Last night in school changed my life! Making homemade marshmallows is so easy! And soooooo delicious!!! The entire marshmallow-making process only took about 15 minutes, start to finish and the result was uniquely fresh, soft, billowly marshmallows. My culinary school partner-in-crime, the great Chef Erin, gives a wonderful marshmallow making tutorial on her blog, using the same recipe that I used last night. I highly recommend checking it out if this weekend you are in the crafty mood. It really isn’t as hard as you think! I promise!!
I also made deeeeeelicious peanut butter cookies that were so unbelievably rich and thick that I could only sample one of them (plus a ton of dough!) before I was full for the night. The recipe I used for these is from the Gourmet Cookbook (the big yellow 990 page book that I call the bible). I didn’t go so far as assembling the smores last night, but I think they will be really really good next week when I have to make them for real 😉 I also had a tea break with some decaffineated black.
And now the not-so-fun news—–I didn’t fall asleep until 2 am!!!!!!!! I don’t know if its the sugar, the stress or Dexter….but for some reason, lately I just cannot get to sleep. Anyone have suggestions??!! It makes my life incredibly frustrating as well as tiring, as I have to get up at 7 am every morning anyways. I have a general rule that if I sleep 6 hours or less I don’t work out in the morning because that’s just way too much going on, but this morning I started my morning with a 30 minute morning YogaDownload just to stretch and bend a little bit. If you start your morning with back bends your day is bound to be better, right? I still feel insanely tired and worn out right now but I do think the yoga helped, even if just a little bit.
For breakfast this morning I toasted up two HempPlus waffles and topped one of them with about a tbsp of almond butter and the other with raspberry jam and had strawberries on the side. My friend, Cathy (the one that made me the lovely Dexter birthday cake!) gave me some of her special tea last night in school to try. It’s called “Red Rose” and is just a traditional black tea but she is Jamaican/British and she says this tea is the closest thing to home for her. I tried it this morning and its really really good and strong. I’ll have to look for some of my own!
For lunch I packed a simple hummus and cheese sammie with 1/4 cup hummus and a slice of provolone on whole wheat bread with a pear. I packed a yogurt for a snack later as well.
Tomorrow is Friday….I have a super relaxing weekend planned with my mom (Ryan is going to Texas for a wedding and I couldn’t go because I can’t miss tomorrow night in school) at home. I just have to make it through the next 48 hours!!!