Get Your Game Face On!
For one of my classes, I’m required to attend a sporting event and write a huge paper analyzing it. Rough assignment, huh? (Well not the first paper maybe, but the paper writing is actually haha).
Tonight’s the night! The husband and I are going to see the only local game we could find that fit in our schedule before the paper’s due: the UNCG vs Elon Men’s basketball game.
Now, I’m not much for sport watching on tv. (Mostly because the husband watches it 24/7). Live, in-person games are a different story! Although I will feel like a huge nerd taking notes at a sporting event, I’m looking forward to a fun evening.
As I was getting ready to make dinner, the husband called and said he was bringing leftovers from another work event- wow twice in one week! (This never happens).
He ended bringing home some “traditional Southern food”- BBQ and hush puppies. I don’t particularly care for BBQ but don’t tell anybody in NC that or I’ll get shunned. I had some but mostly let the hubs chow on that. I do love hushpuppies, despite their utter lack of nutritional value. In case you’re not familiar with them, they’re basically fried cornbread turds. But good tasting turds.
I was already prepared to have dinner ready in time to go to the game, so I used the extra time to whip up some no-bake oatmeal cookies!!
Usually the first step in a no-bake recipe is to boil bladda bladdy blah. In my book, boiling counts as cooking (or in this case baking). So I experimented with microwaving 🙂
This recipe is going to totally blow, just warning you. I was throwing this and that here and there, and hoping I’d end up with something edible. Since it turned out halfway decent, I’ll work on recreating it so I can get you better measurements. Really you probably don’t need the measurements- just throw stuff in until it looks good like I did. 🙂
Anyways, I used about 3-4 Tbsp milk (some almond, some skim), maybe 1/4c almond butter, and a dap of coconut oil. I microwaved it ‘til the almond butter melted (not long).
Then I stirred in old fashioned oats, probably about 1 cup, plus a couple tablespoons of wheat germ, a little flax seed, bunches of cinnamon, and a few squirts of agave nectar. After tasting I added a little more agave nectar to decrease the grassy taste of the wheat germ. So either more agave or less wheat germ I suppose.
Then I stirred, plopped onto some parchment paper and stuck it in the fridge til I couldn’t stand it. Probably not more than 15 minutes honestly, if that. Then I chowed down. 🙂 It made 6 pretty good size cookies, so adjust accordingly.
Mmm mmm good. Even the husband said they weren’t bad (and ate 3!), so I know they were pretty darn yum.
Perfect for impatient people like me that just want a cookie now! No silly waiting for baking. (Although you do lose out on the fresh-out-of-the-oven warm first bite.)
I’m fully expecting to enjoy a good beer at the game tonight (they just moved the games to the city coliseum where they serve LOCAL beer! It’s Natty Greene’s and it’s great! Yes, I’m biased, my husband’s friend brews it- but I still liked it before he started there).
OOoo homework and beer. I AM a rebel. 🙂