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Weelicious Thursday August 18, 2011

Filed under: Budget Meals,Quick Meals,Recipes — chrisrardin @ 12:07 pm
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Peanutbutter and Jelly Cupcake

Today I tried my hand at the Breakfast Cupcakes from Weelicious and they were (insert sing songy voice here) awesome!   I followed her recipe to a tee, except I added 2 Tbsp on powdered sugar to the frosting *blush*  It made 12 regular sized cupcakes or muffins which ever you prefer to call them.  They would be great without frosting as well or even with a chocolate frosting but that is a whole different post.
These will freeze really well and you can make the frosting and freeze it separately.  The batter can also be used to make pancakes and again I invision myself added chocolate chips to them.  Can you say YUM!

 

Baby cereal pancakes August 17, 2011

Filed under: Budget Meals,Recipes — chrisrardin @ 3:28 pm

I made these today for the kids and Princess Girl loved them, Little Guy did not.  I thought they were good, but they do taste different than your regular Bisquick pancakes.  They are a little more doughy, which is perfect for a 6 month old to gum on.    I got the basic recipe from Wholesome Baby Food and made a few changes to it.

1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1cup uncooked commercial baby oatmeal cereal from the box
1 cup milk
1 mashed banana
1 tbsp melted margarine
2 tbsp cornstarch
 1 cup of water

Dash of cinnamon

Mix all ingredients together and add enough juice to make pancake consistency. Cook on your cook top in a frying pan as you would with “regular” pancakes. Cooking these baby cereal pancakes on a griddle will work better as you will have more control over the temperature and will be better able to keep the temp. at a constant heat.

This made 30 pancakes!  And they freeze well.

 

Just put on your shoes August 15, 2011

Filed under: fitness,Home workout,Weight loss — chrisrardin @ 2:46 pm
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At first glance I am sure you were thinking this post was going to be all about Little Guy and taking his time to get ready.  If you were a fly on the wall at my house (or even a neighbor) I am sure you would hear “just get your shoe and get in the car” at least once a day.  However this post has nothing to do my dawdling toddler and everything thing to do with my and my new addiction running.  Running?  Really?  Yes that’s right, your eyes are not fooling you.  I am addicted to running and it ranks right up there with my other addiction chocolate.  How are they the same you ask, I will tell you.

As with any addiction it has it’s up and downs.  Times when you are sure you are going to give it up and time when you are not sure how you could ever live without it.  So on most days I wake up and think about my day over a cup of coffee before my kids are up.  I plan to take a run tonight after they are in bed and Hubby is firmly planted in front of the TV “watching the kids” so I can run.  Everyone gets up for the day and the chaos begins, by naptime I am also ready for some chocolate and a nap.  Nope I think, not today, no candy.  Well maybe just a few M&Ms, this is how it starts.  After a little treat (an entire bag) I start working and I remember my run tonight, ughh I am so tired, I’ll do it tomorrow.  Wait a minute, I just ate some M&Ms I better run tonight.

Hours later everyone is in bed, I am beat. I am changing into my PJs and I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror.  Yup, I better go for a run.  Just put on my shoes and get out the door.  I tell my self just run 1 mile. Similar to my just a few M&Ms decision earlier, I make it to mile marker but I need to have more.  I find myself feeling good, proud that I made it this far.  At mile 2 the pain kicks in, I should stop now.  Why?  I convince myself that I am running away from the fat M&M eating me.  I finish my planned 3 miles and walk home proud of my accomplishment.  I get home and shower, I see myself in that same mirror again and I think, wow she is HOT!  There is no high greater than that!

After starting to run 3 months ago I realized I go through withdrawal if I don’t run at least 3 times a week.  I get crabby, eat junk, don’t sleep well, and get short with the kids.  I have an “I am going to quit this crap” moment at least once a week.  And when I do I tell myself  “just put on your shoes.”  It has worked every time.  The trick now is to encourage my good addiction and discourage my bad addiction, but chocolate is so good…

 

 
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