Posts tagged ‘girls’

April 22, 2011

Egg-citing Friday!

Happy Friday!!!! I am enjoying an unexpected paid day off 🙂 No better way to start your weekend then with that type of news!

Sunrise

I made myself a quick breakfast…

Cinnamon Raisin Bagel Thin w/ PB and 1/2 a banana on one side, Sugar Free Strawberry Preserves on the other and Chia seeds sprinkled all over top. I love the added crunch!

I’ve already thrown dinner in the crock pot…

BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches (forgot about the whole no meat thing on Fridays)

Prepared a smaller (healthier) version of my Overnight French Toast Casserole for tomorrows breakfast…

It’s layered 3 times…Think that’s enough for two people!? 😉

and made some “Reese’s” easter eggs…

um, hello peanut butter and chocolate =)

Speaking of Reese’s Eggs WHY do they taste so much better than the cups?? Is it because there are no ripples? more peanut butter? or am i being tricked to overeating them because it’s Easter and on Easter you eat candy…right? Either way, they are my absolute FAVORITE Easter candy.

This morning the radio station was talking about What your favorite easter candy says about you… Reese’s wasn’t one of them but I guess it could be counted as the last one? Here is their list.

Jelly Beans:  You are a kid at heart.  You have to dig deep thru an Easter basket to get them, you big kid!!

Peeps:  You always hope for the best.  A never say die optimism.

Chocolate Bunny:   Fans of these guys, maternal feelings run very high.

Cream Eggs: You are a deep thinker, maybe because you have to dig in there to scoop out the cream.  YUM!

They also had some Easter facts I thought you might be interested in..

How do people eat their Chocolate bunny? 74% Start at the bunnies ears, 13% the feet and 10% go for the chocolate bunnies eyes. 90 Million bunnies are made for Easter every year.

Jellybeans didn’t become an Easter tradition until the 1930′s.  Kids say their favorite jellybean is cherry.  Young girls are more apt to eat jellybeans by the handfuls!

More than 50% of kids get up before or at dawn to check out their Easter baskets.

Favorite Easter tradition: the sunrise at church, followed by..Easter egg hunt, and coloring eggs.

I still get up before dawn to check out my easter basket. I’m a kid at heart 🙂 Even if my favorite easter candy isn’t jellybeans!

Yesterday the girls I nanny for gave me an Easter basket filled with my favorite things – Reeses, Cadburry mini eggs, Lindt hollow bunny, godiva chocolates, a headband we saw in the store the day before (how cute?) and a $50 gift certificate to a new store in the mall. They spoil me! I don’t hate it.

I also brought them Easter baskets filled with toys and planned an Easter Egg hunt…It was a good day 🙂

I was going to wait to post the Reese’s egg recipe until I made my Egg Shaped Funfetti Cake but I’m not a tease – No matter what my friends think 😉

(I was presented with the tease mask at the bachelorette party this past weekend)

So here it is! You can thank me later… Actually, thank me now – you might hate me later when your pants are tight. Kinda like mine. Right now.

PB & Chocolate Shaped Eggs

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of Peanut butter
  • 1 (16 oz) bag of powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk (for consistency – i used about 2 tbsp)
  • Chocolate for dipping (I used Wilton’s)
Directions
  • Mix everything in bowl ( I suggest doing this with your hands!)
  • Scoop with an ice cream scooper and shape into eggs
  • Freeze for an hour
  • Melt your desired color of chocolates and dip each egg into them.
  • Sprinkle immediately
  • Let chocolate harden in fridge
These are for Sunday’s family party but I may have taste tested 1 or 2…or 4. I had to try every color. Clearly. They are GOOD. Make these for your family – They will love you forever.
I’m picking up my boyfriend in about 6 hours and I’m VERY excited. We haven’t seen each other since Key West. Ugh yeah, that’s 7 weeks! Our plans include dyeing easter eggs ( he doesn’t know about this one yet ), hiking at Great Falls, trying out a new Vegan restaurant in DC, maybe an O’s and Yankees game if the rain holds off and of course church and slipping into food coma’s on Sunday!
OK, time for a big veggie lunch so I don’t feel so guilty for eating my weight in PB eggs today. Have a wonderful weekend with your loved ones!
3 cups of romaine lettuce, 1/4 cup black beans, 1/4 cup white corn, 1/4 of an avocado, 5 flax tortilla chips crushed, 4 grape tomatoes halved and a drizzle of enchilada sauce.

QUESTIONS: What are your plans for Easter? What is your favorite Easter Candy? Do you make anything for your family? Feel free to share the link!

April 20, 2011

WIAW

What did I eat this Wednesday? I know it’s on every single one of your minds…right?! Well, if it’s not – It’s on Jenn’s! So I’ve done this post in honor of her 🙂

Breakfast: Smoothie Bowl – 1 cup of frozen strawberries, 1 cup of almond milk, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 2 cups of spinach, 1 pinch of xanthan gum for thickening

Looks gross… I think it needed more liquid

Snack: Banana & a 2 pretzels the girls shared with me 🙂

Lunch: Half Waldorf Salad (no cheese & dressing on the side)

Snack: Green Apple

Dinner: Shrimp, Broccoli, Spinach & Zucchini in a stir fry sauce

Snack: Cinnamon Sugar pita chips, Graham Bunnies, A handful of Gerber Strawberry Puffs ( yes, a baby food) and ChipIns – You know how you go to the grocery store and buy things you havent had before and want to taste everything? No? Ok, well thats what I like to do.

Today also included a visit to the easter bunny, dyeing easter eggs, baking bunny cookies, making kites, running around topless in the sprinkler (the children, not me) and an unexpected lunch with 10 people in my family 🙂

The lovely Cara over at Chic Meets Healthy has awarded me with the bootylicious award. How appropriate!

Here are the rules:
1. Post this award with the picture and name whoever tagged you in it
2. Do the STUFF
3. Award to 7 others and tell them you did so!

THE STUFF:
1. Name 3 things that are lying right next to you – A glass of water. I’m FOREVER dehydrated. I’m sure my boyfriend is tired of hearing me complain constantly. My iphone…dead of course. Last but not least –  my laptop that’s on my lap.

2. Name 2 foods you cannot live without – Just two? Ah geeze, um… Peanut Butter obviously and Chocolate! Can i combine that into one thing such as a reeses and name my third as cereal? I’m a cheater.


3. Name 1 thing you did today – Ate, Contemplated moving into target, grocery shopped, worked, watched a movie, cooked, cleaned, went to the mall…You get the point.

I couldn’t pick a couple of people – So if you haven’t done this feel free to go ahead!
I’ve been feeling extremely run down today so it’s off to bed in hopes of feeling like myself tomorrow. Have a good night 🙂

QUESTIONS: What was your favorite meal today? What is the one food you wouldn’t be able to live without? Probably the toughest question I’ve ever asked 🙂