Happy Hump Day!
I know you’ve been waiting in suspense to see what I had for dessert last night ;). Well I had four dried apricots and after I ate them, I really wished that I had some chocolate too. Well guess who had to stay late at work but totally redeemed himself by bringing me the exact item that I was craving?! Ben, bearing gifts of 2 mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and a Rolo! Bless his little heart 🙂
These were exactly what I was craving and I happily ate them while watching the Biggest Loser contestants ALL finish a MARATHON! I cried. It’s true. When Ron rolled in after 13 hours of walking with a cane, surrounded by all his competitors and past contestants – Mikey waiting, crying, at the finish line – I lost it. Then when he struck down the finish line tape with his cane…oh it was magical! Anyyyyways…!
It’s a fact that my absolute favorite fall dessert is Apple Crisp. Last fall I kept a bag of the dry ingredients for the “crisp” part pre-made and on hand, so I could make little individual crisps whenever I wanted – all I had to do was add a little butter, cut up an apple and bake. Well, 4 pounds later I ditched the habit, but kept the love. This morning I rekindled that love with Apple Crisp Oatmeal! Why, oh why, didn’t I think of this before?? It tasted exactly like my favorite dessert, minus all the flour, butter and excess sugar – perfect!
All I did was peel and slice an apple and added it to my oatmeal, milk and water as it was cooking. After it was done, I added a teaspoon of brown sugar, splash of vanilla and some cinnamon, topped with toasted almonds and coconut – and Fall was back, baby!
So delicious…I’m salivating…
For lunch I packed a salad with my leftover tostada ingredients. Lettuce, tomato, a sprinkly of cheese and spiced black beans – with a little lite ranch dressing.
Plus a banana with Barney Butter for dipping, natch.
Looks like the rain fairy has come to pay us a visit, so a trip to the gym might be in my future tonight?!
Do you guys cry/get emotional over television shows? Normally, I don’t, but when it’s real life like the Biggest Loser and you can see how far these people have come – it’s a little heart wrenching, you know?!
Happy Wednesday – make it a good one!