Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas shopping on your lunch break = bad idea

I need you people. I need this blogging. I must calm my nerves some. I just encountered THE STUPIDEST people to occupy our fine planet. They were all on a mission to slow down my lunch break shopping experience. How annoying. Oh, did I not mention that The Dude was one such person. I swooped him up because he had told me he wanted to shop with me (Christmas shopping see, he was intereseted in the toys). The "I'm hungry" whining starts almost instantly. Seriously man, he's worse than the kids sometimes! I got through one stop before I couldn't stand it anymore and dropped him off at home. But I press on. I make two more stops, including the dreaded Walmart. Both places are chock-a-block full of crazy people.

Me: "Ugh, tried to shop on my lunch. all the crazies were out."

Shasty: "Damn, don't they have jobs?"

Me: "Yes, they have the job of aggrivating me."

There should totally be someone checking IQs at the self check out line at Walmart. I mean really, the line is meant to speed up your trip right? Why is it that some people feel the need to check out an entire basket at that line? That's not what it's for!!! Lady, do you really think arguing with the line supervisor about purchasing alcohol through self check out will prove fruitful? The huge ass sign plainly states it's against the law to do so. Geez.

Ok, I'm more calm now. Crap, just realized I didn't eat lunch and I'm super hungry.

This won't help the hunger bit AT ALL, but here is a little treat I've made eleventy-billion of since last week.

These, my pets, are wonderful. They're pecan tassies. Nothing new or original, but yummy just the same.

3 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 C butter, softened

1 C flour, sifted (lets just say it now, when baking, please, please, ALWAYS sift your flour. It's never a bad idea)

1 egg, beaten

1 T melted butter

3/4 C brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla (optional)

2/3 C chopped pecans

powdered sugar, for dusting

For pastry: cream butter and cream cheese, stir in flour. Cover, refrigerate one hour. Roll into 1-inch balls (should make 24 balls). Press dough against sides and bottom of 1 3/4 inch mini muffin tins.

Filling: Mix everything except the powdered sugar together and spoon into tassies. I use about 1 tsp.

Bake @ 325 for 25 mins., or until pastry turns a slight golden brown. Cool completely. Spring with powdered sugar.

My Mom always makes these at Christmas time. Yums!


TuTu's Bliss said...

LOL I was going to try shopping today..thinking everyone else is at work. It will be peaceful. Now I am rethinking my plan

Shan said...

Mmm. Cant wait to start our holiday baking. I am tres saddened that it wont be with you though. That was the mostest fun ever. Thats about the only reason I really miss the stumps. I got to see you any ding dang time I wanted to.
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The Rambler said...

First. Haha. Your husband and mine would be whining in their "car seats" if we went shopping together. They ARE worse than the kids sometimes. :)

Second. YUMMMMM. I don't even like pecans (not a nut fan) but, but yours look soooooooo good.

Zen Ventures said...

Sorry, maybe you encountered the "worker drones" all they do is annoy! Now that you have baked 11 billionth of that yummy pecan tassies, send some over to me! I would love to eat them about now! HA!

jesse said...

AGH I SO totally feel you on stupid people at the cash registers... we need to have a penalty for them. I vote for pepper spray.