I ate an entire batch of semi-homemade* oatmeal cranberry cookies almost single-handedly yesterday (for @ansate and anyone else who wants the recipe: take one pouch of Betty Crocker’s Oatmeal Cookie mix. Instead of raisins, add dried cranberries. Enjoy.)
I’m not proud of that.
But they were SOOOOOO good.
But I’m a little upset about my cranberries.
My packet of dried Cape Cod cranberries was bought in a grocery store in Massachusetts, while I was reading Plenty, and consequently, on a little micro-tear about eating locally. While at the grocery store, I thought, “AHA! Raisins come from California, cranberries come from Cape Cod, and therefore, if I put cranberries in my cookies rather than raisins, it will be one more little step toward reducing the carbon footprint of my food.”
Say what you will – I’m a little loony, but my heart’s in the right place.
So imagine my dismay when I discovered THIS:
Not only am I a glutton, I am a wastrel. I have bought and eaten cranberries that have gone on the fruit equivalent of the Grand Tour before returning home and ending up in my cookies.
I am an idiot.