Killing the Peanut butter beast

Well I have been back to my old fiend. The jar of peanut butter. I have a big spoonful and slowly enjoy the flavor.

Cheap, sweet and when only eating 2 tablespoons is not that big of a deal when it comes to carb count. The problem ….it has gone from one spoon to 4 spoons yesterday! This is way to much!! Too much sugar creeping back in and I have felt the nasty consequences already. I have been “hungry” and making several trips to the kitchen looking for food. Now I put hungry in quote marks because it is NOT true hunger. It is just due to my body wanting that sugar fix again. And to top it off, last night I woke up in a cold sweat, blood sugar flux??? I think so.

So today its time to beat this monster back to its place, under the bed with a steel bed skirt, I am going to fight it with FAT!!! Every time that little sucker rears it’s head I’m going to feed it some fatty meat. Not going to worry about calorie count today, not going to worry about how long it’s been since I last ate. It’s all about Battle! I going to the Mattresses on this one. I got my war paint on…and it’s bacon grease!

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Violence at a pizza buffet

Well I did a bad, bad, thing. Well it wasn’t really that bad. The bad part is I ate too much. I didn’t stop my self when I was full, but kept going until I was stuffed. That’s the bad part.

Hubby and I went out last night, something we don’t get to do very often. We just went out for pizza, a pizza buffet. Now buffets are a big no-no for  people  because they make over eating way too easy. Well I’m not special. I ate way too much. I ate mine and my neighbors fair share of pizza last night. I put plenty of red pepper flakes on each “slice” that I ate. Wanted all the heat I could handle.

Now this buffet was a little different, you didn’t even have to go up and fight people at the “bar” to get the good stuff. Why do those extra little steps between bites, they bring hot pies around calling out the names and you just make eye contact and they will give you as many slices as you want. They will even make you a whole pie just for your table. They had a little chart on the table listing what each standard pizza had on it, and if the one that they were passing around was a little different they would say so.

They had lots of desert pizzas as well, hubby had those. I tried all the meat pizzas they passed around. I tried a Bacon chicken ranch, was pretty good. Instead of sauce they used ranch dressing, word of caution, ranch dressing stays hotter longer than pizza sauce!

With all the processed meat, cheese, and I don’t even want to think about the salt, the scale is up 2 pounds this morning. Belly was protesting all the food last night. I’m a bloated mess this morning! My nose is even swollen! So water will be my best friend today. I went over on my carbs yesterday. I have not idea how much, but I would think no more than 40.

I did leave a plate of crusts on the table.

Pizza skinning, a violent act of a low carb life style!

due to the extreme nature of the subject no pics will be shown 8)

Faygo Cupcakes

My daughter found this recipe on the net some where…she really likes the soda Faygo…and she knows I like to bake  so she sent this to me to try.

1 1/2 c self rising flour

1 1/4 c all-purpose flour

2 sticks butter

2 c sugar

4 lg eggs room temp

1/2 c milk whole (i used 2%)

1/2 20 oz bottle of Faygo soda I used grape  says grape red or orange works best

1 small pk of jello in the same flavor

1 tsp vanilla

Heat oven 350* line 24 cupcake with liners.

In a small bowel combine flours and set aside. In a large bowel cream butter with an electric mixer until smooth. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs on at a time, beating well. Add the dry ingredients in three parts alternating with the milk and vanilla and soda. With each addition beat until incorporated but do not overbeat. Using rubber spatula to scrape down sides of the bowel. Spoon into cupcake liners, filling about 3/4 full and bake for 20 mins or until done.

Now I got 24 cupcake liners full and have some left over, so I got 36 out of mine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total bake time in my oven was 20 mins.

They turned out so light and springy! My taste-testers said they were awesome! I took a dozen with me to a family get together last night and they were hit hard! Everyone really enjoyed them. When they found out they were grape they gave a sceptical look, but after the first bite, just looks of joy.

Going to try a peach and orange flavor combo next time. A play on a fuzzy navel. Maybe with a cream cheese based frosting with a little peach schnaps and orange peel mixed in.

NOT LOW CARB FRIENDLY!!!!! 8)

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