Last week I went out to run a few errands, I in no way shape or form wanted to leave my house. I get into those funks sometimes, when all I want to do is be at home. But given the fact that if I did not leave my house to pay my bills, I might not have running water- which would make any form of cooking impossible. I also had to stop by the grocery store to pick up a few items for mealtime. So I motivated myself with the promise of toffee bars, yes if I ran all my errands and stopped at the grocery store all without losing my mind. I would treat myself to a piece of these toffee bars, no make that two pieces.
So I turn my truck on, reverse and take off. I get on the road and turn my radio on instantly hating myself for forgetting my ipod. I make a quick wish “Please play a good song,” because there is nothing worse than running errands with crap music blaring in the background. The song comes on and ya, liking it, I’m grooving. I drive up to a stop light and it turns green, awesome. The next song came on and oh ya, love that song..cool no traffic, no stop lights.. nice. I jump off pay the water bill, no on waiting in line. Okay am I being punked? This never happens to me. I get back in my truck and think okay my streak is over, here the comes the worst song ever…no another good song, oh ya baby. I drive up to the store and I get awesome parking, OMG! I almost don’t want to get out of the truck, the whole beauty of the present situation is freaking me out. I grab my cart, fly through the meat dept-chicken, passed the dairy-milk, eggs, walked quietly by myself through the baking aisle-toffee bits, brown sugar, corn syrup, coconut, baking soda. By this time I was in a great mood, not thinking of anything but those toffee bars I would devour after dinner. I quickly checked out, loaded my truck and drove home. At that moment my favorite song came on and I drove by my house- hey the toffee bars can wait, there playing my song! Enjoy!!
1 cup sliced almonds, divided