Today was a busy day. It was the first day Connor was back at school in a week and the first time in five days I’ve been able to hear out of both ears and breathe through one nostril, a huge improvement.
Also my teeth have stopped hurting! Yay! This fun symptom has never happened to me before. It felt like eight cavities had erupted in my mouth simultaneously. I have pretty good teeth so I figured the chances of that actually happening were pretty low. I concluded it was somehow associated with my cold. I can happily report that now that my hearing has returned, my painful cavity filled mouth has been downgraded to merely achy gums. I know, I know! “Stop talking, you’re making us cringe.” I can’t help it. This blog is like a stream of consciousness thing sometimes!
Anyways…I finally felt well enough to do stuff today that I’d been putting off for the last week. That means laundry, cleaning, changing sheets, washing dogs, catching up on filing, school paperwork, etc. I was on a roll!
Until Connor’s school called at 1:30 to let me know that my child had fallen asleep in class. He had spent the morning alternating between whimpering, enjoying himself, and tantruming. No he didn’t have a fever, stomach/potty issues, or a runny nose. He was just out of sorts. Of course.
So I picked him up from school and plopped him on the sofa with Up while I sorted the laundry/finished the rest of half-done chores.
For whatever reason, Connor was fine as soon as he got home. Happy, playful, energetic, he was content to play by himself for about an hour. He even left the movie and went to his room to play with his stuffed animals. All Connor asked was that I turn on some classical music for him. Of course my darling! Whatever you wish! I will always happily turn off the tv in favor of Beethoven!
I decided a reward was in order. A reward in the form of a cookie. A s’more cookie!
*Side note: Since Connor started preschool I have been cooking up a storm. I love that I have the time to plan meals and execute them. However, cooking something new every night has produced quite a bit of leftovers. So the boyfriend has forbidden me from cooking any meals this week. My only cooking options were desserts! hehehe
I’ve decided to include a recipe or two a week for those of you who are looking for something easy and yummy (my specialties). I’m no Pioneer Woman so there will be no step by step beautiful photography or anything absolutely from scratch. I will take both shortcuts and bad pictures.
I’m calling this the Sneaky Mommy Eats section.
Summer is almost here Cookies, otherwise known as s’more cookies. Yum!
(If you don’t like butter or gooey goodness, you’re not going to like this recipe.)
2 cups Graham cracker crumbs
1.5 cups Chocolate chips
2 sticks of no salt butter
1 bag of large marshmallows
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9×13 baking pan. Melt 1.5 sticks of butter in microwave. In a medium bowl mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter until none are dry. Using your fingers, push graham mix into the bottom of the pan, creating a crust. Bake for 10 minutes.
In a small sauce pan melt the remaining butter with the chocolate chips, stirring frequently. Add vanilla extract. Once smooth, pour over the graham cracker crust. Resist the temptation to eat immediately.
It does look good though, doesn’t it?
Top the chocolate with marshmallows, covering as much of the chocolate as possible.
Then bake for 20-30 minutes depending on how dark you like your marshmallows.
I opted for a light golden color.
Allow cookies to cool completely (which I didn’t do). And enjoy!
Oh Mama! That is some rich, buttery, chocolately goodness! I was torn between having another piece and drinking some milk. So…I did both. First the second piece, then I was so desperate for milk I drank it straight from the carton (don’t tell Connor). I’m going to have to force people to come over at eat this so I don’t eat the whole pan.