3 ideas for a late Saturday night

It’s Saturday night, and you are lounging on your sofa in front of your TV again. You feel lethargic, uninspired, and downright bored. If you had a busy week having no plans is a blessing. But doing the same thing every week can get monotonous, no matter how much you love binge-watching that new Netflix show. Here are some ideas to turn your boring Saturday night into an exciting, memorable one :

1. Try your hand at baking

Who doesn’t want some good-ol’ chocolate chip cookies to snack on? Especially those gooey ones that satisfy your sweet cravings instantly. Pair it with a glass of milk or any of your favorite drinks, and your cookie will soak up all that goodness. Don’t worry, you can thank us later! Try out this recipe to make some deliciously chewy chocolate chip cookies: (credits to: livewellbakemore)

2 and 3/4 cups (345 grams) all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled)

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup (230 grams) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

1 cup (200 grams) brown sugar

1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar

2 large eggs at room temperature

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 12-ounce package (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips


In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar for 1-2 minutes until well combined. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract one at a time and mix until fully combined.

Slowly mix in the flour mixture and continue mixing until just combined, then mix in the chocolate chips, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Cover the cookie dough tightly and transfer to the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours.

Once the dough is almost chilled, preheat the oven to 350°F. Line large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats and set aside.

Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator, using a 1.5-2 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough and drop it onto the prepared baking sheets. Make sure to leave a little room between each ball of cookie dough, as they will spread a little while they bake.

Bake in separate batches at 350°F for 10-12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are lightly golden brown and the top is set. Remove from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Surprise your family or friends who need some sugar to brighten up their day!

2. HIIT it!

The 15-minute full-body workout would definitely help you become toned and fitter. Best of all, it would help you feel more energized with all that adrenaline pumping. Do one minute of each of these exercises. Start off with jumping lunges switching from right to left. Next, step to the side and squat, alternating between left and right. Then do the all-time full-body workout favorite- the burpee! Following this, do a jump squat by doing a full squat and propelling yourself upwards with full force. Lastly, do tuck jumps. Jump on the spot by bringing your knees to your chest. That would definitely get your heart pumping! Take a 2-minute break and start your circuit again to complete 2 full circuits.

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