The Secret Society of Sunday Night Snackers

Written by lyssa ireland thomas on 3/28/2011 6:50 PM | COMMENTS (20)

Being cooking challenged; I was thrilled to learn that Queen Hadlifah likes to play chef. Unfortunately, her repertoire is limited to brownies and cookies, but every journey starts with a first step. Hopefully her voyage will take her The Way of Dinner – WW Style. A girl can dream, can’t she?

Yesterday, Queen Hadlifah decided that she was going to make her World Famous Secret Ingredient Brownies. I agreed to help even though I couldn’t eat her concoction (think Cookie Monster meets Chocolate Crack Monkey).

I set out the brownie mix, oil, water, and eggs. I stepped back to watch the magic. As with most six-year-olds, it was a little touch and go during the egg cracking portion, but otherwise it was uneventful. I finally figured out her secret ingredient when she blew kisses into the silky, brown batter.

After I scraped the gooey goodness into a pan and put it into the oven, I decided to run up to the grocery store for last minute school lunch items. As I perused the aisles, I turned to come face-to-face with the Easter candy. In that moment, I experienced a momentary flashback. My forehead broke out in a sweat and I could feel a lone drop of perspiration run down my back.

I was remembering Sunday nights before starting WWers. It was always Last Chance Pig-Out before the weekly Monday Morning Diet. I would sneak off to the grocery store to stock up on treats I couldn’t have on my diet. Upon returning home, I’d cloister myself in my room and participate in The Secret Society of Sunday Night Snackers. Each time, I would binge beyond human comfort and drift off into a troubled sleep with chocolate on my breath.

Suddenly, I remembered that behavior had been behind me for almost six months. I realized that I never had to return to that nightmare again. It was MY choice to never be that unhappy again.

Later at home, I tried to release Queen Hadlifah’s brownies from their Perfect Brownie Non-Stick Prison (a BRILLIANT invention for people who can’t cut appropriate-sized nibbles). Unfortunately, it must be coated in non-stick spray or it’s Wrestlemania ala Brownies to get them out in one piece. Since I forgot to spray, the fight was on.

Quickly, I learned that I was losing the battle as brownie shrapnel landed everywhere. I was fighting the urge to Hoover the fallen bites. Determined not to take a step back into my old nightmare, I left the brownies on the counter with a request for Sparky to take over.

About an hour later, I heard Sparky hollering in the kitchen. According to the police report, Moo took the foil wrapped brownies, stealthily unwrapped them and hogged down the remaining chocolate yummies.

Apparently, Moo has joined The Secret Society of Sunday Night Snackers.


P.S. No doodles were harmed with the consumption of the brownies. We did witness a massive burp followed by a few killer doodle toots.

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  • Post Image roxanna51

    4/5/2011 7:56 PM
    This could have been written by me. You have captured the moment so perfectly with your words.


  • Post Image skelso5

    4/3/2011 8:57 PM
    The stuff that is not good for us do tend to call our name more than they should. I know for a fact that can happen. Great move by calling for help.


  • Post Image moo2009

    4/1/2011 4:53 PM
    I can't stop laughing, I love your crew and pictured the whole episode. Have a great weekend!


  • Post Image hosiera

    3/30/2011 10:19 PM
    Another great story from the bdoggqueenh family vaught. When I need a good laugh, I know I can always count on you.


  • Post Image oldman4568 (brian)

    3/30/2011 9:29 PM
    LOL, Good for you sending out the cry for help. You should be proud. "secret ingredient when she blew kisses into the silky, brown batter." How Cute!


  • Post Image kikonizzy

    3/30/2011 6:34 PM
    Mom gave me a choice when I was a young girl-if I made dinner she would do the dishes-and I hated doing dishes so bad that I started learning to make dinner right away. I was afraid of what was lurking in the dishwater,thanks to my older brother's brainwashing me!


  • Post Image doglover18 (carol)

    3/30/2011 4:56 PM
    Last Chance Pig-Out LOL! Love it! We also have one of those brownie things and boy what a mess that was. I'm very relieved to know that no Doodles were harmed.....and everyone needs to toot from time to time!


  • Post Image kjkcando1

    3/30/2011 12:43 PM
    I just don't know which is the better image - your 6 yr old making brownies with such loving care, the thought of your wrestling match with the pan (I would have been trying to pretend it was sometihng completely repulsive while I did it), or the imagined sight of Moo absconding with the spoils of stealth attack. All good fun - thanks!


  • Post Image lennondeb

    3/30/2011 12:15 PM
    Loved this!! Literally laughed out loud :) And I must confess, I too am a former member of the S.S.S.N.S. - but no more!!! I so enjoy your blogs, please keep them coming!!


  • Post Image kmord77

    3/30/2011 10:29 AM
    Okay- the pictures in my head that went along with your delightful story were great. I actually was Laughing out Loud- in my cube- at work... That's for the humerous start to my Wed.


  • Post Image wigglebun1

    3/30/2011 12:23 AM
    Too cute that secret ingredient! I wish H would have eaten my brownie on the counter this week, but he grabbed my favorite sneeker! It is now in the landfil! Not him, the sneeker!


  • Post Image vtmint

    3/29/2011 11:39 PM
    I have always loved cooking and a big part of it was that my parents assigned us each a night to cook dinner! We actually loved it, we got to pick out what we wanted and even had to clean up after!


  • Post Image cruisegrl73

    3/29/2011 10:40 PM
    Great post- love the secret ingredient! I have a 6 yr old and I can just picture how adorable that must have been! I am also a past member of the Secret Society, although I participated on many other nights in addition to Sunday nights!! :)


  • Post Image thewindy

    3/29/2011 9:18 PM
    Poor Moo! and, Lucky You! How wonderful for Moo to take on your chocolate and save you from yourself! My hero! I admire your will power!


  • Post Image goal2happen

    3/29/2011 8:22 PM
    Oh my! I have a extra can of febreeze, shall I send it via Fed-ex? LOL!


  • Post Image sidedish3 (ashley)

    3/29/2011 5:17 PM
    Again you have me laughing out loud!! Thank you! Great will power on your part. Bravo to you! I am also a former member of the Secret Society of Sunday Night Snackers ;). Have a great OP week!!!!


  • Post Image kellieok1

    3/29/2011 4:28 PM
    My sister uses tha tpan! I haven't used one. I am a brownie **** Can't make them.


  • Post Image lisakttyn

    3/29/2011 4:10 PM
    Too funny and oh so true. I am a member of that same Secret Society and am still battling from time to time and not always coming out on top, but it is a process and I will conquer it. YOU are my inspiration, thank you for you blogs and honesty!!


  • Post Image gleah44

    3/29/2011 4:02 PM
    LOL ... Love the secret ingredient!


  • Post Image melissa lishner

    3/29/2011 3:07 PM
    I loved the "secret ingredient" also - although I stand by a 1/2 cup of chocolate chips as a standby secret ingredient - I thought dogs couldn't have chocolate - keep the brownies away from the doodle! Stay Strong!




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