For the first time in a very long time, I felt like I was worthy of protection. I was practically giddy for about a minute. Felt good. #spooniehasntgottimeforthepain (The little cylinder is worn around my neck and is especially precious to me, but that's another blog post, and there's another bracelet to the story).
I haven't had to do any heavy cooking the past few days, which gave me time to bake a few batches of cookies. Yesterday was for the butter cookies, today was all about these cute little macaroons, and ... oh. That black bracelet on top of the post? That is a dual-purpose bracelet; I wore it whenever I was in a bad mood - and for every TPR (termination of parental rights) trial I prosecuted. And I had a lot of them. I was also in a bad mood a good deal of the time. When those two coincided, I dressed in all black AND wore the bracelet, because I was in serious mourning for my sanity.
Back to the cookies - this is another ridiculously easy recipe. No flour, no leavening agent, no beaters. You mix this up in a saucepan.
Maple Oatmeal Macaroons