Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Rocky Road - easy and so many options

Rocky road has been an easy recipe I have made for years. My favourite version includes peanut butter, but there are so many options of things to include or how to do it. My favourite recipe is below, but I'll share peanut free variations at the end too. Rock road is basically melted chocolate mixed with marshmallows and whatever else you want then left in the fridge to set.

250g chocolate
2 - 3 Tablespoons of peanut butter. I prefer crunchy but my kids like smooth. This one ingredient has had so many people ask for my recipe. It is optional though.
1 200g packet of marshmallows
1 Crunchie/Violet crumble or other chocolate bar, diced
1 packet of Smarties or jelly beans or similar

- Melt the chocolate in 30 second burst in the microwave. It usually takes 1 - 2 minutes if using chocolate melts or chips.
- Mix in all the rest of the ingredients
- Push evenly into a slice tray and place it in the fridge to set.

That is how easy rocky road is! You can choose to leave out the peanut butter and there are so many variations:
- Add 1/3 cup dessicated coconut
- Add dried mixed fruit such as cherries and raisins
- Crushed nuts
- Any of your favourite lollies chopped up and mixed through

How do you like rocky road?

Monday, December 16, 2013

Training for 5km Colour Run

I wanted to do the Colour Run last year, but didn't get to. I have made it a goal to run a marathon and started training. Then some things in my personal life knocked me for a six. Yesterday I got back into it. The results were not pretty.

I ran less than I was running about 3 months ago. I got nauseous and ended up dropping to the ground at a park.

Pathetic! A seriously pathetic effort.

I have been extremely lazy though. We haven't even been walking to school and we live within 1km of it!

This morning I got my kids up early enough for us to walk. They weren't thrilled, but we need to stop being so lazy!

I've found a few places I can work out with them and have ordered some equipment to use in my house. When I am determined and working towards a goal I am good.

Knowing that about myself, I registered for The Colour Run. It forces me to train because I am doing a public run and I don't want to embarrass myself. A month after the run I am speaking on a cruise. A CRUISE!! I want to look good in a swimsuit.

I have the reasons to work out now and am determined to not look as pathetic as the photo above again.

How do you work out or motivate yourself to work out?