Monday, January 23, 2012
All over the place
We had company over and it was a good excuse to try a recipe I pinned called Volcano Cookies so we wouldn't have a bunch of these bad boys sitting around the house. I bought a muffin top pan and went to work. I put 2 dark chocolate Dove candies in the middle and watched them puff up in the oven. I made them the day before so I wouldn't be slaving over a hot stove when they were here. I baked them for 13 minutes and left the four I was using slightly undercooked so they'd be gooey in the middle. When it was time to serve, I put it in the microwave for 17 seconds so the cookie wasn't scorching hot but the Dove was still lava like in the center, then scooped some crushed vanilla bean ice cream and fleur de sel caramel sauce and a little hot fudge.
If that didn't give me diabetes, nothing will. By the way, I never want to see a chocolate chip cookie again. It was good but I wanted to barf later on and was still full from it 10 hours after I ate it. The others are going as payment for moving items. But I plan on putting that muffin top pan to good use in the future. It should be fun!
The male half of the friends that came over graciously helped us get the computer desk we tried to give away to the garage. Man, I just pictured that thing giving way and crushing the poor guy. I could tell the Mr really wanted to be on the bottom so he could control it and use his brute force to stop it in case it started breaking apart on the stairs but thankfully all was well. A local charity is coming to pick it up today. Luckily yesterday was pick up day for people who got freebies from us so the former guest room is now almost completely empty except the nightstand that goes to its new home tomorrow.
Guess what I get to do this week? Paint. The Mr hates to paint. He makes no bones about it. I say I'm going to burn some extra calories without having to step on that dumb ass treadmill so score for me! We looked at some desks and antique stores and this one table I was planning to use for photography just didn't look right in person so it's kind of back to the drawing board to some degree. I found this chair on West Elm's website and totally love it. I like the cocoon feel of a barrel chair but don't want something that will invite me to sit for too long. Plus I like how the tufted look gives it that grandma appeal but the lines are modern. I'm surprised we like this look and I know it's not for everyone but I think we nixed the idea of a twin sleeper. No one stays here and if they do..."sofa city sweetheart." *snap* (I know people know what movie that's from, right?)
So that was our weekend, well that and getting up at the butt crack of dawn to make sure we got to Trader Joe's when it opened yesterday morning so we could get our groceries for the next two weeks before people started coming over. No skinny cows or sugar free puddings for evening snacks, we got clementines instead. Tons of chicken for chicken and brown rice lunches. New light bacon to go in with my brussels sprouts. Can you believe we've let the past 3 packages of bacon go bad!? Who are we?? They're going to revoke our bacon carrying license! But we use it so rarely and since this batch came from Trader Joe's that means no preservatives which means I'll need to freeze it and use it as needed so I'm not wasting money.
What did you do this weekend?
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