What I Did With My Long Weekend
But then again, it's an extra adult around to watch a squiggly little baby while you pee or go transfer a load of laundry from the washer to the dryer.
On Friday, while Baby Sister was taking her naps, I did a little sewing.
Because it's finally getting hot and sunny and her head is getting too damn big for the hat I knit her (already!), I sewed her a sunhat.
This time I made the LARGEST size. It's a little roomy so she's got some room to fill it up with her gigantic noggin.
I used some of the leftover ladybug fabric (Urban Zoologie) I had from the baby blanket I made her.
I also did some baking on Sunday before it got insufferably hot.
I made Biscoff oatmeal cookies.
What is Biscoff, you might ask?
Have you heard of speculaas cookies? No?
Speculaas/speculoos are a traditional Belgian/Dutch cookie usually made around Christmastime -- specifically for St. Nicholas Day in early December.
Anyway, Biscoff are a Belgian spicy shortbread cookie made by Lotus Bakeries. A commercial speculaas cookie if you will.
Someone got it in their head to make a SPREAD out of these cookies.
It has the consistency of peanut butter and is like crack.
Some people claim it's better than Nutella.
Hmm...I don't know if it's that good, but it's pretty darn good.
It seems wrong to make a cookie out of cookie products, but the Biscoff spread really adds a nice layer of dimension to the traditional oatmeal cookie.
And if you're in the New Jersey area looking for this spread, let it be known that ShopRite carries it.
However, it's extremely hard to find--or at least it was for me. One would think it would be with the peanut butter and Nutella.
Not at my local ShopRite.
They put it in the health food aisle.
Does that mean I can pretend it's good for me?
For the rest of you that are curious, Biscoff's website has a list of what stores carry their spread here.
Trader Joe's apparently carries a knock-off spread as well if you like dropping money at that grocery store.