Nurse’s week is exhausting.
There is so much to do. Lunches and breakfasts and awards celebrations.
Blessings of hands, massages, and 2nd week of the month meetings.
Capped off with a nursing banquet.
I baked the cookie of the week on Wednesday because I knew that Thursday was jammed full of events.
In keeping with the Movie Magic theme of the month, I wanted to do a cookie that paid homage to one of the best movies encapsulating my generation.
I offered a choice to guide the decision-making process: Back to the Future or the Breakfast Club.
I was either going to make a 1950s nostalgia cookie or a cookie inspired by the 1980s movie. Depending on what people chose.
And at the end of the voting, the Breakfast Club was the clear winner.
Now, what cookie to make.
In the movie, there are 5 examples of the teenage trope: the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess, and the criminal. All in detention together. Bonds are formed, they drive the principal in charge of detention nuts. Good times.
There is a scene when all 5 are eating lunch together. The brain has the lunch packed by his mommy, the athlete has a calorie-laden meal to help with fitness, the princess has sushi. And the basket case, played by Ally Sheedy, makes a sandwich with Captain Crunch cereal and pixie sticks.
I know that cereal cookies are a thing. And have been done before. And I saw recipes for Rice Krispie treat marshmallow bars, using another sugary cereal. And an oatmeal-based cookie featuring another kind of cereal.
None of that was quite right.
And then I saw a different version of the cereal cookie. That used crushed cereal pieces AND a swirl of chocolate.
Definitely the recipe for this week’s make.
Except my chocolate swirl made all the cookies appear as if they were chocolate cookies when I mixed it in.
Oh, well, obviously they were well received.
I would be remiss if I did not note that today is International Nurse Day. And Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Obviously, the delay made sense.
Hug a nurse, with permission of course. We are the backbone of the medical profession.