So, after my haaaa-uge diet appreciation post last Thursday the day has come for me to have a day off my diet. Not even a day – an evening. And scones. Okay, a day.
Now, I’m firmly of the opinion that a day off the diet won’t ruin the diet – as long as you don’t let it! If your day off turns into a week off then a month off (as mine has many many maaaany times) THEN the weightloss may be reversed, but one evening off? Meh, you’ll barely see it if you get straight back on it.
And as somebody who wants to share eveeerything with you guys (cue the long groans) I don’t want to hide when I have a bad day.
This is something which has been in the diary for a good few months now, and it only happens once a year so I don’t want to miss out. HATE ME, OKAY?
Anyway, I always bake something for this event. It always goes wrong, as it always seems to be something I’ve never tried before (plus that one time I got confused with baking powder and bicarbonate of soda and made the flattest cake ever to exist.)
Today I decided to try out a recipe I’ve seen floating around the interwebs, Cookies & Cream Brownie Cheesecake Bars which I found via Buzzfeed (although I’m sure the recipe originally came elsewhere)
First things first (and this will be an ongoing theme if you read my post about the homemade pancakes, and I’m sure with baking/cooking posts to come) I am so inconsistent with recipe following. They speficy size of baking pan, do I have that size? No? Mine will do then! They want a certain amount of cream cheese, oh I’m 100g short? Oh well!
So yeah, my brownie mix didn’t completely fit into the pan. That may be because I picked up the cheapest mix from Saino’s (you know, it comes in a bag rather than a box? STILL NEARLY £2 THOUGH!). Then I didn’t need as many oreos as I thought… Then my cream cheese mixture was completely liquid…
BUT, I think it’s turned out okay! I haven’t tried any yet, and I’m still not sure whether the cream cheese taste is just because I keep forgetting it’s meant to be cheesecake and my brain just wants the brownies (I’ll get BB to test it when he’s back from work).
I’ll keep you updated with how it goes down later.
Other than that, I’ve spent the morning cleaning, washing up, hoovering… The usual Saturday morning activities. BB is due to finish work at 2ish, so I’ll probably spend the rest of the afternoon thinking about food (please tell me I’m not the only person who becomes food obsessed when I have a day off the diet?) and playing Sims 4. I mentioned that I had been re-reading Ally’s World books, and I have been remaking the sims lately while bored. They can join my Gossip Girl and The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson sims.
I definitely did not make a Chuck Bass sim just so my favourite sim could be with him. Nope, nope, nope.
Thanks for reading.