First of all, I have to say thank you all SO much for your kind words and congratulations on Monday’s post. You guys are the best!!
My apologies to our hostess, Jenn … my “sensible snacking” may be a bit lacking this week. With our plethora (I love that word) of houseguests and our busy schedules, I haven’t had much time to snack throughout the day. But I’m working on improving in this area!
This is actually a picture from a couple of weeks ago. Subtract the iced coffee from the picture, and you have what I ate yesterday. Believe it or not, I’m trying to give up caffeine. It’s been a week since I quit cold turkey. Not going to lie, Advil was consumed the first few days. But I’m doing better now!
(And I actually mixed it up a little with this breakfast … I used my dark chocolate peanut butter instead of regular peanut butter! Things are getting crazy around here, folks. )
Lunch Part 1:
Scrambled eggs with ketchup and half a sandwich thin with cookie butter!
Lunch Part 2:
Peaches, pineapple, and blueberries topped with organic vanilla yogurt and granola.
Spicy turkey and kale lasagna. This recipe was a huge success. Brandon and I both loved it, and it was really healthy! Sorry, I have to save the recipe for a guest post … but I’ll let you know when it’s up!
Cake batter blondies!
I made these blondies last Thursday, after my original attempt at red velvet cupcakes was an epic fail.
It was my first time baking in my new oven, and I have discovered that our oven temperature is off. If a recipe calls for a 350 degree oven, I need to do closer to 325. But I didn’t know that. So my poor cupcakes got way over baked. So sad.
But never fear! I had a back-up plan!
Doesn’t Funfetti make everything better? I mean, even the box makes me smile. Just look how happy the Dough Boy is!
I pretty much followed Gracie’s cake batter blondie recipe when making these. However, I used Funfetti cake mix instead of yellow cake mix, which meant I didn’t have to use any extra sprinkles. And I used vegetable oil instead of canola oil.
Make sure you listen to her advice, and don’t cut them until you’ve let them cool for 20 minutes. I promise that they’re worth the wait!!
Warning: These blondies are freakishly addicting. Eating just one is highly improbable.
Question for ya …
Best thing you’ve eaten this week?
Is your oven temperature off? Any idea how to fix it??
Thoughts on The Bachelorette?
Jef and Sean are still my favorites. And although Ryan seems like a total cheeseball, I also think he was the victim of bad editing. Doesn’t make him less of a cheeseball, but I noticed several things in the past couple episodes that seemed like they were edited to make him look even worse!