OK, I admit it. I have a sweet tooth. A big one. I got my kindergartener off to school today and needed some chocolate. Not in a "chocolate might be nice" kind of way or a "I would really like some chocolate" kind of way, but a "search through the pantry, the fridge, the freezer and teh candy jar full of stale candy from who knows when in a desperate frantic search for chocolate." Finally, I found it! Chocolate in the form of a whole unopened bag of chocolate chips! Aaaah. I tore it open and helped myself to a small handful.
Then I looked guiltily at the opened bag. Me and opened bags of candy don't go well together. I feel bad for all the leftover chocolate chips so I have to eat them to put them out of their misery. Its the only humane thing to do, right? Plus, if my husband sees the opened bag of chocolate chips, he'll know that I've been raiding the stash again. So how did I solve this wicked problem? I made a batch of chocolate chip cookies. See, that's a perfectly acceptable way to use a bag of chocolate chips, and no one will ever know it was minus a handful of chocolate chips. And when you take a plate of freshly baked cookies and surprise your husband at work with it, you get extra big "good wife" points. Not to mention the June Cleaver points you get for having cookies and milk ready for your kids when they get home from school. See, totally unselfish reasons for chocolate chip cookies!
(Next time, I should probably run to the local gas station and just buy myself a chocolate bar. Save the guilt, the extra calories, and the dishes in the kitchen!)