Why is it so hard to get yourself back to eating normal after the holidays? At least it is for me. It started Christmas Eve. That thinking, "eat all you want of everything! It's Christmas!" Well, Christmas is over!
As much as I hated to, I finished off the crock pot chocolate covered peanuts, the brown sugar chew bread, the truffles, and the caramel popcorn mix with chocolate covered pecans. With this out of the way, I was off to a new start. But wait, Saturday night Poppy was plundering in the kitchen cabinets, craving something chocolate. So being the nice person that I am, I made a batch of chocolate oatmeal cookies, or as Poppy calls them, "meadow flops"...
You know how it is, you eat something sweet, you want something salty. You eat something salty, you want something sweet. Continuously!
I could not help but think about mama. She loved shelled raw peanuts cooked slowly in a frying pan with a little oil and salt. Reminds me of the warm salted nuts you used to buy in the dime store. Again, this is Poppy's fault. His very words were, "If I shell some of these peanuts will you cook them in oil and salt".
Jeffrey Pierce, who owns the deer processing plant where Poppy works part time, brought us a bag of raw peanuts, a pack of country cured ham, and a big chunk of hoop cheese for Christmas.
I must stop feeling like it is my responsibility to finish off all these foods!
Everyone probably makes chocolate oatmeal cookies. It is so easy...
1 stick butter
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
Boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add a big scoop of crunchy peanut butter and 1 1/2 to 2 cups oatmeal (quick cooking), 1 tsp. vanilla. Stir and quickly drop on wax paper.
My heart is telling me to eat healthy and lite today...get back in the routine, but my mind keeps going back to those cookies and nuts.
Okay, I am getting busy, before Poppy gets home!!