I swear, there’s something about the first workout once you’re back from vacation that is just SO awesome. Sure, I did some cardio while I was away, but by the time this morning rolled around, I was really in the need for some major butt-kicking.
So I consulted none other than Ms. Jillian Michaels, and decided to do her No More Trouble Zones DVD. You may remember, this is one of my favorite workout DVD’s and always gets my heart pumpin’. Man, I missed that last week!
After finishing up, I snacked on a banana and a blueberry Clif Z Bar that went undocumented (I kept things light since I’m heading to a brunch in a couple hours).
Just in case you missed any, here’s a round-up of all of last week’s vacation posts:
- Welcome to Virginia Beach!
- Burger & Beer
- Tough Workouts, Beach, & Happy Hour
- The Best Kept (Kinda) Secret in Virginia Beach
- The Last Hurrah in Virginia Beach
- Attack of Motion Sickness
- You Need This Recipe
- I Love the Beach, But…
- What I’ve Been Waiting All Vacation For
- We Bid Our Final Farewell
- One Last Tradition To Do
It’s definitely going to be a fun day!
For the brunch, I wasn’t sure if I would have time to make anything, seeing as though we just returned back yesterday. BUT, no worries…I was able to scrounge around the kitchen last night and came up with these.
The cookie is a Strawberry Cake Mix Cookie with mini chocolate chips mixed in. Easy peasy.
But it’s the frosting that deserves the attention on these babies…
Usually, I’m a buttercream frosting girl all the way. It’s my favorite, by far. But I decided to try something new last night and whipped up a batch of Fudgy Frosting instead.
If you live locally, then you may be familiar with the famous Fudge Fancy cookies?? Yes, well, while I’m not at liberty to put my own cookies in the same category as those, I will tell you that this frosting tastes very, VERY similar. And it’s probably a whole lot cheaper, too.
(original recipe from Betty Crocker Bridal Edition Cookbook)
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup baking cocoa
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2-1/2 to 3 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- In 3-quart saucepan, mix granulated sugar and cocoa. Stir in milk, butter, corn syrup and salt. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Boil 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool 45 minutes.
- Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla extract with spool until smooth. Frost and enjoy!
*To frost all 24 cookies, I only made half a batch of the frosting recipe from above and still had plenty left. If you’re making cupcakes or a cake, however, I would suggest making a whole batch. There’s nothing wrong with leftovers!
Time to go get movin’…I’ve got lots of fun ahead of me today!
Question for the Morning:
What’s your favorite kind of frosting?