I actually slept until 8:30 today. For those of you who read regularly, this is unheard of! But appreciated nonetheless.
I’m so glad we just had our last full week of work for the year. In my office, most people will be out for a good part of next week. Not only will it be a short week, but a laid back one. Merry Christmas to me!
Yesterday I skipped my morning workout, but still got cardio in after work. 2 miles on the tread and 25 minutes on the elliptical. I rushed through it because I had an appointment at Mon’s. We were cleaning makeup brushes (weird, yes, but she just got this new cleaner that’s *amazing* and I’m notorious for, um, hardly ever washing them).
Another wild Friday night in my part of the world, yes?
If it makes up for being lame, we watched Donnie Darko. If I start freaking out around Easter, or whenever a rabbit crosses my path, you’ll know why.
Cleaning makeup brushes and Donnie Darko. Two things that have never been combined in the same sentence.
Let’s talk about something else. Like nuts.Look what I got with the gift certificate I won from Retta? I received a gift certificate from Oh Nuts! to order whatever I wanted. So I got a pound of almonds, a pound of walnuts, and some malted milk balls that were opened at work almost as quickly as the box was and didn’t survive by the time pictures were taken. Oops.
Soooo excited! Thanks, Retta!
Speaking of nuts, I’ve got one more post from last week’s baking extravaganza.
I know. Still going… can you believe how much stuff we made???We’re all aware of Bakerella and her cake balls.
I didn’t follow any real recipe on that one, but gotta give her props for the idea. Start with cake. Then destroy it.Add icing into the bowl/pot and combine. Keep adding icing until it is easily workable to roll into balls. Then chill. I don’t have pics of this because I forgot. But you can make the balls as big or as small as you’d like.
As Mon and I were rolling balls, we enjoyed making Schwetty Balls references.Come on. Someone had to do it.
We had a few things to cover our balls with after dipping it in chocolate or vanilla almond bark.Leftover toasted coconut (told you I had a plan!), sprinkles, and toffee. I liked the taste of the toffee the most- but just a heads up, you make a mess when you try to get it to stick to your balls…
This is also the general idea I went with to get rid of all the extra peppermint Oreos from the peppermint bark I made.Most people use chocolate ganache or cream cheese when they make Oreo Truffles. I just went with leftover icing from the cake balls I made.
This may have been because I wasn’t sure how the cream cheese and peppermint would taste together. Or because I was too cheap to buy cream cheese solely for the truffles. You decide.
And THAT, my friends, is the end of my baking adventure.
My apron isn’t retired, but it’s not moving for a while.
Time to get up and moving. I’ve got a few things to take care of before heading to the city to hang out with Miss Megan tonight. Later!