Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Late Night Cookies

So last night Sam and I were deciding what to do, right around 9:15.  We had to stay at home and watch the 9 o'clock news because I had been interviewed earlier in the day and wanted to see myself!  Sure enough my friend Jacqui and I were on!!!  I believe I've reached a celebrity status ;)

I was searching on Foodgawker, as soon as Sam saw these chocolate peanut butter cookies he decided we HAD to make them ASAP.  I unfortunately forgot to take any photos :( but they turned out splendidly.  They tasted way better this morning than they did immediately out of the oven.  Be warned they are quite rich.  Oh and we substituted half of the all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour.

Today's agenda included a run, ice cream, homework and work.  I already ran and it went well.  Sam ran with me today and we managed to do 6 miles in 50:30.  I was pretty impressed though I was definitely getting tired by the end!  After stretching and showering we headed over to Pumphouse Creamery, where I enjoyed Pumpkin and Sea Salted Caramel and Pecan ice cream.  Absolutely delicious, though I think the pumpkin ice cream could have had more pumpkin and less nutmeg in it.

Now I'm sitting here avoiding homework before I have to head to work at 5 PM.  Hope you're all having a great day!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Feelin' good

So I don't think that I've mentioned this yet, but... I am running a half marathon Halloween weekend.  If you're a local it's the Monster Dash Half.  I did it last year and it was extremely fun.  Almost all of the runners are dressed up in costumes, from Ketchup and Mustard Bottles to a bikini and speedo (mind you these people had a nude colored body suit on... it is Minnesota after all :) ).   I mention this because I had a 7 mile run today that went really well.  I've been having problems during my runs lately, mostly just a general tiredness during my runs.  I couldn't put my finger on what the problem was, but after a weekend full of sleep I felt great today!  So more sleep is on the agenda for the next few weeks here!

I had a half busy day today.  Run, class, my rentals house, work and now HOME!  It feels great to just sit down.  Work was busy tonight, or at least I was busy.  It was a gorgeous day and I was serving on the patio, so I had primarily all the tables :)  I made some good money though so it was definitely worth the constant work.  Plus the  time goes by much faster when I'm busy!   I'm working on taking more pictures of my food... and cookies are to come this weekend as it's my brothers birthday on Saturday.  He's not a cake person so he's requested some cookies.  Super excited for this!!!  I need to bake, I just haven't had much time.  

Hope everyone had a happy Monday!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My brain hurts

Today was a surprisingly LONG day.

It all started when I woke up at 7:42 this morning, my bus leaves at 7:24.  Whoops!  Thankfully I have a great roommate who drove me down to campus.  I was only 5 minutes late to my class and still looked somewhat decent today.  Unbelievable when you wake up almost an hour late!

After my first class several of my cohorts and I worked on our Epidemiology homework, which took us forever to complete.  This weeks assignment was the kind that involved a lot of discussion, which ended up lasting over 2 hours.  After that I still have a lab, and two looooonngg lectures to get through.  Somehow I survived and now I'm sitting at home, beer in hand with dinner in the oven.  Only thing left on the agenda tonight is beer pong with the boy :)

Monday, September 20, 2010


So I haven't written in a while, but I want to start writing every day.  With school just starting, work and trying to still have a social life I have been MORE than busy!!!  It seems like I haven't, and probably won't have, a free day in a few weeks.   Since last writing I have made a few cakes, one in particular was for Kalyn and Pat's Wedding.

It wasn't a huge cake, mostly because the wedding was up by Brainerd and thus required a 3 hour long car transport.  Needless to say the cake melted a little bit and 'shifted'.  All I can say is thank god for RIBBON!!!

On running notes I've started training for the Monster Dash 1/2 Marathon!  So far training hasn't gone too well.  I have only had about 2 days that I actually felt good about running.  I have a 7 mile run today so I'll let you know how it goes!  I ate a HUGE balanced breakfast this morning.  Some eggs, with peppers, chorizo, ham, yuca fritas and black beans.  NUMMY!  Karen and I went to Victor's 1959 Cafe.  It's a little whole in the wall restaurant a few blocks away from our house.  I had a test this morning so we both decided that a treat was necessary :)

Have a great rest of your day!