Sunday, February 8, 2009

Slim-down Sundays : My style

In honor of this slim down Sunday, I baked a batch of brownies from scratch. :-)

I suspended my weigh in until next week...this sista is seriously bloated and needs to start her period. I have been doing quite well considering. The past three days, I have been able to run four miles outside each day. It has felt wonderful! Have I mentioned I heart running?! I have also been consciously reaching for healthy snacks instead of junk.

Anyway, back to the brownies. I will probably have one after dinner. Our cookies are all gone and with no money left in our budget for another week, I needed to think something up. We love brownies but I rarely ever make them from scratch...they are always from a box. So, my little man helped me add all of the ingredients together. He even cracked the eggs himself! After we were done and they were baking in the oven, I thought, "If I buy boxed mixes at the store, why can't I just make them up for myself?" So, that's just what I did. I added all of the dry ingredients together into a bag, labeled it, and put it away for sometime next week. All it needs is the eggs, vanilla, and butter. Quick, easy, and inexpensive.

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Rebecca said...


Yep, yep, yep. Make your own mix! You can do it with cornbread, pizza dough, pancakes/waffles, cookies, many things!

John said...

I can see how cornbread, pizza dough, pancakes/waffles or cookies could be used to make brownies (granted cornbread is a bit of a stretch), but are you sure about the rice-a-roni?