I also made an Apple Spice Snack Cake to take to mom and dad. My dad likes spice cake and this one was super simple. However, I forgot to take a picture!
And look what my children made for me....
Doesn't that look....um....yummy?
They had a little trouble melting chocolate - but of course, I ate it! It was sweet that they wanted to make mommy a treat.
Sunday was spent hangin' with the kiddies and working in the garden. The grass was trying to take over my garden (and winning). Also the sunflowers and some of the cucumber plants needed to be pulled up. Needless to say, I am sore from using the tiller and pulling grass. But the garden looks sooo much better. And maybe it will help get rid of some of these stupid bugs!! Not to mention it had to be a good workout. Now, the only things I have producing in the garden are carrots, peppers (green, banana, jalapeno), basil, green beans, and the tomatoes are trying to do a little something, but they aren't doing much. AND we have a watermelon :) My girls go out and check the melon everyday, they can't wait to pick it! At this point, it will be a while. Thankfully we've had a little rain over the last couple of days, so that should help a bunch.
All I can say is....
I'm that's awesome!
After working in the garden, I made chicken and pastry (sort of). I used Anne's Whole Wheat Pastry.
After dinner the girls wanted to make a dessert. In looking through my recipes I came across No Bake Chocolate Cookies!! I have been wanting to make something substituting almond butter for the peanut butter, so this was my chance. AND I didn't have to turn the oven back on. The original recipe is from Allrecipes.com, but I made several changes.
1/2 cup (skim) milk
3 cups rolled oats (I used 2 cups quick cooking oats and 1 cup Thick and Rough - that's actually the name! Scary!)
1 t. vanilla extract
3 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
I then followed the cooking directions as listed in the original recipe. They are so GOOD!! The almond butter has a milder flavor in these than I remember the peanut butter having, but it's been many years since I've eaten them. They also have a good, rich chocolate flavor, and I love the hearty texture from the oats. My girls and I enjoyed them, but my little Terrible Two doesn't get any :( Can't have almonds. Maybe next time I'll try them with Sunflower Butter. (or you can omit the nut butters all together. the original recipe calls for coconut instead).
So that was my weekend. I'm sore from gardening...and I have to get back to my PLAN. I don't know how many miles I have to do today, but I'm sure it's more than I'd like! I did workout Saturday evening - 3 miles (the minimum!), but I accidentally deleted the picture. Really. I did do it. It was about 9:00pm, and I was already tired, so it sucked. Note to self - workout early in the day. I also got new tennis shoes (yay!), but wore them immediately to do my walk/run and got a big blister (boo!) I know, you're thinking what a dumb@$$. I should have broke them in a little before exercising in them. What ev' - too late now!!
Hope everyone had a good weekend. Anyone make any Beer Margaritas?! I never got around to it...maybe next weekend! Or hell, maybe in the next few days depending on how the week goes...you never know when you may need a drinkipoo (or two)! Holla -