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Figure Skating

Yesterday was the funnest day at work I’ve had in awhile. We went figure skating at lunch time and I haven’t been figure skating in about 3 years. One of the guys that was with us ended up tripping and falling face first and getting nine stitches in his head. We couldn’t believe he had fallen that hard, and he was so hungover I felt kinda bad, but a hangover is self induced. Right?

Dan made it home last night at about 1:30 in the morning. Which was alot earlier than he thought he was going to be home. I can’t wait to see what he all bought me from Texas. I also can’t wait for the weekend. I’m going to finally sleep in. I threw a pork roast in my slow cooker so everyone will just eat later when they get home I think. I wanted to get groceries after work so I don’t have to worry about driving in on a saturday by myself for groceries. And we are almost out of milk.. again.. that hockey billet sure likes his milk.

Anyway, I made these as a treat, and they keep very very well.. because they are so dried out. You dip them in tea, coffee, or hot chocolate.. YUM!

 

Chocolate Banana Biscotti
yield: 20 – 24 biscotti

3/4 cup Ripened Bananas, mashed
1 Egg
2 TBS Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 3/4 cup plus 2 TBS Flour
1/2 cup plus 2 TBS Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
Chocolate Chips, any kind

preheat oven to 350 degrees

Place banana, egg, brown sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Mix to combine.

In a separate bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Add the wet to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Divide into two equal portions and place on a silpat lined baking sheet (or parchment paper) 4 inches apart.

Form each piece of dough into a 6 inch log, about 3 inches wide. Bake for 25 minutes.

When done remove from oven and reduce heat to 250 degrees. Let biscotti cool for 10 minutes.

Using a serrated knife, cut biscotti into diagonal strips

Place back on the cookie sheet and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes or until crisp. (I turned mine half way for even coloring.) Let cool at least 20 minutes.

Optional: Decorate the top of the biscotti with chocolate. Melt chocolate chips in microwave in 30 second intervals until melted and smooth. (I am messy and like to dip a fork in the chocolate and splatter it on the biscotti, though you can let the chocolate cool a bit and add it to a piping bag.)

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chocolatey goodness

I can’t wait until Dan is back from the crop production show. I feel like a single mom with a teenage who is falling behind in school, not doing his homework, and is super sick. Ontop of that I have to be home intime to make supper… last night I didn’t sit down until 8… then I had to get up again to finish unloading the dishwasher… and I was in bed by 9pm. I was so worn out yesterday and I feel so crappy today. I think I’m just getting a really bad cold. So I made this, it makes me feel better, well kinda anyway.. its the chocolate fix I needed to get through the day. My french teacher in highschool used to make it for us to bribe us on fridays to actually work..

Crackle Cake

3/4 cup margarine
1 cup white sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup cocoa
8 cups corn flakes

Bring margarine, sugar, corn syrup, cocoa to a boil. Pour over cornflakes and press into a pan.

Its easiest if you wet your hands with water while pressing the cake down. The stuff doesn’t stick to you as bad.

So Dan’s mom is bringing supper over for us tonight because Ryley has hockey practice and I knew I wouldn’t be home in time to have supper made for him. She is such a life savor this week.. not sure what I’m going to do when they leave for mexico.. lol I’m definitely going to be on my own then! Isn’t life just great.. I mean I don’t mind being on my own but with Ryley here everything is so much harder and I honestly feel like a single mom.. so I would like to just say we don’t give enough credit to all those single moms or dads who work their bums off raising kids these days.

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only 2 more days!

So yesterday morning Dan’s mom called and decided to switch her Christmas to tonight. Which kinda screws up my plans but ok.. so last night I had to clean, pack, make cookies, do laundry and clean up a bit more.. then Dan and I exchanged presents.. he got me a wii! I’m kinda excited about that and I’m thinking about getting maybe not the wii fit but something along those lines. And then just a whole bunch of little stuff that I had picked out at the craft sale we were at a month ago. When we plugged in the wii we thought we should play a couple games before we went to bed and Dan got maybe a bit to into it and hit Kato over the head with the remote, totally on accident of course.

And the cookies I made are by far my favorite cookies ever! I’ve seen them alot of foodgawker. I call them:

Chocolate Snowflake Crackles
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp oil
1 square bittersweet chocolate, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
confectioners sugar

In a mixing bowl combine sugar, egg, oil, vanilla and chocolate. Combine baking powder, salt and confectioners sugar in a seperate bowl and gradually add to the creamed mixture. Chill dough for 2 hours and then shape dough into small bite size balls and roll in confectioners sugar. Bake for 9 minutes at 350F.

And thats that… the best cookies ever. I tripled the recipe and made enough for my parents, Dan’s parents and the a small bag for me to enjoy here! YUM!

I also got my car back yesterday! AND I got a letter in the  mail.. apparently I have a package policy on my car that covered it! So I don’t have to pay the $700 deductable and I would have had the option to rent a vehicle and have it paid for! If I would have known that… lol.. I feel so stupid I honestly can’t remember adding that package to my car.. but I’ll go with it. I don’t feel so broke anymore haha!

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