(during important games all the Gothras have to rock out the Celtics shirts. It’s
sadly a family rule.)
Basketball, oh basketball. How you drive me so crazy. And the scary part? You’re sucking me in! The other day I caught myself daydreaming about who my favorite basketball player was. (The answer was Rondo of course. He’s just too awesome.)
But Timothy told me good news. The playoffs only last one more week! … Um, that would have been good news back when basketball season started. In December. Seven months ago.
But anyway. I love my husband. In all his forms. Even when he’s jumping up and down in our living room screaming for me to come watch the instant replay of some guy throwing a ball around.
Yet there’s something about basketball season that has allowed me to get away with a lot.
“Hey honey, I know we’re saving money right now, but I would really like to buy some paint for my craft room.” “Okay! Man, the Celtics are killing it!”
“Wow, I’ve been painting and diy-ing all day. I don’t really feel like cooking dinner.” “No problem! I’m gonna go pick us up some McDonald’s. If I leave right now I can get back in time for the game!”
“I want to hang a whole bunch of stuff on our walls. Probably some girly stuff.” ”Whoa! Ray Allen just dunked it! Um, yeah sweety, hang whatever!”
“I’m sorry I burnt dinner tonight.” “Huh? I didn’t even notice it – Ray! Where’s the hustle?!”
I wish I had figured out this phenomenon a little earlier. I’m going to be more prepared next time. I’m really hoping the Celtics make it all the way to the end of the final playoffs. I have a few things I’d like to ask him during that game. Ha!
Are there any other ladies out there facing the same issue? How do you cope? I can only imagine what life will be like if we have boys. I’m going to need a vacation during playoffs.
I was online looking at food blogs when I found it. The cookie recipe I’ve been waiting for all my life.
Garam masala cookies. Made from scratch. So I could use my favorite Indian spice AND my sweet frenemy flour. I was missing a couple of the other ingredients, so I ran over to my mom’s house and raided her pantry. Must.Make.Cookies.NOW.
From the time I first saw the recipe, “borrowed” ingredients from my Mom, mixed it all together, baked them, and ate a cookie, less than an hour had passed. Deliciousness necessitates speed.
You can find the recipe at Everybody Likes Sandwiches. The only modification I made was to substitute nutmeg for cardamom. I also used regular old fashioned artery-clogging butter instead of that vegan stuff. And if your oven gets really hot, I would cook them for a little less than 10 minutes if you want them a little gooey.
Even my picky 13-year-old brother loved them! But that was probably only because he thought I called them ”grandma style cookies” instead of garam masala cookies. Ha!
So go out and try them! It’s a perfect excuse to try some new Indian spices in a less intimidating way than a full fledged meal.
Do any of you have a go-to cookie recipe?
I'm honored that you took time to stop by my blog! My name is Whitney, and I'm a diy loving, piano playing, sewing obsessed, thrifty, non-house cleaning, crafty newlywed. I love God, my husband, and life as a wife. If you'd like to know more, just check out my About Me page. Much love!
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