A lot has been going on lately! Bad (kind of) and good.
I’m still looking for a job, but I quit worrying about it and I know one will come when it’s supposed to.
We got 3 of our animals at the same time, so they’re all getting old at the same time. Bad idea. They’re all 3 having problems at the same time and it’s really wearing on us! But, it’ okay! Everything will work out and be okay, but it’s sad to see my animals sick. Our dog, Sunny, has congestive heart failure and she’s been having some seizures lately. Our cats, Tabby and Chloe are just having various issues that come with age.
Anyway, good things have been happening lately, too.
I’ve been substitute teaching and it’s been going really well. I’ve subbed almost every K-12 grade now, so that’s a kind of cool accomplishment. The little kids are hilarious and I always have funny stories to tell.
Intuitive eating is going really well and it’s completely changed my entire mindset, so I’m feeling great!
Kellen and I had a great time at his formal :
Annd, lastly, I’ve been baking a lot. These cookies were (obviously) inspired by Reese’s. I was really craving some chocolate/peanut butter in a cookie form, so I made these. If you don’t like too much peanut butter in your chocolate, you might want to make your peanut butter balls smaller when you make these! I am a huge fan of peanut butter, though, so that’s why my peanut butter lumps are so huge. These are faaantastic cookies!
How do you deal with stressors in your life?
- 1 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy)
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 4 oz. cream cheese
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- ⅔ cup granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a mixer, beat together peanut butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar.
- Roll into 1 inch balls (or so…smaller depending on your love for peanut butter) and freeze while you make the rest of the recipe.
- Beat together sugars, and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
- Add in the dry ingredients just until incorporated.
- Form a ball of dough, take a peanut butter ball, and wrap the dough around the ball until the peanut butter is no longer visible.
- Do this for all of the cookies.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until dough is still a little gooey, but firm.
- Cool and enjoy!
- P.s. The dough will be sticky, that’s okay. The cookies will be huge, that’s also okay.