Success and Failure

Success!
Last night was the last night of my 4-week Boot Camp class. My measurements were taken on 11/16 and last night, 12/3. In that time I have lost:

0.5 inches on my thighs and hips
2.75 inches on my shoulders/bust
1.5 inches on my waist
arms stayed the same

I am pumped! While I wish more came off my hips (this is where I carry my weight), I’m really happy with the results. Three days a week for a few weeks has really made a difference.And more good news…our new treadmill is being delivered next TUESDAY!!!!!

I made a popular bloggie dinner last night: spaghetti squash!
I halved the squash length-wise and baked it upside down in a pan with 1/4″ water in the bottom at 375 F for 35 minutes. I then flipped the squash right side up and baked an additional 30 minutes at 375 F. After cooking, the squash easily pulls out in strands (like spaghetti!).
Easy breezy!

To my spaghetti squash I added Classico Tomato Basil Marinara, nutritional yeast, Parmesan, red pepper flakes, and pine nuts. Deeeelicious!!!!

Failure. Failures, really.

In the December issue of Cooking Light, I found a recipe for cranberries I really wanted to make for the RD Christmas Party THIS afternoon — candied cranberries, more like.

Directions: simmer cranberries in simple syrup until tender. Roll in sugar. Serve.
Anyone can handle that, right? Wrong.

Lesson learned: can’t be watching Bride Wars AND cranberries simoltaneously.

Of this many cranberries…

I salvaged THIS many…sad.

So, I moved on to an easy recipe my friend  Katie sent me just this morning (after a speed session of grocery shopping…

Chocolate Bombs

Ingredients:
1 box chocolate cake, prepared
1 can chocolate frosting
1 bag chocolate chips
2 packages chocolate almond bark

Make cake mix as directed and let cool. Crumble cake into a large bowl and mix in frosting and chips. Roll into balls and place on a lined cookie sheet.

Melt almond bark and drizzle over balls. Cool and serve.

Disaster…

My balls didn’t form, so mine are blobs. More like AFTER a bomb has exploded. Here’s the final product:

I don’t bake or do sweets of any kind very well…can you tell?
Taste? Thumbs up! Mmm! Chocolate lovers, come in!!

I need to doll up for the party, but have a WONDERFUL Friday and start to your weekend! And seriously, the above 2 recipes are easy as pie for the average Joe…and super delicious if you’re looking for something easy!!

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