This weekend was one of those weekends that you never want to end. It was too perfect. I had no set plans (especially since I'm not doing any long runs at the moment) so everything was relaxed and chill.
Friday night my boyfriend's son, being the sweets fiend that he is, asked if I could make bake him some cupcakes. I happily obliged and dedicated my Saturday afternoon to some time in the kitchen.
These cupcakes are by far my most requested. They are a dark chocolate cupcake with a semi-sweet ganache filling and a white chocolate buttercream frosting. These can pretty much do these with any frosting. My personal favorite is cream cheese (because cream cheese icing is by FAR the best thing EVER) and my boyfriend leans toward the peanut butter. Mocha is pretty damn good too.
That bread next to them is Honey Beer Bread. I can thank my friend Courtney for that delicious addition. She brought me some to work on Friday and I knew that I had to make a loaf. This bread is SO good and seriously one of the most easy recipes ever. I made mine with Blue Moon.
When those were done it was time to make the main course.
Barbecued pork chops, baked potatoes and salad. Damn that was a good a meal. I cannot wait until warmer weather rolls around so this can be the norm. Luckily, I have a boyfriend who loves food as much as I do and is willing to light the grill during pretty much any weather.
Since I'm obviously still harboring a runner's appetite, you'd better believe I've been getting some workouts in to offset it:-)
I have been doing a variety of different DVDs and at home workouts. This week I've done:
1. Ab Ripper X
2. Brazilian Booty Lift - Sculpt
3. P90X Legs and Back
4. My ankle weight routine
5. The Fitsugar Full Body Workout
6. Insanity Cardio Recovery
7. 30-60 minute bike workouts
Along with maxing out on wall sits and push-ups. I'm up to a 3:00 wall sit and 23 push ups. I'm going to try and get those up to a 4:00 wall sit and 30 straight push ups by the end of the month!
Yesterday I also tried this Jillian Michael's Workout for the first time.
She is seriously amazing. I have loved every single DVD of hers that I've done. They range from 20-35 minutes and leave me sweaty and exhausted. I'm hoping to be able to try her Body Revolution soon but that one cost some serious dollars.
One more quick thing, I'm making homemade granola right now. You should try it. It's SO easy and my house smells amazing right now.
I loosely follow this recipe. I didn't have any honey this time so I used molasses and cut the brown sugar in half. I use 1/2 a cup of almonds, sunflower seeds, cashews and unsweetened coconut.
Do you have a "most requested" item that you cook or bake?
What's your favorite thing to BBQ?
What's your favorite workout DVD? Have you tried Jillian Michael's Body Revolution?
I'm always looking for more to add to rotation!