O-M-to-the-G, I'm drooling just looking at these little cuties.
I don't know what has gotten into me lately, but what I do know is that my stomach looks like I'm hiding a balloon inside my shirt. Lately, I've been on a mission to make a low-carb dessert that is not just edible; it actually tastes good. sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Do you know what that was?
That was me falling asleep with my laptop on my lap and my hands on the keyboard, ready to type. Don't you hate that? When you're sitting up, trying to stay awake, but your head keeps nodding forward and your eyes keep closing, and both things are happening without you even realizing it.
So I'll try to write this as fast as I can, because I keep floating in and out of consciousness.
My dear friend Tena sent me these amazing organic Valencia peanuts, all the way from California (!), which are suppposed to be mold-free. Hopefully this is true. In any case, regular peanut butter is known to contain a toxic mold callded Aflatoxin, which is one of the most dangerous and carcccccccccccccccccccccccccc oy it happened again!
If you like peanut buttter, and you like chocolate, then you've just got to try these delicious little babies. They'll transport you to another dimension. I'm serious! It happened to me on Shabbat! I was sitting and drinking my afternoon High Tea after my six-minute power nap, which, incidentally, took place at the dining room table. It seems that I have a talent for falling asleep sitting up. Well, duh. Of course I do. I spent years perfecting this talent back in High School. Good times.
As I savored these little bundles of chocolate heaven, I listened to the screeching dinosaur sounds in the distance. After about a minute of this, I began to realize that I'm not in Jurassic Park, and there are no flying pterodactyls in the house. But indeed, there are. Five of them. Make that six. I can certainly include David as one of them, because why not.
Normally, I would have run over to the living room to patiently and sweetly question why my kids were roaring like dinosaurs. Like I really needed to find a reason. The reason is because, get it?! Because!!
But these cups were so good, the only place I was runinnjdf Okay that's it! I'm going to sleep.
I was going to save this post for Tisha B'Av, but I didn't think that many of you would find it amusing, so I'm posting it today. Also, I ran out of them because "somebody" (wink, wink) ate them all. Also, I figured we could use a little distraction from all of the horrors going on in the world, Hashem have mercy.
If you'd like the recipe, leave me a comment and I'll share it with you. When I'm more awake and functioning.
Oh, yeah, I just realized why I wrote "Meat-Free" in the title. That's because we can't eat meat during the first nine days of the month of Av, because meat is associated with joy, indulgence, and more good times. That was then. Now, meat is associated with hormones, antibiotics, inhumane treatment of cows, and greed. So maybe we should be eating meat this week - to symbolize our mourning over the fact that greedy humans feel the need to corrupt every single creation in this beautiful world of ours.
Have a great day!