Monday, October 29, 2012

3 Day Challenge

Today the hubby and I started a diet plan we found over the weekend. It's a 3 day, scant yet balanced meal plan. blessedmommy here has all the details. Basically it's 3 specific meals for 3 days that are supposed to interact with each other to boost your metabolism, etc. More or less it kicks you body into high gear in a fat burning kind of a way. 8-10 pounds of weight loss in 3 days..... Here goes nothing :)

We have already survived the first two meals of Day 1, but hubby is a little concerned about not being able to snack lol. Breakfast and lunch were pretty small, but dinner sounds like a feast. 3 oz of meat (we bought salmon filets!!), 1 cup of green beans, 1 apple, 1/2 banana and  1 cup of ice cream. Yes! Ice cream! Definitely my kind of diet.

Exercise is encouraged, of course. Hubby's working on his truck build today and that's about as close as he's gonna get. I plan on hitting up the YMCA for the next couple of nights. Shouldn't be too big of a problem since I won't really be cooking dinner ;)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pizza, Pizza!

This was an amazing BBQ chicken pizza the hubby and I made! All you do is mix barbeque sauce in with the tomato sauce. Then we topped with shredded chicken, mozzarella and pineapple. Delicious. I'm thinking next time we'll also sautee up some red onions and mushrooms.

Birthday Muffins <3

Yesterday the love of my life turned 25 :)

We had ourselves a nice lazy day of lounging around, watching TV and eating. Always lots of eating.

To start out our eating I got up and made my hubby his new favorite..... Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins!

They are super delicious and actually pretty simple. My hubby doesn't really like cakes and cookies and such so it makes me so excited to find recipes he really enjoys. These muffins are destined to be a part of our lives from now on.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Go Pokes!

I've discovered that there is a lack of orange in my closet. And seeing as how I live in Stillwater, that will never do. So I decided to try my hand at a tee shirt craft with an old large tee shirt I got for $0.25 at a resale shop. Here's what I came away with :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sisterly Love

My wonderful little sister recently celebrated a landmark birthday and I hosted a gathering in her honor. When I asked her what kind of cake she wanted (my mother is known for making fantastic cakes for us on our birthdays and I wanted to follow that tradition) sister replied she wanted a white cake with white frosting. I said okay, but knew that wasn't gonna cut it. So I  looked up how to make a tie-dye cake :)

I had a lot of fun with this project and even more fun surprising her with it!
First you just make cake batter. I did my classic soda pop cake - cake mix and 12oz of diet soda = 1 WW point cake <3

Then you divide the cake batter into containers (one for every color you're gonna use) and add your food coloring. I did six different colors and used Eskimo Joe's cups.

I made this one as a two layered round cake so I took my two pans and got to work. The idea is that you layer each color on top of the next. So I started with red on the bottom, using most of the red batter, then poured the orange on top of that and so on and so forth. If you pour it in the center, it kind of pushes the previous batter to the edges and works itself out. And then the second pan was done in the opposite color pattern (starting with the purple).

Roll it, bake it and mark it with an M for Molly :)
Like I said, I wanted to surprise her so here's what she saw....

The big reveal!!

So there it is, I made my sister the most colorful white cake ever!
And I'm pretty sure I got addicted to making fun colored cakes in the process :)