Were you ever the child who was last to be picked to be on someone’s team or worse yet, totally left out, leaving you feeling rejected and sad? I have been, both as a child and an adult and I’m going to say right now “We did not deserve it”. We all are people with hearts that can be broken, spirits that can be crushed, and personally, it is cruel to do that to anyone. My heart goes out to the person who has been treated so badly and I want to do anything and everything I can to make that person feel better. That is just what the Secret Recipe Club did last evening. You see, it went like this.
There is a blogger named Connor who made these really yummy sounding pumpkin cupcakes with browned butter frosting, in secret, until the special reveal day. She was following the rules like all the rest of us, well, almost all the rest of us. The person who had Connor’s blog ended up not posting so she was left out. It broke my heart and I among several others volunteered to make something from her blog to post. That is when Amanda, our fearless leader, came up with this fabulous idea. Why don’t everyone who wants to make it up to Connor go ahead and bake something from her blog and post it. What can I say, the food blogging world is pretty darn amazing and supportive. I hope this makes Connor’s day to see the all the posts about her blog today!
I was originally going to make her Southwest Casserole because it was really close to what I had already planned for dinner anyway. But, as luck would have it, I ended up not making dinner as planned because I was waiting for Grumpy to get home to go to the gym, then cook dinner afterward. By the time we were both home it was too late to cook a meal and bake cookies. So, I made grilled cheese and Grumpy helped me pick out a recipe from Connor’s blog. No surprise here, he picked her Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookie, but asked me to leave the chocolate out and to use raisins. ha ha, what he really wanted was an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie….and that was his way of getting me to make them! So, I used her recipe but I just omitted the cocoa and replaced it with flour. I omitted the cherries and used raisins. I made Grumpy happy.
I’m not exactly sure but I think my cookies came out flat because I did not have quick oats. I only had whole oats and I used them. They seemed pretty thin. They were tasty and chewy though and that is what matters most to Grumpy. He ate 3 of them while waiting for me to finish making the grilled cheese!