Friday, February 22, 2008

Snow day, PB&J Cookies, Tag I'm It

It snowed! It finally snowed! This is the first "snowstorm" Philly has had this year. We've had I think 2 dustings, but this time it stuck, and we have snow! I put snowstorm in quotes because it's only a storm by Philly standards, meaning the salt trucks were out and people called out of work, because of 2 inches of snow. Pfft! Babies. Luckily I'm not working today, so I got to play in it with Puff.
Puff is a snowbunny. She loves snow, she likes following footprints and running in the snow. She ran around the yard for a long time, playing.
I haven't done much baking lately, I've been in kind of a stressed out slump. Moving within a month, going to Europe in less than three, having to come up with a security deposit as well as covering moving expenses, paying off rent and all bills before we go to Europe, and more than likely bribing one of my friends to watch my dog, cat, guinea pig, fish and plants while I'm gone. I'm out of flour mix, and I haven't been out to get potato starch and tapioca starch to make more. But yesterday I was feeling cookies, so I made some of my favorite flourless peanut butter cookies. I wanted to make a Fluff filling to make sandwich cookies, but I only had granulated sugar so it didn't turn out well. Instead I filled them with jam, and oh my gosh.

I haven't had a pb&j sandwich since I went gluten-free, and I forgot how perfect they are. I don't really like gf bread, and I haven't found a perfect sandwich bread yet, so I mostly cut them out of my diet. These cookies, since they aren't that sweet, are perfect. I used raspberry jam, and can't stop eating them.
I like adding the baking powder on top of the eggs and watching the reaction

PB&J sandwich cookies:
Double batch Shauna's PB cookies
Jam of your choice (or, Nutella!!!)

Bake cookies, cool, spread with jam. Stick in the fridge for a few hours, to let the jam set. Alternatively, make a thumb print in the cookies and fill with jam.
This was going around a few weeks ago, but I've been out of commission (sorry Mom!!!!)
Jeff over at Good Without Gluten tagged me, as well as someone else (sorry! I forget who!)
so I guess I'll do this now! Better late than never, huh?

Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 random or weird things about yourself.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
4. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here is my random information:

1. I was never technically diagnosed with Celiac. My mom has it, I had the DH rash, and I had a bunch of jerk doctors who thought I was making things up when I suggested maybe I had Celiac. I've been gluten-free for over 2 years, feel pretty good, and my current doctor thinks I probably DO have Celiac, but I don't want a biopsy. But I tell people I do anyway, because it's easier.
2. I really don't want to move out of the house I live in now, but I have to (too expensive for 2 of us, and too big)
3. I'm terrified of the emotional damage I'm going to inflict on my dog by abandoning her by going to Europe for a month.
4. I love the grocery store.
5 I wish I lived on a farm instead of in the city, I want to grow my own food and kill my own meat.
6. I wear stretch pants 90% of the time I'm not at work.
7. I have a tattoo of a slice of pizza with wings on my hip. When I got it, I was thinking I had Celiac, but wasn't sure and wasn't yet gluten-free, and my tattoo artist (good friend Amy) wanted to put a halo over the pizza but I didn't want to jinx myself. At that point, living gluten-free was terrifying and awful, but now it's easy, and I'm happy about it.

In return I'm tagging:
I think everyone has done it already, if not, I tag you!!!

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