Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Christmas Treats

My family across the country certainly enjoyed all of the time that I spend perusing blogs! I made Peppermint Marshmallows and homemade Hot Cocoa Mix that I found on Little Birdie Secrets and used gift tags found on Tricia-Rennea Art!

I also made half of an English Toffee Recipe I found on Tip Junkie, but I ate most of it before I could get it bagged up to send--oooooops! So don't tell my family, but I only sent one person toffee!

Actually, I made it for me (and I didn't get any pics because I snarfed it down so fast) and as an afterthought, I sent it to my sister-in-law because she said she wanted some!

By the way, what kind of person on Weight Watchers makes themselves English Toffee? I think I may have brain damage... Toffee is butter and white sugar covered in chocolate. BIG no-no's on WW!

All I know is that I used every single flex point allocated to me that week. By the way, I've lost 18.4 lbs in two months! Even with all the toffee!

Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Getting back on track here folks... Here's what their treats looked like!

14 comments:

Annikke said...

I am glad you are back! I haven't been around much lately but now life is starting to calm down for me -- so here I am to bug you again!

Brandy said...

See that's exactly why I haven't started...it would have been torture to make it but not be able to eat it.

At least that's my excuse now.

Michaela said...

I quit WW right before the holidays - could stand the pressure. Did pretty good though with out it - I didn't gain anything, but I didn't lose anything either :(

LadyStyx said...

Oh my, those do look scrumptious!

Dr. Wifey said...

way to go on the 18.4 lbs!!!! i gotta get myself back on that wagon....not even going to look at the pics of the snacks :)

drewmark19 said...

Everyone has to indulge here and there...otherwise, I think it's too tempting to give up. Congratulations on losing over 18 pounds! I too have started watching what I'm eating a little over a week ago. I've lost 5 pounds. I haven't done WW, but I'm seriously considering it. (Need that accountability.)

BTW, thanks for stopping by my site. I am one of Angie's sisters. She comes from a family of 5 kids so you'll see us all show up on her blog here and there. We actually started blogging at the same time. I am not as near committed as she is. There's just no time. :)

Oh, and I wanted to let you know, I love your blog name! Glad I didn't have to take that class in school. Me thinks I would have failed. So cool that you are an opera singer. Sounds like you are one multi-talented lady!

Have a great day!

mommaof4wife2r said...

ok, and why did i not get any??? seriously! ok, you see that i need ww, but am refusing to do it. fine, i'll look into it!

mommaof4wife2r said...

ok, and why did i not get any??? seriously! ok, you see that i need ww, but am refusing to do it. fine, i'll look into it!

Crazy Momma said...

One word: YUM!

Aubrey said...

Way to go on the weight loss! Whoo-hoo! I hope I can say I lost that much at my 2 month mark!
Tips? Advice?

Kat said...

Congrats on your weight loss! That is just wonderful...and to do that during the Christmas season...wonderful!

I so need to get on a program. Because the procrastination and apathy plan isn't exactly working.

onawa said...

hi you! Thanks so much for making us feel so special!!! LOVE THE TOFFEE!!! It's so good and i can tell it's low fat and sugar free! ha! The marshmallows are so good and pretty! I ate one alone, haven't tried the coco yet....when the package came I thought everything was dirty, but it was just the coco. There was a rip in the bag so it got on everything...was even INSIDE the marshmallow bag! But I cleaned it all up! Not too much was lost. E's heart purse was the worst, I have to wash it before i give it to her. She loved her necklace and earings and candy! Thanks for the lovely xmas/valentine gift! You're so thougthtful!!! LOVE YOU!

Lula! said...

Homemade marshmallows impress the heck out of me. Seriously.

Anonymous said...

My kids will so freakin' love these marshmallows, they might kiss your feet for finding them for me! ;)