First let me share this...I have gotten WAY too far from my healthy eating and am feeling it. I have sadly gained 12 pounds and am determined to get rid of them plus some. In doing so, I need to slow down, stop, cease and desist with the desserts. NO I won't stop baking but I am slowing down considerably but I need, yes need sweets and snacks. So I'm sharing one of my new favorites with you. A healthy sweet treat that requires NO BAKING or cooking of any kind.
Walnut Energy Bites
Super easy to make, one by one the ingredients go into the food processor and then you roll little balls, put them in the fridge and enjoy! See:
1 cup walnuts
1 cup (mejool dates work best)dates, pitted and halved
2 TBSP cocoa powder (I used NuNaturals Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder)
1/2 tsp raw honey (because my dates were not as sweet as usual)
Pulse the nuts in the processor, then add the dates, cocoa and honey. Process until it comes together in a sticky ball or a tube. Scoop by the tsp or two and make balls. Place in the fridge in an air tight container, these will stay good for several weeks and freeze really well too.
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I've been referring to Wade's son as Hoover in these post. Why you ask? Because he inhales all the food in the house like a vacuum cleaner. So I've been calling him Hoover. He was reading my blog, surprise! A 17 year old young man reading his pseudo step mom's blog!! Success!! Anyway, he says, "WHY don't you use my real name?"
I said, well I didn't know if you would be okay with that.
He said "I don't care"
I said "okay"
So..Hoover is Travis or Travi as his friends call him. BUT we saw a Facebook post and decided his name is now...
Potato May Bradford
The post said: What is your celebrity baby name? 1. Last vegetable you ate. 2. What month were you born in? 3. What city were in you born in?
So now we refer to him as "Potato May"
We're eating supper and Potato May (LOL) says "Dang Dawn, this food is too freakin' good, it's all your fault I'm getting fat!"
I said, "oh yeah, like I'm forcing you to eat." hahaha
He said, "well I don't want to hurt your feelings so I eat"
I said, "BUT 4 plates??!!"
He just laughs
This kid is a mess.
Wade is in the kitchen and then walking down the hall, as he goes he passes gas. Potato May giggles, I roll my eyes. He turns around "I apologize I think water gives me gas"
I laugh "everything gives you gas"
He says "oh yeah, wait until tonight I'll work you over"
I knew he was referring to gassing me out during the night, NOT something I want. But being quick on my feet or wits I said
"Oh yeah? oooh work me over baby!"
Travis very quietly gets up and leaves the room.
Wade falls out laughing and yells "GOOD NIGHT TRAVIS, WE'LL TRY TO BE QUIET!"
Poor kid, I'm busting a gut laughing. That what the kid gets for telling everyone that we are teenagers and all we do is...well you know. LOL we are old, THAT is not all we do but thanks for the compliment kid. hahahaa
Potato May and his friends are strange to say the least. Their new thing is vaping. If you're not familiar it's a box with batteries that holds a small tube with "juice". When you inhale it is vapor which can contain nicotine or not. Anyway...he says to me "my friends and I have vooping sessions at McDonald's". I said "WHAT?"
He laughs, "yeah, you know, vooping, it's when we vape while pooping."
I'm shaking my head.
Later that night he grabs his vape and heads toward the bathroom, he looks back at me and says "I'm taking my drink with me while I voop, so if I'm drinking and pooping while vaping, is it "drooping?"
LOL this kid!
This is what it looks like...(I am NOT endorsing it, just an explanation in photos)The bigger the cloud the cooler you are. SMH
On to happier subjects...LMSP has a big girl bike now! After 30 minutes she was like "I'm a pro" laughing , she's a mess. Can you guess her favorite color?!
Hiding in my files, I found a draft from LAST OCTOBER that I forgot about... man my head. Anyway, here is what I found:
**Earlier this month(March 2016) M passed away.. I picked up my morning paper, read the front page and turned, there were the obituaries, and I saw his name. He was 51. I just sat there, remembering the last time I took him home...life is but a vapor.**