Greetings from BEAUTIFUL Fairbanks, Alaska!
Just to be the only one in this forum who LOVES winter, I shall post my snow pack and delightfully cold temps.
Because, I *surely* am not running/exercising at this point in time.
Soon though. Maybe.
We've gotten 10-12 inches of snow over the last two days with some freezing rain in the middle of that snow pack. Today, it snowed all afternoon, it was beautiful for the few hours of daylight we have.
In a couple of days, we are forecasted to have a week of -25 to -35. I am seriously excited for this and I can.not.wait! I also realize this is the perspective of someone who does not currently run, outside or TM, isn't working, and has no place to be as long as Squirrel has cat food and I have wine.
Soon however, I will have to get a job, start walk/running and lifting weights. For now? I'm just hibernating and loving every darn second.
Recipe of the day:
NO BAKE COOKIES
YIELD: about 30 cookies PREP TIME: 10 minutes
3/4 granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk (almond milk works great)
1/2 cup unsalted butter (I used 1/4c, worked fine)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy) (I used PB2 and it was wonderful!)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups quick cooking oats
Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, milk, butter and cocoa. Stir until the butter is melted.
Bring the mixture to a full boil and allow it boil for 90 seconds (I highly recommend setting a timer). Immediately remove the pan from heat.
Add in the peanut butter and vanilla and stir until the peanut butter is melted.
Add oats and stir to fully incorporate.
Using a medium cookie scoop (about 1 1/2 tablespoons), drop cookies onto prepared baking sheets. If desired, use a spoon, or the bottom of a glass to slightly flatten and shape into round cookies.
Allow cookies to set before serving.