One-Liner Food Groups

“I sipped my own coffee, heavy on the sugar and cream, trying to make up for the late work the night before.

Caffeine and sugar, the two basic food groups.”

~Laurell K. Hamilton in Cerulean Sins~

The MJM cookie baking extravaganza is over.

I’m recovering from the quality control sugar high that comes with this difficult task…along with the additional coffee and tea I was forced to drink because what goes better with quality control cookies than a hot cup or two of a caffeinated beverage?

Unfortunately, coming off caffeine and sugar highs tend to create morning-after headaches and cravings for salty french fries and broasted chicken.

Yes, I indulged my cravings and popped an Excedrin.

Mea culpa.

No, I don’t feel any better.

I’m starting over today with the usual one or two cups of tea, a solid breakfast, a salad for lunch, and no cookies.

I swear, no cookies today.


For Thursday is a new day.

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36 responses to One-Liner Food Groups

  1. murisopsis says:

    I know that place! I will be doing the Christmas cookie baking extravaganza next week. I’m also doing a pep talk to convince myself that I don’t need to sample every batch!!!

  2. quiall says:

    Oh my God today is Thursday! Damn I need to be caffeinated and sugar high! Tea and, and, um, do I have any cookies!

  3. dweezer19 says:

    These are the most difficult resolutions during the holidays. I don’t indulge nearly as much as in younger days and yet it seems to affect me more when I even dip my toe in the sugar mine. I ate half a container of a decadent flavor of Haagen Das two days ago and I swear an hour later I felt drunk. It was quite strange. But baking is just so rewarding! Sharing with others and doing quality control. The hubs is the ‘cleanup crew’, you know getting rid of all the defective items not worthy of sharing with family and friends. 🤭

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Perhaps next year I’ll have to hire a few QC experts for cleanup. Both for taste testing and dish washing. By the third day of cookie baking, I’m usually ready to pay for help with the dishes.

      You’re right, though, Cheryl. I love the mixing and baking part. It is a kind of an emotional therapy, similar to biking in the summer. Feels good, smells good, looks good!

      • dweezer19 says:

        And the giving away, that’s the best. Dare I mention that my hubby is the permanent cleanup crew for us since he retired. I cook, he cleans. Win, win. 😉

  4. Dan Antion says:

    Now I want cookies. Oh, I just had four cookies. Wait, that was before. We need something like yesterhour so we can restart our cookie consumption.

    I hope you have a good day, Mary. But the way, French Fries make very good croutons – you know, since you’re having salad.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      LOL, I never thought of french fries as croutons. Thanks for the tip! I also like the idea of yesterhour. It sounds Twilight Zone or Star Trekish – you know, the episodes where time keeps repeating itself: “Over and over, these are the hours of our lives, stuck in a world of sugar, flour and butter. Never knowing when to exit or if there’s a need to exit…”

      The good day is upon us, Dan. I hope yours is too.

  5. lois says:

    Good quality controllers are so hard to find. Thanks for doing such a great job.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      You’re welcome, Lois. I could invite my blogging friends to travel next year and help me out with QC, but I fear all the cookies would be eaten and I’d still have dishes. :-p

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I know, right? I had to stop drinking most wine because of that same issue. Since I try to eat mostly healthy and organic and cut back on my sugarholic tendencies, it’s become harder to indulge in the good bad things.

  6. Maggie says:

    I have not started baking yet. Cookies are almost irresistible. (Yesterday I found M&M’s with a chocolate brownie center…yes, I bought them – family size.) Recovery starts in January.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Well, I’m glad you are giving yourself leniency in December. Brownie M&M’s? OMG and I thought the peanut M&M’s were irresistable. If they ever combine the two and make it dark chocolate, I’m in!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      There’s nothing wrong with that. I put full fat coconut milk in my chai tea every so often. It’s yummy!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      As a perfectionist in some areas, Ally, I tend to want to do things myself. Fortunately, I had a neighbor and her daughter, both great bakers, who offered their support and quality assurance.

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