Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Clearly, I spoke too soon...

Remember that 'dusting' of snow I spoke about yesterday? Well, it turned into a hell of a lot more than a dusting as the day progressed!!
The bad news is that my car sucks in the snow and it took forever to get from point A to point B, but the good news is that I had a great night out on the town with my friend Joanne last night and was reminded that shoveling a PAVED driveway is soooooo much easier than dealing with the gravel driveway!
Don't get me wrong - shoveling pretty much stinks no matter what the surface may be, but after shoveling a gravel driveway for four winters - having a newly paved driveway to shovel was a downright treat!!!

Today is the office potluck (yes Dr. Spo - we like to keep the tradition alive!!!) and I'll be avoiding it at all costs. :-) OK - that's not entirely true. I'll eat some food, as long as I know who made it, and it's someone I trust. It also helps that a lot of people are lazy and are bringing in 'take-out' from various restaurants. That's more than fine with me. I'll take some Chinese take-out over risking my life eating the slop that some of my co-workers are trying to pass off as food.

As my contribution, I brought in my 'office famous' (they aren't quite world famous yet) whoopie pies. Since they went so fast the last time I made them, I made a lot more this time, in hopes that more people would get to try them.
For anyone who doesn't know what a whoopie pie is, here's the Wikipedia definition:

Whoopie pie (alternatively called a gob, black-and-white, bob, or "BFO" for Big Fat Oreo), an American baked good that may be considered either a cookie, pie, or cake. It is made of two round mound-shaped pieces of chocolate cake, sometimes pumpkin cake, with a sweet, creamy filling or frosting sandwiched between them.

And this is what one of my homemade whoopie pies (all from scratch, no rubbish) looks like:

Well my friends....I've got to get some work done before the festivities begin.

Wish me luck. ;-)


Nik_TheGreek said...

Good luck!
Have fun!
I have my work Christmas party as well. We're to a Jamie Oliver's restaurant. I've learnt that he's a bit well known in the States as well...

AJohnP said...

I'm jealous!! I'm literally sitting at my desk, eating a slice of pizza.
The food options are less than appealing.

Mike said...

Soooooo....since we both live in the Boston area...you'll be dropping off a whoopie pie or two -- in the spirit of Christmas, of course -- so that i can let everyone know what a terrific baker you are?? That pie looks delicious!

BosGuy said...

I love whoopie pies! Maybe I'll drive over to Bova's in the North End to get one tonight. Hmmm...