Friday Roundup

A few highlights to share–

The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book was released yesterday.  It’s always entertaining to see what they come up with – but I think I’ll pass on the opportunity to wear a jet pack and hover over a body of water.  (See:  Prepare for Takeoff)  And I don’t think the condo board would be on board with my new Hen Farm.

Bees in France have been pollinating waste from a factory that produces M&Ms!

Source- National Geographic

The honey is not fit for sale and the plant waste has since been secured so the bees aren’t tempted further.  I suppose this could mean honey-infused M&Ms.  Or it could mean that the candies wreak havoc on anyone who actually eats them!

Meet Baxter and Bailey.

They were tied on a double leash and took off into the woods in Cape Cod, MA.  They got tangled in a tree and were missing for 2 weeks.

Baxter, the younger pup, got loose and was found by a friend of the owner.  He lived up to his retriever breed and lead his owner to his buddy Bailey who was still trapped in the woods.

What a great story!

OK, OK – fine, I’ll share a picture of my favorite pups–

Peanut Butter Bombs

Sunday I was going to get my bake on but then a Paula Deen emergency occurred… a refrigerator malfunction caused the 2 remaining sticks of margarine in the fridge to melt–all over.  After cleaning everything up at least my hands were nice and smooth from all of the oil!

The full-throttle peanut butter cookies I had planned to bake were going to have to wait.  But I still wanted to bake.  Enter Peanut Butter Bombs.  These are my super-easy yet super-tasty go-to easy to make cookie.  They are always a hit but now the secret is out that they are only 4 ingredients and take less than 30 minutes to mix, make, and bake!

Peanut Butter Bombs

1 egg
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter (creamy, crunchy, anything works)
1/2 cup chocolate (chips, M&Ms, other candy)

*Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
*Crack the egg into a mixing bowl and stir with a fork.
*Add brown sugar and peanut butter.
*Mix with a spoon until blended
*Add in the chocolate, stir to combine.
*Place by the spoon full on an un-greased cookie sheet.
*Bake 12-15 minutes and enjoy!

This recipe makes approximately 1 dozen cookies.  Store in an airtight container.  Let me know if you make these!

PB Bombs

These are not part of the plant-strong program, but are a treat that QAG enjoys and I shared this latest batch with my co-workers.  When I offered them at work and a couple of people declined, I did tell them that they weren’t healthy.  Then I took them to my staff meeting and they disappeared.

Kostas always appreciates a good pb jar.

Side note – Spring Break is in the air so I’ll leave you with this:

source: someecards

 Question:  What’s your go-to easy cookie?