Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Peanut Butter Balls

Every year at Christmas time, my Stepmom makes peanut butter balls (people also call them buckeyes).  We all look forward to them.  I will sacrifice other foods to be able to eat peanut butter balls.

Remember this picture?

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Specifically, this part of that picture:

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Remembering how my Stepmom had made all those peanut butter balls for my sister’s wedding, I started thinking maybe she had filled her quota for the year. 

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So, I called her up and asked if she was sick of them and if I could make them.  She gladly handed over the recipe!

Making these filled me with all kinds of good memories.  I remember seeing my Stepmom standing in the kitchen rolling the peanut butter mixture into balls and then, using a toothpick, dipping them in the chocolate.  I did it exactly as I had watched all those years.

I must admit, I was actually nervous making them because I wanted them to taste exactly like hers.  Everyone will be disappointed if I show up with THE peanut butter balls and they don’t taste like they should.

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But they do!  Now, I regret making them on Tuesday.  Pretty sure I’m going to have to make another batch by Sunday!

Yesterday’s Workout

30 minutes on the elliptical at a running pace

30 minute leg workout.  I completed 3 sets of 10 reps:

  • Weighted step ups
  • Leg press
  • Leg extensions
  • Romanian deadlift
  • Balance ball hamstring curls
  • Donkey kicks, peeing dog, peeing dog side kicks
  • Weighted forward lunges
  • Body weight, single leg bridge with one foot on bench
  • Calf raises (toes forward, in and out)

Yesterday’s Meals

Meal #1: Oats with protein

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Meal #2: Peanut butter balls Winking smile

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Meal #3: Sandwich with turkey and ham, carrots with ranch

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Meal #4: Chicken thighs with brussel sprouts

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Meal #5: Turkey burger, chicken thighs, brussel sprouts

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That was my day!  Hope you all had a great Tuesday!

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