Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Weekly Goals August 25-31, 2013

It has been so long since I did my goals. Time to start again. I miss having some goals to try to reach, but for some reason I fell off the wagon for several weeks. Now my computer is not working so I am not sure I will get to post my goals. :-( 

My Goals for this THIS week 

Homemaking
- Piano and Violin Practice 5 times a week.
- Deep Clean bedrooms

-Process Zucchini
-Wash/Dry 2 loads of laundry a day



Family/Relationships/Ministries/Marriage
- Game Night
- Write a note


Personal
- Memorize Ps: 1:1-4
- Walk 3 days a week
-Get ready for school the night before

Blogging

Complete the Blogging Challenge. I have 1 thing for each day I want to blog about.  Work on Family Blog about our TX trip

Menu Plan August 25- Sept 6th 2013

Not sure if I will get to most anymore Menu plans since my computer has officially died. I am using a almost dead, thought was dead, dug out from the laptop graveyard computer to post my menu, so hopefully I can stay on track this week.

Breakfast:
FSF - THM book
THM pancakes -THM book
Zucchini Pancakes

Fridge Oatmeal
Coconut Macaroon Muffin

Lunch/Supper
Cheeseburger Pie - 326 -THM book with green beans
Beans, salsa, and cottage cheese
Bean, Tomato, and Greens Burritos
BLT
Chicken Cacciatore with green beans
Zucchini Pizza
Atomic Bombs
Chicken Greek Gyros - with cucumbers
Brushetta - Add cottage cheese

Snack
Brownie Cheesecake
Gluc Pudding/Mousse-THM book
Cottage Cheese Ice Cream
Thinitos - THM book
Greek Yogurt with strawberries and 85% chocolate chunks

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

THM Gluten Free German Apple Cake

My birthday is coming up and I wanted to be able to enjoy my birthday cake without pain. So I messed a little with the recipes here, to make something I can eat without pain.

So I reduced the sized and this is what I came up with....

Gluten Free German "Apple" cake.

1 egg
2 TBSP butter
3TBSP Truvia
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup shredded apple
4-6 Walnuts or Pecans chopped

Frosting:
1 1/2 TBSP cream cheese or strained Greek Yogurt
Truvia to taste

Grease large coffee mug or custard bowl. I used butter in mine. Then mix ALL the ingredients for the cake. Dump in the mug/bowl.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until a fork comes out clean.  Make frosting while you are waiting for the cake to bake. 

ENJOY!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

THM Almond Joys

I have been playing around with the original Skinny Chocolate in the Trim Healthy Mama book .  I have finally came up with a few "new" to me recipes.  I will eventually share ALL of the recipes, but for today, just the Almond Joy version - the 2nd row in the picture.

Almonds
1/2 Unsweetened Coconut
3 TBSP Truvia - ground in the coffee grinder
1/4 cup cocoa
1 cup coconut oil
pinch salt
dash of Almond extract

Combine 5 tsp Truvia, 1/2 cup cocoa, and 1/2 cup coconut oil, pinch of salt, and dash of extract.  I just wisk it together until combined. If the coconut oil is not liquid I warm it on the stove.  I then pour into the bottom of 24 mini muffin pans. I have the silicon ones. I toss in the freezer and mix up the NEXT layer.

Combine 4 tsp Truvia, 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut, and 1/2 cup coconut oil, pinch of salt, and dash of extract.  I just wisk it together until combined. If the coconut oil is not liquid I warm it on the stove.  I grab the chocolate layer from the freezer, usually it is cold enough by the time I get it all together. I add the coconut layer. Push 2 Almond in the top. Return to the freezer until firm.

Once they are frozen I pop them BACK out and put 3 into a small snack sized baggy so I can grab them for a quick snack on the go. :-)

Monday, August 5, 2013

Menu August 4 - 10, 2013

Breakfast:

Pumpkin Muffin
Zucchini Pancakes
Fridge Oatmeal
Cookie Dough Yogurt
Blueberry Smoothie
Cream Cheese Pancakes


Lunch/Supper

BLT
Beans, Salsa, and Cottage Cheese
Burgers cucumber salad
Cream Cheese pizza
Greek Gyros
Mexican Chicken
Lasagna



Snack:
Mint, PB, Peanut, and Almond Joy Skinny chocolate
Thinitoes
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Brownie Cheesecake
Squash chips
Strawberry cottage cheese ice cream

Drinks:
Shrinker
GGMS w/ mint
Cool Aid
Frappe

Pumpkin Cheesecake

This recipe was posted on the THM FB page by Terry Malaskey
The crust:

1 cup of almond flour
1/4 cup of butter, melted
2 tsp of homemade Truvia.

Bake at 350 degree for 15 or 20 min, or until begins to golden.

The filling

2 - 8oz pkgs of 1/3 less fat cream cheese, at room temp,
3/4 of a can of pumpkin,
6 tablespoons of homemade Truvia.

Cream the filling ingredients in a mixer until smooth, add to the cooled crust, sprinkle with cinnamon and put in the fridge. ENJOY!!!