Drama Queens of the World…


I’m sure you have them in your life, especially if you are on Facebook. I have more of them in my life than I would like. Attention seeking drama queens. These are the people in your lives who leave you messages on your phone that say “the most horrible thing has happened, call me”. But then don’t tell you. And you call them back and you can’t get ahold of them (so you panic) and when you do get ahold of them it turns out to not really be anything. They are the people on Facebook who write,” headed to hospital pray for me”. Then all these people jump on and say OMG what’s wrong…and half the time the person never comes back and tells. The ones who say they “had the worse day ever” and you ask why and they say “I can’t tell”. Really? And then there are the relationship drama queens. My least favorite of them all.

I don’t know about you but several of the people who are my friends on Facebook I’ve never met in person or if I did it was briefly, and the next thing you know I’m friends with them. It’s a great tool for networking, don’t get me wrong. But I understand that it is just that. So most of my personal stuff doesn’t go on there because number one and most importantly I graduated from 8th grade twenty one years ago and no longer feel the need to act like I am still in that grade. I had (I say had because I finally just gave up and unfriended her) who got divorced and they went back and forth publically on FB hashing it out. Then within weeks both of them deciding to get divorced they both had already found their new “soul mates”. Then it became a series of the one woman putting that she found her soul mate and would list her status as in a relationship. Then three days later her “world had be torn apart”. So people asked and she never responded. Later that day her relationship goes back to single. Two days later it’s “Jesus has come through again” and the relationship goes back to being in a relationship. For three months this went back and forth, each time her never responding to anyone’s comments. So finally I just wrote “Peabody and Her Name Here are no longer in a relationship” and unfriended her.

That’s not sharing with people, that’s wanting attention ladies and gentlemen. I had a friend find out he was adopted by a comment on FB. How messed up is that? Now you might be saying, gee Peabody, you sure do share a lot on here. And I do. But if you really go back and look, I don’t. You do all know that I am divorced but none of you know the details other than the fact that my ex and I have chosen to stay friends, and that’s all you will ever get. I never mentioned it on FB once. I didn’t even mention moving on FB. People only caught on because of comments other people made so I changed my location. And as far as my relationship status, I just left it blank. I didn’t need the world of acquaintances to know my business. If you go back and read my blog, I share…but I don’t overshare. There is a difference, especially, if in the case of my friend who found out at age 23 he was adopted, your kids will see. At least have the courtesy to tell people who it will effect in real life. So people save the drama. If something is crap in your life…either tell what it is and let us comment or shut the hell up and keep it to yourself.

All that being said, I do love me some Facebook. It’s a great time suck and more importantly, I have really got to interact with a lot of you…and it’s been fun and informative and often makes me laugh at your responses. Some ask questions as well. The Cookies and Cream Cookies came from a reader asking about the drops. Today’s treat comes from someone asking what to do with Robin’s Eggs. Which if you don’t know what those are they are malted milk balls that are pink, yellow, white, and blue that when you eat them stain your tongue. :P I like to eat the pink and blue together to make my tongue purple because I’m weird like that. These are just a redo of the Malted Milk Goodness Blondies that I made back in April of last year. As you can see by the photos, the blue shines through the most. They are a tasty way to use up your malted milk balls, or just a good excuse to buy them in the first place. ;)

Robin’s Eggs Malted Blondies

 

Makes 24 depending on how you cut…I got 4.

2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
3 TBSP Ovaltine (or malted milk powder plus 1 tsp. cocoa powder)
14 TBSP unsalted butter, softened, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
2 large eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 ½ cups Robin’s Eggs Malted Milk Balls, chopped up coarsely (I used the full size ones but you could use mini)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 9-by-13-inch baking pan.

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and Ovaltine together.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars on medium speed until completely combined. Scrape down the bowl, add the eggs and vanilla, and beat until combined.

Add the flour mixture in two batches until just combined. Add the Robin’s Eggs; beat until just combined, about 10 seconds. The mixture will be thick. Turn the mixture out into the prepared pan and use an offset spatula to spread it evenly.

Bake in the center of the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the blondie comes out clean.

Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for 20 minutes. Once thoroughly cooled, cover tightly with plastic wrap and keep at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Adapted from Baked: New Frontiers in Baking by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito, (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2008).

Comments

  1. I see some of those in my future.

  2. Hopefully you mean the Blondies and not Drama Queens E. :)

  3. Haha you definitely know the drama I endure on Facebook ;)

    I want those BLONDIES PLEASE.

  4. Haha, I have FB friends like that too.. but maybe not quite that bad. I never post on FB anymore because I’ve realized I don’t want to seem like I want attention. It seems like that’s all it is. I’m still debating whether I should make one for my blog… and the answer is probably yes, but I’ll get there soon enough. Looooooove robin eggs. Omg.. I’m not one to eat till I feel sick to my stomach, but those are just too good XD And in blondies? Mmmmm…

  5. Can’t get to the store fast enough to buy some Robin’s eggs. And i’m with you on the drama queens & kings- unfriend & forget is my motto. Love the alpabet things we’ve been doing on the CCBP page:)

  6. Totally know what you mean about FB. My cousin out of nowhere suddenly went into a rant about how everyone on FB is negative and she deactivated her account in short order. She was back in like three days. She never explained what was up. I find that FB is somewhat a reflection of real life anyways. People are just as fake on FB as they are to your face.

  7. Janet Brand says:

    I now need to buy more Robins Eggs cause I am so making this recipe but no way am I giving up my late night malted milk ball fix :-D

  8. If it was possible to only have a fb log in for my stores fb page and my blogs fb page I would. I actually have at this point over 99% of people hidden from my feed just do I don’t get upset with what they are saying on FB. Its nice to keep in touch with ppl from time to time, but whew, social smothering fail.

    These blondies on the other hand look like a win!

  9. lmao, I have those exact kind of people on my FB too. I generally ignore it.

    These look tasty! I don’t really care for chocolate but the robin’s egg’s are about the only chocolate I eat. :P

  10. Those people are toxic vampires! :-$ Better stay away from them or they’ll suck you dry…

    Those malted blondies sound and look great! Mmmhhh…

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  11. It sounds like you and I are friends with very similar people. The vague, attention-seeking status messages are the worst. I’m not saying that I’ve never taken to facebook to rant, but at least I have the decency to be specific about what’s pissed me off!

  12. I work with college students, many of whom are my Facebook “friends.” so I don’t post much that isn’t completely generic, but I get enough daily angst and drama just from being around them. Honestly I don’t mind drama if it belongs to other people. :)

  13. OMG these looks so yummy. I love malted ANYTHING!

    You make me chuckle over the FB thing. I have two accounts. One that is personal where I have only my close family and friends (with a friend list of less than 200) and then my public one which I use for blog networking…and that is actually where my old classmates etc are my friends too! Only the people close to me personally are allowed to be my friend on my private page!

  14. I love the little bits of color from the candies!

  15. Peabody–I agree with you. I’m a teacher, and I am befriended my many of my former students–none of whom see anything truly personal about me on Facebook. Few of my Facebook friends know that my father was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and my mother is having more health problems. And only my closest friends know about/the name of the guy I’m dating!

  16. I get where you’re coming from on the whole drama king/(mostly) qweens. I have a couple of friends that cry wolf and then a million people comment and the only thing they comment back (if they comment back) is “it’s personal” or “I don’t want to talk about it. Worse off, I know someone who does that off of facebook too, she just stays all mad and barks that nothing is wrong when clearly there is. Oh well.

    Great looking blondies by the way, they look fudgy (wrong word for something that isn’t chocolate?) which is how I like my brownies/blondies :)

  17. I totally agree with the FB thing. I had a “friend” that would fight with her family in their posts using the f word and all. I finally deleted her and she was then upset with me! Such drama and illness I didn’t even know existed! Peabody, just keep baking your delicious recipes, that’s all the drama I need :o )

  18. WORD on the FB drama! LMAO! I often find myself asking “What is wrong with these people?” LOL!

    Now, I must have Robin’s eggs. I had actually forgotten about them in my desire to resist the Cadbury’s mini eggs.

  19. Yes, yes, yes . . .girl I went to high school with – that I haven’t seen in 13 years – cheats on her husband, gets pregnant, divorces the husband and marries the father of her child and I know all this because she broacasted it on Facebook. Oh, and a friend of mine that had a miscarriage found out I was pregnant before I could tell her via a slip from another friend on FB. There are no secrets left now that Facebook is around.

  20. Love the colorful brownies!

  21. Robins Egg malt balls are my mom’s favorite. I should bake her a batch of these!

  22. those blondies look fantastic! facebook drama is LAME! i have a few friends that i have just blocked their posts on my homepage.

  23. Awww Facebook and all its surrounding drama! I just say no. Never had an account, don’t think I ever will. Too voyeuristic for me. Do I want to know what people are up to, you bet, but not always for the right reasons (what does she look like now?) I make the assumption that most people are like me, therefore I keep my business private. Want to know what’s happening, give me a call. Verbal communication is more meaningful to me as well.

  24. Here is where you and I differ. while I hate drama queens I enjoy reading their posts. I don’t let them know that of course…that would just fuel their fire. I’m so horribly nosy…

    Now onto these brownies. They look amazing! I’m a big fan of robin eggs.

  25. I love Robins Eggs!

    And I teach Freshmen I know enough about drama. And really people post WAY too much personal stuff on FB! I like the way you think.

  26. Ah, yes, I have enough drama in my life without being drenched in FB drama.

    How did you know my daughter just convinced me to buy a bag of robin’s eggs yesterday?

  27. pumpkinpie says:

    You ended up with four blondies? We must have the same knife. I love colorful candy in desserts!

  28. Victoria says:

    I just made these this morning and they are great!! Thank you Peabody for all of the wonderful recipes you share with us!! :)

  29. I’ve got a friend who posted he and his wife were splitting and they weren’t sure how to tell the kids.

    Um… hello? I think you just did?!?

    My favorite is “in a relationship, and it’s complicated”. Hello? If you’re out of the third grade picture swapping relationship, it’s complicated or it’s not real…

    The blondies look like they rock!

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