The Best Laid Plans

Yesterday turned out not to be the ultimate day of relaxation. Quite the opposite actually.  I noticed a spot on my tooth about a week ago and wanted to get it checked out at the dentist’s ASAP to avoid anything unpleasant. That involved getting up at 8 yesterday and driving into base for ‘sick call’, which is a two hour window where you can walk in to a department and ask to be seen. My walk-in appointment confirmed my worst fear: the spot was a cavity.

I was told to come back at 1 o’clock to have the cavity filled, so we killed some time while my upcoming fate loomed in my mind. I bought a copy of The Happiness Project to try and cheer me up before my appointment since I heard it was a good book from a few people.  I’m enjoying it so far, but I think only a happy puppy in my lap would have really done the trick.

Happy dog!! Source.

I had a nice technician and a friendly dentist, but 3 and a half hours after my filling my face was still numb from the Novocain. Ugh. I found a recipe on for a super simple 3-ingredient peanut butter cookie, so I threw together a batch to take my mind off my mouth.




It was super simple!

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter

Mix the ingredients together, spoon out onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 350. That’s it! I thought they were delicious, but my dad didn’t believe they had been baked when he saw them sitting on the cookie sheet since they don’t flatten out like normal cookies.

What’s your favorite simple recipe? I think this is the quickest cookie I’ve ever made, but I really liked the instant gratification! Feel free to share one of your favorite quick recipes, I’d love to try them 🙂