Last year on a cold winters night while we were snuggled in bed, the house was broken into. I have tried to find a way to blog out this so that you will understand that while it was a terrifying event, we all had a good laugh about it at the end of the day.
It was 4 in the morning, our cars were parked in the driveway and the doors were all locked. There was snow on the ground and a dumb kid breaking into sheds stealing what he could carry to what was probably another car carrying the goods.
Now, what possessed this person to break into our house, I’ll never know. First of all, we are young and Handsome owns his house, thus there is nothing worth stealing. Second, who breaks into houses with cars parked out front? Third, who breaks into a house if all you can see from the back window is a dog bowl 10 inches wide that sits a foot off the ground?
To top it off, I’m a very light sleeper. So the moment the door was popped I was up, and the dog was out the door after the culprit with Handsome right after him.
Mind you, its 4am. Shock, snow, PJ’s.
And here’s where it all goes just plain humorous (well, if that can be said for a situation like this).
“Hey!” Bf yells out after the guy. Remember, 4 am, snow, PJs, shock.
The ass clown stops in the neighbors yard ducking down, and replies, “What?”
No… Really? Mind you only seconds have passed and the world is spinning but I am fully awake by now and amazed that anyone is this stupid.
It being 4am, freezing and in a state of shock, the BF yells, “Who are you?” No response so he tries again, “Are you my neighbor?”
Yep, just borrowing a cup of sugar.
“No, I’m your neighbors friend.”
At this point all I can think is if my cats got out into the dark and cold, I will kill this idiot. The BF dial 911 and in a matter of seconds there are cops patrolling the street with spot lights.
Nothing came of it and the person wasn’t caught, but in hindsight it’s a great story – minus the whole being broke into part.
Marble was awesome and totally saved the day (We all know we’ve said our pet would lick a stranger to death before being mean – and yet).
If he had taken off in another direction on the backyard he would have fallen into a hole BF dug a while back for a project that he hasn’t finished yet. #fail
And nothing will ever top the conversation that took place. Nothing.
Later that day, Handsome’s truck got backed into in a parking lot… I can’t remember it now, but I’m pretty sure there was a third thing for the day too.
Read this again and laugh. I promise that’s what I did. And for an event like that, you need something like this
Peabody’s Really Bad Day Fix it All Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake
For the cookie crust:
- 1 ¼ cups chocolate chip cookie crumbs (about 16 Chip’s Ahoy Chunky in my case)
- 2 TBSP sugar
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
For the cheese cake filling:
- 32 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup dark brown sugar, loosely packed
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 TBSP all-purpose flour, plus some for dusting the truffles
- 4 eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 tsp vanilla
- approximately 20 cookie dough truffles, plus 5-8 to place on top
Start by making the Cookie Dough Truffle recipe below
Combine the cookie crumbs, 2 TBSP sugar and melted butter. Press this into the bottom of a 10 inch spring form pan. Bake crust for 10 minutes at 350F and set aside. When cooled enough to handle, wrap the outside of the pan in aluminum foil to seal for the water bath later.
Mix the cheese and sugars with paddle attachment on medium speed, about 3 minutes. Add in the flour on low speed. Add eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides and bottom after each egg. Add the egg yolks and vanilla and beat until completely incorporated.
Place truffles into a large bowl sprinkle with flour and light coat each one with flour (this helps them not all sink to the bottom). Remove and excess flour and fold into cheesecake, reserving a couple to place on the top.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Place the last few truffles on top of the cheesecake.
Bake in a water batch at 350F for approximately 1 ½ hours. A knife inserted should come out clean when the cake is done.
Chill the cake overnight and then remove from the pan.
Cookie Dough Truffles
- ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- ¾ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- ½ cup chocolate chips
Using a stand mixer (or a bowl and beaters), cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Beat in vanilla.
With speed on low, slowly add flour, alternating with condensed milk, beating g well after each addition.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Shape balls into 1-inch balls and place into an air tight container. Store in freezer for at least 3 hours.
Makes about 45 truffles.
Now grab a fork sit back, enjoy this and laugh.