TANGENT: I have a great story about my across-the-street neighbor, Kristine. You see, we've been neighbors for ten years, but we've only lived our current neighborhood for four years. Huh? How is that possible? Well, shortly after Mike and I moved into our cute little 1950's house back in 2001, Kristine moved into the house next door. We were next door neighbors (and friends!) for the next six years until we both decided to build houses across the street from each other in our current neighborhood. We liked being neighbors so much that we've lived by each other in two different neighborhoods! Kristine says she stalked us, but really it was a mutual decision.
Continuing on....So tonight I was really craving something chocolate-y and sweet, but I had resigned myself to the fact that I couldn't have anything because I couldn't bake. But then! An epiphany! No Bake Cookies! Yes, that would work. I found my recipe and discovered that I had all the ingredients on hand. And before you knew it, I had these little guys dropped onto some wax paper ready to cool.
I've had three so far. Some nights just need to end in chocolate.
Oh and here's the recipe if you "need" to make these too:
No Bake Cookies
1 3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup margarine
4 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups quick-cooking oats
1 tsp. vanilla
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, margarine, and cocoa. Bring to a boil, and cook for
1.5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, oats and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonful onto wax paper. Let cool until hardened.