Thursday, October 12, 2017

Of Cookies and Carcasses

Two important food-related events yesterday: I finally made a double batch of chocolate chip cookies, and A. slaughtered another lamb.

The reason I made the cookies is because Charlie happened to be assigned the class Halloween party as his turn to bring in a treat, and I really don't think I'm going to be up to treat-making at the end of this month. So I decided to make a bunch of cookies and freeze half of them so I can just pull them out of the freezer and send them in on October 31*.

They're not as fun as, like, cupcakes decorated to look like ghosts or something, but they're better than buying a box of Little Debbie snack cakes, right? And anyway, the odds of me making intricately decorated ghost cupcakes are . . . well, it's not going to happen even when I don't have a newborn baby.

And by the way, baking chocolate chip cookies when on a restricted diet due to gestational diabetes is no fun at all. All that delicious cookie dough . . .


A. slaughtered the lamb because it kept escaping the pen, and after the fourth time it got out yesterday morning, he decided the forecast was favorable enough to hang meat. And just like that, that lamb was done for.

You did it to yourself, lamb.

So my mom was going down the stairs yesterday with Jack to play in the playroom and was treated to the sight of A. skinning the hanging sheep just outside the downstairs door. We may not live at Blackrock anymore, but we still know how to roll out the welcome mat for guests.

I suspect testicle parmigiana might be on the menu tonight. I'd rather eat the cookies, but I suppose I'll have to content myself with roasted vegetables. Whee.

* The first person to so much as whisper the word "nesting" gets a chocolate chip up the nose.


Anonymous said...

You may have heard that A.'s uncle K. had to shoot his 5 escaped hogs in the neighbor's corn field recently. Is there a pattern there?

Anonymous said...

I think that we are all waiting for the coming of the baby! Mary in MN

sheila said...

Winter is coming those lambs need to go anyway.

Good for you on planning ahead for the Halloween party. No point in making a mess in the kitchen twice when the cookies will keep just fine in the freezer.

I baked pumpkin cupcakes (even frosted them) for my grandson's school function tonight. I have to make Rice Krispie treats tomorrow for his soccer team on Sat. I'm diabetic so it's not much fun making a mess in the kitchen when I can't be eating the results. I should have been smart like you and made a double batch of one thing and been done with it.

Drew @ How To Cook Like Your Grandmother said...

Looks like I've got a chocolate chip in my future.

Susan said...

Wait, you're not in Blackrock anymore? I have more catching up to do than I thought......