Sunday, November 20, 2011
Pumpkin Protein Biscotti Bars
3 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cups instant nonfat dry milk
1 1/2 cups Bob's Red Mill TVP (textured vegetable protein)
4 scoops vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon Saigon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup egg whites (refrigerated Egg Beater brand)
1/2 cup sugar free Pumkin Pie Spice coffee syrup (such as DaVinci or Torani)
1/2 cup sugar free Pancake coffee syrup (Davinci brand)
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup apple cider
1 cup craisins
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a 10x 14 baking dish by spraying with nonstick spray. By hand, mix all ingredients in a very large Tupperware bowl until well blended. Pour into baking dish spreading to edges and smoothing top. Bake 30 minutes or until top is dry and edges are lightly golden. Remove from oven and cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely. Cut into 24 bars. Place on a cookie sheet with each bar on it's side and bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool and store in a well-sealed container or freeze.
1st edit: I forgot that to make nice-looking 'biscotti' you need to trim the outside edges too so they will all be uniform and face upward for the 2nd baking. After putting these in the oven the first time I reviewed my other (Almond Protein Biscotti in the sidebar listing) one and found that in that one I did the 2nd baking 20 minutes. For an experiment I'm going to bake 10 minutes on each side. A little more fussing but it might give me more crisp edges.
From the side trimmings I tasted (hey, I couldn't let them go to waste!) these are going to be very satisfying! Might even have to go all out and do the little bit of melted white chocolate coating. I have been saving my last two Amber Lyn's sugar free white chocolate bars just for something special. http://www.amberlynchocolatestore.com/build-a-box-p/build-a-box.htm
2nd edit: These turned out so tasty that I have ordered another box of sugar free white chocolate. I love having that backup for projects like this. Though...the biscotti aren't crunchy like I'd hoped and remembered. Guess they should have a longer bake time both times. Oh well, they are yummy and very filling for the calories! Win/Win!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Friday I'll be joining friends from Sugar Pie Farmhouse in wearing purple to commemorate the too-short life of a sweet baby girl who was the daughter of another member of that community. Her family will be holding the memorial service that morning and hopefully the whole room will be awash in purple. Since I'm not very technologically advanced, I'll post a document here of a little tag I'm going to print and wear to work that day too in case any others from the message board would like to do the same.
Friday, August 19, 2011
The first person to hold her hand was her daddy. And soon he will take her hand and place it in the hand of her fiance...
Sweet baby days and dressing up in pretty pinks....
Her first big ceremony was her baptism day. With her godparents, Greg and Doreen Takisaki, praying for her and us...
Loved, loved, loved by her great-grandma Gertrude. Oh how that woman loved her grand- and great-grand babies. I miss her so much and know she will be watching from heaven as Elizabeth marries her love, Eric.
Her first big white gown was her white baptismal gown...Elizabeth with Grandma and Grandpa Noyes who will be there to watch as she marries.
And Gammy and Papa Spradley who will be there watching too.
And for fun...Chris Phelps who was the alter boy at our wedding and came to support us as we baptised Elizabeth and just this past year has become a daddy himself to his sweet little Grace.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Also, I'm going to try to upload a copy of the idea board we made from wonderful wedding photos on the internet.
Molly’s Wedding To-Do Timeline
Make timeline for to-do lists
Make organza flowers (Thank you Amy for sewing the beads!)
Sew Table Runners
Order Dinner Napkins
Hem wedding dress/ arrange for bustle (bet this is not going to happen this month)
Make tissues of joy packets
Make table number signs
Construct Bridesmaid’s Bouquets
Construct Silk Boutonnières (no longer a project...they will be fresh purchased by Eric's mom)
Begin Pom Balls (16)
Plant Catering Garden (basil, tomato, zucchini)
Plant marigolds for aisle bumpers
Construct Photo Booth wall (started)
Enlarge top on alter podium, paint white
Paint Couple Facts picture frames
Paint Candy Bar/buffet frames
Bake cookies and freeze
Assemble napkin/flatware bundles (started)
Begin buying fresh candy (create list for labels)
Sew Bridesmaid’s Swag Bags---oops, hope they don't read this
Table centerpieces for cake table, welcome table, buffet
Buy Sparklers (Elizabeth and Eric did this)
Create ribbon streamers for pavilion
Papel Picado banners for pavilion
Buy food at Costco (beverages, Eric's family is having catering done by Trezzi Farms...is that not extremely generous?!)
Finalize food team plans and create lists
Finalize décor team plans and create lists
Prep, pack, label boxes and instructions for transport to venue (started)
Assemble emergency kits (garments, bathrooms, décor installation) (started)
Begin selling wedding items