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Happy MLK Day! I reserved today to do my lesson planning for this week and had a majorly relaxing and enjoyable weekend! Feeling totally energized for this coming 4-day week! (Also, how fantastic would it be if every week was a four day week? I’m in total support.) This week, I am taking over fluency lessons at school. I’m going to keep working with the same poem they started working on last week, have the students play some fluency games, and do some one-on-one repeated readings.

I’m also continuing my compound word lessons. Tomorrow, they are going to make compound word flip pages and then write sentences using compound words. Each day this week, I want them to write sentences using compound words and then create a compound word book with all of their sentences in it. I’m creating the cover page for their book and was on the hunt for some new fonts (I LOVE fun fonts). kevinandamanda.com has the CUTEST fonts and they are all free!! They are super easy to install and make creating worksheets and other classroom materials much more fun! I look for ones that are easily readable and also have capital and lowercase letters. Check it out!!

I feel sort of like a Baked Goods Goddess right now*. My apartment is full of smells of chocolate cookies and brownies.

Thanks to this recipe from kevinandamanda.com that combines both of the aforementioned treats… and Oreo cookies! My ass is getting bigger just thinking about this.

I’m also pretty sure I’m PMSing… which, as we all know, amplifies cravings by about three billion.

*Right now as in only right now- as, as a general rule, I suck in the kitchen.

The most delightful creation I've ever seen.

    

Well. I was looking at pictures on Pinterest (my new favorite website!) and I came upon this lovely thing. I would lvoe to indulge myself with one of these if i wasn’t dieting (boo!). I might have to cheat a little bit. Who wouldn’t wanna eat this!? I know you’re all foaming at the mouth; so, without further ado, let me give you this recipe so you can bake to your heart’s content.

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 pkg Double Stuffed Oreos
  • 1 Family Size (9×13) Brownie mix
  • ¼ cup hot fudge topping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream the butter and both sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed for 3-5 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well to thoroughly combine. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt, then slowly incorporate into the mixer until the flour is just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread the cookie dough in the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish that’s been lined with wax paper and sprayed with cooking spray. Top with a layer of Oreos. Mix together brownie mix, adding an optional ¼ cup of hot fudge topping to the mix. Pour the brownie batter over the cookie dough and Oreos. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-55 minutes.

Enjoy!