I never know how to begin posts. I think its corny to start with “Hello Friends!”. Anyhow, I have no brilliant line, so I’ll just begin.
I admit, I’m not a genius, but think I have some intelligence. I went to a good college, I was at the top of my class in culinary school (shocker, really!), and I like reading. So I’m gonna safely say I’m a tad smarter than Heidi Montag, not a huge feat, but something. Anyhow, often times, I do dumb things. I wish I had a more brilliant euphemism , but that is what they are, plain, ass dumb! Who knows, maybe you do them too:
-Text while walking across a busy street (and while I refrain from texting while driving – a practice which wouldn’t even make linguistic sense 10 years ago – I have been guilty of pulling it out at red lights. For shame, don’t kill me dad).
-Sacrifice precious moments of my life to watching horrid reality shows like “The Desperate Housewives of (fill in the blank)”
-Respond – albeit reflexively – to an errant catcall or come on. I need to keep my eyes straight ahead even if the woman inside me is screaming a big fat swear-a-thon…turning and looking at a truck-full of losers only eggs them on and gives them the attention they want. Ass holes! O, theres that inner bitch showing.
-Peruse gourmet food meccas like Whole Foods only to buy something as simple as Almond Milk and some cashews, which are both cheaper at Trader Joes.
-drink diet soda (for the record, I hate diet coke, and I’m cutting back, and go ahead, judge me)
-Not use a lock on my locker at the gym….still after having money stolen. Now I simply leave the wallet at home or in the car.
-Instinctively exclaim “Sorry!” when someone bumps into ME on the street
-Polish way too much food before bedtime
-Use my hands to take things out of the oven (seriously, I think I just dont believe in mits, my hands are full of burns and scars, a hand model I will NOT be!).
And the DUMBEST thing I sometimes do is……
-complain I’m “fat”……man am I dumb
I was pleasantly surprised to see peanut flour at Trader Joe’s this weekend. I thought it was going to remain one of those “buy online only” items like coconut peanut butter. And I’ll admit, I was almost going to make an online purchase. Thank goodness when I’m at the computer, I’m too lazy and comfy to reach for my wallet, so the online purchase never occurred. Because……Traders sells a bag of peanut flour for 3.99 and NO SHIPPING. I would have skipped, but too many cute guys work at trader for me to act in such an embarrassing manner.
I’ve already added them to a bunch of stuff, but I wanted to do something pretty for the blog. Enter my attempt at meringues which really were more like cookies, so lets just call them that. I also made a pavlova with the same batter cause I made so much. So you can make either. Here’s what went down:
-4 Jumbo egg white
-2 tbs peanut flour
-capful of vanilla stevia (I only had this cause I won it from a giveaway, you can use any sweetener you like, sugar will work best and two packets from the kind at starbucks outta do it)
Whip the egg whites until stiff peaks. And I mean STIFF! Hold the bowl over your head! Did it fall over your hair?! If it did, your didn’t whip it enough! Once its stiff, ad the peanut flour and vanilla/sugar. Quickly place in large ziploc bag and pipe into a big doughnut type thing if your making a pavlova OR little dots if your on the cookie route. When your done a nice dusting of cocoa powder or powdered sugar would be a nice touch. Since there’s not much to these cookies, I would not replace a meal with these! They are addictive and my roommate and I gobbled the whole batch in 5 min. Since I cant bake a batch of cookies and leave them around my house, this was perfect.