But first ..... I saw a recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip moon pies. YUCK! That really did NOT sound good at all, but I happen to have one last can of pure pumpkin in the cupboard. Maybe I'll just try them. They were a real quick fix and an even quicker bake. Ten minutes later I got to try the first one. Not bad .. not bad at all!! Well darn ... now I'm one cookie short of a pie.
What a shame .. I'll have to eat another to make them come out even. HOWEVER, lets make sure that one has frosting on it!! I whipped up the cream cheese filling and grabbed my pastry tip. I guess I need new glasses because I had a slight miscalculation, ending up with the tip stuck to my knuckle. Yes, those little points are sharper than puppies teeth. Now a bloody mess, I spent ten minutes trying to staunch the flow and bandage my finger. Never a dull moment!!
I frosted the one remaining cookie and scarfed it down. MY OH MY that was delicious!! I packaged them up in Christmas tins for a run in the freezer. Oops!! I forgot about all those meals I have stashed and there was no room. I called my girlfriend who happens to live on the way to the grocery store and she agreed to let her family be guinea pigs. She got the largest can of goodies. Now ... off to the store!!
Apparently there's even MORE fallout from the election than I thought. California voters determined by a minimum vote of 52% to remove single-use plastic bags from the planet, at least California's portion of the planet. Who knew? I never saw any signs, nor any advertisements that it had even passed. When I got to the counter and was asked the usual question ... paper or plastic ... I said paper.
Paper bags work better for me. They stand upright and don't let everything roll out on the floor. "That will be 10 cents each". Really? Ok then, how about plastic? "That will be 15 cents each". Are you kidding me? "No ... ever since that stupid election, you have to pay for grocery bags." Yikes!! So I guess I better stock up on big reusable bags and carry them around in my vehicles. Trouble is, I never remember to put them BACK in my vehicles!!
I understand it will be nice not to see plastic bags all over the highways and byways of California, but honestly, most of them are due to the garbage company trucks driving 60 mph down the road without covers on their loads.
You would think they would just go to recyclable paper bags. I'm sure it all sounded wonderful when people voted, they just didn't expect it to really impact THEM, nor did they realize how many people they just put out of work. Those bag manufacturing plants are now closing. I wonder who gets the money for those grocery bags? It looks like just one more special tax!!
Wouldn't you know ... each store keeps the money for themselves, to offset the cost of those overly expensive paper bags, keeping that industry alive and well. Once again, Californians got the wool pulled over their eyes. They voted for something that sounded wonderful without looking into who it would impact.
As I walked out the door, I heard comment after comment about what a rip-off this was. Yes ... yes it is. Did you vote for it?? Maybe when you secede from the Union, you can write entirely new laws and get your plastic bags back. In the meantime, they sell the big reusable bags for $1.00 each.