Sunday, May 2, 2010

Game 2.

So game 2 started off in Moncton this afternoon at 4 pm. Pray to the Hockey Gods that the Seadogs win!!!

I started off with a batch of chocolate chip muffins...i have to admit i cheated. Last fall i bought a package of muffin mix and used half of it, so i have basically moving the package from shelf to shelf in my cupboard ever since. This morning, it finally made its way to the counter, so i decided to make them. Other than tasting a little stale, they turned out good.

During first period, I made Oatmeal chocolate chip & cinnamon cookies, mmm, my favorite. And the Wildcats made 2 I am sure by now, my neighbors think i am insane, because i am yelling at the television. I am actually watching it on TV and listening to it on the radio (i was able to get it in the living room today) because the radio commentary is easier to listen to than the television one.

So while the last batch is cooking, second period starts...and the Wildcats score again!!! I was in the kitchen when i hear the announcer say that ominous word again, but this time it was the Seadogs!! YYYYAAYYYY!!! Finally, they are in the game! And i am yelling at the television, "Do it again!!!!"
Don't the cookies look yummy?

Sitting on the couch picking a new recipe and there is another penalty for Saint John, the announcer states it may be one that should have been debated, and during the power play, Moncton scores again. :-(

So now in the middle of the 2nd period, the score is 4 to 1 for Moncton, and the Dogs are putting in their back up goalie. Three minutes later, i am yelling at the television again, the new goalie is just standing around outside the blue circle and leaves the net wide open...2 goals within 2 minutes!!!! BRING BACK THE REGULAR GOALIE!!! (still looking for another recipe, just more focused on the game). Thankfully, the next 15 minutes he does a better job, and one minute left, the Seadogs score again!!!!

Panning the crowd as the teams exit the ice, the camera catches my sister, who managed to get tickets to the game. And, now at the end of the 2nd, the score is 6 to 2 for the Wildcats...booo! Come on Seadogs!!

Near the end of intermission, i find a new recipe in a cookbook i received for Christmas last year. It is a cherry dessert, and i am having company for dinner, so i decide try it. While i slip the base into the oven to bake, the Wildcats score again...and another while i am in the kitchen making the topping. Another game lost...we must re-coup and win games three and four!!! And another goal...come on Seadogs, what is wrong tonight???!!! So while the Maraschino cherry squares are baking, i cleaned up and watched the rest of the game, although i find myself wondering why. Finally the Gods smile and the Seadogs score! Although it will not win them the game, it makes them look just slightly better.

The cherry dessert looks very sweet, i pulled it out of the oven because it looks a bit dark, and i had to give it a gouge in the center because it didn't look done. Hope it tastes good!

Five seconds left of the game and the refs pull one of the Seadogs players on penalty, and because there is already a Wildcats penalty, the game is now 4 on 4. The coaches disapprove of the ref's decision and start to get into it on the bench! The Dogs coaches are yelling at the Cats coaches, and the fans are throwing things into the Dogs' bench...not very sportsmanlike for either side.

Final score is 9 to 3....oh, boy. Come on Dogs, lets get our acts together and chase the Cats back to Moncton during Game three!




1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 tsp salt
6 squares semi sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup softened butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 375 F, beat butter and sugar, add egg, milk and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients, stir well.
Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased sheets.
Bake 12 to 13 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on sheets 1 minute before removing to racks.

~The milk was not included in the original recipe, i added it because i found them to hard.
~I hate chopping chocolate and am lazy, therefore i use a cup of chocolate chips.


1 + 1/3 cups flour
2 Tbsp white sugar
few grains salt
1/2 cup margarine

mix together and press into bottom of an ungreased 9 x 12 pan. bake for 15 minutes at 350 F


2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup brown sugar, packed tightly
1/3 cup flour
1 + 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
10 oz jar maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
1/2 cup walnuts

Combine all ingredients, mix well and pour over base. Bake at 350 F for about 30 minutes. Ice with frosting made with cherry juice when cool, sprinkle with coconut.


~I did not ice it or put coconut on it, it looked sweet enough as is.
~ I used a mini food processor to zap the cherries.

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