A fun new marital test: go 71 hours without power.
Hurricane Florence was something else, I tell you what.
Our power went out at 6pm Friday and I, being naive and incredibly stupid, was actually excited for the vacation from amenities.
It started out with a lot of potential. The power went out and we had like all of our neighbors over and we grilled and listened to music and my house smelled like a cookie shop (food candles) and it was just FUN! The next day we basically did the same except there were games and a puzzle and reading by headlamp. More fun! It wasn’t until hour like 56 after I’d read an entire book and Garrett refused to play another board game with me and I’d had several cold showers and three cans of soup heated on the grill that I became a tad despondent. The prospect of sleeping in a hot room with no air flow next to a 200-pound human furnace AGAIN was discouraging. After a bucket of tears and a quick screaming match, we decided to stay at a friend’s house. We left the Panera we were working at to go home and quickly pack. As we pull into our driveway, we could see a lamp was on through the window. LET THERE BE LIGHT, PEOPLE!!! We ran into the house, jumping and screaming and kissing and all was well again.
Until it was time to clean out the fridge and we discovered a rotten cucumber whose stench we still cannot get out of our nostrils.
But like for real, it could have been 109234i5x worse and we are so grateful and looking for ways to help those affected!
- 4 cups of pitted dates
- 2 cups of whole almonds
- 1 cup of vegan chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp. of peanut butter
- Line a 9×13 pan with double the parchment paper you think you need
- Add almonds to a processor + pulse until fine
- Add chocolate chips + pulse until combined + fine
- Pour mix into a bowl
- Now add half the dates to processor + process until they form a lil ball
- Add half the peanut butter + half the chocolatey nuts + process until all combined into a ball
- Remove + place ball on the lined pan
- Repeat with remaining ingredients
- Combine both date balls + knead + pat down into an even layer
- Cover with sides of the parchment paper until completely covered
- Put something heavy on top + refrigerate for two hours
- Cut into shapes you like, wrap individually + refrigerate, eat when hungry
- Set up a table outside of your home + sell your bars for $35 a pop
These easy peasy dudes are adapted from here!