Another Snow Day and a Cold Stone Sundae


While everyone else is recapping the Super Bowl, I much prefer to recap the best thing I ate over the weekend.


If this Cold Stone Sundae complete with a cherry on top doesn’t mirror your vision of happiness then we probably can’t be friends.

Not only was the chocolate dipped waffle bowl super big and super delicious, it looked oh so pretty as well.

You know what else is pretty? These macaroon dish towels.


Instead of buying the set of macaroon mugs I have been talking about, I chose the dish towels to hang on the oven door and brighten up the kitchen. I am waiting for the creases in the towels to un-crease – I can’t stand the sight of it if you want to know the truth.

Clearly I was in sweet-treat mode over the weekend:

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Imagine my disappoint when this donut iPhone case didn’t fit my phone.

Phone cases are now like jeans in my mind –  always make sure to try them on in the store before you buy them. Just because they claim to be your size, doesn’t mean they will fit.

Anyway, I popped into Trader Joe’s on Saturday because I always need something.


My “something” is usually in the form of produce with a few extras sprinkled in.

  • Apples – heaven forbid my supply ever falls below five on any given day
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Kale – on a kale chip kick these days
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots – always the organic unpeeled – taste the best
  • Frozen brussels sprouts
  • Frozen asparagus
  • Frozen mixed peppers
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Skim Milk
  • Low-Sodium diced tomatoes
  • That frozen spinach pasta thing for my son

I am going to try to keep up with the snap shots of my grocery store trips since so many of you have requested and inquired about what I pick up each week. Sharing our food shopping tips, tricks and purchases helps all of us to expand our own grocery horizon and develop new recipes and ideas in order to avoid meal burn-out.

Special note: I always have frozen vegetables in the freezer. I do love roasting up fresh veggies but frozen work for me just as well and are quick to prepare in a moment’s notice. If you fear buying fresh vegetables due to the inability to eat them faster than they spoil (which is never an issue for me by the way), stock up on the frozen.

So surprise surprise – it is snowing today. I am trying not to care that the district-wide email alert just hit my donut-less iPhone to tell me school is closed.


I am not going to care. I was able to run outdoors all weekend and I will continue to ride that endorphin high.

I didn’t plan on running 7 miles yesterday considering I did over 13 miles on Saturday, but it was so beautiful outside.

It felt so invigorating to breathe in the fresh air and be able to run without looking at the display of the treadmill. I honestly could have kept going but thought better of it –   overdoing it would have jeopardized this week’s workouts so I kept the pace easy and followed the 10 % rule.

The 10% rule in this case means you end your workout knowing you still had 10% more to give.

Back to the treadmill it is this morning. Bleh, Happy Monday….


What does your phone case look like?

Best thing you ate Super Bowl Sunday? I didn’t get a picture of it but I had a fabulous brownie Sundae last night!

Veggies- Fresh or Frozen or both?




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  • Ashley @ Kick Ash Mom.com February 3, 2014, 7:07 am

    I love those dish towel! So cute. I think they are talking about us getting another snow storm tomorrow. I’m going to do some heavy grocery shopping today just in case!

  • Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 3, 2014, 7:42 am

    I’m happy to say that we can definitely go on being friends — that sundae mirrors my happiness perfectly. Holy.yum. Now if only it wasn’t for that pesky peanut allergy that keeps me from enjoying those kind of things when I go out 😥 And it’s gotten to the point now where almost no case will fit my iPhone… I have a 4, and the best I can find are cases for 4s’, which don’t exactly work. I wanted to pick up a minion case when I was in Universal Studious, but alas… only for the 5 and 4s.

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles February 3, 2014, 9:27 am

      Had I known you had the 4 still I would have given you my Marc Jacobs black rubber case with the red hearts- I loved it! But, I turned it in when I turned in my 4 back in October. See if you can order it online, I bet it is super cheap now.

  • Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures February 3, 2014, 9:21 am

    THAT SUNDAE OMG! YES! Though, I hate maraschino cherries a lot, I would pass on that… BUT EVERYTHING ELSE. So are we still friends?
    I am so jealous of your running this weekend! I was a total slacker and din’t do hardly anything and I can’t wait to get back at it. UGH SNOW DAY! We had several last week in ATL, I’m sure you heard about it… 🙂 So I’m happy to be back to normal this week.

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles February 3, 2014, 9:26 am

      Of course I heard about your snow and was so worried about you creatures, especially when you posted on instagram walking 5 miles on your rest day to get home lol. Yikes….Yes, we are still friends, I will take the cherry from your sundae- no problem.

  • Kaitlin February 3, 2014, 11:09 am

    I’m more of a fresh veggies person, just because I end up with soggy vegetables when I use the frozen type. Maybe I’m doing something wrong. 🙂 Happy Monday!

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles February 3, 2014, 12:53 pm

      Hmm. You can throw frozen vegetables in the oven or stir fry pan and cook them that way – they won’t end up soggy. Will they taste the same as fresh vegetables? No, but they still come out good!

  • pickyrunner February 3, 2014, 12:07 pm

    I always always ALWAYS have frozen veggies. I’m not good at cooking so I either eat them frozen or eat them raw. Lazy I guess… And is it weird that whenever I have cold stone I now think of you? I guess that means we need a cold stone date. We kind of had a virtual one this weekend…

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles February 3, 2014, 12:52 pm

      We definitely did – at some point we are going to meet half way and have a real Cold Stone date!

  • Davida @The Healthy Maven February 3, 2014, 2:01 pm

    I ate sushi while I organized my spice rack! Oh the joys of moving!
    That sundae looks to -die for!!!

  • willrunforpizza February 3, 2014, 10:09 pm

    Veggies – both! I eat a HUGE salad for lunch everyday and then we typically have some type of frozen veggie that we steam and add EVOO and Trader Joe’s 21 season salute! 😉 I always NEED something in Tj’s too.

  • fina February 16, 2014, 5:23 am

    LOVE the dish towels!!!

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles February 16, 2014, 6:55 pm

      You have to get them – I got them from the Paper Source…If you don’t have the store in FL, you can order online I think. They have donuts too!

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