First, the baby part. I was asked to design the invitations for a Halloween baby shower! (Okay, I offered when I heard about it but they took me up on the offer so that's almost the same! *grin*) The theme of the shower is Boo Crew so I took inspiration from the invite that they found where they loved the wording of but not the design...
They also found this idea (which I am totally stealing if a miracle baby ever happens):
Now for the balls. LOL
With my tummy issue, any time I eat anything with chocolate in it, my tummy hurts. A lot. Thankfully, I am not one of those girls that HAS to have chocolate every day. In fact, most of the time I will pass up chocolate for something else. I know. I'm not normal. I have no idea what part of chocolate is the issue but knowing it makes my stomach hurt makes me WANT it. Gotta love human nature. :)
Well, I had a chocolate Larabar last week and I didn't have an issue. It was really good, too! The main ingredients were dates, cocoa powder, walnuts, and coconut... that's it. But since they are too expensive, imho, I found a recipe online to make. :) This is the recipe I found and tried to tonight.
O. M. F. G. So good!
I really need to get a good food processor, though, to replace the wimpy little 3-cup one I have and hate. But even with the big nuts in my balls (*stifles giggle*), these are amazing! I made them into balls instead of bars, though, because a whole bar was actually too rich for me and this shape was easier to make and store.
For dinner tonight, I made a grilled ham (nitrite-free, of course) and Colby sandwich on bread I made yesterday with just some raw vegetables sprinkled with a touch of salt and pepper. My bread ended up being so tall that I had to cut the sandwich into 6ths! This was such a simple yet satisfying meal which was perfect for my last meal before Hubbyman comes home tomorrow.
I was kind of naughty last night for dinner but I make no apologies for it! I present to you.... cheddar-filled bacon-wrapped dates!
|I don't like my bacon overly crispy :P|
Cheddar-filled Bacon-wrapped Dates
- 6 slices of bacon (I used uncured bacon), cut into thirds
- 18 dates, pitted
- 18 pieces of Cheddar, cut into pieces that are 1/4" x 1"
- Preheat oven to 350. Line cookie sheet with a sheet of aluminum foil.
- Put a piece of cheese in the pit slit of the date. Wrap with a 1/3 slice of bacon, overlapping at the bottom. Put the date, seam side down, on the cookie sheet. Repeat for all the dates.
- Bake 20-25 minutes for less crispy bacon, longer if you like your bacon cooked more.
I am going to make these again but with the bleu cheese I picked up tonight. :D