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Date Night with my TV

by Meghann on February 20, 2009

It feels so good to be home on a Friday night. I never thought I would say that, but I am glad to have this night to myself. Currently I am in my PJs sipping on a cup of Hot Tea, preparing to watch High School Musical 3 on DVD and could not be more content. πŸ™‚

It was a perfect Friday afternoon as well, thanks to my bike Blue.

Before I took off on Blue, I fueled up with my first Luna Cookie.

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I really enjoy the concept of Chocolate and Mint so this did not disappoint. It was tasty and served its purpose well of keeping me fueled through my afternoon bike ride.

I was very excited to get to take Blue out after work. I really wanted to break him in and get my first long bike ride in. Being new to biking I wasn’t actually sure what a good ‘long’ distance would be for me so I started out thinking I would go 10 miles. Once I was on the trail I ended up enjoying the ride so much I ended up doing 12 and felt fabulous!

I also got to test out the Bicyclist feature on my Garmin.

Check out my Stats:

Time: 58:12

Distance: 12 miles

Avg Speed: 12.4 mi/hr

Avg Heart Rate: 120

Calories Burned: 523

I also think I have a handle on loading Blue in my car. Check out those skills:

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And of course Safety first. I made sure to have my helmet and sunglasses for the entire ride.

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After such a great bike ride, I was famished and looking forward to a quick and easy dinner. I went with simple and heated up a mixture of left overs.

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I started with some left over Steamed Cauliflower and Brussel Sprouts from Wednesday, then covered them with left over Lentil Chili from a couple of weeks a go and topped with Goat Cheese.

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With a piece of Oatmeal Bread for dipping.

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Dessert came from a special package I received this afternoon.

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No, I didn’t just receive TJ Granola Bars, I just find the packaging amusing. πŸ™‚

After reading all about Audrey’s raves about Tami’s Whoopee Pies, I was pleasantly surprised to see some Whoopee Pies and other goodies in the box thanks to Tami.

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She also sent me a great CD with some upbeat music that I can’t wait to run to this weekend.

I waited until after dinner to sample a Whoopee Pie.

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OMG!!! I understand what Audrey was talking about now. These little cakey pieces of heaven are amazing! I could have easily ate more, but I managed to stop at one. It’s best to savor them over time. πŸ˜‰

THANK YOU TAMI!!!

And for those of you dying to make these little babies at home, Tami was gracious enough to send the recipe as well.

Whoopee Pies

For the cake part, mix the following together

1 cup sugar

2 cup flour

1 tea. baking soda

1 tea. baking powder

5 table. cocoa

1/2 cup crisco

2 egg yolks

1 cup milk

1/2 tea vanilla

using the smaller cookie scooper (about 1 tablespoon) put on ungreased cookie sheet for 10-12, should be firm to touch when done.

For the cream party, mix the following together

1/4 soften butter

1/2 cup crisco

3/4 cup confectionary sugar

2 tea. vanilla

1 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff

mix together and beat until fluffy. Spoon out cream on one pie and top

with a matching pie. Makes about 20 pies, recipe can easily be doubled

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And going with the Blogging Bake Sale theme, Julie sent me this e-mail and photos today raving about her purchased goodies.

Hey Meghann!

Just wanted to let you know how DELICIOUS the chocolate cashew toffee and carrot cake whoopee pies are!

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I got the toffee on Saturday and didn’t stop eating it until Sunday. It came in a huge bag and I can’t even tell you how many pieces there was. I took the pictures after I had eaten…oh half the bag? πŸ˜‰

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I took some to a family party and everyone loved them. I can’t even describe in words how good it was…seriously addicting. I have 5 leftover in my freezer for after dinner treats.

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The whoopee pies arrived today and were out of this world. I got 10 individually wrapped, and had to have one as soon as I opened the package. They are very moist and the filling was just sweet enough. I had to freeze these as well so I wouldn’t OD.

I loved both of my purchases and am so glad I could help you raise money for a wonderful cause!!

Good luck in your marathon!!!

Julie  


OK High School Musical 3 is calling my name. Have a great night everyone!!!


1 peanutbutterandjuli February 20, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Totally jealous you are about to watch HSM3. Sounds like a perfect Friday night activity.

Enjoy πŸ™‚
Juli
peanutbutterandjuli.wordpress.com
(a new reader and blogger)

2 VeggieGirl February 20, 2009 at 8:29 pm

WHOOPIE PIES!!! Love them.

Enjoy your night in!!

3 Meg February 20, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Enjoy the movie and your relaxation time! Those whoopie pies look so good!

4 ksgoodeats February 20, 2009 at 8:48 pm

Can’t be a night in with the jams (I just typed hams haha) on! Glad you got to go for a ride and NIIIIIIICE package πŸ™‚

5 cleanveggiex3 February 20, 2009 at 8:56 pm

YUM!!!
enjoy your movie

6 Olga February 20, 2009 at 9:14 pm

i can’t wait for it to be warm again in New England so I can ride my sweet bike! Enjoy your movie night, I’m doing the same =]

7 Missy (MISSY MAINTAINS) February 20, 2009 at 9:17 pm

It is great to be home and do nothing on Friday nights every now and then! I am sitting here in my pjs too with a drink! Omg those desserts look amazing!

8 Audrey February 20, 2009 at 9:18 pm

I’m so glad you got to try them!
I’m having a hard time savoring them slowly over here..haha

9 Mica February 20, 2009 at 9:34 pm

I cannot believe I forgot that “High School Musical 3” came out on DVD this week. I saw the commercial on TV and literally screamed, “I WANT IT!!!” while making dinner.

I might have to go get it tomorrow…even though I already saw it in theaters. I’m such a sad and pathetic person…

10 Emily February 20, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Sometimes quiet nights are the best ever! I love when I can just relax in my sweats with coffee and a good book.
Enjoy HSM 3 (I’m a huge fan of all musicals) and your tea!

11 tryingforatri February 20, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Ha, me and my roommie are currently watching TV with our feet up and drinking tea! Gotta love these nights πŸ™‚ Have fun!

12 Brandi February 20, 2009 at 10:16 pm

i love night like this! I’m in my pjs watching food network and blogging. can’t beat it πŸ™‚

I need to find those luna cake things!

13 Shelby February 20, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Mmm, now I’m craving chocolate and mint

I’ve never had a Whoopie Pie before but it looks so delicious.

14 angiismyname February 20, 2009 at 11:33 pm

i think you need a bike rack for your car

15 Hangry Pants February 20, 2009 at 11:46 pm

I want a bike!

Enjoy HSM3. Have you seen them all?

16 Sharon February 21, 2009 at 1:07 am

Oh my gosh, LOVE YOUR EATS!

17 Sarah February 21, 2009 at 2:37 am

Come on Meg, is Zac Efron even legal? And is Miley Cyrus on your hot mix CD?

I’m just jealous because I’m old. πŸ˜‰

18 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 21, 2009 at 6:24 am

Hope you had a great night!

19 Michelle February 21, 2009 at 9:13 am

Haha HSM3 woo hoo

Sounds like a GREAT night, I had a similar one myself. They are few and far between these days, especially on a Friday night, so gotta savor them!!

Have a great Saturday!!

20 Leah February 21, 2009 at 9:36 am

Those whoopee pies look amazing!! I am definitely going to have to bake them.

Have a good weekend!

Leah
http://simplyfabulousnow.wordpress.com

21 Julie February 21, 2009 at 9:55 am

I’m (well, my hand is) on a blog, I feel so special!!!

I love how the garmin has a bike feature, I didn’t know it could do that. You must love it!

22 Tami February 21, 2009 at 10:18 am

I am glad the pies made it down the east coast OK. They aren’t the greatest for you but they are SO good, they are best when they are fresh, fresh fresh…i am already thinking about to make for the next bake sale.

I did that speed run this morning, I think you will like it.

23 Amanda February 21, 2009 at 1:53 pm

Carrot cake whoopie pies? Oh man! Those look awesome!

Hope you enjoyed HSM3!

24 Diana (Soap & Chocolate) February 21, 2009 at 5:29 pm

WHOOPEE!!! You are a lucky lady.

25 Marianne March 1, 2009 at 8:35 pm

I’d love to get the recipe for those carrot cake whoopie pies. They look like a fun treat πŸ™‚

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