I am wiped out. Wiped out! Really long day today, so this is an abbreviated post.
Sounds like there are a lot of fellow cookie dough lovers out there! Yay! My mother and I had great success last night shopping. I do see why people purposefully wait to buy things. There were some great deals last night! I also was glad we went on a Monday night to the mall. It really was not very crowded. Mom and I had pretzels at Aunt Annies’ I haven’t had one of those in a few years, and it sure tasted good after a long shopping haul. Plus it didn’t have any sugar on it, so I was able to complete a no-added sugar day yesterday! It is so weird how sometimes it is so easy to not have any sugar and some days it is a real struggle. Guess that is because we aren’t robots, right?
I got up this morning and was going to go to the gym to hit the treadmill, but I really did not feel like going outside. Instead, I just hopped on the bike trainer for an hour and did 15 miles. Yay! I know you are all tired about hearing me yak about the trainer. 15 miles is what I consider a ‘maintenance’ ride. That would be a standard distance for me outside on any given day. I am going to be so ready for long rides right out of the gait come spring time John and I are already talking about another 100-mile ride.
Know what is good post 15-mile ride?
Cookies! Before breakfast even. These were a bit of a flop in appearance. They actually are not very sweet cookies. The dough is just butter, flour, cream cheese, vanilla, and 1 teaspoon of sugar. They are filled with jam, which is the only sweetener, so a good respite from overly sweet goodies. I had them folded up nice, but they unfurled in the oven. So the second batch in the oven just got made thumbprint style.
I made up some breakfast after eating said cookie. Pumpkin custard cream of wheat. I topped with eggnog honey, cranberry sauce, and a few toasted walnuts.
The walnuts were a nice change, but I do prefer pecans.
I was swamped with work today. I hit the ground running at 8:30 with work (while eating breakfast, I sadly admit). One account batched over 3 days of files, so we were asked to work as much extra as possible (aka whip cracking). So I basically worked a full day with one job and a half day with the 2nd. Kind of like I was doing early in the summer. I do remember now how I disliked that…
I pretty much worked right up to dinner and my brain just kind of melted into a pool of goo. So – it was dinner out tonight! I won the football picks this week – 2 weeks in a row now. (That is more like it). So time to make John pay up.
I chose a new place to us called Carl R’s. It is a tex-mex kind of place. Of course, that is upstate NY tex-mex. It was little heavy on the neon, though! Everything was glowing pink.
I had enchildadas.
They were quite good! Could have been spicier, but a decent meal at a decent price.
I finally get a night to relax now. I’m either going to wrap presents or bake cookies…