Thursday things...

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Another week is flying by - here are a few random things...

Tonight we are taking dinner to some friends who recently had a baby. So, last night I put together chicken enchiladas for them (and us) and made some muffins. Feels great to know tonight's dinner is already made and just needs to be put in the oven..!! I made this recipe for the muffins, with my own adjustments of course.. And they turned out pretty dang good, I was impressed!! :)

[Gluten Free] Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
from Shugary Sweets

2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large bananas, mashed
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
6 oz vanilla greek yogurt
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate morsels

In a large mixing bowl, beat honey, agave nectar, egg, vanilla and banana until blended. Add flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt and yogurt. Beat for 1-2 minutes until fully combined. Fold in chocolate morsels.

Grease cupcake tin with nonstick baking spray. Spoon batter into each tin (about 1/4 cup). Bake in a 350 degree oven for 18-20 minutes. For mini, muffins, bake 11-13 minutes. Remove and cool on wire rack. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for later use.

**I made the following changes:
I didn't have agave, so I used a 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
Gluten-free flour mix (instead of all-purpose/whole wheat flour) + guar gum
I just realized it calls for vanilla greek yogurt, I used plain

We recently took some newborn/family pictures for some friends of ours.
She surprised me with a sweet necklace as a thank you and it just made my day. It was so thoughtful and unexpected, including a little 'T' for my special little guy.  
Speaking of that little guy... 

This week he's been on a major 'dad-kick'.. As soon as the Mr. gets home from work, he wants picked up by dad.. We were grilling steaks for dinner last night and as soon as the Mr. would go out to the grill, Tyson would whine/cry that dad left him.. This morning when we went to get him up, he only wanted pick up by dad.. When I hold him, he reaches out for dad to take him..
Hmmm.. :( I'm sure it's a phase and I'm trying not to take it personal, but...!! Is this normal?! Or does my son already think I'm not cool.. :) Please tell me I'm not the only one...?!?!

Hope you're having a great week. The weekend is almost here!!


  1. First of all, that recipe sounds so good! I will definitely be trying that! And second, that necklace is gorgeous!!! Where did she get it? I would love one with an M on it :)

    1. Yeah!! She got the necklace from the Etsy shop 'Beautiful As You'.. I love wearing my Little's initial!! :)