Why Do I Like Monday Nights?

Well………………….. usually I get home from teaching my 3 classes at the gym just in time to finish baths and put my little boys to bed. (Andrew feeds them dinner and cleans up the kitchen- I know I’m sooo spoiled.) Then, after I shower and put my pajamas on, I have a little party. Oh yes, you know where I’m going……… The Bachelorette Party!!!! (I know, sad that it’s the highlight of my day, but it’s really the only night I let myself relax and zone out of front of the TV). I love having a big meal that takes awhile to eat and just sit on the couch and watch the reality drama (and occasionally make comments directly at the TV).

In honor of the upcoming festivities (which have good timing so I don’t sulk about the staycation being over)……. I have a fun recipe for you to try.

First though……. we had a little dramatic experience this morning.

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What could be so awful?????

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Yeah, I needed a car wash in the worst way and for $6 I got a pretty nice clean up. But….. we ALL paid the price.

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It was THAT bad, but nothing a little road humor

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and a smoothie couldn’t fix.

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Oops, well maybe I spoke too soon. Oh well.

SOTD- Smoothie of the Day

I ran out of spinach so tried some of these greens instead.

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Then added some frozen strawberries, soy milk, apple juice and a Greek peach yogurt.

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The greens didn’t blend as well as they were a little chunky. Spinach is definitely better for smoothies, but it worked (for awhile anyway before it ended up on the floor). Smile

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Okay, seriously, talk about speaking too soon……………

I HAVE to laugh right now. The original title for the post was “Why I Love Monday Nights” (no question mark). I started writing this earlier this afternoon thinking I would get it done before I had to leave for the gym. Well, after an hour of phone calls over lame insurance issues interrupted my blogging, this post was unfinished, I was grumpy and majorly in need of a workout.

Then, my attempt to stop at the store on my way home after classes for bananas, spinach and milk (our daily essentials) failed because my wallet was in my other “workout bag” that was left at home.

Then….. I came home to Andrew informing me that Judah had “just crapped his pants again”. So after picking Judah up I noticed something dripping down MY leg. Oh yeah, it was exactly what you think it was. I’ll stop there, but I could NOT get the boys in and out of the tub and put to bed and myself in the shower fast enough. Ugh.

And to top it off, just before tub time Judah decided to “pee pee” on the bathroom rug. Welcome home Mommy!!!!

Ha ha ha! (Always better to laugh than cry.) Smile

So, really quickly so I can get on to The Bachelorette Party (which I’m thinking may involve some broccoli slaw spaghetti with some added zucchini “noodles” and some cheese sandwiches). Kitty is patiently waiting for me. He loves the parties too!

Here’s a fun pumpkin “sundae” that is pretty darn impressive.

First of all I made a cheesecake version of STUFT Fro Yogurt.

1 cup Fage 0%, 10 ounces sugar free cheesecake flavored pudding mix, and a little soymilk. I mixed it all together and put it in the freezer for about an hour or so.

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Then I took the high protein microwave muffin one step further. Not green, but orange. This version comes from a variation of Deb’s high protein muffin.

 

This whole HUGE muffin is about 200 calories. :)

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And guess what…… it actually DIDN’T overflow or explode today. Woo hoo!

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Yeah, that’s right. But wait, I’m not finished yet.

No sundae is complete without chocolate sauce. So, want to know how to make the best low calorie dark chocolate sauce ever? Of course you do.

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STUFT Dark Chocolate Sauce

2 tablespoons dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa powder (regular cocoa will work also)

2 tablespoons sugar free maple syrup

1 tablespoon vanilla soymilk

 

Stir together. Eat as is or heat up for a little bit. This makes a pretty good amount for about 50 calories (depending on what type of syrup, cocoa and milk you use). It is FAB-U-LOUS!!!!

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So fabulous in fact, that you might have to lick the container.

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Or just smother it all over your pumpkin muffin and cheesecake STUFT Fro Yogurt.

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I know, right? The bowl said it best. YUM!

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Comments

  1. 1
    Erin says:

    You’re hilarious and make me laugh every time. The pictures of the boys in the car wash are priceless. One day they’ll love you for those. ;-) I’ll put the newspaper in the mail tomorrow. Sorry for the delay. Enjoy your party!

  2. 2
    Shannon says:

    Mott’s for Tots rocks!!!!!! So glad for the Mott’s shout out!

  3. 3
    Brandy Jorgenson says:

    OMG! I am not the only person who uses sugar free cheesecake pudding mix in stuff after all! Lol! I put it in my smoothies, along w/the ‘Special Dark’ Cocoa you use. I use soy milk that has 5g carbs, but 4g are fiber, so 1g net carbs. I am a Type 2 diabetic, so I am all about carb counting. Your recipes inspire me to try more experiments in my kitchen…

    • 3.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Now I have to try it in smoothies. :) You just inspired me to try it in my overnight oats. Hope it turns out for tomorrow morning. If not…. watch out. JK. :)

  4. 4

    Oh my heavens yum! Must try this, stat!! :)

  5. 5

    Oh my GOODNESS that pumpkin muffin looks amazing! I cannot wait to make this…after I get through my big old bag of spinach from Costco. HA! Love these bad boys. They rock! Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

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    randi says:

    finally made the pumpkin muffin (with the leftover pumpkin from the fudge protein cookie!) last night after an 8 mile run…threw in a banana on the side with PB2 and syrup…yummmmm. my boyfriend looked at it and said: i can’t believe you’re eating something so bad for you after a run! haha little does he know how GOOD for you it is!

    • 6.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Randi- I get that alot. Andrew says “whoa” with my big muffins, but little does he know the whole things is like 200 calories (without all the toppings anyway). These guys don’t know what they’re missing. So glad you tried it!!!!! Oh and 8 miles- nice job!!! :)

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    Carlyn says:

    Hey there! I am dying to try this pumpkin recipe, however I only have oat flour vs. coconut flour…could I substitute or no?

    • 7.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      I think I emailed you, but you should be able to substitute. Just might have to add more. (I’m guess almost double it.) Let me know if you try it out.

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    Carlyn says:

    Hello again…I did try it with the oat flour, same measurement (2 TBS) as the coconut flour, and I thought it tasted good. I do not have the original recipe to compare to since I have used oat flour vs. coconut flour the whole time but it really does not taste bad at all. The texture may be different as well as the protein and carb grams. If you try it let me know what you think :) thank you

  9. 9

    just found this gem. I am ready for dessert. Already. Holy chocolate sauce.

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