10.26.2011

boo!

Today Charlie and I are celebrating Halloween together. We have a wedding this weekend, and we're going to Six Flags Sunday (yes!) so we figured today would be a good day to do it since the Halloween episodes of our favorite shows come on tonight. We're watching American Horror Story which is such a freaking CRAZY show, but I love it. I've actually screamed out loud while watching it, and I never even do that for scary movies! We're also watching The Middle and Modern Family.

To surprise Charlie I've set up a big blanket fort in our living room, bought Charlie a bucket of cheese balls (he always tries to buy one when we see them in the grocery stores and I never let him!), and I'm making some Halloween treats.

I plan on making "mummy dogs" and "swamp creatures" tonight along with some vegan chocolate chip cookies that Charlie loves.
Healthy, right?

Seriously, try these. You will never go back to a regular chocolate chip cookie again!
The Joy of Vegan Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies
4 1/2 t. Ener-G Egg Replacer
6 T. of water
1 C. non-dairy butter (Earth Balance)
3/4 C. granulated sugar
3/4 C. brown sugar, firmly packed
2 t. vanilla extract
2 1/4 C. unbleached all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1-3 C. non-dairy chocolate chips (I used Kroger brand dark chocolate chunks)

Preheat oven to 375. In a food processor whip the egg replacer and water together until thick and creamy. 

In a large bowl cream the butter, sugars, and vanilla. Add the egg replacer into this mixture and thoroughly combine. In  a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually beat the flour mixture into the wet mixture until it begins to form a dough. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake for 8-10 minutes of until golden brown. Let sit for 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheet.

On a completely random note, I just found out that Trader Joe's is officially coming to the DFW area! Happy day!! Plus, to top it off H&M and Restoration Hardware are opening up literally 5 minutes from my house! These could be putting a ding in the ol' bank account this holiday season.

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