Archive for July, 2012

Lacing for running

So I repinned this on Pinterest and tried it out today.

running shoe lacing technique

I have a problem where my toes are falling asleep when I exercise, so I tried the lacing technique that gives more room in the toe. I went for an hour long walk today and no sleeping toes! I might need a nap now, though.

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Lazy instant chocolate pudding

I know what you are thinking. What can possibly be lazier than instant chocolate pudding.

Instant chocolate pudding made in one of these.

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I have no idea why it didn’t occur to me before I read it on the back of the pudding box.

Blew my mind.

Yogurt in a crock pot

I’ve had a lot of interest in the yogurt I used in the muffins.

There are a bunch of different instructions out there but the one I used is from one of my favorite blogs:

budget bytes

I’m draining one of the jars I made with a coffee filter and a bowl to give it a more Greek yogurt texture.

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

So apparently Throws Like A Girl is turning into a food blog. Heh. Anyway, I’m constantly struggling to find things that my children will eat for breakfast. So far their favorite is ramen noodles, but that is a story for another day. Not to mention the amount of sodium makes me convulse… Anyway, today I made pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. I adapted a recipe from here:

The Frugal Girl

Who adapted her recipe from here:

Money Saving Mom

It’s like playing recipe telephone…

So here’s my version:

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

Mix the following in a large bowl:

4 eggs
1 cup of sugar
3/4 cup fat free plain yogurt
1/2 cup no sugar added applesauce
1/4 cup canola oil

In a separate bowl whisk:

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chips

Mix the dry ingredients with the wet and spoon into greased muffin cups. Bake in a 350 degree oven about 18 minutes. Makes about 36 standard size muffins.

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The major changes I made were cutting the sugar in half, replacing some of the oil with applesauce, and using yogurt instead of milk. I just happen to have a lot of yogurt because I made some yesterday! In my crockpot! 🙂

Poor neglected blog and strawberry balsamic jam

So this summer has been flying by. A trip to Memphis for my brother’s wedding, vacation bible school, a trip to Florida to visit the parents and our first trip to Disney World, all of which deserve their own posts.

So instead I’m going to write about jam. I got a big old thing of strawberries on sale and as seems to happen they were pretty ripe and needed to be used pretty quickly. So I googled and learned that making small batch jam is pretty easy. And I had all the stuff in the pantry, so I made this.

Strawberry Balsamic Jam

And it was so good! The kids loved it. We ate it on waffles.

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