I can hardly believe it’s been over 4 months since my last post….I’d keep meaning to write and time just got away from me…or it would just get pushed to the end of the list…again! Life has been busy though…I’ve picked up more work and am trying to stay more on top of cleaning (trying is the key word here) which really does take a lot more effort. Right now, I need to go get some sleep, but I just had to write aimlessly about something I’m excited about….
Getting Healthy! This is what I’ve been working on… Over the last 2 years, I have somehow put on about 10-15 pounds. I didn’t really even notice it until lately b/c I think I put it on very slowly…but “BOOM!” there it was all of a sudden and I slowly realized I had to change. So, my sister, my mom and I all went on this “Dr Oz 3 Day Smoothie Detox” which was absolutely awful!!! I found it on pinterest and thought “wow this looks really cool and good!”. I mean, I absolutely love smoothies…but these weren’t smoothies…they were a whole blender full of pulp and some juice. At one point during the detox, I actually thought about getting on pinterest and making a board called “Pins I Don’t Recommend” or “Pins I’ve Tried and You Should Avoid”. Somehow, we muscled through it (maybe by tweaking the recipes just a tiny, tiny bit). And by day 3 we really were feeling lighter and better! We dove right in to eating as many raw fruits and vegetables as possible and very little cooked food….Tonight at work someone told me I looked like I was losing weight! I am really excited because I actually have lost a little bit! I am motivated and still feeling better and tighter in areas that had started to become a little flabby. I am excited to keep going down this path of health and detox!
In light of Hostess shutting down, I saw this video and thought I would share it for anyone who just can’t take the thought of living in a twinkie-less world (because as he shows, Twinkies actually DON’T last forever). Don’t worry though, with a trip to the grocery store for some supplies, you CAN make your very own homemade twinkies! I’ve never really been a fan of these little baked goods, but the homemade ones actually sound fun to try…maybe I will have to round up some friends and have a “twinkie bake day”.
Below is a video of someone who actually tried the above method and just recently posted the video.
Here are some articles about what’s going on with Hostess:
I made this today (and already ate some before I thought to take a picture). I really liked it. I don’t know if it’s because I was pretty hungry, or just in the mood for hotdogs or if it was just a good combination of foods. But, I wanted to share the recipe because it is super easy and if you have any picky eaters they would probably eat this. This recipe is a Kraft recipe. If you want to go to the site, just click on the word Kraft below. Enjoy!
Cheesy Corn Dog Bake – this recipe is from Kraft
1 package (8 1/2 oz) cornbread mix
1 Cup frozen corn, thawed
4 Hot dogs; cut up, sliced or however you want
4 Kraft cheese slices cut diagonally
How to make:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Prepare corn muffin mix as directed on package. Stir in corn.
3. Pour into 8 inch square pan that’s been sprayed w/cooking spray and top with hotdogs.
4. Bake 20-25 min or until cornbread is golden brown. Top with cheese, cover and let stand 5 min or until melted.
Now, what I did that was a little different was to use 1 can cream style corn instead of regular corn. Next time I think I will add the regular corn as well though. I wanted more kernel texture in there and the cream style just didn’t give quite enough (it was good and moist though). I also sprinkled mine with shredded cheddar cheese instead of topping with slices.
It was definitely a recipe I will make again.