It's sad when a person has a wonderful day, which is then spoiled by the politics of staff meetings. What a way to spoil a day!
Then, how about adding a last minute cookie baking requirement to my Thursday? I actually knew it was a possibility, but was admittedly ignoring it. There is something really intimidating about the following scenario:
--make cookies with your class. Your students have the following restrictions: wheat-free, egg-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, no candy, no artificially coloured/flavoured ingredients. Oh yes, one student hates chocolate. Really, really hates it. The kitchen is unavailable. PS--you have no brown sugar, the store is closed, there isn't a chance to hit the only grocery store in town after it opens tomorrow.
Seriously?!?! This is not some random optional challenge, either! The cookie-making is part of School Spirit Week, and was just a victim of unfortunate timing when it comes to kitchen availability. The allergies/food restrictions are a very real part of my every day reality.
So, this is the plan. I've got a recipe for Frozen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls. These are the listed ingredients: butter, brown sugar, vanilla, water, flour, chocolate chips. These are the ingredients that we are going to experiment with tomorrow: margarine, white sugar, vanilla, water, oat bran (I don't have any oat flour, of course), and chocolate chips (which the chocolate-hater can skip!). If I broach the idea as an experiment, a science project, the kids will love it. Using margarine will eliminate the need to soften the butter. I'll take my own mixer, and will fight for/beg for/borrow/steal freezer space. We'll make them early in the day...so that if it all falls apart I can call in reinforcements (aka: Soy Boy's mother to bring in a wheat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, peanut-free treat!).
If they turn out, I will share the recipe tomorrow!