bad day today
I just weighed myself this morning……
I am not waiting until New Year’s Eve to
join Weight Watchers.
I have been enjoying the holidays WAY TOO MUCH !!!!
I talked to Becky about my “what ifs”
with joining W.W. and she was impatient with me.
what if the weather is bad and I am afraid to go because of walking
on ice or snow and falling….
she thought that I was trying to think of excuses not to go.
I don’t think that was my point….maybe….
I don’t know.
I don’t want to let her down,
but I don’t want to pay $43 a month for the next 2 years
while I am losing weight.
I feel like I can do this myself.
I don’t know….
I am afraid that I will be going good and then we will have a blizzard
and I will lose my “mojo” so to speak.
I just don’t want to make her mad.
She had a bad day yesterday being short of sleep and all.
Do it for me keeps chiming in my head.
My whole life right now is everyone BUT me.
maybe I will….
PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE SQUARES
Becky just told me that she wanted to join Weight Watchers and did I want to go….. We decided that we would join on December 31st and go to the one in Round Lake on Monday mornings at 10am. hmm…. not my idea but goodness knows it sure wouldn’t hurt me to join. I am trying to remember the reasons why I failed that last time I went to Weight Watchers in Grayslake. The meetings became so big and the chairs were so uncomfortable…. I am not even mentioning how intrusive it was to my lifestyle. I am concerned about the weather turning snowy and scary. I remember going to Weight Watchers in Lake Geneva 20 years ago when I lost 161 pounds. I went religiously every week, no matter what. Rain or shine….snow or sleet…. I never missed. Maybe the weather will be mild again this winter and it will work for me. Dad can always take me…. he could hang out at the body shop and wait for me if necessary. It certainly would be nice and close. It is over behind Kohl’s and by the post office. I have to remember that someday I will have more of a life than I have right now. If I start now, maybe in 2 years or so…. I could be where I want to be, weight-wise. I am focusing on eating like a fool until December 31st now …. probably not a good way to look at it :)
- Glühwein from Magnolia Days
- Cookies-n-Cream Cocktails from The Urban Mrs
- Cranberry Fizz from Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
- Rosemary Orange Punsch from Galactopdx
- Candy Cane Martini from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Raspberry Hot Chocolate from Momma’s Meals
- Chocolate Peppermint Eggnog from The Daily Dish Recipes
- Jamaican Sorrel from The Lovely Pantry
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Spoons from Chocolate Moosey
- Gingerbread Hot Chocolate from Cravings of a Lunatic
- Homemade Eggnog from Flour on my Face
- Moroccan Mint Tea from MarocMama
- Cherry Bomb from Noshing with the Nolands
- Wassel from There And Back Again
- Cranberry Sparkler Mocktail from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Pomegranate Cosmo from Supper For A Steal
- Poinsettia Mimosas from Big Bear’s Wife
- Egg Cream for Adults from Fast Food to Fresh Food
- Mulled Wine: Spiked and Steamy from Daddy Knows Less
- Hot Chocolate Party from Pippi’s in the Kitchen Again
- Poinsettia Cocktails from The Catholic Foodie
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- Cheese Ball Wreath from The Meltaways
- Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tarts from My Catholic Kitchen
- Prosciutto Goat Cheese Rolls with Fig Preserves and Arugula from Shockingly Delicious
- Muenster and Spinach Pinwheels from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Drunk Moose Meatballs from The Foodie Army Wife
- Smoked Salmon Blinis with Cranberry-Spiced Feta from Chattering Kitchen
- Sticky Wholegrain Mustard & Ginger Cocktail Sausages from girlichef
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“This recipe comes from Mom’s very old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook,” You know the one ,the binder, with the plaid oil-cloth print cover. It’s been a mainstay in most homes since it first printed in the early 1950s.
Genuine Mexican vanilla adds wonderful depth of flavor to all your holiday cookies. Available at Lehman’s in Kidron, Ohio and on Lehmans.com.
Although these cookies take a little time to form, they’re worth it. They’re light and flavorful, with a rich taste, courtesy of the almond extract and vanilla. Try them with hot cocoa for a perfect holiday treat.
Ingredients 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 tsp almond extract 1 tsp vanilla 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp red food coloring 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy 1/2 cup granulated sugar
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix thoroughly butter, shortening, confectioners’ sugar, egg and flavorings. Blend in flour and salt. Divide dough in half; blend food coloring into one half.
Shape 1 teaspoon dough from each half into 4-inch rope. For smooth, even ropes, roll them back and forth on lightly floured board. Place ropes side by side; press together lightly and twist. Complete cookies one at a time. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Curve top down to form handle of candy cane.
USA made for over 150 years, our peppermint ribbon candy is almost too pretty to eat. Available at Lehman’s in Kidron, Ohio or at http://www.lehmans.com.
Bake about 9 minutes or until set and very light brown. Mix candy and granulated sugar. Immediately sprinkle cookies with candy mixture; remove from baking sheet.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.