A day late and sugar’s effect on the body.

Here’s the dealio.  Saturday night involved nachos, mac & cheese (because we couldn’t get enough fake cheese with just nachos) and football.  I took 0 pictures because:  1. my bangs looked like I dipped them in a deep fryer and 2. I was lazy and my fingers had too much cheese on them to touch the ‘nice’ camera.

Good thing I never blogged about Friday night and had plenty of pictures to share.

My sis invited us to come with her family to Costco.  I had a chicken caesar salad and finished off the little one’s pizzas.

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Pre-sugar in her blood stream angry face:

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After dinner I convinced my sister to make the BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES ever for us.  5 dozen cookies for 6 people…why not?  Please note:  when making these chocolate chip cookies, you must use the Guittard LARGE milk chocolate chips.

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Cross-section shots always make things look even more delicious.

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Here’s were the geniusness came in (okay, I cannot take any credit for anything creative that I do from here on out because I learn all of my tricks from pinterest):

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Bake cookie dough on the bottom of a cupcake pan=

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The best bowl for ice cream that you will ever meet.

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It is the last day to enter the LULULEMON $100 GIFTCARD!!

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Where was the last store/restaurant that you had a salad from?  Was it good?

If you work or you are going to school right now: how many days do you get off for Thanksgiving break?

-We only work Monday and Tuesday wahoo!

What is going to be the best part of your Sunday?

-Sunday afternoon nap.  It is me and Billy’s newest family tradition.

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Ok. That cookie dough trick on the bottom of the cup is GENIUS! I so have to try that- even if I’m trying to have no added sugars in my diet lately. I know- it’s the “Janae Opposite” diet:-D have a great day!

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Yum!! I love the idea of cookie bowls for ice cream :)

The best part of my day today is shoe shopping…even if they are for work !

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Oh my good lord- that cookie dough dish looks fabulous! As jealous as I am, I had ice cream and cookies today :)! There were so many great parts about my Sunday: sleeping in, having a massage, lunch with some girlfriends, and riding a ghoda ghadi (it’s basically the Indian term for going on a horse-drawn carriage)!

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The cross section of that cookie DOES took delicious! And I saw that idea on pinterest too, so cute!

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That cookie dough trick is amazing! I am going to have to try that!!!

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COOKIE DOUGH ICE CREAM CUPS—GENIUS!!! Can’t wait to make those!!

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BRILLIANT!

I can’t wait to try this cookie trick. Oh but all I have is a silicone cupcake pan…do you think that would work?

Last salad I had from a restaurant was from the Cheeseburger Paradise restaurant in Hawaii! Best cobb salad ever!

I only get Thursday and Friday off this week! Boo

Best part of my sunday is going to be making homemade Chex mix with mom and sister!

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Oh. My. Goodness. The cookie bowl is genius! I’m definitely trying that out soon :)

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What a GREAT new family tradition – naps with hubby’s are the best!! And sometimes lead to not sleeping. ;)

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I had a salad at the beach. It was ok.
I will take Friday off. And do my prep work on Wed. In between meetings.
Sunday, I may go to the bookstore and wander around looking for Christmas gift ideas.

The Kidless Kronicles

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The school where I taught at previously, we got Wed-Friday off. Now I just get Thursday-Friday off. But I guess I at least get some days off!

I had a really good salad from Panera Bread- I love their Asian Sesame chicken salad!

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Oh Em Gee that is brilliant, regardless of who came up with it. You know, this does not help my will power whatsoever.

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I absolutley love your blog and stalk you on the daily.
I love when you add the pictures of your mini clone! She is so cute it hurts.

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I am using that cookie trick :)

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I have a huge batch of cookie dough in the freezer and clearly I need to make those cups – genius! Another reason I need to get on Pinterest….
I haven’t had a salad from anywhere in months – I eat them at home but when I’m out I usually get something else.

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That’s such a cute idea…ice cream is a must with chocolate chip cookies, I’m going to have to try that!

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Living in England we don’t get any time off for Thanksgiving :( but me and my boyfriend are gonna watch all the Thanksgiving Football together which should be fun! I’m thinking that I will be trying the cookie cup trick next week, thanks :)

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That cookie idea is GENIUS!!!!! Enjoy your off day! I’m thinking of taking one too :)

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Baking cookies in a muffin pan- GENIUS!!! I have never thought of that, but it is one of the BEST ideas EVER. Thanks for sharing- I will DEFINITELY be using that idea VERY soon :D
Your niece is just TOO cute!!!! Seriously adorable!
Looks like a fun Friday night to me- especially ending with icecream & cookies.

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Last time I had a salad was from this place called Cotton Patch (I actually HATE the restaurant), but I LOVE the salad I got. I’m a big fan of strawberry walnut salads.

I have in-service Monday and Tuesday…. so it is still work, just no kids :) And I’m taking Tuesday off because I have to go to the airport to pick up my in-laws who are joining us for Thanksgiving!

Best part of my Sunday: My husband is FINALLY home after being gone on a business trip all week. So I’d say hanging out with him :) Maybe I can convince him to go to Kohl’s :) We live an exciting life.

AND – today is my long run day. 5 miles. I know that doesn’t sound like much, but doctor says I needed to work back up SLOWLY from my 2 stress fractures. So that is what I shall do.

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THAT COOKIE BOWL?!?!?!?! GENIUS! I must try it! :D I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend Janae! Well, if you’re spending time with your cutie patootie Shirley Temple look-a-like niece, then you must be! :)

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I saw those cookie bowls on Pinterest! Genius:) Those chocolate chip cookies do look perfect. I am having a baking day today and should check out the recipe :)
Best part of today will be brunch after our workout – I think the plan is french toast.

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Seriously that is the best idea I have ever heard of in my life. I am so going to steal that idea for the ice cream bowls! Genius.
I can’t even remember the last time I went out to eat. I have no brain lately haha.
I just get off Thursday to Sunday. Some other college kids have been off since last week! I’m definitely jealous.
The best part of my Sunday will probably be baking! I am in the mood to bake today :)

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that cookie bowl thing is genius! I must make these soon. My boyfriend will love it. He’s a huge fan of choco chip cookies + ice cream. This is the best of both worlds!

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Cookie cups! Mind blown! My husband is now begging me to make these… For breakfast. You’re the devil. In a good way ;)

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We mad a Costco run yesterday too and it was a MADHOUSE! My momma and I love their salads :D

We have a half-day Wednesday and off for the rest of the week… Wish we had Wednesday off, too- many of my students have already told me that they won’t be coming to school…

P.S. I totes just made a batch of gingerbread spice cookies (10 min ago), wish I had seen the cookie bowls- gotta try it next time!

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Best. Idea. Ever.

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OMG what a GENIUS idea about the cookie dough bowl. I kinda fear for my health after reading that b/c now I will do it every day probably. It looks heavenly, and I LOVE pinterest!

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Janae, I ran my 4 mile race in 37:50!! THOSE HILLS KILLED ME! So so happy I finished though! :) So thats the best part of my Sunday… well, the bagel sandwich that followed the race was pretty sweet too…

Last salad I had was friday night at my fav pizza place La Bella’s… by the way, we had BAKED ZITI pizza. Pasta on pizza = genius!

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Those cookie cups are genius!!!!

The best part of my Sunday has 2 parts. :) 1) I took an amazing spin class this morning and my legs are finally getting back to normal after NYCM! And 2) I am watching Thanksgiving Live on the food network and loving every minute because I’m obsessed with the food network! :)
Have a great Sunday!

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I need to watch the food network asap!! I love that channel so much. Glad you had an amazing spin class!

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I had the Honey BBQ Chicken salad at Buffalo Wild Wings last night and it was delicious!

At my job we get Thanksgiving Day off and that’s it. I have to burn a vacation day on Friday. :-(

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Genius plan with the cookie dough!!

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i get the whole week wahoo!

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ENJOY YOUR WHOLE WEEK OFF!

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thanks so much! enjoy your vacay too!!!! :D

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ohmyword. Best idea. Ever.

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i think this is best use of a muffin pan yet! way to go woman. I love that creativity with sugar. haha.

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Love the cookie bowl idea! Will definitely be making those this week. Thanks!

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OMG that crispy cookie dough! And if I get the ice cream in them at the perfect time, they will melt the ice cream but still add a cookie-like crunch!! You are WONDERFUL!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I LOVE this idea!

I only get Thurs and Fri in addition to the weekend away from my students, but I’ll take what I can get.

Yesterday, I had a base salad from Chick-fil-A. It’s like their other salads but without the chicken. After I remove the cheese, I save my sunflower seeds for a cranky hungry emergency (glove compartment of car), it’s quick and easy while running errands.

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Only Monday and Tuesday for me too. YESSSSSSSSSSSS!
planning on a Sunday nap as well. DOUBLE YESSSSSSSSS.

Our closest Fro Yo is a half hour away so do not go often, but we were in that neck of the woods. I thought about you the whole time I was building my concoction. You would have been proud of my masterpiece.

Enjoy your day.

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Next time you have to take a picture and send it to me ha! Hope you enjoy your nap!

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that is a really good idea for the cookies
my boys will love this
thank you!

best salads are at Mimi’s!!!
going to sign up for giveway now

I have a giveway on my blog as well

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Oh. my. word. The cookie ice cream bowl is pure genius. This is why I love you!

For Thanksgiving, I get off Wednesday through Sunday. And then I’m also taking Monday off because we’re going to be down in Florida for Thanksgiving. Can’t wait!!

Happy Sunday, girl!

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i should my boyfriend the cookie dough bowl trick & now he can’t stop talking about ice cream and cookies and all the things my thighs don’t need! ;)

what’s bad for the thighs is good for the soul though!

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Holy obesity those cookie ice cream bowls look amazing!

The best part of my Sunday was running into an old cheerleading teammate (squadmate? whatever) at church – I hadn’t seen her since her senior year almost ten years ago! Followed up by hearing a sermon on friendship… so fitting! :)

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mmm.. cookie ice cream bowl.. I saw that on Pintrest too!!

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That cookie dough bowl is the best idea I have heard all year. Holy cow I am so replicating this sometime this week! I get off all week since the family I nanny for is out of town! Yay for long holiday!

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wow that is the most ingenious idea ever….nothing beats warm chocolate chip cookie with creamy, vanilla ice cream!!!!!

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Those cookie bowls are AWESOME! almost all of my teachers canceled my classes on tuesday and wednesday, so I just have to get through tomorrow and then its turkey time!

I hope I am ready for my 10k Turkey Trot on Thursday!

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oh my gosh GENIUSSS idea hahah that looks AMAZINGGGGGGG!!!!
your niece once again is the cutest everrrr! hahah she makes my day with her little cute faces and curly hair! you are so so luckyyyy to be so close with your family i love it!
happy thanksgiving week janae! love you<33

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Holy smoly! How come I never thought of that cookie bowl idea!? That looks YUMMY! I’m gonna surprise my fam with that one of these days! I have to say, girl, that being sugar free is kind of hard when I look at those pictures :). I think I’m gonna have to go make some sort of heatlhy cookie to satisfy my cravings now.

Best part of my Sunday- for the next few weeks I’m going to the Messiah rehearsals- practicing to be part of the choir for the Messiah sing-in in a few weeks. One of my favorite things during the holidays! Do you sing?

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i know other people have said it, but that cookie idea is genius.
we went to costco late afternoon yesterday and were going to get pizza but had no cash. bummer.

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Fake cheese nachos? Don’t tell me you used canned cheese wiz?! Haha.

Those bowls are neat..I’ve seen them but never tried making them Would probably be good in M&M too!. Imagine if people made meatballs like that and filled them with spaghetti, or how about pancake bowls filled with syrup and bananas.

Can’t belive Thanksgiving is Thursday..Christmas is in less than a month! With all your family do you do secret santa or shop for everyone…what’s on your list this year?

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Where was the last store/restaurant that you had a salad from? Was it good?
The last salad I got was from Panera and it was delish :)

If you work or you are going to school right now: how many days do you get off for Thanksgiving break?
-I only work a full day on Monday and 1/2 day on tuesday but then I have to do report cards :/

What is going to be the best part of your Sunday?
I’m making Bertolli steak and mushroom pasta with salad and garlic bread right now… it smells so good in my apartment!

– I saw the cookie cup idea on Pinterest this weekend and have wanted to try it out! Glad to know it works :)

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Best part of today….2 things. 1.) New half marathon PR and 2.) Early Thanksgiving with the Family!!

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Ahhhh congrats on your pr!!! That is awesome!

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That is super creative with the cookie bowls! Love it!

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Genius cookie bowls! Seriously – have to make those!

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Holy cow, I need to make cookie bowls!!!

I just get Thursday and Friday off, but usually we’re let out early on Wednesday. Fingers crossed!

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OMG!!!! The cookie dough trick looks amazing! Love love love it! And am going to have to try it!

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That cookie bowl is the best thing ever! Great for parties!!! I love it!

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I am going to have to try the cookie bowls. That just looks delicious!

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Oh my heck! That cookie thing is absolutely genius!

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