Okay, let's face it ladies. When it's around that time of the month, you're not a happy camper...and everybody knows it. You're cranky, tired, emotional, indecisive, irrational and sometimes just downright psychotic. Everyone and everything bothers you and nothing seems to be right in the world. And to top it off, you've got these crazy cravings. You're constantly looking for something sweet, salty, gooey and crunchy. Admit it, you've stood in front of that fridge (which is packed with food by the way), whining like a baby,"There's nothing to eat. Waaaaaaaaah!" And then you cry in despair (and don't you dare deny it because it's true!).
Aaaaaaaaaaaaah...Don't you just love that? How this crazy thing called PMS can turn even the sweetest woman (because you know we're all angels) into a demented she-devil. I feel really bad for all the guys though. If you haven't figured out yet guys, let me just clue you in on a little secret. You'll never win an argument with a woman who has PMS. You're just gonna end up in the dog house. So just do whatever makes her happy and nobody gets hurt. Go ahead. Just nod and say,"Yes, you're right honey. I don't know why I thought I was right. You're always right." Give it a week or two and she'll be back to her normal little self again.
I must confess...I'm not the most pleasant person to be with when I have PMS. You can ask Hubby. And when the crazy cravings kick it...Oh man...you better watch out! I'll be opening the fridge door, the freezer door, the cupboards, the pantry and then the fridge door again. The funny thing about PMS is that when you have those cravings, you want the sweet, salty, gooey and crunchy all in one dish...and you want it yesterday! So what did I do?
I made myself what I jokingly call the "PMS cure in a cup." It's basically a single-serving, microwaveable chocolate chip cookie. I guess you can say PMS is the mother of crazy inventions because that's exactly how this delightful little treat came to be. I took my quick fix microwaveable brownie, changed a few ingredients and added more wonderful goodies to it. I popped it in the microwave from a minute or so and voila!
It's takes just minutes to make and you can adjust it to whatever cravings you have. You can add dried fruit or candies instead of the chocolate chips. Then use whatever salty/crunchy food you want. I particularly like to add crushed potato chips or pretzels. The crazier the combination, the better it tastes (well, at least for me).
I swear this stuff fixes me and my cravings right away. And if I top it with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream...man...oh...man...I'm in heaven :-) Mmmmmmmm
You gotta try this!
Quick Fix Microwaveable Chocolate Chip Cookie (aka PMS Cure in a Cup)
Makes one serving
Allergy Note: Contains dairy and wheat ingredients
2 Tbs. butter
2 Tbs. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3-4 Tbs brown sugar
4 Tbs. all-purpose flour
2 Tbs. dark chocolate chips
pinch of salt
potato chips, crushed
vanilla ice cream (optional)
Place butter and milk in a coffee cup or mug. Microwave for 30 seconds to melt the butter and warm the milk. Stir in brown sugar and vanilla extract then mix in flour, chocolate chips and pinch of salt. Microwave for about 1 minute on HIGH. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.