A couple of weeks ago I bought some 'healthy' cookies at the grocery store. I put healthy in quotes because even though they have more fiber and fruit than other cookies, I really don't believe that they are healthy. I better option that regular cookies, yes, but healthy I don't think so.
I got them because sometimes I just gotta have a cookie. They were also on sale and I had a coupon. When I got home with the cookies I had a hard time deciding where to put them. I rarely buy cookies so we don't have a place in our kitchen for cookies. I bake more often than buy cookies, but those are mostly for a reason. Those are usually wrapped to take someplace or arranged on a nice plate.
I didn't want to leave the cookies out or in any place I might routinely see them. I know myself well enough to know that if I saw the cookies I would eat them. These were to be emergency cookies. I found a place, put them away and promptly forgot about them. Really.
Yesterday, I started jonesin' for a cookie. Initially, I did not remember the hidden cookies and began looking for a distraction. That worked for a bit, but I really, really wanted a cookie. So I began to look for a substitute. Watermelon took the edge off initially but sometime later. I.wanted.a.cookie!
I remembered then the hidden healthy cookies. The problem was I could not remember the hiding place. I looked and looked and looked for those cookies. They were not to be found. Once I knew there were cookies in the house, I had to have one. Several times during the course of the day, I looked for the cookies but to no avail.
Finally, I asked 65MD if he'd seen the cookies. He had not. I described the package and he said he'd be on the lookout for them, but he did not look for the cookies. Apparently, he did not understand my great need for a cookie!!!
I kept going about my day and had the thought of the lost cookies rolling around in the back of my head. I was hoping for a sudden realization of their whereabouts. Thankfully, I remained in control of myself enough that I didn't pile in a bunch of other useless garbage to satisfy my craving. I knew that only a cookie would do.
At supper time last night, I still had not found the cookies. 65MD and I decided to have a clean out the refrigerator supper. It is where we eat leftovers from days before. We get out all of the little containers of this & that, fill our plates, heat & eat. As a part of that process, I opened the crisper drawer to see if anything was languishing in there. Low & behold, behind the pineapple, were the COOKIES!!!!!
Immediately, I remembered putting them there, knowing they would be out of sight. But not thinking about my feeble mind! I had a nice dinner of a leftover chicken breast on a bed of salad greens from our garden. Then I had two apple & oat cookies. I put them back in the crisper drawer. The only problem now is I know they are there! Being forgetful can only help so much.
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5 days ago