Friday, November 30, 2007

PMS and Reindeer Poop...

I should know by now that when I start feeling like I got hit by a truck or when I doze off as soon as my cushy hiney hits the couch or when I start nap-jerking while doing a puzzle with the baby, that it is time to load up on chocolate...back the truck up here...beep...beep...beep! Over the last year I have noticed this strange new facet to my...ummmm...cycle. A week prior to "Cramp Day," I become like a bear ready to bed down and hibernate...I can't stay awake. Usually, I am awake - wide awake - until 2am or so. Not the third week of the month- sheesh - I was in bed at 11pm last night - that is just plain crazy... So, the lazy days hit and then the CHOCOLATE FEVER makes its way into my blood stream. This is the part of the month where I would knock old ladies on their patooskies just to get to a Hershey bar, I would scream, "LOOK! ELMO!" at toddlers while stealing their tootsie rolls...no guilt here - just feeding an obsession so there's no REAL harm done. Today I threw together this chocolate treat...

1 bag of melted milk-chocolate chips

3 hadfuls of crush pretzel stix

1 large fistful of raisins

I just needed something chocolate - but chewy and salty were also on my mind. When I spread out this heavenly mixture onto the pan, it looked like...well, um...poop! Could be because I have changed 4 or 5 poopy diapers already today and it is only lunchtime...but I thought in keeping with the upcoming holiday I would call it Reindeer Poop...

Now, I just have to figure out how I can attach a sort of dish to my face so I can enjoy it while I get some writing done. I can't keep stopping to lick my fingers or it will take me all day to write this week's column for our local paper. Maybe a hands-free harmonica holder with some tinfoil for a make-shift tray? Hmmm. This could be a tricky one!

14 comments:

Tara said...

Ok, not only does that sound good as I am too a choco-holic most of the time, but you are too funny!
You could probably make a good penny off your "reindeer poop"!

My Semblance of Sanity said...

Thanks...too funny comes from my choco high...I am sure if I had a web cam you would see it in the corners of my mouth!

Andrea said...

So what you really need is chocolate through a straw, right?

kay said...

YUM!!! great for PMS or any other day of my life!!

Elizabeth said...

Omg I am the same way. Mmmmm that concoction looks super yummy! Now I am gonna go have to see what I can whip up to feed the chocolate urge I just got from reading this!

My Semblance of Sanity said...

Elizabeth...please share your recipe when you are done concocting it - I will post it and link to your site!

Tracy said...

It sounds so good! And it truly does look like poo. Enjoy the sugar high!

Zoe said...

hmm. it does look like poop...but i bet it tastes better.

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

A woman after my own heart. I must say that I have learned to control the rage, hehe, but I still crave the stuff all the time.

Glad my friends stopped by to tell you what a great post you had. I had fun with your brainstorm. I guess we are all alike and very different. I think God meant it to be that way :o)

My Semblance of Sanity said...

it rocks mommy!!!(so do you)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Kris said...

Hey - you threw in raisins - healthy - works for me! Now what I want to know is why didn't you bring it with on Thursday? I'd have been up for some reindeer poop! :)

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

You've just described my monthly,..uh,..pattern?, to a T. How ingenious of you to come up with a chocolatey,salty,sweet poop treat! Let's see,..the chocolate has caffeine which will help keep you awake, the salty pretzels will help to eliminate water bloat, and the raisins have iron in them to keep your blood strong. Works for me! :)

manda said...

Maybe you could roll it into a log before it completely sets and maybe stick a paddlepop stick in one end - no sticky fingers, still yummo.

Shellie said...

I live for chocolate, it is the food group everyone forgets about. Apparently, we crave chocolate when we're having PMS because we lack magnesium. SO supposedly we are supposed to eat other food high in magnesium, but I have amnesia and I don't remember what they are, and what in the heck does it matter if we have chocolate to do the job?