Happy [Marvelous In My] Monday & New Years Eve!!
When I went to write this post this morning, I couldn’t help but remember back to the first few days of my blog. I remembered how happy it made me to share workouts with you, and what I may have been cooking or baking that day. I feel as if ever since I was diagnosed with “HA”, I kind of let that become the main focus of my blog. I changed writing about what I originally started this page for, to strictly how I wish I could produce, how I wish my health would be back to normal. But you know what, I miss the “old me”. The girl who motivated people to try new workouts, or new recipes.
So some may ask where that leaves me today… Well, I still plan on sharing my thoughts on all topics (even if it’s not health or fitness related), but I will also be going back to posts with workouts & recipes for you as well. . I mean it’s all about balance, and being true to MYSELF right?
Now, it’s time to spoil you! I mean it is Marvelous In My Monday [hosted by the beautiful & shining star Katie at Healthy Diva Eats] Not only do I have a recipe to share, I also have an awesome strength training circuit for you to try =)
Gingerbread Oreo Blondies-Adapted from food.com
**Please note: These treats may be delicious, but they are FAR from healthy. Sometimes you just have to indulge in a yummy treat =)
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 medium eggs, beaten
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- 20 Gingerbread Oreos
- Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 13 pan and set aside.
- In a small pan, melt the butter over medium low heat on the stove.
- In large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, vegetable oil and brown sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in the butterscotch chips.
- Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Press the Oreos on top of the batter. Pour the rest of the batter over the Oreos and spread as evenly as possible. The batter will be thick and sticky (I also crushed more oreos on top).
- Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely. Cut into squares and serve.
&& now the workout I mentioned above.
[**I want to note that even though I’m sharing workouts with you, my workouts haven’t changed. I am still following my doctor’s orders by strictly walking**]
&& that is all I have for you today. I truly hope you enjoyed today’s post. I’d love to hear feedback and thoughts from you! Have the most wonderful day, and please remain safe throughout the evening into the early morning.
- Any NYE plans?
- Do you cook a particular meal on New Years Day?