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Friday

Blessings!

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Bariatric Surgery - My Story · cake · Cinnamon · desserts · Sweet · Uncategorized · WLS

Cinnamon Roll Cake

This cake is for David, as he is a lover of cinnamon rolls…not WLS or Bariatric friendly!

Ingredients:

Cake:
3 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup butter, melted

Topping:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
5 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla

Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Mix together the cake ingredients with add the melted butter at last of mixing.Pour into a greased 9×13 pan. Mix together the topping and drop over the top of the cake. Swirl into the cake with the back of a knife.  Bake approximately 30 minutes or until cake is done.While cake is cooking, mix together glaze.  When cake is done, pour glaze mixture over top while cake is still hot, and cool.img_5614Let cool…and serve.I needed to cut in the cinnamon mixture deeper into the batter.  It is good, and David loved it.  Super rich, and full of cinnamon roll flavor.  Note: much better on day two.

Blessings.

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · cheese · Chicken · comfort food · food · FoodTV · friends · Fruit · Ham · Lamb · Pork · Recipes · Sauce · Uncategorized · WLS

Cherry Bourbon Sauce

I had gotten several quarts of Bing cherries at the store the other day, and I am the only one in the house that eats them.  I can’t eat very many, so I needed to look for something to do with the majority of them.  I came across several recipes from Michael Symon, and decided to try the Cherry Bourbon Sauce.

I first had to figure out how to get the pit out of the cherry first, because I don’t own a cherry picker.  I know, most people don’t own one of those either.  I discovered that you can use a large paper clip (opened up).  It worked.  It was messy, but it worked.And, yes my fingernails are still stained! So, the recipe called for the following:  cup of bourbon, 1/4 red wine vineager, orange peel, juice from orange, salt and pepper.  David had exactly one cup of Bourbon left…it was a sign…it was meant to be used for this recipe! Bring to boil the bourbon, vinegar, juice from the two oranges (and peels).  Note: I added an additional 1/4 cup of vinegar, and cinnamon stick, and a bay leaf.  Simmer for ten minutes or reduced by half, then add the cherries.Let cool, and place into jars.  I partially filled two jars.  One will be a gift (birthday), and the other to be served over chicken or pork…whatever I can come up with in the next couple of weeks.  This will keep in the refrigerator for over a month, and can be served with cheese, or meat.

I am super excited to try this…with another post.

Blessings.

 

2018 · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · clutter · goal · Goals · new routines · Passion Planner · routines · Uncategorized · WLS

Mid Year Check Up

Mid Year Check Up -Just typing this bothers me…Mid year check up…MID YEAR! How are we already passed the first week of July?  Has the year flown for y’all?

Going over some of the goals for my year, and I seriously need to get a handle on my weight gain, and wine intake.  It’s been two years since my Gastric Sleeve Surgery, and while I have maintained over a hundred pound weight loss, I have gained back over 15 pounds from my lowest.  I am not eating like I should, and not exercising— so here I am.

There are several other items that I need to get a handle on, and decided that I need to write them down to be more accountable.

#1: Take breaks from social media

I don’t know about you, but I have such a hard time stepping away from social media. As a blogger, I always feel like I have to be posting, so it’s difficult for me to make time for a digital detox. HOWEVER, my hope is that I’ll find some time this month to just unplug and live. Being online is fun, but I think we can all agree there comes a time when we need some separation from the internet.  I like to blog for several days and pre-post them.  This gives me the opportunity to disconnect without really being disconnected from my goal of posting daily on my blog.

#2: Spend more time at the beach

This goes back to goal #1 (disconnecting).  Summertime is my favorite time to go to the beach.  I live at on the some of the most beautiful beaches, yet it seems as those I hardly go.  I need to make more of an effort to go, even if it is for just a hour or so.

#3: Exercise more

I need to get back into my morning habit of waking up and walking.  I started out great about doing this every morning.  I just need to do it again.  And, that brings me to my routines in general…

#4: Update my routines

Routines will be changing soon with my morning commute becoming longer again.  I am so excited about this.  I will be able to think and plan out my day before I get to work.  I plan to be pack my lunch for the next day, organize my items to take to work (gather them and place them where I can find them), and not be in a hurried, unorganized rush.  At least this is my plan.

After my first week, I want to begin my exercise regimen again (goal #3).  Getting up earlier, and kick starting my metabolism I believe really helped with my weight loss and overall health.

The afternoon commute is something I look forward to as well.  Now I almost get home too quickly.  It is as though I don’t have enough time to decompress before I got home so it was though I was even more anxious.  I do like being able to just to sit in silence and talk to myself and God about my day.  It will be good to be able to do this again.  I have a lot rolled into this last goal, but it is really about being less cluttered and more organized.

Four items doesn’t seem like a lot, but truly are huge.  At least they will make a huge impact on my everyday life.  Do you evaluate your goals mid-year?  How do you self check up?

Blessings.

 

 

 

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · desserts · Fruit · Summer · Uncategorized · WLS

Blueberry Cobbler

I had several cups of blueberries, and needed to do something with them.  I loved making the Galette’s but wanted to try something different.  I had the Louisiana Fruit Cobbler mix, and blueberries…so I followed the directions for the cobbler.  You can use any fruit, fresh, canned or frozen with their mix. I had fresh, and followed their recommended instructions.For the fruit, 2 cups of blueberries, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1 lemon juice and zest, 1 fresh pear – peeled and chopped.  Let sit for about a hour to let the juices merry.Pour over the batter, bake according to the instructions.  David loved this…super moist, and it was even better served warm with vanilla ice cream!I have to agree.  I don’t like heating up the house in the summer, but for this cobbler, it is a must!  Super yummy.  Definitely tastes like summer.  Note:  not weight loss surgery friendly…but three bites and I was done.Blessings.

Affirmations · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Changes · decisions · encourage · motivation · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Strong · thoughts · Uncategorized

Strong?

This week is full of transitions and change. It is completely out of my comfort zone, and to be honest I am scared of the unknown.

I am trying not to let it get it ahead of me or get to me…anxiety…fear…doubt.

I can do this–just have to get through the first week, right?

Asking for prayers, and uplifting thoughts due to fatigue and stress at the moment. Thank you!!

Blessings!

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · sushi · Uncategorized · WLS

Sushi

It was National Sushi 🍣Day yesterday. I saw that it was trending on Twitter and talked David into going to dinner.

It was so good. I ended up eating the sashimi (no rice), and one piece of the California roll.

Blessings.