The amount of food I have eaten the last month or so is
a little absurd. Between my birthday and Christmas, let’s just say my body is craving nothing but veggies.
The fact that I’m craving veggies makes me think that maybe I should eat crap for a month more often—I’m so full of good ideas.
I went home for the week of Christmas and started off my week full of being full with brunch at a winery where ridiculous amounts of whip cream were consumed. Breakfast of champs.
Unpictured was seafood eggs benedict because my stomach didn’t have time for a picture.
And then pasta happened. The most delicious ravioli and tortellini, garlic bread, and salad. I’ve decided pasta should happen more often.
Shrimp tempura. I didn’t eat the rice because I was trying to save some calories for my all time favorite burger EVER.
It was Alex and I’s 3rd year of going to zoo lights and then a restaurant called Rock Bottom where I get the same burger every year. It’s called a bourbonzola burger and it has gorgonzola cheese, bourbon barbeque sauce, and crispy onion straws. So. Decadent. So. Amazing. So worth the insane amount of calories.
Breakfast with my dad one morning consisted of ham, over easy eggs, and toast. Anybody else like to cut their toast into strips and dip it in the yolk? The best.
Christmas dinner number 2 with my cousins where my cousin made green bean casserole entirely from scratch. Props.
Aaaaand for the grand finale—cookie butter puppy chow!
Cookie. Butter. Puppy. Chow. Cookie butter puppy chow! Omg, cookie butter puppy chow! Once you let that sink in, I’ll tell you that this is by no means healthy. Far, far from it actually. Sometimes you just gotta live a little and give your taste buds a party because taste buds love parties. Your taste buds will party so hard with these, they’ll probably end up black out drunk. They’ll wake up in the morning saying they will never party so hard again, but then they’ll of course do it again.
That was surely the case for me this last week. I made SO much cookie butter puppy chow (also known as muddy buddies) that every time I “accidently” ate way too many, I’d say I’ll never eat another bite. Then, I would make another batch and it would happen all over again. Those dang taste buds, such party animals.
Cookie Butter Puppy Chow
- 1 box (12.8 oz.) rice chex cereal
- 1 C. creamy cookie butter
- 1 C. milk chocolate chips
- 1/4 C. unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 C. powdered sugar
- In a large sauce pan, set to medium-low, and combine the cookie butter, butter, and chocolate chips. Continuously stir until all is melted together.
- Remove from heat and add box of chex cereal. Carefully stir until evenly coated. This may take a while!
- In a 2 gallon plastic bag, add chex mixture and powdered sugar.
- Shake bag until all the powdered sugar is evenly distributed.
- Dump bag onto parchment paper and let sit until dry.
- Invite all your friends over for a taste bud party.
And that’s it! It’s really simple and so yummy—and addicting! You have been warned