Speaking of food, we have an exciting event coming up in our family - a party to celebrate my parents' 40th wedding anniversary. Isn't that awesome? Forty years. My sisters and I are throwing them a dessert party next week and there will be about a dozen amazing, delectable, carefully-selected-from-Pinterest desserts. And I won't be having any. Well, maybe one.
I'll be making my mother's famous chocolate chip cookies (dipped in chocolate, because, why not?), individual pineapple upside down cakes, and donuts, among other things.
I have to practice, of course, so I started today by making these puppies...
I know the calories. 228. Is it bad if I use ALL 1200 of my calories on desserts that day??
I used this recipe and, as usual, I had a lot of help making them. Clara loves to bake. And cook. But, most especially, play in the sink.
I always let her help in the kitchen in the name of education. I figure if I don't work with her on anything else that day, at least she learned something through baking. And then there's less guilt for that episode of Sophia the First she watched that morning.
And when he woke up from his nap, Luke was happy to help with the eating. Doing his part to keep his mommy on her diet.
I think he was actually sleep-eating, and woke up at the end wondering what had hit him.
Clara, meanwhile, had three.
I had half of one. And it was amazing.
Next up - my own creation that I've yet to actually try out - German chocolate cake moon pies. I found a never-been-used moon pie maker at Goodwill (my new obsession) for $5!
And how do I resist eating them all, you may wonder? Ummm.... the grace of God?? I really don't know. All I know is that I have incredible will power when I diet. And for that I am very grateful.