So our “holiday vacations” are mostly over. Welcome back to the 5-day work week. Gross.
To make myself feel better about this, I baked. Yes I did. After Mon and my baking extravaganza for Christmas, I was exhausted. Hung up my apron and said it was retired until the new year.
It’s 2011 now. We’re good to go.
One of my closest guy friends who lives in St. Louis was a little more than miffed when he found out I was mailing cookies out for Christmas and he was not one of the recipients. I assured him something would come his way soon. Such a good friend I am.
The only problem is… well… he’s a boy. And not all guys are like this. Some guys will try anything once. But my guy friends, specifically the ones from college, are picky and will question anything before they eat it. Since I want to surprise him, I clearly can’t ask if he’ll eat one thing or another.
I thought about repeating the samoas recipe. That was mostly because I wanted to eat a few, but it’s the coconut issue. Some people are strongly against it. What about walnuts? Will he eat them? Not so sure… Pumpkin? I won’t even bother giving much more thought to that. Peppermint? Probably not…
After all the searching, I decided to do a repeat of some cookies that had some pretty good male (just to be safe) reviews in the past.
Enter my Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies.If my friend doesn’t like white chocolate, we probably shouldn’t have been friends in the first place.Oopsies… looks like a few of the cookies got camera shy and had a little toffee accident on my new pampered chef cookie sheet (thanks mom and dad!).
No worries, this did not affect the overall taste of the cookies. I checked to make sure. A few times.
Do some of your friends/family get picky when it comes to baking and such? It’s always amusing what people will and will not eat. I have some family that doesn’t eat coconut in things. Friends who don’t like marshmallow. Then there’s always me with the dislike of most things “fruity” (I can’t really judge without admitting that- otherwise, I’m just a hypocrite).
How did I spend my last day of freedom from my desk?
Pretty quietly. While at the grocery store, I decided another Red Box would be a good idea.
And I was correct. Easy A was probably one of the funniest new movies I’ve watched recently. Because Drew Barrymore and Justin Long’s Going the Distance definitely wasn’t. Emma Stone was great. And I am positive I will one day be like the parents in this movie- slightly kooky and eccentric (in a good way, of course).
I made it to the gym for a 2-mile run and 15 minutes on the stairmill. My pace for the run was 8:25. Woo hoo! Finally feeling the urge to push my speed again. I think it must be the race I just signed up for. Gotta love a little kick in the butt.
All this cardio came after I had another go at “No More Trouble Zones” with Jillian. It seems, when running and climbing, the fact I had done NMTZ earlier in the day was lost. This morning, however, my body remembered. Because I’m a wee bit sore.
There’s no doubt in my mind that today will probably be a rest day. It’s time.
It’s probably time to go. Actually, it really is. Duty calls. Good luck getting back to the full 5-day work week, everyone!
If you need me, I’ll be the one hiding under her desk…