But, then it happened. That's right. My birthday.
J got me food from California Pizza Kitchen for my birthday dinner and then of course, there was cake. There's always cake.
|Southern Caramel Cake from Shyndigz
Trust me, it was so worth failing the challenge for.
- I can make pretty much anything from scratch. It allows me to know EXACTLY what my family is eating, lets me manipulate the ingredients to our needs and is rather cost effective. It's something I will continue to do.
- We are done buying packaged snacks, other than pretzels, popcorn, dried fruits and nuts. I can make granola bars. I can make cookies and muffins. I can even make potato, tortilla and pita chips (not that we ever eat them). The people in my house are just going to have to fall in line with that one.
- The kids will eventually get on board. They liked quite a bit of what I made during the challenge. But, they also hated quite a bit of it. That's just kids being kids. If they are hungry enough, they will eat what I put in front of them.
- This is my new favorite recipe - Three-Ingredient Chocolate Bars.
- Sugar is everywhere. It can be avoided but it's hard. And what about things like GU that I use when I workout? I know what works for my stomach and I'm not about to switch that up.
- Tea with honey is not the same as coffee with cream and sugar. Not even close.
The green skirt is part of my costume for the Disney Princess Half. The Power Bands are just to add a little sparkle in my life. Oh, and to make my kids wicked jealous. Seriously, I had a near mutiny on my hands when I told them that they were mine.