Though my love of fancy dresses, makeup, high heels, fashion shows, and steakhouse dinners out may lead you to believe otherwise, I love nothing more than staying at home, which is where I am most days, baking, cooking, writing, blogging, exercising, watching TV, making dreams come true . . . or at least trying. I spend nearly all of my time with my parents, without anyone to really turn to as a friend anytime day or night. That doesn’t mean I don’t have some amazing people in my life, only that they are all always so busy with their lives that I often feel I don’t fit in very well.
Sometimes I am pleasantly surprised by people or reminded that others do care about me and consider me among their friends. Times like that usually involve one of our monthly dinners out, and when it’s at Morton’s, the reminders are everywhere. Last Saturday Mom, Dad, and I met our friends Katie and Dennis at Morton’s, where our friends Sara and Matt work. I didn’t want to write another review because I don’t want you all to get bored, but you can check out my first Morton’s review, and because sometimes it’s fun to be able to eat without worrying about how the pictures are going to turn out. You already know photography gives me nightmares on a regular basis.
It was a wonderful night, perfect, really, leaving me unable to ask for more. We loved all the food. I ordered the veal chop for the first time. I think it may be my favorite entrée now, and I would for sure order it again. But it was the conversation that seriously did not stop for one moment with tons of laughter that made the night amazing. It’s always fun to catch up with Sara who finds time to talk in between working. Katie and Dennis were great dinner companions. Often when we go out, though we have a wonderful time, there are those awkward silences where it seems everyone has run out of things to say and I’m scrambling to say something other than “So the weather . . .” but that didn’t happen. Conversation flowed freely without even a moment of silence and we covered every topic under the sun with everyone talking and asking questions. Though I’m always happy to return to the comfort of home at the end of a night, this was one I kind of never wanted to end.
On to my newest creation. So you know I love Biscoff, but I wanted a new twist on it, something just a little different. Why can’t Biscoff be a flavor other than, well . . . Biscoff? Well, it can, with just a few ingredients and five minutes. Enter Golden Oreo Cookie Butter. It is just like Biscoff, though homemade, so it has a bit of a different texture, but has that wonderful vanilla flavor from the Oreos. I think this is best after it’s had some time to rest in the refrigerator when it tastes kind of like ice cream with a little bit of a graham cracker crust texture. It tastes like Oreos, clearly, but somehow even better. Have I convinced you to try it yet? I could sit down to a whole bowl of this, it is so addictively good, but instead I’m going to make something with it, so stay tuned for that, but until then, take a few minutes to whip this up and use it however you would use Biscoff. Then take a few more to treasure the friends you have!
- 20 Golden Oreos
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1-2 tablespoons almond milk (other milk may work, but I cannot be sure)
- In the bowl of a food processor, process the Oreos until they are a fine powder and there are no large pieces. Add the vanilla and 1 tablespoon of oil at a time. Process in between each addition, and keep adding oil until the mixture comes together to form a thick paste. Add 1 tablespoon of almond milk and process. Continue adding almond milk 1 tablespoon at a time until you have reached the consistency you desire. May be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. You may need to stir the butter before using, as it may separate.