Posts tagged ‘bachelor’

February 28, 2011

Girl Scout Lovin’

Happy Monday! How happy are you that we are ONE day away from March? Which means we are just weeks away from Spring!!! I hope this makes you as happy as it makes me ๐Ÿ™‚

This weekend was extremely busy and filled with food. 6 hours of my Saturday was spent cooking for my Grandma’s birthday. Thankfully I have an amazing boyfriend who helped me out A LOT in the kitchen…until the beer got there ๐Ÿ˜‰ Our menu included : Sesame Ginger Shrimp, Baked Potato Nachos, Pasta A la Vodka Chicken Casserole, French Bread, Spinach – Goat Cheese – Apple – Raisins ย & Candied Walnut Salad, Tagalong Cake and S’mores Cookies! I bet you can guess what I wore all day yesterday… Extreme stretchy pants from food overload! Everything turned out perfect which is a plus for you because that means I have recipes to share ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunday, I promised the recipe that included TWO boxes of Girl Scout Tagalongs. Chocolate + Peanut Butter = the dangerously delicious most perfect combination ever.

Tagalong Cake


Ingredients

  • 1 box of Devils Food Cake ย + ingredients you will need to make this (or make your own)
  • 2 boxes of Girl Scout Tagalong cookies
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 16 oz tub of Cool Whip
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar

Directions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Prepare cake mix as prepared on box
  • Chop 1 box of Tagalongs into small pieces

  • Add them to the batter

  • Pour batter into two greased 8 inch rounds

  • Cook for 3-4 minutes less than recommended on box
  • Remove from oven when toothpick comes out clean
  • Cool completely then remove from rounds to a platter

  • Chop 1/2 of the tagalongs into small pieces from the 2nd box
  • Warm the peanut butter slightly and fold it into half of the tub of cool whip

  • Slowly add 1/4 cup of the powdered sugar and mix well
  • Spread the peanut butter filling between the layers

  • Mix the rest of the cool whip with the remainder of the chopped tagalong cookies and frost the outside of cake.
  • Cut the last of the tagalongs in half and add them to the top of the cake

  • Refrigerate until ready to serve – Serve chilled

Look at the cookie pieces in the cake! I’m not a HUGE fan of chocolate cake but this cake takes the cake. Know what I’m sayin?

This deserves a total foodgasm face.

Next time you see those cute little girls at the grocery store asking you for $5 to buy a sinful treat say yes…and make this cake!

I have a couple more recipes from Saturday to share with you but I’m wrapped up in the Bachelor right now so I will save them for later on this week. Sneak peak…

In case you didn’t know – Tomorrow is National Pancake Day! If you don’t have time to stop by iHOP for your free pancakes then feel free to make one of my recipes… I bet mine taste better anyways ๐Ÿ˜‰

Protein Pumpkin Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Funfetti Pancakes

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Apple Swirl w/ Apple Topping Pancakes

Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Crepe Pancakes

Pumpkin Raisin Pancakes for One

Not to mention they will save you hundreds of calories. Indulge a little…

QUESTIONS: Will you be celebrating National Pancake Day? What is your favorite girl scout cookie? Have you ever made a dessert with Girl Scout cookies?

February 21, 2011

It’s Empty…

I’m pretty sure today was the longest day of my life! I am feeling overly tired and need to get a good night’s rest so my cold doesn’t sneak back up on me!

Tonight I realized I have one of these…

An empty Peanut Butter jar… I’ve seen lots of OIAJ and OOIAJ posts by you girls and I need to know your BEST recipe so I can go ahead and make some tonight. I’ve been dying to try it and even though I go through peanut butter jars like it’s water this is the first time I remembered to save the jar before licking it clean. So please let me know your favorite way to enjoy so I can join the craze!

Last night I had a pizza party – for 1 – with 2 pizzas. Sounds about right, right? I made buffalo chicken on whole wheat with cheddar and pepper jack cheeses and a Margherita on whole wheat dough. (all pics from iPhoneย –ย sorry!)

My favorite was the buffalo chicken! Franks Buffalo Sauce is the bomb dot com. Yes, i just said the bomb dot com. The Margherita one was really tasty too but I don’t think I rolled the dough out enough and it was a little under-cooked in the middle. Somehow that didn’t stop me from eating half of both!

This morning I decided to have pancakes in honor of presidents day… I tested out the lo carb banana supreme mix I received over the weekend… Major fail. I don’t know if I made them wrong or if they were just weird in general. The recipe called for 3 tbsp of heavy cream and 1 egg added to the mix but said you could substitute fat-free sour cream and an egg white for a healthier version. I decided to go that route and use greek yogurt and the egg white. They were dry, thin and just plain bleh. I tried to be creative and add cocoa almonds for a crunch – I also failed with that. You win some you lose some.. I think I’ll stick to my Pumpkin Pancakes!

I was probably the only person who had to go to work today – The girls and I headed to the mall to see gnomeo and juliet…Everyone else clearly had the same idea – there were no parking spots, tickets were sold out and screaming children were outnumbering adults 4 to 1. The girls were upset so i quickly suggested we get fro-yo!

Fro – yo fixes everything. This might surprise you but I didn’t have any! I think I had enough tasti d-lite within the past 3 days to last me throughout the week.

Lunch was a whole wheat tortilla wrap spread with roasted red pepper hummus and packed with vegan peppered steak, mushrooms, avocado & sprouts. Not the best wrap I’ve ever had…Vegan peppered steak – not my thang. It had a weird texture… But it was meatless monday so I had to! Meal Fail number 2.

I skipped the gym today… It was my rest day! Instead I treated myself to a tanning session. It was a spray tan, so it was healthy ๐Ÿ™‚

Dinner was boring so we will call it Meal Fail number 3… Spinach, apple, golden raisins and candied pecans with a blueberry pomegranate dressing. It doesn’t sound so boring when I write it out… But I had planned to make a Spinach Artichoke Pie with tofu and it was on a different level. Tomorrow is a new day with new meals and I guarantee they will be better than todays!

For my self-love appreciation day number 2 I wrote a list of 5 things i love about myself.

1. My smile – I used to have crazy summer teeth (some are here, some are there). In 6th grade a boy actually told me he wouldn’t date me because I had crooked teeth! I went home crying and my mom took me to the orthodontist and I got braces shortly after. He ended up “dating” me (really what is dating to 6th graders!?) and I ended up with pretty teeth. Thanks mom ๐Ÿ™‚

2. My ability to cook good meals – Um with the exception of my meals today! I enjoy cooking, healthy living and enjoying each and every bite!

3. My eye for creativity – I don’t think a lot of people can look at a cardboard box and think of 50 different things they can make with it!

4. The big ole heart in my body – Even though I’m hard on the outside I am very soft and loving in the inside. I try to see the good and beauty in everyone and help others out and volunteer as much as possible!

5. My leadership skills – I have never been one to follow… If everyone jumped off a bridge – it would be because I told them to. (Which I obvi wouldn’t do!)

What do you love about YOURSELF?!

Day 25: Put your iPod on shuffle, first 10 songs

  • About us – Brooke Hogan
  • Wynter Gordon – Dirty Talk
  • Nobody But Me – Blake Shelton
  • Heartbreaker – Pink
  • Gimme More – Britney Spears
  • Mama’s Song – Carrie Underwood
  • I Run This Town (Feat Kanye West & Rihanna) – ย Jay-Z
  • Shimmy Shimmy Ya – Wu-Tang Clan f. ODB
  • Waking Up In Vegas – Katy Perry
  • Bad Romance – Lady GaGa

 

I think I can go ahead and take Brooke Hogan off my ipod…I sure hope I didn’t waste 99 cents on that!

I’m going to finish watching the Bachelor (Team Emily!!) and go to bed earlier than midnight tonight so I can hopefully feel better tomorrow! Have a great night everyone.

QUESTIONS: How do you show yourself love? Do you ever have a day where none of your meals satisfy you? Are you a bachelor fan? Who are you rooting for? Don’t forget to share with me your OIAJ or OOIAJ recipes ๐Ÿ™‚