I just worked out and showered for the first time in two days.
Okay, so that might not seem like a lot but it feels like an eternity when you’re glued to your desk doing absolutely nothing but writing one of the worst essays you’ve ever written, breaking only to stuff your face with mindless grub in order to move away, even just for a moment, from the computer screen.
Greek art and archaeology anyone? NOT for me. Stupid elective course. Huge mistake picking that one. But on the bright side, I guess this helped me rule out the possibility of ever becoming an archaeologist in the future…
So I finished the darn essay and celebrated with a good long run, an even longer hot shower and, what else…baking.
First up – Allie’s Avocado Banana Bread, halved (since I only had one ripe banana) and in muffin form. I have a big container full of mushed up avocado in the freezer that I’ve been saving JUST to use for this recipe.
Then I did the salad thang. Along with a slice of bread and about 10x more hummus than that glob on the centre. And those would be Crispers on my salad. Dill pickle to be precise. Gotta have that crunch.
I’ve apparently gained 3lbs from sitting, not moving, not exercising and stress eating for the past week. So I decided to polish it off by making cookies. Go figure. Or should I say, grow figure. Hardy har…har?
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls. Holy madness. I couldn’t stop thinking about them from the moment I saw them.
I quartered the recipe for safety reasons. I don’t trust myself around these things. My only changes: light margarine, plain whole wheat flour, spelt flour instead of unbleached, no pb chips (don’t have them), and a mix of chocolate chips and chocolate chunks that I had in a random baggie in the cupboard.
My measurements for 1/4 of the recipe, [Mama Pea’s full recipe HERE] for those who want to take the small batch safety route but don’t feel like figuring out all of the complicated mathematics for themselves:
For 15 small dough balls
2 Tbsp light margarine
1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp peanut butter
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
1/8 tsp vanilla
In a separate bowl, mix:
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 T spelt flour
~1/4 cup chocolate chips
Combine, form balls, Bake at 350 for about 8-9 minutes. Cool. Consume. You know I did.
I’m backlogged on eats but I might leave it for now and get around to a recap soon. Right now though I’m going to go enjoy my newfound sanity since I’m no longer tied to a desk, and enjoy this lovely Friday evening schoolwork FREE.
TGIF, Welcome Weekend, and I hope you all have super ones ahead of you!