Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It's been a busy week here. After posting every day in October, it feels really weird to go back to only posting a couple of times a week....if that. I'm glad I decided to do the blogging every day in October instead of November.

The little man eating chili.

I have been crafting away. I will have lots to show in my "What I'm Working On" post. I'm not making any promises that it will come tomorrow. Joseph starting getting sick yesterday. It's nothing big...just congestion and snotty nose. He started running a low fever this evening. He's very clingy when he's sick and only I will do, so I don't get a whole lot done. We've been watching lots of movies. Yesterday he had a lot of trouble taking his nap and I ended up having to hold him while he's been a long time since I've had to do that.

In other news, I am almost done with my Christmas shopping. I am no where near done with the crafting but I'm almost done buying the non-crafted stuff. Woo Hoo! I am done with Joseph's gifts, but he is the easiest to shop for.

I have been trying some of the recipes that I've pinned on Pinterest. I have found some healthy versions of things like cookie dough and ice cream that I just had to try...I didn't believe they would be all that, but I just had to see. The first I tried was Reese's Cookie Batter Oatmeal. It was just ok. I mean, it's better than plain oatmeal but it needed some butter or something. :) I will be eating it again, though. Joseph turned up his nose, but what else is new?

The next one I tried was for Banana "Ice Cream"...I put ice cream in quotations because there is no milk or cream or anything in it. It's just frozen bananas whipped to a frenzy in a food processor and then you can add peanut butter and cocoa if you want...I did. No added sugar....and it was pretty stinkin delicious. Joseph liked it too. This one's a keeper.

The one I tried today was Healthy Cookie Dough Dip. Now, this has chick peas in it. I didn't think there was any way in heck that this would be edible. I was intrigued enough to make it though. You see, I will sometimes go in the kitchen and make cookie dough...just to eat it. I love it and I crave it. If I could find something to satisfy those cravings at reduced calories, I would be in heaven. You's actually pretty good. It's no regular cookie dough. Butter is awesome, what can I say? But it is a good substitute. While it's not calorie free and you really shouldn't eat the whole batch, if you were going to eat cookie dough anyway, why not eat something that has some actual nutritional value?

I don't know about ya'll, but starting next week and going through New Years, I kind of eat like a..well...pig. It's nice to have some healthier things to throw in there that seem more decadent than they actually are. :)

1 comment:

  1. Do you mean theres somrthing wrong with just making cookie dough to eat it? LOL, why do you think I like to bake so much? :)