Hidi Ho Neighbors,
How are you on this glorious Sunday? I have to tell you I’m pretty proud of myself, I have been sticking to my workouts and stuck to what I said, no blogging until I get my workouts in. I got in 4 days this week of my Chalean Extreme Workout and boy do I feel it. I like it because she does each exercise really slow, so you can feel the burn. I actually can feel my arms toning up and I love it!!!
This weekend I had my work BBQ which was so much fun! I look forward to it every year! This year we had wonderful Salmon on the grill, corn on the cob and lots of appetizers which I over did, big time! I ate so much that I swear my stomach was going to explode, yet I had to have more. I was totally full, then the chicken kabobs came off the grill and I said no thank you then they served it with homemade peanut sauce. Ummm, PB, ok I’ll have one. I couldn’t stop myself. For dessert I had a wonderful apple pie crumble that my boss’s wife made. It tasted absolutely amazing! I swear she should have her own cooking show or write a cookbook, she is a fabulous cook!! Here’s a few pictures from the BBQ.
My two girls from the office, Andrea and Michelle. (Hi Ladies!)
Here’s me shooting a bow. After seeing some of my co-workers shoot, it I’m kind of scared. I better be nicer to them.
Adorable Ollie! I love this dog, he’s so cute and well-behaved, well except that he went after the Blueberry Crumble Cake! Who can blame him? I’d do the same if I could!
I really wish I took a picture of all the food for you to see, but it’s to hard to take a picture when I was constantly filling my mouth with everything!! The party was such a great time. I want to thank my boss and his wife for having this crazy group of people over to there home. Speaking of crazy group of people. I was checking out the pictures from the party and I found a bunch of funny faces on my camera, some were kind of scary looking. It seems some people were having fun with my camera when I wasn’t around. I’d share them with you but I promised I wouldn’t!!
For this weeks recap:
I started out Monday with my newest coffee drink, Almond Joy Frappe. This drink is fantastic and I had it about 4 times this week. If you’re an Almond Joy fan you’ll love this drink!
Tuesday – Smore’s Pancake Popover Wannabe’s - These little guys will satisfy any chocolate craving you may have! I love them and I love that there guilt-free!
Wednesday – Grilled Zucchini Pizza’s – This was a huge hit for me this week. It seems a lot of people like their pizza! These tasted fantastic, are easy to make and are completely healthy!! My Husband who hates zucchini loved these and I asked him if can I make them again and he said yup!! Yah!!
Thursday - Italian Grilled Shrimp Kabob’s – These were nice and quick to make, that paired well with the zucchini pizza. My Husband loved them and he at 3/4′s of a pound of them.
Friday - Taco Burgers – I love these burgers, there easy to make and seem to be a real crowd pleaser. If you like taco’s you’ll be sure to love these burgers.
Saturday - California Chicken Sandwich – This is my favorite go to sandwich. It’s healthy, hearty and loaded with lots of flavor. This is great to make with leftover chicken.
Not only during the week do I like to create my own recipes but I also like to create some of yours. There are so many talented bloggers out there that make so many wonderful recipes that I feel they deserve recognition too. I honestly wish I had the time to make everyone’s recipes, but I can’t, but I do try. I have so many recipes bookmarked that I want to try. This week Baker Street made a fabulous M&M’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake that I just had to make. I saw it and I knew I must make it immediately!! Sure enough, that evening I did and let me tell you holy chocolate chips does it taste good!!!! I made it for my Husband to take to work and everyday he has taken a slice. He loved it and he loved the change-up for this weeks sweet treat! See normally I make him traditional chocolate chip cookies, but this week I thought why not make cake? Cake is always good and it’s always a happy surprise when someone makes it for you.
I didn’t change the recipe at all, the only thing I did was use Peanut Butter M&M’s and used a Spring-form Cake Pan because I couldn’t find my round cake pans. Other than that the recipe is the same. If you’re a chocolate chip cookie fan you must make this cake. No it’s not healthy, but it is so good and makes for a tasty treat!! I crumbled some of it up and put it in my frozen yogurt. Baker Street is a wonderful blog full of different kinds of bake goods. Baker Street has step by step how to make bread, every Monday is Muffin Monday, which I love and throughout the week she throws in a surprise recipe, like this cake. I love her blog and I highly recommend you check it out. Speaking of checking out, look at how my cake turned out!! Don’t you just want a slice?
Wow, this was a fun week, with my work BBQ, new recipe creations and cake, that I look forward to seeing what next week brings. It’s birthday week, meaning I think everyday this week should be full of fun and surprises!! So celebrate with me, and do something fun everyday!!!!
I hope you have a wonderful rest of the weekend!!
I can’t get enough of frozen yogurt I just had to share it with you again! I have made this everyday, matter in fact I have one in the freezer right now!! Yum!