Friday, October 22, 2010

Orange Zest and Pumpkin.

I've been baking.

I perfected my cranberry scones recipe. They turned out so delicious. I added some orange zest because on one of my cooking shows they said that orange zest really brings out the flavor of cranberries. So, I threw some in and voila, it was absolutely the best cranberry scone I ever ate. See how my cooking show addiction has paid off. I also had some pumpkin in the fridge leftover from the pumpkin pie muffins that I didn't want to go bad so I threw together a quick off the cuff pumpkin scones recipe. They actually turned out really good.

I have two scone lovers in my life: my friend Nunan (who I owe scones too because her mailperson ate her birthday present *grr face* since she never got her original batch) and my friend Gini Koch, author of the Alien Series, and since Alien Tango (the second book in the series) is releasing soon (December 7th, btw -- buy her book it's GREAT!) I thought I'd send them both some cranberry and pumpkin scones. I certainly don't want them living at my house and trying their siren's call on me. I love the baking, I think, more than I love the eating. Weird, right?

I've also got all the ingredients for Honey Cinnamon Swirled Cinnamon Bread which the Bajaffe (Amy Mullis) won in the giveaway so I shall be baking bread today to ship off to the lucky winner tomorrow. The Zebra (Angie Mansfield), the other winner, is waiting until she can torment some children with baked goods before placing her order. I knew I loved that girl!

This new trend of Mr. Grumpybutt not taking his naps has got to stop. He's only 9 months old for crying out loud and he still needs them. Not to mention I NEED them so I can get my workouts in at a decent hour. It doesn't really affect my push ups (mores the pity) and crunches but I think I'm going to have to start to get creative on the Wii stuff. I guess it'll be a HUGE workout to hold his 20+ pounds while I do the Wii Fit Free Step (my back is already groaning in protest). I don't know, I'm going to have to figure something out. Anyone got any ideas? Other than working out after the kids go to bed which, I guess, if another solution doesn't present itself is going to have to be my go to plan.

--Previous Day Tracking --

Exercise - 30 minute walk, 300 crunches, and 70 push ups.

Healthy Lifestyle - Day 136

Only Water - Day 131

Total Pounds Lost - 50.2

Breakfast - bowl of FiberOne Raisin Bran Clusters w/ homemade Almond Milk
Morning Snack - FiberOne Granola Bar
Lunch - scallops and cream corn quinoa
Mid-Afternoon Snack - 1/2 peanut butter sandwich and cranberry scone
Dinner - scrambled eggs, hash browns, and a pumpkin scone


Turkey said...

Did GB just go through a growth spurt? Is he popping teeth? Also, he might be moving to one nap/ day. Those scones sound nummy!!

lyratorres said...

Your blog sounds and looks so yummy. My husband and I are trying to eat healthier. So I'm definitely putting this blog on my list to read.

Lisa Dovichi said...

Turkey girl -- he's actually cutting 3 teeth all at the same time. The two top ones and one of the front bottom ones. I figure that's why he's not sleeping as well. I'll be glad when they come in. :D And as to the scones.. trust me, they are. If you want the cranberry recipe one give me a holla (I'm so street) and I'll send it over. :D

lyratorres -- welcome aboard. I'm so excited to have you join the adventures. Any recipes you see that I haven't posted give me a buzz and I'll send them right over. I'm so happy you and your husband are doing the healthy living choice. It's a lot of fun and "melting" isn't half bad either. Also if you have questions, want to vent, or anything drop me a line: and I'll be happy to answer to the best of my ability or "listen"!!

Gini Koch said...

Where's my goodies, woman? LOL

BTW, try having GB in a snuggly or backpack when doing the Wii stuff. Might be easier on your back and that way he's involved.

Lisa Dovichi said...

Gini -- you impatient brat. You'll get them when they get there! (how's that for profound?)

Good idea on the Grumpybutt involvement. I might give that a try.