So, where did we leave off? Yesterday afternoon, I guess… Graham went to the library and I went to Ikea and the grocery store. Mid-afternoon, after I was back with the groceries, it started raining hard. Graham came back from the library, we tidied up and puttered around a little, then went out for a run. A rainy run! But we made it.
For dinner, we were having a friend over. I didn’t take photos of our actual meal, but it was so tasty!
First, we had oysters. Then peppercorn steak, spinach salad with mandarin oranges and baguette. Then, for dessert, we had rocky road brownies and ice cream. Here are some photos…
We had such a nice time – good conversation and great food!
Rocky Road Brownies
Everyday Food – Martha Stewart – June 2008
1/2 c. unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 bag semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. packed light brown-sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. mini marshmallows
1/2 c. chopped nuts – I used peanuts
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 8″ square pan with parchment. (She says to grease pan, then also grease parchment, but I just used parchment.)
2. In a heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water, combine butter and 1 c. chocolate chips. Heat, stirring occasionally, just until melted, 3 – 5 minutes.
3. Remove mixture from heat; stir in sugars and salt, then eggs, and finally flour, stirring til just combined. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached, 30 to 35 minutes.
4. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips, then marshmallows and nuts. Bake until chocolate is shiny and marshmallows are puffed, about 5 minutes. Cool completely in pan. Using paper over hang, lift cake onto a work surface; cut into 16 squares. (To store, keep in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 3 days.)
Now, on to today. Graham and I set out on our long run around 8:45. He wasn’t feeling good at all, so stopped part way and took the subway home. I, however, ran 15k!!!! I was very excited. It was getting hot and humid towards the end, so I was happy to finish.
For breakfast, Graham had an omelette and melon, and I had pancakes, with yogurt and a nectarine. He ate one of my pancakes, too.
We went to Yorkdale quickly, then I took him to the library. We’re going to his sister’s house for dinner tonight, but for now, I am doing laundry and typing this! For lunch, I just had some avocado and cherry tomatoes, and Kashi crackers and hummus (too lazy to post a boring picture!). I might have a rocky road bar too!
Have a great Sunday afternoon!