Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Yup, I am going there

You know how sometimes you just want to be bad? That is me right now. Here is my non-organic, unhealthy, but super yummy peanut butter pie recipe. Mine is in the fridge right now...

Peanut Butter Pie
1 pkg (8oz) Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup plus 1 TBS peanut butter, divided
1 cup cold milk
1 pkg (3.4 oz) Instant Vanilla Pudding mix
2 1/2 cups Cool Whip thawed, divided (this turns out to be an 8oz tub)
1 Oreo Pie crust (6oz)
3 squares Bakers semi-sweet chocolate

Beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup peanut butter into submission, or at least until blended. Add milk and dry pudding mix; beat for 2 minutes. Whisk in 1 cup Cool Whip; spoon into crust. Refrigerate until you make the chocolate topping. Yeah, that's right baby. Chocolate.

Microwave remaining Cool Whip and chocolate on high for about 1 1/2 - 2 minutes, until chocolate is completely melted and it is well blended - stopping every minute to stir. Cool completely.

Spread chocolate mixture onto the peanut butter mixture. Yeah. Microwave the remaining peanut butter (1 Tbs) in small bowl for about 30 seconds, stir, and drizzle over pie. Refrigerate 4 hours. Eat!! Then go for a run.

Happy Birthday John! This pie is for you!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

So there I was...

Completely ignoring the fact that I started a blog 3 months ago. My good friend Tam reminded me that I hadn't posted in a while and that she would like to see a post once in a while. Thanks Tam!

I finished 3 triathlons this year, my latest being the Lobsterman Triathlon which was a complete blast. But the water was freaking cold.
I really want to continue to do triathlons, I hope to do a half Ironman next summer. Finding the inspiration to train in the winter in Caratunk is no easy task, but I am up for it and committed. I am dedicating this training season to The Blazeman. Who is the Blazeman you ask?
This video tells his story much better than I can:

Yup, you got it, I am rolling across every finish line in 2010 for Jon Blais, the Blazeman. Maybe I can even raise some money for ALS research (click here to donate)

Yummy Muffins!

I can't go long without talking about food. Now that I am trying to stay in shape, I think about what I eat much more often...So I have these yummy muffins I make so when I don't have time to take time to make something healthy, I just grab one of these babies!

Flax and Apple Muffins
1/4 cup milled flax seed
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour (I find they get kind of heavy otherwise)
1/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1-1/2 cups chopped apples (or any fruit works)
3 tbsp pumpkin, apple sauce, or cranberry sauce (can use veg oil instead, but I try to cut on fat)
1/2 cup milk (soy milk OK)
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Blend the dry ingredients in one bowl. Blend egg, pumpkin (whatever you used in that step), and milk. Add dry ingredients until just blended. Fold in apples and nuts (batter will be thick). Fill well-greased (I used Pam) muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until top springs back when touched. Yield 12 muffins.
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