Mug-up is pretty much leftovers thrown together to make a hasty meal, or if we are lucky a sweet dessert. Hobbits would refer to it as the seventh meal. In HOOKED, Grams makes Monster Mug-Up Cookies for an injured Sonya. So it seemed better to share this recipe, instead of another way to cook salmon. Just like Sonya, by week two, we are sick of eating salmon and looking for steak to sink our teeth into. And like Sonya, we aren't going to get any, no ice cream either for that matter. Guess what our first meal back in civilization tends to be?
Note: there is no flour in this recipe, which makes it great for people with gluten allergies. Also the basic recipe is very adaptable for dried fruit, and nuts, or white chocolate chips. I always double the ingredients when I make them so as not to have leftover bags of butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, etc. I just dump in the whole bag. If you do this and don't want to cook them all at once, the cookie dough can be frozen up to two weeks.
Guaranteed to keep you crew in a sugar-working high for hours.
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Sugar
1 cube Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
1 ½ cup Peanut Butter - chunky or creamy
1 ½ tsp Baking Soda
4 ½ cups of Oatmeal
¾ cups each of M&M’s, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, Butterscotch Chips, Peanut Butter Chips or double the recipe and add a whole bag of each.
Cream together eggs, sugars, butter, and vanilla. Add peanut butter. Stir in baking soda and oatmeal. Fold in M&M’s, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and peanut butter chips. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
There was no point in lying to her. The woman could see through a solid steel door. "He’s occupied a bit of my mind lately." More than a
bit, if she were honest.
"He’s a fine looking man. Nice butt. I can see why you’re interested." She scooped four cups of oatmeal into the mix.
"Grandma." Little old grandmas weren’t supposed to check out men’s butts.
"What woman wouldn’t have noticed those tight buns?" Grams laid down the spoon and picked up a pocketknife. She sliced open the many bags of chips, pouring them each into the bowl.
Sonya swallowed. Okay that was it. She wasn’t lying here any longer. She stood up and had to fight a wave of dizziness, results of residue from the pain killers she’d taken last night. Her head throbbed for a moment, but it felt good to move around.
"If you’re not going to lie down, at least sit," Grams scolded, adding the package of M&M’s to the bowl. She saved a handful and set them on the table for Sonya.
Sonya sat and began eating the chocolate pieces one by one. Did anything taste better than chocolate? She didn’t think so.
"Sonya, is Garrett being a trooper all that’s keeping you from having a relationship with him?"
"As barriers go, it’s up there." Sonya popped a few more M&M’s, hoping Grams would drop the subject. She wasn’t up to discussing what was between her and Garret.
What's your go-to food when you're hurt or not feeling well?