Congrats to Middlest!
Congrats to Middlest!
[QUOTE=jenn26point2;1092033]I did 1:1 b/c 1:2 chips:CO seemed to watery... is it really 1:2?[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Sabine;1092688]I use the 2 parts coconut oil : 1 part chocolate ratio, first because that is what Winencandy said, and she must be obeyed in all matters candy. [/QUOTE]
HAHAHAHAHAHA!! Oh, thank you Sabine, I SO needed that laugh :)
[QUOTE=Sabine;1092688]Second, because it makes me feel I am getting a fat-centric treat that tastes like chocolate, and not a chocolate treat that just happens to have some fat in it. Once they harden up in the fridge they are fine, although they do start melting in your fingers. The fix for that: pop them into your mouth right away! :)[/QUOTE]
This was my reasoning too. I wanted a way to eat more coconut oil and I couldn't stand the idea of just eating it plain! bleh! I love chocolate...It seemed like an obvious combo :) I tried a few ratios, but liked that one the best. I didn't want it too chocolatey. Most of the year coconut oil is solid in my house so I could keep them out but I keep them in the fridge, and eat them fast.
Hmm, I haven't made them in a while...I should make them again...
[QUOTE=Sabine;1092731] the Aldi plan.[/QUOTE]
You are crazy tough :)
I could never do that!
We'll see if I can do it!
The Sushezi arrived yesterday, and I promptly ran to the store for ingredients(do you see why I need a budget) and we made a practice roll. Then two for the girls' lunches today. And then we ran out of rice.
It works great! You do have to really pack the rolls, and we found letting the contraption sit in the fridge for a bit before squirting it out made it easier to keep in one piece while you were twirling the nori around it.
(Yes, I know...the mat works great...it only takes practice...more traditional....less waste...blahblahblah! It intimidated me. Maybe someday I will work up to the mat and whip out rolls easily. Right now, this gave me the confidence to try it, and voila! We have sushi rolls for lunch.)
I also got two Asian plums to carry out the theme. And little packets of soy sauce shaped like fish! (These can be refilled, if you are determined [which I am] so I don't feel guilty for buying them AT ALL!) Every sushi lunch needs some cute to it.
I have a crazy busy day today, not least because of a ridiculous Girl Scout procedure which will entail much driving and hustling. But I am making time for watching Downton Abbey with my friend. And I get to work on my rug while I do it. Double score!
Up at 5:30
8:30 unstuffed cabbage soup
10:00 more soup
1:45 1 coco-choc
5:45 more soup
3 Brazilian cheese breads
2 sushi roll bites!
Bed at 9:00
What's up with me and the water lately? I need to make an effort today. ([SIZE=1]Notice she says nothing about making an effort to walk[/SIZE].) The mid-afternoon coco-choc came after completing a grueling financial aid form. What I REALLY wanted was a margarita!
The soup was good, but I need to add more than just caraway. I'll have to dig out my old recipe and see what gave it the flavour I remember. I fear it may have been Campbell's tomato soup! In which case I am screwed, because I am not going down the condensed soup road. Over the weekend I was at a friend's house and smelling the amazing stroganoff she had bubbling in her crockpot. When I asked about the recipe, I was told condensed cream of something was involved, and was crushed. It smelled fantastic, though! They know what they are doing with those artificial preservatives and whatnots!
The fish shaped soy holders sound adorable. Totally worth the expense.
Just about to run off to my retreat.
Yesterday I had:
Uncabbage roll soup for breakfast
Sahimi, rice, seaweed salad, and creme brulee for high tea.
Not enough water, not enough walking, way too rush rushing around getting things done.
I'm leaving this morning, with my house clean, and my family scheduled. I'll see y'all on Monday!
I hope you have a fun time at your retreat! Maybe now I can catch on your journal :D
I did pretty well on food until I had the margarita. After that, WAY too much chocolate crept in. Yesterday I tried to do a Fat Fast to clear out the sugar cravings. I would say I was half way successful. Still had chocolate, but feel more normal today. (Made fudge last night[I know, I know] but only had one piece!) I will be staying High Fat today, to get myself back on track as quickly as possible.
The retreat was a great time. I relaxed, had fun with my friends, completed five projects.
Now that I am back, seems like there is a boatload of stuff to do, complicated by our phone and internet service going haywire(again!). I am sitting at home waiting for the phone guy today from 9-1. My guess is that they won't even show. Considering their performance so far, I cannot imagine this company actually setting up a successful appointment for the very morning after I call. But perhaps I misjudge them....
At the moment I am making a quiche for snacking. Mushroom, red pepper, sun-dried tomato, and kale. :) Then I'll whip up some Cream Cheese Clouds.
Oh, and did I mention there were 200 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in my house last week, and I did not eat ANY of them?!
If you're looking for a fun no-bake brownie recipe... well it's not really a recipe so much as mixing hazelnut butter, apple butter, and cocoa. Press the mixture into a small tupperware container and top with pecans or (you'll have to push them in). Pop it in the fridge and let it cool for a few hours. Discovered this by accident last week and I'm loving it as a treat now!
I walked myself down to the Aldi, ten dollar bill in hand. Spent $9.16 and walked back. Mission accomplished. As long as that is it for the day. :)