Sour and Sweet
Sup, friends?? How was your Monday? Mine was OK. But luckily my Group Step class tonight took all the worries away (for an hour at least). I know I mention this class a lot, but I really can’t tell you enough how much I love it. My favorite, hands down. It always changes my mood around and I leave feeling like a whole new person. Does that ever happen to you?
Anyways, some of you actually guessed my teaser picture from yesterday!
Ever since J and I met, he has been telling me how he makes these mad zucchini pickles (we eat A LOT of pickles) and 5 years later he finally got around to making them.
After I left for my lunch date with the girls on Saturday, I found out through Twitter/Four Square that J and C were at the Westside Market. I love that we find out each other’s whereabouts through social media, btw. So I immediately knew what his plans were for the afternoon.
He took some pictures for me, but they were done with our point and shoot so he did his best. But I thought you’d like a little picture story:
Lots and lots of pickles!!! My husband is addicted. Oh, and so is Allison. J is totally feeding her pickle obsession. Seriously. I think she went through a jar in 2 days! And I’m not gonna lie, I’m pretty sure J loves being her enabler. Hehe.
In addition to the sour (and spicy!) pickles, I got busy in the kitchen on Sunday afternoon baking brownies for the boys. I had a random block of cream cheese in the fridge that needed to be used and I knew just what I wanted to do with it.
I used Smitten Kitchen’s recipe for cheesecake marbled brownies, and they are most rich, creamy, and moist brownies you’ll ever eat.
Mmmmmm………check out those swirls.
The addition of the chocolate chips on top is genius.
I asked J if he wanted me to take some to work since I probably won’t eat any more and C didn’t like the cream cheese and he responded with “Nah, I think they’re fine here.” Gotta love a man’s metabolism.
Hope you’re having a great start to your week!
What makes Mondays good for you?
I love my Monday step class because all my participants are genuinely excited to be there. It really makes teaching extra fun!