Well, this one is super late (five weeks!), but also I am going to skip last week’s Sundays with Joy (Seaweed Parmesan Popcorn) because I need to order a seasoning for it so I am just going to wait till I have other things to order from Amazon. It actually may be sooner rather than later as the holidays approach so look for that to appear in a future post. If anyone is thinking, “Ewww seaweed! Why don’t you just skip it?” (cause maybe I was) it’s because all the really really good recipes in this cookbook start with me thinking “Really, Joy? Are ya sure?” I mean Orange Gingerbread Squares with Cream Cheese Frosting or Grapefruit Soufflé Pudding anyone? So even though I’m a little wary of this seaweed popcorn, I’m still totally gonna do it.
Now, this particular recipe had me perplexed as well. It was not the flavors. It’s peanut butter and chocolate, a no brainer! My issue was the “ball” part…on a cookie. I just didn’t get it. It didn’t really matter. I made them anyway.
Then as my family was trying to eat them it finally struck me what bugged me about them. The ball makes it kinda hard to eat. So since I was already late posting about my cookies, I decided to take the time and make them again. Especially since the flavor combo was a big hit in this house, I wanted to see if I could go about making these cookies more practical to eat. So I took the balls…and FLATTENED them, simple as that. I also added a bit of melted chocolate just to make them a teeny bit prettier but they really don’t need it. If you’d like the recipe be sure to pick up the Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes.
My GeekyLink for this week is all about the extention of the wizarding world that will be coming soon. As a young wife with no kids, reading Harry Potter in real time, waiting and waiting years for new books, of course I bought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them I wasn’t sure at the time how “real” they were (you know how some book and move tie-ins are barely legit). Years later when it was revealed that J.K. Rowling herself wrote it and Quidditch Through the Ages I felt vindicated having bought them. They were just bits of the world but it is a world I love and am eager to get back to, even 60 years before The Boy Who Lived or not. With two kids yet to read Harry Potter and one that already loves it, I couldn’t be more thrilled. But I’m also back to waiting…