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Showing Support With Cookies

My own post inspired me yesterday.

I had been feeling so helpless lately not being able to do the things I normally do around the house and in my day to day life.

Then Boston happened.

And I felt truly helpless. And guilty for complaining about my own injury that I knew would heal.

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(Not a great photo but you get the idea of some of the KT Tape that covers the left side of my upper body).

So what did I do?

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With the assistance of the Kitchen Aid mixer, I baked those blue and yellow M&M cookies that I mentioned yesterday for my son’s Little League team in support of Boston.

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It took me longer than normal to basically measure and do everything with my right hand but it made me happy to be doing “something”.

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The hardest part for me was probably forming the balls with one hand. But the kids wouldn’t notice the difference.

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I wrapped them individually and tied each bag with blue and yellow ribbon. I couldn’t curl the ribbons but again, the kids (especially since they are boys) would NEVER notice the ribbons.

The ribbons to kids are only a nasty barrier between them and the cookies.

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I brought the cookies to the game and gave them out at the end, after my son’s team won. I informed the parents as to why I baked the special cookies and the kids grabbed them and tore into the bags without even noticing the colors.

But I knew what they stood for. And so did my son.

My cookies won’t change the tragic events or eliminate terrorism.

But they taste good, I felt good making them and they brought a smile to the kids’ faces.

Since we all know I really don’t share my dessert, I am sure you won’t be surprised when I say I don’t share my signature chocolate chip cookie recipe.

secret recipe

How about a great tip for keeping a sliced apple fresh instead?

Little League season means long weeknights on the ball field. You do not want to be around me if I get hungry while I am sitting in those bleachers.

Therefore, last night, I planned ahead and packed my night time apple and peanut butter snack.

I am not a fan of using the lemon juice to keep the slices from turning brown. My apple always ends up tasting like lemons.

Before we left for the game, I sliced my green apple and sprinkled it with cinnamon.

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I also scooped my Crunch Time peanut butter into a smaller container.

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With dark chocolate of course.

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Perfectly portable and stayed PERFECTLY fresh when I went to eat it almost 3 hours later.

Cinnamon did the trick. The own little speck of brown you will have is from the cinnamon. Apple stayed crisp and fresh.

Give it a try – let me know if it keeps your apple from turning brown and icky too.

No, I do not feel funny taking my containers out of my purse  in the bleachers and eating my favorite snack. Nor do I care if the containers I used are really for my son.

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I am not food-shy. Is that a term, food-shy?

I would have whipped out my dinner as well but was too hungry to wait and so I ate it in the car.

Delicious mix of quickly roasted sweet potato wedges, black beans, roasted broccoli and asparagus topped with BBQ sauce and avocado.

concession stand

I should consider setting up my own concession stand and make some money while I am out on that field several days a week from now until the end of June.

Not a bad idea.

Have a great Wednesday!

I need to know:

Did you wear a race shirt or blue and yellow yesterday? Did you run or walk in support of Boston?

Do you slice your apples and sprinkle with lemon juice or buy pre-sliced apples in a bag?

What is your favorite cookie?

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  • jumpeatrun April 17, 2013, 10:13 am

    good for you for making the cookies- they look awesome!
    my favorite cookie is my grandmas recipe for Russian teacakes…I only have them around the holiday’s and they are a pain in the butt to make, but oh so good!

  • Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen April 17, 2013, 3:26 pm

    Such a sweet thing to do with the cookies. They look good too!

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