Friday, November 17, 2006

pumpkin cookies

I'm an idiot. I prepared a serrano chile with my bare hands yesterday and they are still burning! I've tried everything-milk, baking soda, lemon, and I can't get rid of it. My fingertips are on fire! I even rubbed my eye last night, not thinking. HF said that if I thought this was bad, I probably wouldn't be able to take being pepper-sprayed. He's been sprayed a couple of times for his job. They had HF and a few other guys stand in a line and they walked down the line giving them each a good douse in the eyes with (police-issued) pepper spray. I guess they use more potent stuff? Then he had to make it through some kind of ridiculous obstacle course. Reminds me of Nacho Libre when he spreads the cow poo on Esqueleto's eyes and then he wanders off through the field, blinded. Later that night, there was a knock at our door and HF was standing there looking just awful and squinting with a police escort holding his arm. The officer said, "Does this belong to you!?" I hadn't met this officer before so I was little taken back and I didn't know that HF was receiving that kind of training that day so I didn't really know what to think. Poor guy. Maybe next time I'll have him prepare the chiles, without gloves.

Daisy and I made some pumpkin-chocolate chip cookies today. You know, they weren't all that great. It was probably my recipe. They were super fast low-fat pumpkin cookies.

1 box spice cake mix
1 29 oz. can pumpkin
chocolate chips, if desired
Bake for 20 minutes on 400 degrees.

I can't really describe the taste. They dissolve too fast when you put them in your mouth and it just doesn't quite taste right or how I was expecting. I probably won't make them again unless I have to make something in a hurry for, let's say, someone I don't like very much? Kids like them though and I guess it's a healthier option than other types of cookies or desserts. So then again, maybe I will make them for the kiddos every now and then. Maybe HF will like them too. He's been known to like really poor quality food every now and then.

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