Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Shameless, That's Me!

So, I found out yesterday that the shape of my scones are wrong. My friend, author Gini Koch, happens to be a connoisseur of the scone and tells me that they're round like a cookie. You just drop the dough on a cookie sheet and let it puff up and bake in more interesting shapes then making a big blob like a giant cookie and then slicing it like a pizza. I couldn't have been more shocked to find out she knew how to bake something (She isn't what we'd call someone who likes to cook or bake, but I love her anyway).

And here's a shameless book plug for her. "Touched by an Alien" is an awesome book and "Alien Tango", which releases on December 7th, is even BETTER! It's all about the 'Gators, baby! So get them and read them. *shameless book plug is now over* (Thanks for the scone advice, oh awesome one!)

Now I can't wait to make scones again, which is why they're in my Christmas Baking line-up. Because, yes I am sick, and have already planned out what I'm baking this year. I'm as bad as 3ft when it comes to Christmas excitement.

I'm pleased to report that I did do crunches and push ups yesterday. I was going to break out my Wii but by the time I got 3ft and Mr. Grumpybutt settled down and in bed, I was so exhausted after another early morning, I just sank into the couch and there I stayed until my husband woke me up to go to bed.

Today, the Wii will be used. I promise.

--Previous Day Tracking --

Exercise - crunches and push ups.

Healthy Lifestyle - Day 99

Only Water - Day 94

Total Pounds Lost - 38.3

Breakfast - bowl of FiberOne Honey Clusters w/ homemade Almond Milk and a Cranberry Almond Scone (I had to try them after all)
Morning Snack - (was at the doctors)
Lunch - McDonalds Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad w/out cheese
Mid-Afternoon Snack -1/2 peanut butter and banana sandwich
Dinner - Chicken w/ mushrooms and peas over whole wheat spaghetti pasta

Total Day Calories - 1155


Turkey said...

I grew up with my mom making Christmas breads. The house would be filled with the aroma of zucchini bread, banana bread, and even fruit cake. (Which I didn't like because she used those brightly colored candied fruit.. bleh!) I do pretty much the same. Z.Bread, Pumpkin bread, Fruit cake (with REAL dried fruit) and banana bread. For cookies, I make snickerdoodles. Another tradition I got from mom. :)

Don't forget to Wii today!! *snicker*

Lisa Dovichi said...

My mother was not a baker. If she couldn't buy it from a store we didn't have it. LOL We made cookies.. that was about it.

My mom doesn't know "Where I came from". She says I'm a better mom than she was and that all this stay at home mom homemaker stuff was never her thing and she can't figure out where I got it from or how I got so good at it.. LOL

Yes, the Wii, I mustn't forget it. :D It's already going to yell at me for neglecting it for so long!

Gini Koch said...

Erm, I appreciate the shout outs and all, but I think the baking's gone to your head..."Alien Tango" releases Dec. 7th, 2010, and "Alien in the Family" releases April 5th, 2011.

I think you owe me extra scones (looking proper and all) for the mix-up. Just sayin'... ;-D

Lisa Dovichi said...

I fixed it. I fixed it. Sheesh.

You'll get your scones, Woman!

Amber Scott said...

I already have my cookies for Christmas planned too. I burn dinner but I'll make your mouth water with my baking!
Awesome plug!!!!!