Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Thoughts on a cold & rainy Wednesday...

Today is Wednesday, which means it's almost Thursday, which is really my Friday because there's no school this Friday! Got that?

Here's why:

1. The taper has come into full swing. Due to taper, here's the amount of miles I ran today.

Yup, that's right. I get to take two rest days this week! And only 10 miles for my long run! I will admit, I'm getting a lil' antsy... just ready for this marathon to be here!

2. Yesterday we had a 2-hour delay for school, thank you very much to the rainstorm that knocked out the school's power in the wee hours of the morning. I very much enjoyed my morning at home with Katie Couric and Matt Lauer. And drinking my coffee in a real mug, not a travel mug. It's the little things.

3. I scored some sweet Rite-aid deals on my way to school yesterday morning. A free bag of chips, free Lysol disinfecting wipes, and two free chocolate-covered Peeps. Ever heard of 'em?

My Business Man and I sampled them as an appetizer to our gourmet dinner tonight. The verdict? Better than regular Peeps. I thought the best part was the chocolatey shell. If I could wrap that shell around a peanut buttery filling, that would be golden. (Hmmm... wonder if anyone's ever invented that before?

4. Our gourmet dinner tonight.

Yes, my friends, that is a frozen pizza. And yes, it came that way. (And yes, I do serve my Business Man frozen pizza. I can't be Betty Crocker all the time.) My Business Man thought that I deliberately broke the pizza in two. "How did you do that?" he asked. Although breaking a frozen pizza in two might be somewhat fun and exhilarating, the thought had never crossed my mind before.

It still baked up nicely!  Minus the fact I kinda forgot about it while it was in the oven. I blame the distraction otherwise known as the internet. However, no worries... I am all about crunchy crispy edges and burnt cheese so no pizza was left behind. (My mom and I fight each other over scraping the edges of crunchy crispy casserole dishes... it is an exciting life, I tell ya.)

5. And last, but not least, these lovelies. Yes, those would be cake pops. It's been awhile since we've seen cake pops on the blog!

Last weekend, one of my friends had a girls' night, and I taught everyone how to make cake pops.

It was so much fun! I love sharing my love of cake with others. It was a little adventurous trying to keep the balls on the sticks... but any disasters were immediately taken care of. (Aka devoured.)

We made the best flavor ever, Funfetti. And attempted to make some to look like Easter eggs. They turned out interesting-looking, that's all I can say.

A great way to spend a Friday night, if you ask me.

And it provided me with yummy snacks for the week to come! (And my Business Man, too... I did share.)

Happy Hump Day, y'all... one more day until the long weekend!


Business Man said...

I love chocolate covered peeps! : )

SbMac said...

I love those peeps!!! Good luck and enjoy the taper!!

aevansb said...

chocolate covered peeps are the best! Glad you discovered them. AND i'm looking forward to our own cake pop bonanza at the beach house!

Running Girl said...

I'll pass on the chocolate covered peeps, but count me in for the cake pops! I've never tried them, but keep wanting to make them.

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