wiaw: {two new favorite desserts}

Hi friends!

Happy What I ate Wednesday!! Do you ever have those just greaaattt eating days where you love everything you eat? That was me yesterday.

Let’s jump right into all of my yumminess. Thanks Jenn for hosting WIAW!

wiaw

Breakfast (7:00 am)-

Egg whites + two slices of turkey bacon

Morning snack (9:30 am)-

Banana

Lunch (Noon):

Tortilla soup (X2)

Smores cookie bars (X2)… I love smores… and I love cookies. What more could you ask for?

I PROMISE I am getting a manicure. Tomorrow. I know… gross!

Snack (3:30 pm)-

Bowl of Strawberries

Workout (4:30 pm)-

Bikram Yoga. Do I even need to go into how much I love it?

Dinner (6:15 pm)- 

Balsamic chicken + the last bite of green beans left + spinach.

3 layer cookie brownie. This was warm. Oooey and goooeeey. Need I say more? I think it was this recipe.

After Dinner Snack (8:00 pm)-

Hot chocolate (almond milk + sugar free hot chocolate packet).

This is a perfect before bedtime treat!

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Happy Wednesday!!

Questions: What kind of yumminess are you eating today?

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Saranac with P: Part 2

Hello sweet friends!

Happy Friday! Anyone else pumped that it is the weekend?!! I am SUPER excited. I am going to a precious girl who I intern with beach house and am beyond excited to have the weekend to hang out with all my friends I have met at NBC outside of our “intern cave” as we like to call it.

When I last left  you on Wednesday… I promised another post about the second part of my trip to visit P.

On Sunday morning when I woke up I was SO sad. I couldn’t believe it was already time to go 😦

We headed to the kitchen to help out with breakfast and then I was off to the airport. I downed a stack of chocolate chip pancakes on the car ride there and even  that did not make me feel better!! He dropped me off and had to get going because Sundays are his busiest day. I was a complete basket case. Crying. No… SOBBING.

After waiting around for a few hours at the airport (my flight was delayed 3 times) the lady announced it was CANCELED. Oh.. more tears. I was so, so, so happy! Then she told me everything was booked until Tuesday!! FINE by me.

One of the sweet girl interns P works with came to get me and I was back at camp!  The whole day was a whirlwind and Parker was working like crazy. I just kinda hung out and tried to help him as much as possible.

Finally dinner rolled around and much to my surprise it was BIG COOKIE. Have you ever been to Young Life camp and know what big cookie is? It is the famous desert. A giant skillet cookie topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce. I don’t know what they put in this thing but it is crack. Happy Anne.

That night I got to see him in action with a few of the kids as the camp EMT. He is SO patient, calm and understanding. He must have seen this one girl 4 times in one day. I would have given her a tylenol PM and told her to go to sleep… (good thing I am not the one entering the medical profession)… but he just kept  talking her through things and never got his feathers ruffled.

Even in a pretty large emergency that happened Sunday night (don’t feel comfortable sharing) he was so calm. He will literally sit with a kid crying over  a stubbed toe for 20 minutes explaining to him why he feels the way he does and then will tell him to come back by later so he can check it out again. He remembers everyone’s name. Incredible. Sweetest thing I have ever seen ❤

He definitely has a gift and it was incredible to get to see it and be a part of it for a few days.

And apparently some of the high school girls who are working there for the month have been making up excuses to go visit him in the infirmary 😉 Haha.

On Monday he had to be up super early for a meeting so I went on a little run. Nothing special, just 2 miles but it felt good to move! It is really hard for me to run here because of my asthma with the super high altitude. The air is so thin!

We hung out in the infirmary for a good portion of the day (exciting!!) and then I helped out in the bakery that afternoon. It was so much fun! Before dinner P and I went on a short little boat ride around the lake. The weather was awesome. Nothing too special but just nice to be together. Saranac lake is so pretty gosh!!

Monday night after dinner he said he had a surprise… PARASAILING!! It was so much fun. I did this 2 summers ago but had forgotten how beautiful it is!



I was not ready to go on Tuesday morning but felt much better about leaving than I did on Sunday!

Needless to say it was the best 5 days of my summer and I am so happy I got to spend it with my best friend in the whole world!!! Sorry for the gooby quote but this explains us perfectly 🙂

And I think that is about it for today.

See you guys on Monday! Have an awesome weekend… any fun plans?!!!

Cookie Promises Kept

Hola!!

I have a recipe that I promised to share with you guys!

I hands down can not take full credit for this recipe. I have seen so many recipes like this on Pinterest, so do not think that was all my idea.

I wanted to send P something fun at camp and wanted to incorporate all his favorite treats into one. Reeses. Chocolate chip cookies. M&M cookies. And reese pieces.

So what did I do? I made these beauties hoping that 9.5 hours away he will remember why he loves me so much 🙂 (Except he probably feels like he sees me all day everyday because I easily send 18291821732 selfies in a day, cute).

Reeses Filled-M&M-Reeses Pieces-Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 package of pre-made cookie dough squares

A bag of reeses (not the mini ones, the regular ones)

A bag of M&Ms

A bag of Reeses Pieces

1. Take 2 squares of chocolate chip cookie dough and put them on either side of the reeses. Cover the reeses until you can not see it anymore.

2. Line them on parchment paper (I love this stuff so much more than spray).

3. Press a TON of M&Ms and Reeses Pieces into the cookies. Put a lot because these babies SPREAD out.

4. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes

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Tips:

1. Speaking of spreading out, mine almost looked like a cake. I didn’t think they would get so large!!! Make sure to leave plenty of room (you may even want to use multiple cookie trays, next time I will).

2. I think these would be amazing warm with vanilla ice cream. Just saying.

3. These are easy peasy! He loved them. You know you want them, just go make the darn things!!!

My Version of Cookie Dough

Good Morning 🙂

Hope you all had a fun day yesterday and are looking forward to a laid back, fun-filled weekend! Speaking of weekend, I will fill you in on mine tomorrow but there is something I am DYING to share with you.

So, yesterday I was really craving some chocolate, and peanut butter AND cookie dough. Oh, okay. Well since I did not really just want to run out and buy a tub of cookie dough 😉 I decided to make a little something of my own.

I have seen this protein cookie dough recipe on STUFT Mama’s blog and always want to make it but have never gotten around to it. Yesterday was the day!

Unfortunately, I did not have even half of the ingredients so I just became a little creative. Here you have my delicious version of peanut butter cookie dough topped with a chopped up dark chocolate square. I know, SO GOOOOOOD right?! Trust me, it might not look good, but it is really tasty and a great little snack if you are not just starving but in the mood for a treat!

PB2 Cookie Dough 

Ingredients:

PB2 (as much as you desire) + 2-3tbsp of oats + Splash or two  of almond milk (depending on how mushy you like it) + Dove dark chocolate square (chopped, makes it more like chocolate chips) 

Preparation: 

Put PB2, oats, and almond milk in a bowl, mix it, stick it in the fridge for a bit, throw in some dark chocolate. 

Question: 

What healthy snacks are you making or trying this weekend?!!