Thoughts and a recipe

I wanted to give a little light-hearted thoughts on a few things, and then give a recipe, cuz I haven’t done that yet.

I just have to comment on my 2 shows, RHoNJ and RHoOC. Wow, are they both train wrecks, which is why I can’t stop watching them. Let’s start with NJ. Teresa is just simply a whack job. I think we all have met people in our lives that will not take responsibility for their actions….EVER. Well, that would be Teresa. She acts like nothing is her fault, everyone around her is to blame and she is Miss Innocent. I have known people like her and here’s my advice…..RUN!!! Run far far away!! You will feel like you are in a constant state of competition, you are never right, and everything wrong with the world is your fault. Who wants to be around people like that?? As the show ended, Teresa’s brother and husband (should be her ex because the guy is a complete scumbag! I mean, if I ever heard my husband calling me the **C** word??? Forget it. Divorce papers will be delivered to your new apartment buddy) actually fighting each other because of her and her innocent act. I mean, like punches being thrown, on the ground fighting. When a relationship gets that bad, it’s time to call it quits. Joe (her brother) and Melissa need to move, get her out of their lives and go on to some normalcy.

But speaking of someone who never admits fault is Vicki on RHoOC. Holy crap is this woman just annoying. I love the show, I love watching the dysfunction, but seriously Vicki, for someone as smart as you are, you’re really clueless. I think every woman at some point in her life can live without a man. I mean, you grow up, mature and are able to handle life without a guy there if that’s where you wind up. (I’m not trying to turn this back to divorce, I’m just saying, you play what you’re dealt sometimes, right?) She is just coming off another divorce and has to go right to man who clearly has been using her, he’s gross and he’s everything she always claimed she hated in other men. All so she won’t be “alone”?? Seriously?? Grow up. People would have so much more respect for you if you could show the world that you can be strong, independent, successful AND alone! You are giving young girls the wrong impression Vicki. Shame on you.

I love these shows though. LOVE THEM!!! If anything, it shows that behind the rich pearly gated communities, they are more messed up than we mere middle class housewives are! And we thought we had drama here in Genoa Township! Ha!! Here everyone just knows everyone else’s business!

Now, for a great recipe!! This is one of my favorite cookie recipes for cutout sugar cookies. It’s almost no-fail. But cutout cookies are time consuming, so this is not the recipe for when you are in a rush. Enjoy!!

Chrissy’s Go-To Sugar Cookie Cutout Recipe

4 C Flour
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1/4 Tsp Salt
1 C Unsalted Butter, very soft
2 C White Sugar
2 Large Eggs, sat out to room temperature
1 Tsp Pure Vanilla

Heat oven to 350. With a butter knife, mix flour, baking powder and salt together in mixing bowl. Cut through with several to thoroughly combine. Set aside.

In Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until it starts to get fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, thoroughly mixing between eggs. Add pure vanilla and mix. With mixer set on low, add flour mixture slowly, until just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX.

Divide dough in half and place each half between 2 pieces of parchment paper. Softly flatten with roller to a large disk or rectangle shape. Wrap in each disk or rectangle in plastic and refrigerate 30 minutes. Roll to 1/8″ thickness. Return back to refrigerator for 15 minutes still between the parchment. Set dough on flat surface. Remove top parchment sheet, cut out cookies. Place on cookie sheet 2″ inches apart, although they should not spread much. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven before they start to brown. Adjust time according to your oven. Roll unused dough between parchment until all dough is used.

Cool completely before decorating.

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