Blogger fail on actually getting a picture out of the package - but I kind of messed it up, anyway. Trust me, it looked pretty until I tried to cut it in half and remove it.
This was really delicious. And a few days later, we got a card in the mail with a coupon for a free bundtlet, so of course we'll have to use it. But I have a feeling the calorie count on this is most likely a little more than I need, except for a very special occasion, so I probably will not become a regular consumer of these yummy little cakes.
Gotta love the shot where there's graham-cracker crumbs on my shirt, I'm making a face, and a dog's tail is all included...
I made a lemon icebox pie for the Fourth of July holiday, and it turned out so good! It's super easy - I just combined two cans of sweetened condensed milk with nearly a cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice and poured the mixture into a graham-cracker pie crust and froze it overnight. I topped it with some Cool Whip, but honestly, that didn't add anything to the pie so I ended up scraping it off of my piece. This was a refreshing dessert on such a hot day:
Before I scraped off the Cool Whip - and now that I think about it, this would also be good just poured into some small ramekins and frozen - no need for the crust. Saving calories wherever I can, in order to eat the good stuff!
Remember last week when I noted how my legs were looking firmer after all of that walking and running? I know that I can't outexercise this kind of treat calories, which is why I rarely make desserts. I like them, yes I do - but I also appreciate having my legs look halfway decent, so this is going to be the last of it as far as desserts go, for a long while. I enjoyed them, but no more. Time to rein it in before I see cake on my right thigh, and pie on my left. Been there, done that, have the size 24 pants saved for posterity to prove it!
You know what's great about blogging? Connecting with other readers and finding similar interests. Which is how an exchange of Starbucks You Are Here mugs happened this week - I sent off a Texas mug to Kim, and in return, she sent me one from Wisconsin:
Love all of the details - the cows, the cheese, the buildings - and it's my first mug with a green interior, which must be a nod to the Green Bay Packers, no? Thanks, Kim - I'm using it this morning and my coffee tastes especially good!
Guess who turned 10 this week? This little puppy:
He was so cute - he's about a year old here.
This was my view after a trip to the vet for his anti-itch steroid shot:
Different couch, same dog, just a little bigger and grayer.
He got a bath and his nails trimmed for his birthday, and a spoonful of peanut butter plus several dog cookies. Not a bad life for a dog who was found wandering the streets and brought into the local animal shelter, right?
We don't have a lot planned for this weekend, other than to get a shortish run in and try not to die - it's just plain hot, no matter how early we get outside. But you can be sure breakfast with our running buddies will be happening, and then some hammock time. Hey, MC Hammer should rewrite his song to reflect this!
Have a great weekend!