This isn’t a cooking blog, so don’t expect some awesome recipr formatting or anything. I’m just taking a moment to talk about a flavor combination I made.
Okay so it may not be the healthiest thing you can eat for breakfast but it’s better than crack, and so are these cookies I made for a work potluck today.
Coincidentally it is also National Maple Syrup Day, and these cookies taste like a waffle that has been slathered in butter and maple syrup.
The secret? Maple flavored buttercream frosting on a pudding sugar cookie.
The recipes aren’t secret because you can find versions of them all over the internet. So I’ll keep it simple here.
For the cookie:
Take your favorite cookie recipe. Doesn’t matter what kind from what I can tell. Add a box of instant pudding mix to the dry ingredients and an extra egg to the wet ingredients. Need to keep the dry and wet ingredients in balance.
For the frosting:
Find a simple buttercream frosting recipe you like and add Maple flavoring extract. About 1 1/2 teaspoons per 1/2 cup of butter. Maybe more.
And that’s it. Apart they aren’t anything special, but when eaten together is when the magic happens.
Excuse the shitty hand writing you’re about to see.
A couple weeks ago I mentioned on my Twitch stream that I had picked up a small whiteboard to hang in my room, and that I was using it to list out some of my top goals. I only showed it briefly there, so I thought I should share it here for everyone to see clearly.
I picked the top 5 things I felt were going to be important to me for the immediate future and beyond, and I put them on the left.
Each goal has some supporting words and statements to help keep me thinking about the pieces that will make up the whole.
On the right side I came up with a list of things I recognized were time and/or resource suckers that I should be avoiding at all costs because they detract from my potential to complete any of my goals.
I then finished with a couple of two statements that I hope will remind and empower me to complete these goals.
Be Disciplined. Be Focused.
Wish me luck!
A text list of the goals for anyone that wants it.
Publish a novel
Build my blog
Lately, as part of my self reflection and re-evaluation, I’ve been looking into making better choices that lead to better habits.
One of those habits I want to work on developing is getting up early and going to the gym before getting ready for work.
Today started off alright. I woke up to my alarm at 5:45ish. I laid there for a minute or two and…..decided to go back to sleep. Oops.
This led to some weird dreams. I thought I had gone through an entire day and was about to wake up and go to work on a Friday. Sadly, it was still Thursday when I did finally get out of bed.
Oh well, at least it’s not Tuesday!
I’ve been fairly quiet on social media for the last month or so, and felt like posting an update.
I started typing this out on Twitter but quickly realized I was going to need more than 240 characters and also didn’t want to just post a string of tweets, so here we are!
The last couple of months have been an interesting journey. I’ve traveled to familiar places and spent time with old friends. I’ve traveled to new places and finally met friends I’ve only ever known online. I’ve started down a path for bettering my health and alreadt seen some improvements. I had time to reflect on who I was, where I’ve come from, and where I think I want to go.
During that bit of self-reflection, I decided on a couple things. First of all, goals for 2020 and beyond. I bought and hung up a small whiteboard with some goals written on it, as well as things I need to avoid going forward so that I can focus on the more important things.
In addition to that, I’m putting forth an effort to learn more and expand my knowledge. A while back I learned about a service called Masterclass and was recently reminded that it exists. So I looked into it, found some subjects I liked, and took the plunge. We’ll see where it takes me.
Now that it’s December of 2019, I’ll put together a different entry to cover more specific topics such as a proper reflection of my year and what I’m actually aiming to accomplish in the year to come.