You will never believe it, Burlesquers: I watched 5 episodes of Bones last night. How is that possible? 200 minutes of sustained tv-watching?!
Okay, admittedly, I’ve been very good with my time: getting up at 6 am, at the gym by 7 am, showering and having breakfast by 8:30 am, and at school by 9:30 am. I then stay on campus til 5 or 6 and come home, and just relax! Despite having a flexible schedule, I do enjoy structuring my day like a 9-to-5 job. I am able to come home and not worry about my work (as much), which has been revolutionary for me, really. To reward myself for getting back to the gym and being so productive, why not watch an insane amount of episodes of my new favorite show?? I earned it! Plus, two of the geeky supporting characters, Angela and Hodgins, just went on their first date (I am only on Season 2), and I was beyond excited to see the episode. (I love fan-made stills and videos…they’re too funny!)
****Side note: what is it with me and loving strange and/or geeky characters? House, Sherlock, Bones, and Castle are my favorite shows right now, and they all involve some sort of science, detective work, romance, and…..geeks. And I usually think these geeks are incredibly good looking (cough cough Castle, House, Hodgins! cough cough). Come on! Dreamy, right?
Maybe it’s because I’m in graduate school and see some of these “types” in real-life action? Try mingling at a grad student party—the awkwardness alone makes me laugh! (Not that I’m any better….. I tend to giggle and become excitable when I’m nervous! I have to constantly work on being “serious”!)
Anyway, I wanted to enjoy a dessert with my tv craze. But I wanted something different. And I still needed to use up a Jiffy Corn mix and a banana pudding mix in my cupboard. How about putting those two together to make a fun cookie?! Behold, the absolutely delightful Banana Chocolate Cornmeal Cookie!
These cookies look and taste just like a normal cookie, except they’re made from a jiffy corn mix, which gives them an interesting texture! The pudding mix, butter, and banana kept the dough moist, and all the ingredients together made a wonderful banana chocolate cookie! These cookies were eaten by multiple friends of mine and gone within a day. (I might have had 4 of them, too….)
I think you could do other fun combinations with this recipe, like trade out the banana for strawberries! Or even add in nuts, like a pecans. Mmmmm! Delicious! Enjoy!