Thursday, December 30, 2010

Welcome, Welcome 2011!

My mom and I being wild and crazy at temple square on New Years Eve

I'm excited for 2011 to come.
2010 was a hard year.
In fact it was a hard-knock-life year.
But I'm ready to say "toodle-loo!" to 2010 and "Hellooo 2011!"
To keep myself motivated and convinced that this year is going to be amazing I've come up with 11 goals for 2011.

1. Get my financial ducks in a row. budget, budget, budget!
2. Do yoga at least 3 times a week.
3. Graduate with my Bachelors.
4. Take a long walk with my soon-to-be-home Elder Ace.
5. Travel somewhere I've never been before.
6. Cook something new once a week.
7. Find a big people job.
8. Get my big-top-secret project under way.
9. Eat my veggies.
10. Let my broken heart be the past. For reals.
11. Snag me some man candy...kidding! Meet a new friend everyday.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Dear Sir,

You have my permission to dedicate this song to me.

Your Sabrina Danielle

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Chocoholic

In the past month I haven't had a moment to even sit down unless it was to work on homework, or anything work related.
I came home about a week ago and even since I've been home I haven't had very much "down" time.
Yesterday I had this insanely wonderful idea.
I decided that I wanted to be the official Christmas Candy maker.
I began the process of melting my body weight in chocolate.
I made some homemade peanut butter cups which turned out lovely in a very vernacular kind of way, so I decided to try my hand at Peppermint Bark.
Then I realized I needed more chocolate.
I headed off to the grocery store because by this point I had become a crazed chocoholic and I needed more.
When I was walking into the store I wasn't really paying attention because my brain was buzzing with chocolate ideas and suddenly my life was flashing before my eyes because I walked through a bathtub of a puddle in the entrance of the store.
I'm sure if I had been paying attention I wouldn't have made half as much of a fool of myself.
But alas, it was not so.
I simply skated through the puddle as if I meant to do it.
Trust me, I didn't.
And then I proceeded to laugh the entire time I was in the store.

I blame the chocolate.


P.s. For your chocolate fix I've added both the Peppermint Bark and Peanut Butter Cup recipes

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

2 11-oz bags of dark chocolate (You can use whatever your heart desires, but I am a dark chocolate junkie)

1 cup peanut butter

48 tiny muffin cup

1. Melt one bag of the chocolate and spoon into the muffin cups. Let set in fridge for about 1 hour.

2. Spoon little dollops of peanut butter on top of each cup.

3. Melt the second bag of chocolate and then cover peanut butter.

4. Set in fridge for another hour

5. Enjoy!

Peppermint Bark

4 11-oz bags of dark chocolate

2 11-oz bags of white chocolate

12 Candy Canes

1 tsp peppermint extract

1.line an 11-by-17-inch baking sheet with parchment, and set aside.

2. In the top of a double boiler, melt dark chocolate, stirring constantly.

3. pour into the prepared pan and let set in the fridge for about one hour.

4. With a chef’s knife or meat tenderizer, pound candy canes into 1/4-inch pieces.

5.In the top of a double boiler, melt white chocolate, stirring constantly.

Stir pieces of candy canes and peppermint oil into the melted chocolate.

Remove from heat, and pour quickly(dark chocolate will melt) over the chilled dark chocolate; spread evenly. Chill until firm.

Break into pieces, and serve. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.