Sunday, January 31, 2010

Stacked! Also, Ambienesia


I'll be sending off a box of handmade chocolate mints to Heffalump, winner of the bribery mentioned in the last post (Heff, email me your address). Thanks to everyone's reading suggestions, I have a stack of 20 books on my night stand and am also 77th in line to read The Help at the library (I may just have to break down and buy that one).

I made a batch of these this weekend - Twix bars

photo from Foodaphilia

You should make them unless, of course, you enjoy fitting into your jeans. The only change I made to the recipe was to use half the suggested amount of butterscotch chips.

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Ambienesia - the syndrome wherein one~who, having taken an Ambien approximately 15 minutes prior~has an entire conversation with one's spouse regarding said spouses' big, important meeting, and upon waking the next morning has no recollection of alleged conversation, AND politely inquires as to how said meeting went down. Spouse may or may not roll his/her eyes in response to said inquiry.

Still, all potential eye rolling aside, sleep is SO worth it.

17 comments:

andrea said...

Yum. That looks heavenly.

I don't want to look at the recipe for those Twix bars. I'm betting I don't have all the needed ingredients and it that will make me sad! I'll bookmark it and look tomorrow when I'm making my grocery list! ;)

Kristina P. said...

Man, I need some chocolate.

Tebbs Family said...

Those look delicious!! You should've slipped one in the pocket of YOUR jeans and given it to me last night... great fun and YOU looked fabulous! (I am SO making those.)

Elizabeth-W said...

Have you heard about the guy who started getting calls from a "lady of the night"? Yep. Under the influence of A. he was going to strip clubs.
Also, I have pts who have: made dozens of cookies and only found out she'd done in the next AM (b/c she failed to do the dishes); driven to the grocery store, shopped, and came home to her family and police getting ready to go searching for her at about 4 am...
Shall I go on?
Ambien is highly effective; let's just say that.
And I am going to exercise self-control and not even look at the recipe. 'Cause I have some jeans I'd like to fit into.

Elizabeth-W said...

I'm so weak. I looked.

Heffalump said...

Woohoo! I'm sending you an email right now!

Mrs. Organic said...

EW - I make sure to put myself to bed right away. Any time I start talking Mr. O's ear off in the wee hours, he asks me if I've had some. And holy cow! driving on that stuff? I can't imagine.

myimaginaryblog said...

Yum.

I figured with as much reading as you do I'd have nothing to offer, but I'll definitely second the recommendation of The Hunger Games and its sequel. I was only so-so on Guernsey Literary etc.--I guess I'm picky but while I thought the history part was compelling and fascinating, I thought the story was on the predictable and trite side and some of the characters were pretty two-dimensional. Like I said, I'm picky. You could still do worse to help you fall asleep at night.

I should check your Goodreads page and see which classics you've already read, but if you haven't read Precious Bane or I Capture the Castle I can give 5-star recommendations for both of those.

myimaginaryblog said...

P.S. I've mostly learned never to even try to talk to Dean when he's drowsy, but every once in a while I still find out that he has no memory of some lengthy story I told him the night before.

Elizabeth-W said...

Both the ones I mentioned were in bed, asleep and then did that stuff.

Mrs. Organic said...

Ew - that isfrightening.

Mrs. Organic said...

MIB - My classics' reading list is severely lacking. I will add both of those. THanks!

Anonymous said...

Fist of all DANG those look good if only you could willy wonka them through my computer screen. YUM!
Second, I second the sleep statement. Kel

kado! said...

what the heck did I miss out on?..those mint-chocolate treats look good!!!

Those twix bars look Yummy!!!!! I may have to make those!!!

haha on the Ambienesia! I've never taken that medicine...but I always hear such funny stories!

myimaginaryblog said...

I'm so excited to introduce you to those. They are not "classics" in the "high school English required reading" sense but more like a good Jane Austen (although they are set in different periods) with great characters and fabulous writing, etc. Precious Bane is just a little slow to get into because the dialect is so old, but it is very worth persevering.

b. said...

Mrs. O's chocolates are to die for.

Dang you for posting the Twix pic. I'ma have to try to make them.

Kim N said...

How did I miss this post?! Those chocolates looks awesome! I must get the recipe. I only got my husband one Christmas gift this year and it was a box of chocolate mints from Mrs. Cavanaughs in Utah...with an $8 shipping charge. I may get even more brownie points if I learn to make them myself!