When your day ends with ooey, gooey chocolate, cloaked in melted marshmallows and mixed with creamy peanut butter, is there really a point to recapping the entire day’s meals?
That, my Sometimes Healthy friends, is a picture of an Indoor S’mores skillet, and it was devoured, almost in its entirety, promptly after taking this picture. Thankfully, I had some help from my friend, Emily, a more-than- willing participant.
However, before I share the easy-breezy recipe, it’s time to recap yesterday’s eats for “What I Ate Wednesday,” WIAW. As always, hop on over to Jen’s blog to check out some more WIAW’s. It’s amazing what you learn from reading about what people eat. I mean, I never would have discovered Overnight Oats in a Jar (OOIAJ), if not for WIAW…
Let’s start with breakfast. I was up early to get in a workout before a job interview. I forced myself to scarf down a little bit of breakfast before hitting the gym.
Before hitting the gym, I warmed up with a quick mile outside while watching the sun rise.
I absolutely love watching sunrises. Wherever I have lived and wherever I travel, I always make a point to be up early to catch the sun rise every now and then. Sunsets are beautiful as well, but there is just something so peaceful about catching a sunrise before the rest of the world wakes up.
When I lived in the Hudson Valley, I loved watching the sun rise over the mountains, and in NYC, well those sunrises were just plain spectacular. Here’s one from my morning runs on the East River…
My Omaha sunrises are a little less crowded, but just as stunningly picturesque as NYC.
Anyway, back to the food. After some serious stairmill action at the gym, I headed out for my interview. It went well, but these days, I try not to get overly excited about a solid interview. It’s a competitive market out there, so tempering my expectations is for the best. I plan on posting about my experiences in the job interview world one of these days…
After the interview, I headed over to Becca’s house. I had received a text that she needed some help with the little ones for the day, and I was more than happy to oblige!
As soon as I got there, Brody showed me the box of Lucky Charms I had left at their house last time when we frosted those delectable Pistachio Marshmallow Cupcakes. So, I had to nibble on a few while we played with trains!
Both boys did a great job on their lunch of PB&J + veggies and a snack. Miles wasn’t too into the broccoli, but I snapped a nice picture of him attempting to give it a shot.
While they noshed, I enjoyed some of the leftover broccoli for myself.
After lunch, Miles wanted to burn some calories off on the treadmill.
A little man after my own heart! You should have seen him tapping his feet. Too cute for words. Other cute moment of the day: When Brody offered to come by my house with some Orange Leaf frozen yogurt later that night. I’m tellin’ ya – these are my kind of kids!
Soon after lunch, it was nap time for the boys. We read some books in bed, and I fought off the urge to nap with Brody…
Because I wanted to eat some pizza Goldfish instead. These boys have A LOT of flavors of Goldfish. Clearly, that’s why we get along so well.
Becca’s house is right by Whole Foods, and I just couldn’t help myself!
Around 4:00, I headed home and ate up some fruit n’ almond butter.
Then, it was finally time for dessert. It’s not like I had been counting down all day. That would be weird, right? When I mentioned to Emily that I wanted to remake the s’mores from this post, she seemed more than happy to invite me over to test it out in her kitchen. After all, the only thing better than ooey, gooey chocolatey goodness is a friend to enjoy said chocolate with.
This recipe couldn’t have been easier, but for those that are curious, here is what the master chefs looked like in the kitchen…
And, here’s the recipe ya’ll: Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. Pour 1.5 cup of chocolate chips and 1 cup of PB chips into skillet. Spread around so evenly distributed. Snip some marshmallows in half and plop ‘em on top so that they cover every inch of chocolate and PB. Bake in the oven for 7 to 9 minutes, or until marshmallows are all brown and fluffy.
Then, pour yourself a tall glass of almond milk (or chocolate milk), grab some graham crackers for dipping and go.to.town!
If possible, try to share this dessert with 2 to 4 friends. Otherwise, you will end up nearly eating the entire pan with just one friend and feeling slightly ill.
Sorry for partying.
I’m STILL feelin’ it from the s’mores this morning. It’s like a chocolate hangover I just can’t kick!
This is the perfect dish for serving at a party with graham crackers on the side. Just make sure that everyone in the crowd knows each other well, so that they are comfortable telling each other, “Dude, you got a bunch of marshmallow hanging off your lip!”
I added in the PB chips to the original recipe to give it a little kick, but of course, it would taste just as delicious with pure chocolate chips. Or cinnamon chips. Or mint chips. Or butterscotch chips. Or white chocolate chips. Or Heath bites…
On that sweet note, I’m off to the gym. I’m thinking another yoga class is in the cards today. After all that chocolate, I need to get myself back to Zen ya’ll.
S’more fan? Got any creative combos to share? I like to add a little Nutella on my s’mores every now and then...
Sunrise or Sunset – what do you prefer? Definitely sunrise. It’s much quieter at that time of day!