Monday, December 14, 2009

Desert and Dessert

First, the desert. My skin. One of the downfalls of winter running is the dry skin. It's bad enough anyhow in the winter, but after running outside in the blustery wind this weekend and this morning, my face and hands are so dry. Yeck. I put on so much lotion before I went to bed last night, I almost slipped out from under my sheets.

And now, the dessert. Much more exciting topic. I'm in charge of dessert for Christmas Eve (I think my mom puts me in charge of this because she knows we can always get pies from Baker's Square if I screw up). I'm trying to decide between: oreo cheesecake (Cheesecake Factory recipe), boston creme pie, candy cane pie, and this double chocolatey cheesecake thing. Any suggestions? I think I should probably make two given the number of people we have.

I ran three miles this morning. We got a few inches of snow overnight and it was still snowing, so it was like a little winter wonderland. I felt less lovey about the snow when I was slipping and sliding while trying to run up a steep hill. Might be time to break out the yak trax.

18 comments:

X-Country2 said...

I don't like peppermint dessert, but anything chocolate is fantastic.

Jamoosh said...

I'm all about the cheesecake!

Sarah said...

I say go with the oreo cheesecake and double chocolate one...yum!! You should post pics of your dessert!

Jeri said...

Ugh, I feel like my face is the sahara as well. And my poor lips are peeling. Stupid cold. :p I immediately want to go out and get oreo cheesecake so thanks for that! grrr.. hahah. STAY WARM!

Tricia said...

Yum, the oreo cheesecake sounds delish!

Jess said...

I think the Oreo cheesecake and the choclate thingy sound awesome!

I remember the MN winter and the dry skin. Whever we're up there at xmas time, I always feel dried out; I wake up feeling like I licked a Wookie my throat is so dry!

Marlene said...

I'd vote for something festive (candy cane) and ANYTHING chocolate. You'll please everyone. Cheesecake is always a good option.

Ugh, I hear ya on the dry skin. And mine gets to ITCHY!

Katie A. said...

Go with anything chocolate!
And my hands are so chapped too!
I put lotion on under my gloves before I go out!

Crystal Escobar said...

Wow! I can't believe you still run when it's so cold and snowy outside. You are dedicated! Good for you, that is awesome!!!

Ali said...

I have a dry skin cure, bath and body works sugar scrub. It is heaven in a jar. So good it should be illegal. You won't have to use lotion either.

Mama said...

Ooh, those chocolate desserts sound awesome! And I hear you on the dry skin. I'm so dry this year that the skin on my hands is actually cracking and bleeding. My face is not a whole lot better either. I just ordered some Philosophy Hope in a Jar to try and combat it.

MCM Mama

I Run for Fun said...

I vote for Boston Creme pie!!! Oreo cheescake is good too. In fact, they all sound good.

Marci said...

I vote double chocolate... mmmm!

The Happy Runner said...

Oreo cheesecake. Definitely.

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Julie said...

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Mel-2nd Chances said...

mmm, cheesecake. My skin is ridiculously dry these days too... especially with all the swimming i'm doing!

aron said...

uggg i hate the dry skin of winter!