January 19, 2019

Day 19: Fence

FMS Photo-A-Day, Day 19: Fence.

Day 18: Turquoise

FMS Photo-A-Day, Day 18: Turquoise.
The turquoise sky reflected in the Sacramento River.

52 Week Dessert Challenge, Week 3: Birthday Dessert

52 Week Dessert Challenge, Week 3: Birthday Dessert

Three of my kids, my brother, and my dad all have birthdays in January.
We all get together for a big January Birthdays celebration.
This week I sampled a few recipes for the party
which is a good thing because neither were well received!

Date-Nut Pudding Cake with Vanilla Sauce was the better of the two recipes.
I liked it but when dessert time on day two rolled around 
my kids opted for cereal and my husband asked for no sauce.

Despite being a Cooking Light recipe and having 322 calories per serving 
this recipes has 13 Weight Watchers Smart Points!  

The other recipe I made was Chocolate Pudding Cake.

This is an older Cooking Light recipe from the January 2004 issue.
This recipe was EXTREMELY sweet.  
It makes 8 servings and calls for 2 1/2 cups of sugar!
Each serving has 351 calories but since there is SO MUCH SUGAR 
one piece is 19 Weight Watchers Smart Points!

Next week I am going to check on the Weight Watchers Smart Points value
before I decide what to make!  It will be a lemon dessert 
and my goal is to make something under 10 points.

Links to recipes:

Fiery Stuffed Poblanos

Very tasty but not that fiery! 
This recipe is from the February/March Taste of Home issue. 
5 Weight Watchers Smart Points per serving and the servings were huge. 
The leftovers were even tastier!

Day 18: Where I Stand

Capture Your 365, Day 18: Where I Stand.
Just standing outside while walking my cat.

January 18, 2019

Day 17: Corner

FMS Photo-A-Day, Day 17: Corner.
My careful little cat always peeks around corners to make sure the coast is clear.

Day 16: Glass

FMS Photo-A-Day, Day 16: Glass

Day 15: Paint

FMS Photo-A-Day, Day 15: Paint.
My daughter is quite the artist and loves to paint. 
She says this isn't a self-portrait but it sure looks a lot like her!

January 13, 2019

Day 12: Begins with 'T' and Day 13: Lunch

Day 12: Begins with 'T'
Day 13: Lunch
Kung Pao Tacos for the win!

52 Week Dessert Challenge, Week 2: Orange Dessert

52 Week Dessert Challenge, Week 2: Orange Dessert

We have a huge orange tree in our back yard that is filled 
with big, sweet, ripe oranges that are just waiting to be used in a delicious dessert. 

from the July 2005 issue of Cooking Light.

This recipe has 240 calories and 9 Weight Watchers points per serving.

I also made some chocolate chips cookies for a friend
who is recovering at home after a hospital stay.
These are the best chocolate chip cookies ever!
I first discovered the recipe in the December 1998 issue
of Sunset Magazine and it has been my go-to recipe ever since!

Link to Recipes:
Orange Yogurt Cake (Bizcocho de Naranja)
Thick, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

52 Week Dessert Challenge