SEATTLE, PORTLAND, OAHU!!!
Playing a few shows in some of my most favorite cities ever!!!!!!!
June 4- HONOLULU, HI @ Dorris Duke Theater http://honolulumuseum.org/events/lectures_performances/14349-meiko
June 6- NORTH SHORE, HI @ Surfer, The Bar
June 10- PORTLAND, OR @ Doug Fir http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/532237?utm_medium=bks&wrKey=511E731E8D8E25ACBE4BBDE54136DBA0
June 11- SEATTLE, WA @ Secret Location (details SOOON) http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/657045
I blew out both of my flip flops… But these bread ties are doing the trick! @havaianas #havaianas #DIY #Hacks #LifeHacks #FlipFlops
I ran into my friend, @therealangelsnow in Safety Harbor, Fl. and we decided to climb a tree. We’re still here and can’t get down.
She Drinks The Kool-Aid
She drinks the Kool-Aid
and it tastes so good
Homemade Thin Mint Cookies
- 20 chocolate sandwich cookies
- 10-12 oz. chocolate
- 1-2 tsp. peppermint extract
- Twist to separate the cookies and scrape out the cream filling. What you do with the cream filling is your own business, no judgement here, hahaha!
- Melt the chocolate (see notes), then stir in the mint extract well. I found 1 tsp. to be perfect, but feel free to add more if you want a bigger mint flavor. If you want to
- Dip a cookie half in the melted chocolate, turn to coat using a fork, and tap off the excess before transferring to a cookie sheet lined with foil or wax paper. My favorite method of chocolate dipping items like this is the “3 fork method”. 2 forks in the chocolate to dip/turn/coat/tap, and one clean fork to carefully push the item onto the cookie sheet.
- Leave at room temperature until set. However, I don’t blame you if you need to put that first batch into the fridge for an emergency cookie chill so you can taste test… ;-)
- * Cookies - Trader Joe’s makes their own really yummy version of an Oreo (cheaper, too!) AND they have a gluten free variety as well. No Oreo’s on hand? You can use graham crackers instead, they just won’t be as chocolatey.
- * Chocolate - the first time I made them, I used all semi-sweet and they were just a tad too sweet. The cookies in the photographs are made with a mix of 1/2 semi-sweet and 1/2 dark. The favorite ones I’ve made so far were made with all dark chocolate. If you want a super glossy and smooth finish, feel free to temper your chocolate, but tempering isn’t necessary for flavor - it’s purely aesthetic.
- * Peppermint extract - make sure you have peppermint extract, not “mint” extract which is actually a combo of peppermint and spearmint. “Mint” extract is what I had on hand originally, and while still delicious, the cookies had a slight toothpaste flavor due to the spearmint… Curbed my Thin Mint craving, but we ended up tossing the last few.