These delicious oatmeal raisin cookies are for Bunco Night tonight, one of the subgroups of the local meetup group I joined awhile back. I am pretty sure that I didn’t like oatmeal raisin cookies for the majority of my life. I know that if you put them next to just about any other cookie, oatmeal raisin would not be my choice. I’m converted – oatmeal raisin cookies are delicious!
Now, I’m sure not all oatmeal raisin cookies are created equally, but this recipe that I snagged from Sweet Savory Life (who snagged then adapted it from the back of the Oatmeal canister), I can attest – it’s divine. It’s going to take a lot of will power not to call this lunch today (don’t worry I made like three dozen, the Bunco Dozen will not be compromised). And that fact just makes me laugh.
It’s one of many foods I’ve learned in the past couple of years that I like. Foods I’d written off entirely. Like eggs, french fries, onions, eggplant, wheat bread, water and orange juice. Yes really. I was a strange child. I also still claim to dislike non-kettle corn pop corn. And peas – I think I’ll hold onto my dislike of peas for awhile. But seriously, for a few years now, since marrying my husband especially, I’ve learned to let go of a lot of old prejudices and try new old things again.
I’ve learned a lot about myself. And it hasn’t just been food. Car manufacturers, ways of living, shoe styles. I apparently am very quick to make broad statements about who I am and what I’m about – what I like and dislike and the more I look into it, the more I find myself wrong. I like Hondas. I love our new old Buick. I drink water like there’s no tomorrow. I wear sneakers that I’m pretty sure are ugly but my feet don’t hurt so I don’t care! I think I’m going to pick up jogging this spring. I have discovered workouts on the Wii Fit that I did not think I’d be good at or enjoy and I’ve been proven wrong wrong wrong.
So I still don’t like knitting or long division. And I am mostly lacking in the green thumb department. I do not feel comfortable working in Linux and I do NOT like peas. But next year? Man, who knows. That’s the funny thing about preference – it really is subject to change and I like that about me. Give me new information, or show me something old again and I might change my mind. I can adapt to new situations and change my mind and it’s kind of awesome. I never really imagined my life the way it is today but I love it. I love the unexpected pleasure of finding that I like something I didn’t know I would. I like knowing there is still newness to discover about myself. I’m a work in progress and it;s awesome.