Monday, March 30, 2009

Weekend Update

Folks, folks, no need to panic. The snow storm of the century did not take place. I believe it snowed maybe ten minutes Saturday morning. It might have been closer to six minutes. Obviously not near enough to cause any type of…anything. Basically, life was normal this weekend. Well, unless you live in Woodward, Oklahoma. They received 28 inches, and I’m pretty sure that sucked! But my life went on as normal, which means you have a Weekend Update to read…

It rained all day on Friday! Lord Gary said the rain would eventually turn to gut retching snow, and cause all of us to be trapped indoors. In spite of this, when Friday night rolled around it was still only raining. And since I don’t have cute rain boots, I opted to stay in for the night. I cooked dinner and watched basketball with a few friends.

Saturday I decided to relive one of my childhood activities by visiting OKC Science Museum. As a child this museum was called the Omniplex. However, a few years ago they decided to change their name to Oklahoma Science Museum. Can museums do that? My friend Andrew and I spent the afternoon being in tornados/earthquakes, playing with erosion, traveling in space shuttles, eating space food, and looking at airplanes.

Saturday night I had a date. It was with the guy that asked me to The Thunder game, and then totally ignored me the next day. I guess he got over The Thunder rejection. The date was fun. It was nice evening. We had sushi and nonfat Chai. Blogger World, you know the fastest way to my heart is through nonfat Chais and cookies. He’s off to a good start. I’m still undecided on the guy but the food on the date was good. I think it’s too early to give him a name on this blog, but I’ll keep you posted.

After I got past the normal Sunday routine (church and lunch) I went for my long run. Yesterday was a beautiful day. We’re talking high 60s, possibly in the 70s. Since the weather was so nice I went to the lake for my run. I was planning to run 6-7 miles, but then I started thinking how cool it would be to run around the entire lake, so I did. Yup, 10 miles! I was so excited that I went home to celebrate with a cupcake. Shut up, it’s not counter productive. But I have to tell you guys. Remember the Mother Cupcake, Mint Chocolate Cupcake? It was my reward. A-mazing.


Renee said...

LOL! YAY on your run..after running that far your body needed that cupcake! You deserve it!

I'm glad you didn't get dumped by the snow. We had another dose this morning, but it appears that it's over now...hopefully that won't affect the delivery of my dishwasher (I still think they were very whimpy for not delivering it on Saturday!)

and I'm glad you gave date guy another chance after he dissed you...good food is always worth it. ;) Hopefully he'll stop being a frog...or you get some more good food out of it. hee hee

d.j. iverson said...

Very cool.

Holly said...

I can't wait to hear about your date! And it did snow about 10 inches in Tulsa, the turnpike got shut down and we got stuck there!

TC said...

Date?!?! How come you're just NOW telling us about this????????

OK, I need help. I followed that link, but am still not finding a recipe. What gives?

Bone said...

Ten miles is great! Congratulations.

I was sick this weekend. I must have caught it from you.

OK Chick said...

TC- Try this recipe.....
Chocolate Cupcakes
from cupcakes! by Elinor Klivans

3 oz unsweetened chocolate
1 cup AP flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 350F & line 2 cupcake pans with liners.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler then allow to cool.
Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, & salt in medium size bowl & set aside.
Beat butter & sugar with an electric mixer until light & creamy.
On low speed, add chocolate. Mix until well incorporated.
Add eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla then sour cream until no white streaks remain. Mix in flour & water, alternating. Fill baking cups 3/4 full & bake 20 minutes.

1 cup butter (at room temperature)
1 cup vegetable shortening
1 bag (2 lbs) powdered sugar
mint or peppermint extract
simple syrup

In an electric mixer with the whip attachment beat butter & vegetable shortening until creamy. Slowly add powdered sugar. Beat on high for 5-7 minutes until fluffy. Add simple syrup until it reaches the consistency you want.

[simple syrup: boil half water, half sugar until sugar is dissolved]

TC said...

That's the mint cupcake recipe?

OK Chick said...

It's a different cupcake, but I believe it has the same result.

TC said...

Ahh, ok. Thanks.