Just Plain Awesome

 

The word “awesome” keeps repeating in my head with things that happened today so I need to share them really quickly.

First off, my friend Jenna taking a quick picture during Strollerwise this morning (and all the kiddos trying to use the bands with their mommies)

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  Awesome.

 

Joaquin escaping at our last workout stop to find his favorite yellow bus

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Well, awesome for him I guess, not for me who had to chase him.

Judah falling asleep pretty much the second after he finished his Clif Kid Z bar

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Awesome for his tummy, not awesome for his face.

This afternoon I had a couple of hours BY MYSELF at home. It was craziness. I still have sooo much I need to do, but I got some serious “cleaning cardio” on and it was fabulous. I did, however, find these while putting some laundry away.

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I can’t believe Andrew was still wearing those. I replaced them with these new ones I got from Old Navy last week.

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He he! I know- AWESOME. Smile

 

A couple packages I received in the mail

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Yeah, double awesome.

The huge cookie I made from one of those packs of Coach’s Oats

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you know it.

I’ll share the recipe tomorrow. “Flat Kitty” helped, so you know what that means.

Now I know this doesn’t LOOK awesome.

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It actually looks more like a ………

Oh well, it was delicious. (And I obviously was a little pressed for time and didn’t focus my camera.)

I used a new pack of Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder (which came just in time- I’d been out for about 5 days and was starting to lose it) to make up this amazingly rich stuff.

 Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cottage Cheese

1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

splash of vanilla

sweetener of choice (I used a few liquid vanilla stevia drops and a packet of Splenda)

1 tablespoon peanut butter (I used Naturally More)

 

Mix together cottage cheese, cocoa powder and sweetener.

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(My pictures needed some serious help today.)

Mix in the peanut butter.

You can eat this as is or roll it up in a Flatout.

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It looks a little bit better like this doesn’t it. Smile

It also goes great with apple slices or cinnamon crisps.

Oh, and don’t forget about this part.

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This cottage cheese is right up there with PB2 Cottage Cheese Dip.

Oh, and while we’re talking cottage cheese, it’s a good time to feature the SOTW.

Smoothie of the Week

Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie with Carrots

Same recipe as the original Cherry Cheesecake Smoothie except substitute in a handful of fresh baby carrots for the spinach.

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FYI- these smoothies may cause extreme laughter and/or goofiness if consumed in a laundry basket.

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And finally, my marinara fix tonight had to come in the form of zucchini ribbons from our overabundance of zucchinis.

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I prepared it just like broccoli slaw spaghetti. Mmmmmm….

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I of course had some cheese sandwiches on the side, but God knows you’ve seen enough of those.

Okay, off to bed. I need to be on the treadmill by 6 am tomorrow and then I get to spend the rest of the day with the boys (and “Flat Kitty”).

I wrote a post earlier today. Check it out, you don’t want to miss the Protein Oat Pancake.

See you tomorrow for “Flat Kitty Friday” and a single serving STUFT mama cookie recipe.

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Muah!

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Comments

  1. 1
    Sasha says:

    Cute photos of the boys. Not so cute of the old boxers but pretty funny. The smoothies look great – I’m definitely trying those…thanks (as always) for all the great recipes! Can’t wait to see Flat Kitty’s next appearance. :)

  2. 2
    Brandy says:

    LMAO at the photos of the boxers. Andrew may not enjoy it as much, but I think all us followers do. :-) I love the chocolate/PB/cottage cheese idea….I think I will be having it this weekend!

    • 2.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Ha ha ha! Yes, good thing Andrew can’t see the pictures on his phone. Oops. The chocolate PB cottage cheese was so much better than I thought it would be. :) Yes, try it!

  3. 3
    April says:

    ummmmmm… did you REALLY show us your husbands ripped up old boxers?!?!?! HAHAHAHAHA!!! I’m sure he’s gonna LOOOVE that!!! AWESOME!

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