I’ve been MIA for a little bit, but I’m ready to get back into the swing of things. I’ll give a quick review of the past week (which has been a bit of a blur), but first, Bailey wants to tell you something.
All day, Bailey has been trying to get between me and the computer. She’s been typing with her nose and throwing her paws at the keyboard, trying to knock me out of the way. I guess she wanted to say “hi” to everyone!
Last weekend started with a nice dinner with friends. Dinner was so good I ate it before I even thought about taking a picture 🙂 There was a pasta bar with choices of veggies and meat or tofu. I had tofu with bell pepper, onion, eggplant, tomato sauce and pesto. It was delicious! And served with some really good wine.
Layer Cake was an appropriate name for this wine. You could actually smell cake in the wine – I’ll definitely have to look for this one again! I did pause (briefly) to take a quick picture of dessert. Brownies and vanilla ice cream.
The rest of the week was a blur. It was a busy one at work and involved a lot of public speaking. I was completely drained by the end of the week, so there wasn’t much cooking going on in our house. One of my favorite take-out meals was El Rey. It’s a local fast-food Mexican place, and a step up from Taco Bell. I tried their veggie tacos, which came with grilled onion, zucchini, squash and guacamole.
Dinners this week have been repeats of old recipes, but my favorite dessert lately has been Hot Vanilla Chocolate. I use:
- 1 packet diet Hot Chocolate
- a splash of Light Vanilla Soymilk
- 1/2 tbsp calorie-free vanilla syrup
- 1 packet Splenda
To be honest, I don’t really like the taste of the diet Hot Chocolate. It’s just not the same as the real thing, and it’s not very sweet. But when you mix in vanilla flavoring along with Splenda, it’s the perfect light dessert.
Served in one of my favorite mugs 🙂