on Monday, you analyze what you did on Sunday. On Sunday, I baked. Well, Saturday night too. In all, I spent about twelve hours baking and the thing that hurts most is my feet. I need some sort of new ergonomic situation that enables me to roll dough while sitting down. Next kitchen!

Anyway, to mix up my sports metaphors, let’s go around the horn, beginning with the Craisins since those are labeled and clear. By the way, I ran out of Craisins so some people got dried apricots. Those are in 70 calorie packs, which is weird. Could they not stick in a couple more apricots to keep the marketing trend going?


So just below the Craisins are the Cookie Dough Truffles which came out awesome! Just as I predicted but really, how could they go wrong? They actually turned out to be a bit more time-consuming than I thought which would be OK except I was making three other things. Still, totally worth it.

Below those are the Oatmeal Carmelitas and they came out super as well. I once did a bad batch of these and I’ve nightmares ever since. No worries this time. Fantastic!

To the left of those are the Peanut Butter cookies. You can tell from the cross-hatch pattern. What cross-hatch pattern, you say? Oh right, it disappeared. That was so odd, they just faded away in the oven. Now, I have a new oven since the last time I made these but I wasn’t aware that it baked up cookies fluffier than before. Or, maybe it was because I accidentally bought crunchy peanut butter instead of smooth. It was hard to feel motivated to go out and buy a replacement at 3am when I was making this dough.

Lastly are the Hamantaschen in the three flavors. Well, two of them. I had a last minute change of heart with the raspberry and decided to be interesting or something. I did blueberry instead. That’s the one right up front (I like to make the new guy stand right up front). Behind that is Apricot, and Nutella is in the rear, which is where it ends up fat-wise when I eat a lot of it.

Then I threw a bunch of chewy Israeli candies on top to fill it out but this is before that step so you could enjoy the view. I hope you’ve enjoyed the view. And now, back to picking at the baskets from other people that are obstructing my dining room table. It’s a tough job but somebody has to do it.



No song today. Too busy snacking.

 

5 Comments for this post

 
Celia says

These look great. But they also remind me why I had to give up mishloach manot. (Commandment, shmemandment.) I can point to MULTIPLE years where a very successful weight-loss effort was derailed by Purim preparations, then it seemed pointless to try to get back on track with Passover looming, and then things got so stressful at the end of the school year…next thing I knew it was January 1st again and I was still fat.

 
Becca says

Thanks! I’ve just been cutting out all other foods. I had Snickerdoodles for dinner.

 
Irishcardinal says

It’s so pretty! Do you put them in actual baskets, or what?

 
sarpon says

You should go pro.

 
Becca says

Thanks, Irish! That is actually a plastic Ziploc container. Not gorgeous but everyone appreciates reusable plasticware. :D

Good idea, Sarp. I’ll look into it.