Good Eats and Sweet Treats from My Small Boston Kitchen

PB Oatmeal Choco-Chip Cookies, and a Happy Thanksgiving

Last night I was looking at my blog as I do every night, dreaming about the days when I had the time to bake, and even more time to write about it. I miss those days, I miss them a lot. But what I realized in particular last night was… I haven’t blogged in over 2 weeks. TWO WEEKS! And that’s a record, even for me. So it’s past my bedtime on Thanksgiving Eve, and here I am writing a post. Why? Because I miss the HECK out of this, and so I’m making the time. Sleep can wait — these cookies must come first.

So the real excuse for being completely MIA for two weeks is that I just moved! I packed up my whole life and the ridiculous amounts of junk I’ve accumulated in the past few months, and I MOVED! Back to Boston, no less! (and now I can die happy). The pre-move preparation ate up most of my weeknights for many consecutive evenings, and this entire past weekend was devoted first to relaxing on a mini-vacation, and then to finishing up the packing, which took exponentially longer than expected. All in all, it was a success (if success can be explained by mountains of boxes strewn around my cluttered, dysfunctional new bedroom). But moving does not equal baking. In fact, moving equals the opposite of baking — so little time that I’d resorted to cans of soup for dinner and thawed brownies leftover from those happier times when I actually made stuff. But I digress… I was supposed to be sharing a recipe with you, was I not?

Tonight, given the hour and my dipping energy levels, I will merely share a link and two photos — an apology for my absence, and a vow to return. The Daring Bakers reveal is in a few short days, so that’s one day you can always count on a post, and I have at least three other recipes I’m dying to share. Someday they’ll make it to the pages of this blog, but until then… a scrumpcious link for you!

Click for Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies — I PROMISE you, you will not regret it. These cookies are wonderful. Seriously. Wonderful. Crunchy around the edges, chewy in the middle (as long as you’re careful not to over-bake them!) and packed full of chocolate chips. Holy yum.

And as for tomorrow, one of my all-time favorite days of the year, I wish you the very best. I have so many things to be thankful for that I don’t even know where to begin. I hope you, as I, will enjoy your cranberry sauce (canned or fresh?) and stuffing (traditional or cornbread?) and turkey (or pork or seafood or even tofurkey if that’s your thing) and pies (pumpkin, pecan, apple?). May you experience all of the love and happiness that comes with the day of Thanksgiving.

With an abundance of love and sugar, enjoy!

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