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.. just watch where you eat them!

.. just watch where you eat them!

Did you ever eat one of these?

Maybe when you were a kid?

I’m not sure if it’s a regional thing or not but growing up, I loved Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas.

It’s exactly what it sounds like .. a popsicle stick is stuck inside a rather long banana.. then it’s covered with chocolate and then frozen..

Couldn’t get enough of them when I was a kid but then they mysteriously disappeared from the local grocery store’s freezer.

When we opened up the deli and were looking over ice cream vendor lists, I saw this product of my childhood and said to Chief, “… we gotta go with this guy.”

He was like, “.. but he’s more expensive”

And I was like, “.. BUT. HE. HAS. CHOCOLATE. COVERED. BANANAS. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS????”

He said he didn’t.. well, actually he said he didn’t WANT to know but he went along with me.

And imagine his surprise when people my age saw them in our freezer and had the same damn reaction that I had. Can’t keep these suckers in stock!

So if you’ve never had one.. and come across one.. try it, you won’t be disappointed,

And if you never heard of them.. seek them out.. it’ll be worth it!

So…

Chief is known to get the munchies early in the morning. We all know WHY he gets the munchies so lecturing him on laying off the chocolate or how diabetes runs in his family and his sugar is probably in the 40,000 range means nothing.

And because we all know why he gets the munchies, I told him that he had to keep his munchie-stash out of the kitchen. There is NO reasons for the kids to get the munchies other then their kids and munch. So if we want to prevent Spaz from getting so big that he can’t fit through the door, then the candy and the cookies and the mini pies can’t be in their reach.

So Chief keeps them in his night table drawer.

Yesterday, our really cool vendor that gives us really cool stuff at a really cool.. ridiculously low price delivered about four cases of Keebler Peanut Butter Chunk Chocolate Chip cookies.

I swear that Chief’s eyes rolled back into his head and his body quivered like a rookie actress in one of those low low low budgeted porno flicks. So I rolled my eyes “FINE” and grabbed a pack for home.

I smuggled them into the bedroom before the kids could see them and promptly forgot about them.

I’m not a cookie / cake / pie / ice cream person so once they left my hands they also left my conscienceness.

Fast forward to this morning.

Chief usually wakes up first :: rather, I usually kick him awake because he NEVER hears the alarm :: .. gets dressed.. takes the dogs out.. and promptly gives them a treat when they come back in.

Then he wakes me up.. leaves for work.. and I spend the next 20 minutes yelling at the dogs that are weaving themselves in and out of my legs that NO MORE! ALL GONE! GO LAY DOWN! JESUS CHRIST YOU ALREADY HAD A TREAT!

The funny thing is, Bella knows what the word “treat” is so when I say it, she tries to get up on her hind legs and dance in circles but she’s too fat and usually just tips over like a weeble.. all the while making this WHOO WHOO WHOO sound.

So the whole cycle starts all over again..

Anyway.. THIS morning, they kept on prancing around the night table. I didn’t think anything about it because in between yelling at them, I’m yelling at Bubba to get his ass out of bed and doing some serious clock watching.

He finally gets up .. I wake up Spaz.. We leave.. I return.. Walk into my bedroom and what do I find?

The night stand drawer is open.. the wrapper from the cookie package is shredded on the bedroom rug so it looked like a tinsel factory exploded and there’s and the empty plastic tray that USUALLY holds cookies is sticking out of the drawer.

Ernie, The Terrorist Puppy IMMEDIATELY dives under the bed for cover. Bella TRIES to do something but she’s too wide so she basically attempts to put the Sad-Dog face on and telepathically convince me that is was ALL ERNIE.. even though she had crumbs stuck to the fur under her chin.

So.. taking a deep breath.. I call Chief

ME: Hey.. um.. yknow those cookies I brought home last night?

CHIEF: Yea..

ME: You had them in your nightstand, didn’t you?

CHIEF: Whhhyyyy????

ME: You had them there, right?

CHIEF: Ok

ME: OMG! I’m not accusing you of anything I’m only asking if that’s where they were

CHIEF: Well, I don’t know.. I hate when you ask me questions that you already know the answers to because it’s like you’re going to holler at me or something

ME: I DO NOT!

CHIEF: Yes you do.. you get all like “Uh huh” “Uh huh” “yea, right”

ME: Tsk! Whatever.. that’s not the point.

CHIEF: Then what is the point? That I can’t keep stuff in my night table?

ME: THE DOGS GOT INTO YOUR NIGHT TABLE AND ATE ALL YOUR COOKIES

CHIEF: What?

ME: You didn’t hear me?

CHIEF: No. . I heard you but I had the drawer closed. They actually opened the drawer?

ME: Yep.. the knobs are loose

CHIEF: OMG.. they actually opened the drawer. It was Ernie, right? Ernie did it? I guess so because Bella’s teeth would probably fall out

ME: I doesn’t matter which one did it.. THEY ATE A WHOLE THING OF COOKIES

CHIEF: Um. It wasn’t a whole pack. We were up at 2:30 eating them.

ME: We?

CHIEF: Um.. yeeaaaa.. me and the dogs

ME: Oh my fucking God. You ate cookies WITH them.

CHIEF: So that would explain it…

ME: Well.. you can do all that explaining when you have to clean up all the diarrhea and vomit that’s sure to happen.

CHIEF: They’ll be fine

ME: Yeeaahhh… guess you forgot about the time they ate a whole case of Reese cups huh?

CHIEF: shit

ME: Exactly

Okay…

So I may not be a renown 5 star chef like Chief is … but I sure as hell know my way around the kitchen!

If there’s two things this man can’t live without, it’s Chocolate and Peanut Butter … so for his birthday :: September 15th :: I opted out of the traditional birthday cake and made this instead:

PS – He’s still having an orgasm in his mouth from it… it’s that good!

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PIE

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup light-colored corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
  • Pastry for single-crust pie
  • Frozen whipped dessert topping , thawed (optional)
  • Semisweet chocolate pieces (optional)
  • Chopped peanuts (optional)

Directions

1. For filling, in a mixing bowl beat eggs lightly with a rotary beater or a fork until combined. Stir in corn syrup, sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla. Mix well.

2. Sprinkle the 1/2 cup chocolate pieces over the bottom of an unbaked pastry-lined 9-inch pie plate. Pour filling into pie shell. Cover edge of pie with foil.

3. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes more or until knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cover and chill within 2 hours. Garnish with whipped topping, remaining chocolate pieces, and peanuts, if desired. Makes 10 servings.

NOTE: I’m not a big chocolate OR peanut butter fan and I loved it!! Give it a try and let me know how you liked it!

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