Many bloggers are taking Christmas break off - congratulations to them and we hope they find the rest, recuperation, and (w)riting time they need. But, here at erica and christy, the show must go on (or we'll never finish this countdown). Thanks for stopping by!
#7 on our list of best/worst things about being an aspring writer - eating chocolate (or whatever your vice is) while writing vs. trying to remain taller than you are wide.
we figure this is self-explanatory
As you know, erica lost her muse this weekend. But she did make some great cookies. Basically what happened is, she took her kids to program practice Saturday where she was informed (well, reminded, but it had gone completely out of her mind, so it seemed like informed at the time) that she was partly responsible for the church coffee hour the next day. If you don't know it, erica lives in a really, really small town. The kind of town where you actually need to call a neighbor for a cup of sugar on the weekend or you won't find one.
So she quickly compiled the ingredients available to her in her own kitchen. This was not her finest hour.
However, some basic ingredients and an internet connection (along with her friend "Google"), erica made no-bake cookies with her kids. This is especially good because, well, erica doesn't bake. AND because these are pretty filling and just-sweet-enough that you only want one at a time. Not to mention they're drop cookies, so make them as small as you want. Yum, yum.
2 cups white sugar
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2/3 cup peanut butter
3 cups oatmeal (the quick-cook kind)
1 tsp. vanilla (although I forgot this and it still worked out)
Put the sugar, cocoa, and butter in a saucepan over medium heat until it boils. Once boiling, add peanut butter and oatmeal, stir, and boil one more minute. Remove from heat. Drop onto wax paper and let cool. Easy-peasy.
What's your go-to food while writing?