Lots of photos + little text, because again it is 1:30am. Whooooops.
I went to the pilates class at 9am this morning and it rocked my socks! I loved it. The class was super challenging and reallllly worked my core [abs + back]. It was the first time I could really feel that if I did this often, my back [core] would be so much stronger. The “legs” part killed me! It was so so hard. Already sore in new places :)
Before I left for pilates, a tired faced Ashley, ate a banana with almond butter.
Let is snoooooooow
Took this bar in my purse for after class because I had to run a few errands and new I would be starving. I finally found the German Chocolate LARABAR! Too bad I didn’t like it at ALL. It had a really funky aftertaste. It was similar to the chocolate-coconut but that is much better.
I wouldn’t buy this bar again.
I came home around 11 and had some crabby oats :)
Pretty sure the bowl is for crab dip, hehe.
I used to LOVE this spoon when I was younger. I think we bought it from one of those cereal box deals or something.
Oats/Oatbran + 1/4 blueberry muffin + 1t honey + pnutty glob
My mom got an amazing box of truffles. Gorgeous!!! They are really unique…a few have lavender in them!
My parents were both busy during the day, so I went to my aunt, uncle, + cousin’s [aj + jenna] house to make a yummy lunch.
- oven roasted sweet tater fries with: s+p, olive oil, dash ground cinnamon, dash sugar
- oven roasted brussel sprouts + kale with: s+p + olive oil
- grilled cheese on organic jewish rye [from WF] and local swiss cheese
So so so so good + simple!!! My cousin Jenna is not the biggest vegetable fan and LOVED the kale + sprouts. She actually took seconds. Everyone was shocked. My Aunt could not get over how delicious the kale was. 4 more kale fans…oh yaaaaah!!!
Playing with daylight + my camera ;)
The best sweet potato fries I have made!
I finally tried the Peppermint Cream coffee, from The Fresh Market, that Kath has been raving about this winter. It was delicious and refreshing. It had a little extra kick with the peppermint flavor that you normally don’t get from regular coffee. Loved it!
Also, love this mug + spoon!
Awesome cupcakes that I look forward to every year!!! The frosting melts in your mouth…I think it’s like half cool whip + half buttercream. I ate 1/2 of one later in the night after dinner.
Holiday decor at my aunt + uncle’s house. The Hanukkah candle bowl w/Christmas candy canes, hehe.
Went out to din with my g’rents + cousins. After we came back to my cousin’s house and made ornaments. I wanted to make 2 for my friend’s kids that are getting baptized tomorrow. I put their names and the baptism date on them. They turned out super cute. Ornaments are such an easy and affordable, DIY gift. We all made a few + blasted music from grooveshark.com. I let them pick out any songs they wanted. It was super FUN!!!
I figured out the perfect way to let them dry!!! You just have to be careful to not have paint where the cup touches. It worked perfectly!
Then we made a trial batch of my dad’s infamous molasses cookies. He makes them every year, and my bro + I always used to help. Well, these are DEFinitely not in any way a healthy cookie, but sometimes sweets are meant to be sinful! However, this year, I did try to make them a little more natural/organic. I used organic unbleached flour, sucanant [instead of brown sugar], organic molasses, pure cane sugar for dipping the dough, and butter instead of crisco because crisco is 100% trans fat [eeeeeeek!].
They were totally successful. We’re making about 10 batches tomorrow!
Jenna  AJ 
They were super doughy and soft on the inside, with a bit of a crunchy exterior. I ate TWO and I’m sure many more will be consumed tomorrow.
I hear my bed calling my name…I must go see what it wants….Bizzzzy day tomorrow!!
- bake all morning with dad
- go to baptism for my friend’s kids + lunch afterwards
- help mom with a little cleaning to get ready for company + help dad package cookies
- Hanukkah family parTay