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Happy Easter!

Phew. What a LONG day. Photo session at home, church, lunch at my parents’ house, home for a couple hours, dinner at Andrew’s mom’s, and then home to do laundry, clean up the house, and write this. Loved every minute of it. Lots of time with family and friends. Yay! This post is going to be short. I’m too tired to be exciting. Here’s a few pictures.

At lunch I tried to get my boys to wear these cool glasses from Mom.

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That didn’t work too well so we tried this instead.

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I might get in a little trouble for posting this one. Oops. After I tortured the boys (all three) with the glasses and finding Easter eggs, it was time for golf.

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A lot of eating today. I actually just polished off my annual Cadbury Egg (thanks Mom). Yes, I only had one, but I also had 2 Hershey’s Special Dark miniatures with it (and I had a plate of dessert earlier in the day).

Here was our lunch feast. That’s my corn dish in the center. Smile It was a big hit.

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I promised everyone I would post the recipe. I actually made a joke when we were leaving that I would be posting it at 11:30 tonight and hey, look at that, here I am at 11:10 posting it. He he.

This recipe is a variation from my friend Anne. She was talking about it at Strollerwise class on a cold morning and it sounded fabulous. I subbed in some low fat ingredients and it is amazing. Quick and easy to prepare and it goes well with a lot of different main dishes.

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  • 4 cans of corn
  • 1 8 oz. package of reduced fat cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup 1% milk
  • 1 large can diced green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons Smart Balance Light

Mix all ingredients together and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

I LOVE spicy food so I’ve also tried it with some fresh sliced jalapenos and a little ground cayenne pepper. Yum yum yum!

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Had to indulge in some dessert after lunch. Easter isn’t complete without a little chocolate. Do you see the size of that strawberry?

 

The rest of the day was great. Dinner with Andrew’s family is always amazing and so much fun. I am sooooo lucky to be part of such a great family. I didn’t take any pictures though. I was too tired by then. I’d be more motivated too if I had a good camera. I’ll keep working to convince Andrew that I “need” one. Ha! This blog would be so much better with really good pictures.

Okay, that’s it for me tonight. Happy Easter!

Hoppity Hop Hop

I lost steam after the last post. Just had a little pick me up of a glass of wine and 2 of these delicious low fat cookies and now I’m ready to post the recipe. I made these yesterday afternoon. I wanted something fun and festive for Easter to take to my boot campers this morning. It would’ve been a little counter productive to give them fatty cookies after our workout, so I made a lighter version of a recipe that was on an email from Parents.com. These just looked so cute and I could tell my boys really wanted to help me make them.  Keep in mind these are low fat so the consistency is not like a normal sugar cookie, but they are moist and taste like cake batter and they passed the husband test (not all of my low fat creations do). Smile

Cake Mix Cookies

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  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup egg substitute
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup almond milk +1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice (in place of buttermilk)- combine and let sit for 5-7 minutes
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • sprinkles
  • canned vanilla frosting

Combine cake mix, egg substitute, oil, almond milk and lemon juice, and applesauce. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours ( I put it in the freezer for about 45 minutes  instead because I didn’t have that much time- story of my life).

Spoon chilled batter onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Top each with sprinkles and bake for 8-10 minutes on 350. Let cool for awhile before transferring them to wire rack. They are a little sticky, but move better once they’ve cooled.

Frost the bottom half of the cookies and top with remaining cookies. Yum!

Okay, seriously, time for bed. Tomorrow is Easter!!!!! Smile Wait, it’s 12:30. TODAY is Easter!