Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Running...And Some Other Random Thoughts.


Today's post contains some random daily doings since yesterday was just that kind of day!

Last night's run included a 5.5 mile loop that began and ended at my daughter's dance studio.  I planned to go 6, but the loop ended at exactly 5.5 miles.  Plus, I finished the last 1.5 miles in sub 6:40 pace so I was fine with ending the run early.

I had a few minutes before my daughter's class was over so I sat outside and did some well-needed stretching.  Ugh....my body needed it.

Later last night, I made Giada's Peanut Butter Cookies with Blackberry Jam, a recipe that I have been meaning to try.  

Giada's Peanut Butter Cookies with Blackberry Jam 

One batch from her original recipe yields 10 large cookies.  I wanted more cookies than that, so I made a few changes and they came out perfect.

Here they are prior to baking...

  • I doubled the ingredients using the original recipe.
  • I used a tablespoon {measuring spoon} to measure out each cookie so they were all uniform in size.
  • I baked them approximately 9 - 11 minutes.
  • I yielded a total of 62 cookies in the end!

Here they are after baking...

The mix of creamy peanut butter with the touch of cocoa powder, plus the sweetness from the jam all made this cookie a new favorite.  I highly encourage you to try it out!

Finally...this came today.

Yep...it's a Kindle Fire.  When Fred and I attended that hotel event last week, we put our names in the bowl for a chance to win.  Fred got the call late last week with the awesome news.  We won!  First of all, I NEVER win anything...so the fact that the Kindle was coming home to us was a great surprise.  Plus, I always wanted one but never had the urge to go out and get one. 

Fitting basically in the palm of my hand, it's a little smaller than I thought.  I can't wait to dig in and play with all of the functions and capabilities of my new toy.  

If anyone has any suggestions or comments about the Kindle Fire, I would love to hear them!  

Finally, this morning, I will start my day at Payton's school for their "Breakfast with Mom" event.  She is so excited that we are going to school together and I love being with her.  Hopefully, my cookies will be loved as well.  

Make it a great Wednesday!



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