Yes I had my first official snow day on Friday. I know this is what every kid dreams of, but all I really wanted was a two hour delay. Now unfortunately I have none of the books or homework I had hoped to work on over the weekend with me. This is quite problematic but I prevail...
This however was a good thing in that I was able to bake, something I haven't done in a while. I had my heart set on a cheesecake, but with only two eggs in the house and only 13 oz of cream cheese I could see it wasn't happening. I did however make a cheesecake dip and which I devoured for breakfast. (I should warn you now that this was probably the unhealthiest eating day of my life, but it was all yummy!) So I ate the whole dip myself.
Cheesecake Dip: by me!
(these were all eye-balled amounts)
Combine all ingredients:
5 oz. cream cheese
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 tbsp. powdered sugar
splash of milk
heavy sprinkling of cinnamon
drop or two of vanilla any leftover
white chocolate chips in your pantry
*spread on bread rounds with dark chocolate peanut butter and you've found dessert bliss!!!
After that nourishing breakfast(just kidding...), I headed to my neighbor/friend Julia's house to watch all of Arrested Development Season 2!!! After that, we made a chocolate lava cake in her crockpot. I'm not really a fan of chocolate so we made another lovely treat. This one was pretty crazy. We took the regular Nestle chocolate Chip cookie recipe, and kind of played around with it using what we had. I love this recipe to begin with, especially the brown sugar, but we did some tweaking. Dark brown sugar was all she had and I think that's what made these fabulous. Also, they weren't chocolate chip. She had tiny peanut butter cups instead so we put those in! YUMMM! Also, our butter wasn't room temp. but since we were playing around, we didn't car and mixed it in anyway. We ended up with a struesel like topping. And you all know how I LOVE my struesel!! We ate a good amount of that stuesel before adding eggs or anything. Then the "chips" were added and we ate a lot more of that batter. Oh, and we also got ice cream and topped it with a ton of struesel. I told you I ate pretty crappy.
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies:
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups peanut butter cup chips
PREHEAT oven to 375° F.COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
PAN COOKIE VARIATION: Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars. With the leftover batter, and both cookie sheets full, we made one huga cookie in a cake tin. It came out beautifully but I never got to try it=( I did take some cookies home to enjoy later!
Don't worry, the next day, today, I ate a ton better! We had a breakfast of ham and eggs with pan fried potatoes and onions. For lunch we went to Cracker Barrel ( MY fav!!) and I got the signature chicken n' dumplings with fried apples, pinto beans, and THE MOST AMAZING BISCUITS! That's no exaggeration either. Like seriously, there has to be a Cracker Barrel near you, they're everywhere. Can you not agree with me on this? Best ever biscuits. Hands flippin' down.
We're looking to redo our bathroom so maybe I'll post some pictures throughout the renovation. Before and after kind of stuff. We'll see if I get to lazy or not=/