After talking about it for a while, today I actually went and did it. I made cookies in my office. I managed to amass a super-cube over the last year or so at work. In addition to my cube just being really big, I found myself a mini-refrigerator and a toaster oven. It’s always been my intention to try to bake something in my toaster oven during work and today seemed like as good a day as any.
I used those pull-apart cookie dough packages from the store for convenience. Definitely not as good as homemade, but for a first go around, I figured convenience was what was important. Using the little pan that comes with the toaster oven, I baked the cookies according the instructions on the package. Worked pretty well! I was missing an oven mitt and a spatula, but I was able to improvise and make a full batch of two dozen cookies.
After taking the cookies out of the oven, I used one of the leftover RBSP shunt covers as a cooling rack until I could transfer the cookies to a plate. (The shunt covers are those swiss cheese looking things in the picture below.)
Then this evening, Andrew and I went out to dinner at a little restaurant near our house called Two Pears Cafe. The food was excellent. It was simple, homestyle food, but really delicious. We had this amazing pear and butternut squash soup and a really good spinach salad to start off. Their menu is pretty small, so tonight I decided to try meatloaf for the very first time in my life. This was a turkey meatloaf that was…well, I have nothing to compare it to, but it was decent. It turns out I’m not a huge fan of meatloaf. I think it’s a texture thing. I would rather just be eating a meatball. But Andrew liked it enough to tell me to take it home, so I’m guess it was good meatloaf. I really liked the restaurant though. It was very charming and cute.
Our active lifestyles have totally caught up to us though so it’s time to get a few extra Z’s before we start out our very full weekend.