What else is there to do when you're snowed in, Loopy is studying for exams and there's nothing on television? Make cookies and curl up with a good book. These Skor Bit Cookies are perfectly crisp on the edges but gooey on the insides. They're pretty sweet but perfect with a glass of cold, cold milk.
1 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1 and 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 and 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup Skor candy bits
Cream butter, sugars and vanilla. Blend in egg and beat until light and fluffy. Stir in the dry ingredients and then mix in the chips and toffee bits. Oh, and I may have used the entire package of Skor bits this time... so closer to two cups. They still worked, but man, are they sweet.
Form 1" balls and bake on silicone baking pad in 350 degree oven, 12 minutes.
In spite of the weather, Veto took me to see The Lovely Bones over the weekend. In spite of everything, in fact.
In spite of the fact that it was one of the best books I've ever read, the movie didn't live up.
In spite of the fact that the storyline is disturbing... the book was uplifting and I expected so much from the movie.
In spite of the fact that Susan Sarandon was brilliant as the grandmother, and Stanley Tucci absolutely played the creepy part of the serial killer so well that, at one point, I realized that my hands were shaking, he was that good, it still wasn't a great movie.
In spite of the fact that the special effects were supposed to be dazzling, I was just too aware that I was seeing the movie with Veto, who hadn't read the book, and I realized that if you didn't read the book, the in-between sequences would seem pretty silly. So they were.
In spite of the fact that The Lovely Bones is considered one of the most important pieces of literature in the last 100 years - according to The New York Times - the movie was a bit of a stinker. In spite of being a good book, the screenwriters made some major changes and left out several things that made the whole thing, characters and all, worth only two and a half cupcakes.
Lastly, I will just say... I think some books just should not be made into movies. Some books are so engaging and imaginative that if attempts are made to play the story on the screen, delicate (but important) bits get lost along the way. The beauty about some books is in the way you see it in your head, not how it will look in a movie. Can someone please tell Hollywood that for me? Make yourself some Skor Bit cookies and read the book instead.
Reader, did Hollywood ever take one of your favourite pieces of literature and turn it into a Mark Wahlburg vehicle?