Monday, February 23, 2009

Pounds ahead

I was very, very happy when I came home to this package last week

My new Pampered Chef pan to replace the one the dish drainer broke. It was kind of a torn moment. One of excited glee and one of sadness by looking at that brand new, unseasoned pan. For those who are unfamiliar with these wonderful kitchen implements, the more you use it the better it becomes. I wish I had taken a picture of the pieces of my old one. You would not believe they were the same pan. The bottom was completely black and there was a great amount of joy from that blackness.

I'm excited to have my favorite pan replaced, but I know if will be years before it is in it's ideal state. So I need to get started on that process. Enter dilemma. The best things to season the pan are things with lots of fat in them. Something I am trying my hardest to limit. And my all time favorite thing to use this pan for? Cookies. But I have some sort of brain disorder that prevents me from eating a reasonable amount of cookie dough. And I honestly wouldn't care if the cookies are never cooked, it's the dough that has it's grip on me. Especially if it has oatmeal in it.

I was feeling a little blue this weekend and couldn't resist the pan calling to me, begging me to make some cookies on it. So I gave in. Luckily I gave almost all the cookies to Pat to take to his apartment, and took the rest to my parents for Monday night dinner. Of course not before making myself sick on cookie dough.

Healthy things just aren't as fun to bake. Maybe I need someone to bake cookies for. Any takers?

Oh, and be jealous of my built-in 70's puke yellow stove. It's pretty awesome.


Maiken said...

I remember you making so many batches of cookie dough and then not baking any cookies. Mom used to get so upset with you. :)

Andrea said...

I do the same thing - I usually eat more cookie dough than actual cookies. It's just so good!

Britta said...

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough is my absolute favorite. I want some right now! It's probably a good thing I'm out of butter and already in pajamas.

I would take some of those cookies. You can send them with Mom. :)

Have you ever made sweet-potato fries? I cut them up, put them in a bowl, drizzle a little olive oil, sprinkle grill seasoning on them, and mix- very good, and better for you than reg. fries.

Tom said...

Sweet potato fries? Can you bake them on one of those stones?

Kari said...

I've had sweet potato fries, although I've never made them myself. Not sure they would compare to cookies, but I could give them a try.

Britta said...

Nothing compares to cookies - sorry, I have no suggestions for healthier "treats" - once I get all healed up from this baby I'm turning into the treat nazi again. In the mean time, I made cookies last night - and ate 5 of them, plus cookie dough. Yikes.

Maren said...

mmmm...those cookies look AWESOME! Feel free to send some to Arkansas anytime. All mine seem to have a problem with gravity...super flat flat flat.