Today has been a very productive Saturday. Headed out to run 6-1/2 miles this morning in this beautiful weather we are having. It was a little windy and I am still getting my lungs accustomed to running outside after running inside over the winter, but it felt great when I finished in an 8:36 per mile pace! Can't complain about that! Then, I worked in my flower bed, getting everything trimmed and raked so I will be ready to plant in a few weeks when I am sure the cold weather is gone. Then, the family raked and raked and raked the back yard where we let the leaves pile up over the winter. Love having a privacy fence so the neighbors can't see the piles. We ran out of yard bags, so we will have to finish up in a day or two, but it looks fantastic. So ready to get started planting some vegetables in my raised bed garden!
This afternoon, I whipped up a batch of Mint Wafers. I chose this recipe because I already have the vanilla wafers from the banana pudding bites I made yesterday, and because they are easy and quick to make. My honey and I are headed out on a date tonight, so I didn't have much time to spend in the kitchen. I had never tried these before, but they were ok. Probably won't make them again.
Recipe from: Sandra Lee
- 1 bag (10 oz) semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 30 vanilla wafers
- Place chocolate chips and butter in a small bowl. In two to three 30 second intervals, microwave, stirring after each interval. After completely melted and combined, stir in peppermint extract.
- Place vanilla wafers on a wire cooling rack over a sheet of aluminum foil. Pour melted chocolate over each wafer, covering tops completely. Let cookies sit for 10 minutes or until chocolate is set.
Changes & observations:
- I used dark chocolate chips in place of the semi sweet.
- My melted chocolate was kind of thick so I wasn't able to pour it over the wafer. I took a spoon and spread it on top of the cookie, covering the entire top of cookie. It worked pretty well - a little messy but cute.
- The chocolate never set up, it stayed soft. Doesn't change the taste any, though.