When I was young, we used to have a pet poodle.
He was the scraggliest looking thing but I loved him.
His name was Mikey.
We acquired him when his former owners threw him out of the car one rainy night.
Apparently, the sight of me sitting outside in the rain in my little yellow raincoat hugging that scruffy looking beast was too much for my parent to handle - they let me keep him. I am sure it was utterly pathetic.
That goofy dog would eat almost anything. A regular little hoover he was.
The weirder the food, the more likely it was that Mikey would like it.
Can I just say, that judging by some of the comments on the Ps&Qs for this week's recipe I am a little afraid that I am going to be the only person who enjoyed these cookies?
I was feeling a little bit like that poodle who would eat almost anything.
I used dried apricots. (Boy, they were plump. No need to reconstitute.)
I used the espresso powder. (I love that stuff - it's a staple in my pantry. It makes chocolate taste more chocolatey.)
I used a full pound of chocolate. (Five kinds - used up all those partials as party of my pantry pare-down campaign.)
And I liked them. I really, really liked them.
I am not sure what it says about me and my taste buds.
It could mean that I am not normal.
That is not news. I already knew that.
The Fussy Eater liked them too.
I am not sure what that says about her.
I don't think I am going to go there...
This post participates in Tuesdays with Dorie. The recipe for Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies can be found on the site of this week's host: Peggy of Galettista.