While I am still attempting to navigate my re-entry process, I thought I would host a small giveaway.
The Little Debbie Company recently sent me a fun goody box full of a variety of 100 calorie snacks. Yep, just what I need at the beginning of a new year, more sugar. However, at least these treats satisfy my sweet craving while not adding tons of inches to my waistline.
By far my favorite goodies in the box are the Nutty Bar Singles and the Nutty Bar Peanut Butter Stix. Unfortunately, these are also Cory’s favorite treats … hmm, maybe it is better if he eats them and not me.
Anyway, if you would like to win your own Little Debbie 100 Calorie Sampler Box (it comes with the 8 treats listed on their site), then simply leave a comment on this post before Saturday January 10th.
If you want to be entered into the contest three times, then in your comment tell me about a New Year’s goal you have made.
I have three boxes to give away, but the goodies are only for U.S. residents.
I hope everyone is having a good start to 2009!
I am now halfway done with my second trimester, but I still seem to be waiting for that supposed energy burst to hit me … I don’t think it is coming anytime soon. I think this whole daylight saving time change has me thrown for a loop. And I am sure the stress from all the dissertation woes definitely isn’t helping either.
Regardless of the reasons, I still love to nap every moment I can … that is when my three year old little man allows me to. Today, though, I did have a little, tiny spark of an energy surge. Enough so that it made me get all domestic to make homemade bread. I think my craving for carbs had something to do with this getting accomplished.
If you lived closer, I would share a slice or two. Warm bread with honey and butter … pure heaven!
If you know me, even if you just barely met me, then chances are pretty good that you know I am a hot chocolate connoisseur. Hot cocoa and I go together like red and green at Christmas time. I adore my brown liquid gold.
Recently while shopping at Costco, I stumbled across the House of Brussels Gourmet Drinking Chocolate – Extra Dark (71%). I figured I would give it a whirl and let me tell you, it was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Seriously. It isn’t even a wimpy powder mix. It is little pebbles of chocolate that you melt in a pan with milk. Personally I like to add a little bit of sugar and vanilla and then top it with some real whip cream. Pure heaven.
You must try it. I hope they have it in your local area, otherwise I will feel sorry for you. I even stocked up on an extra tin so I can enjoy it throughout the entire winter season. Talk about dedication.
Right now I seem to have a myriad of different post ideas flittering around in my head, all of which I would like to eventually write about. The topics are vast and varied. They range from discussing the over scheduling of young kids and the sometimes insane expectations placed upon them by parents, to the current disastrous economic and political state of our country, to immature drivers who always have to get the last honk in … seriously.
However, since my brain is tired and it feels like it is about to shut down, I am going to go with a much lighter post subject – pumpkin and the food you can make from it.
Not only do I positively love the Autumn season, but I adore nearly every food item that has to do with pumpkin. And of course these are healthy items … pumpkin is a vegetable, right ?
1. Pumpkin Roll Cake – If you have not experienced this heavenly dessert, pumpkin cake rolled around a to-die-for cream cheese frosting, then you are definitely missing out on life.
2. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins - This recipe is delicious.
3. Pumpkin Cupcakes – Cream cheese frosting is a must.
4. Pumpkin Squares
5. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
6. Pumpkin Milkshakes
7. Pumpkin Cheesecake – I am in love with this seasonal dessert at The Cheesecake Factory. Maybe I should send my husband to go get some.
8. Pumpkin Pie – It needs to have real whipped cream on it.
And here are some other delicacies I would like to try:
9. Pumpkin Soup
10. Pumpkin Waffles or Pancakes
11. Pumpkin Coffee Cake
12. Pumpkin Mousse
13. Pumpkin Pudding
What are some of your favorite holiday desserts? Please share so I can have even more of a reason to indulge in scrumptious tasting food .