It’s embarrassing to admit, but I watch reality TV. The Bachelor, can’t get enough America’s Next Top Model, and I’m absolutely glued to the Real Housewives on Bravo. I seriously wanna be a housewife in the O.C.

So it’s no surprise that Monday nights around here have become girls night.  Susan and I get together and have a little wine, a little food, and a little gossip. Now that Dancing with the Stars is almost over, we can get to the good stuff..The Bachelorette. With The bachelor being such a disappointment last season for letting Brad have a second chance at it, we’ve been jonesing for the Bachelorette to start. Ugh…Brad…Seriously? What did he say all season…”can I ask you a question?” and was constantly consulting his therapist? …ugh again.

Now, we don’t take these things too seriously. We mostly get together to hang. We tend to provide the comic relief because some of the things these people do are just plain whack-a -doodle and I find it necessary to point it out and poke fun. For instance, that guy wearing the mask on tonights show…enough said.  We’re kinda like that show Mystery Science Theater, where that guy and his robot are constantly wise cracking through the show. Hey Susan, we could be on cable!

It’s our little reality break. So, we started our little break at noon with some strawberry waffles and homemade whipped cream.

We met back up at 7:oo for the Dancing finale part 1. I made us some Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. No wine tonight, just Chocolate Martinis, after all it is a special occasion:)

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1C shortening

1C brown sugar

1C sugar


1tsp each of vanilla, salt and soda

1-1/2C flour

3C oats

1C raisins or cranberries

Mix all ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned, 10-12 minutes.

Easy peasy goodness!

What?  You’d rather have the martini recipe? OK, me too:) I found it at

1- 1/2 shots Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
1- 1/2 shots creme de cacao
1/2 shot vodka
2- 1/2 shots 1/2 & 1/2
Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake and pour into a chilled cocktail glass drizzled with chocolate syrup.

After watching tonights show, I gotta tell ya, if this is the dating pool right now, I think I’ll stay single!
So please, tell me, what are your guilty pleasures on TV right now? I promise, I won’t judge:)
And who do you think will be the  next dancing Star? My vote’s for Kym & Hines.