Thursday, November 18, 2010

Its Thursday!! Almost the weekend!!!

Hello to my BFC sisters!!
What a day today was? Is my life EVER going to slow down??? Worked all day from 8-4:30pm (didnt get out AGAIN til 5pm!) then dashed home, made a small taco salad & ate it with some tortilla chips & off we went again to a little get together to see my husbands cousin Carol who is in from Colorado to visit. We just got home a little bit ago & I need to go pack my lunch for tomorrow & then get ready for bed cuz I start work @ 7:30 am tomorrow. I am working more than usual this week and I gotta tell you, I love my part time gig! I have been lucky to work 3 days a week for the past 14 yrs & the thought of working full time makes me shudder....although I LOVE my co workers & it is a pleasure to go to work! I know, am I nuts or what?!!

 So I knew they were going to have food, but  I wasnt sure what they would have to eat there so I made sure I ate something beforehand. I made Lisa's recipe for Gingerbread Cake w/ Buttercream icing & it came out very good, but mine was a little dry. I think next time I make it, I am gonna add some pumpkin or a small container of applesauce to add some moisture. I love the taste of the almond flour and I figured the S/c value for a generous 1/6 slice & it came out to 2/1. If I add 3/4 c pumpkin it will only add another gram of sugar to each serving plus some extra fiber.... the recipe but it needs a little something least mine did. but I would definitely recommend  making it. I am gonna try making the Truvia recipe for cheesecake  gonna use the almond flour as a base for the crust. YUM!! I will let you know how it turns out.

So tomorrow is my weigh in day & for some reason, Im just not excited about it. I think cuz I dont feel like I have lost anything this week and I have been VERY VERY good on plan. Anyways, we shall see what transpires. Yes, my new car already has a ding in the passenger side door from somebody who was careless when opening their car door. I was very upset yesterday but today, Im just dealing wtih it. (*sigh) Tomorrow is work then my daughter is having her friend birthday party/ skating party/ sleepover. Not sure if I will be able to post tomorrow but I will try to at least post my weigh in.

Hope you all have a FABULOUS FRIDAY!!!
Love & Belief!

Heres the recipe for the Gingerbread cake! Enjoy & thanks to Lisa for sharing it!!!
((skinny hugs to all my BFC Buds))

Gingerbread Squares with Lemon Frosting,
It's from George Stella's Good Carb Family Cookbook
(great cookbook!!!)

1 1/2 c. almond flour
1/4 c. milled flax seed or flax seed meal
2/3 c. sugar substitute(i use Xylo-Sweet, which is Xylitol, i find this way better than stevia, no after taste what so ever!)
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 c. heavy cream (may use unsweetened almond milk)

Preheat the oven to 350. Spray an 8x8 baking dish or pan with vegetable oil spray. In a bowl whisk together the almond flour, milled flax seed, sugar substitute, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, vanilla and cream until frothy. Combine the dry and wet ingredients. Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 25 minutes

Lemon Frosting
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 c. sugar substitute
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. lemon zest
Combine until blended

I did not use the lemon frosting, i made buttercream frosting, here's that recipe:
2 tbsp. butter
4 oz. cream cheese
6 tbsp. sugar substitute
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Cut into 9 squares, George only gives us net carbs, so this has 4 net carbs per bar and 3g fiber.

S/C is 2/1 for 1/6 of recipe including icing.
** my recipe came out a bit dry so I am planning to make the next recipe with pumpkin or 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce to add some moisture.


  1. I just love you blogs...if I am having a bad day I just read yours and have a smile. You are one busy lady for someone who only works 3 days a week. WOW! I am looking for a good cookbook for this plan. I bought one from Dana Carpender and I dont like that it does not have any pictures in it...I am a visual kind of gal when it comes to cookbooks. Anyway I am crossing my fingers for you on weigh in day.

  2. HI Sherri, It sounds like you are busy. That is a good thing - I guess. I am sorry about your door ding. When I had a new car, it seemed like it happened no matter how careful I was. I hope you weigh -in in good tomorrow. Have a great day! :-)

  3. You're funny! "Skinny hugs to my BFC Buds." :)

    I was thinking about getting a part time job but decided I would wait until after the holidays are over and things aren't so busy. Also, I don't want to be hired just for the holidays only to be let go after they're over, and have to job hunt again.

    Thanks for the tip on the recipe. I want to make it sometime during the Christmas season. Did you use the heavy cream or the unsweetened almond milk in the recipe? That could definitely make a difference with the different fat content of the two.

    Happy weigh-in tomorrow.

  4. Yea that is the tough part of a new car, same stuff happened to me, about the 3rd week I had my car. Someone took something and made a like 6 inch long white scratch on my passenger door. Probably a shopping cart or something. Even when I tried to part it in the furthest parking spot, it doesn't always help unfortunately. Those lemon bars sound yum, even if dry, If they tasted sweet that wouldn't bother me. Keep up the great work, don't get discouraged, that is what I have to tell myself. :) (hugs)

  5. Glad you made these. Pretty easy huh? Minichick, i used heavy cream. Maybe that makes a difference, i don't know. Sherri, you are so lucky to love your job, they say if you love your job, you don't work a day in your life!! Good luck on weigh in!! Have a great weekend!!