Monday, May 24, 2010

here I am!

LOOK at these yummies! they are Cannolis from the new Hungry Girl cook book. I've been dying to make them and finally yesterday I did. YOu know how usually when you make something out of a cookbook, it never comes out looking like the picture in the book? Well these do! They look exactly like the ones in the book! and they are OHHHH SOOO GOOD!!

Want me to share the recipe? They are only 3 points each too. Ok.. heres the recipe.
Holy Moly Cannoli Cones:
1 cup plus 2 tbsps fat free ricotta cheese
2/3 cup coolwhip free, thawed
2-1/2 tbsps splenda no calorie sweetener (granulated)
1 tbsp sugar free , fat free vanilla instant pudding mix ( I used 2 Tbsps)
1 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tbsp mini choc chips... ( I used 2 tbsps)
6 sugar cones (like the kind by keebler)
Directions:
place all ingredients except choc chips and sugar cones in a medium bowl. Using a handheld electric mixer set to high speed, mix untill fully combined and fuffy. Fold in half the chips.
Transfer mixture to a large plastic bag, squeezing it down toward one bottom corner of the bag. snip off with scissors, so that you have a makeshift piping bag. Gently squeeze the ricotta mixture into the cones. Sprinkle the remaining chips on tops.
eat and enjoy!
Im telling you, they are really good!
I have been working on some crafting this weekend. I was on call again, but still had time to play. I finished my little gifties for the girls that I'll be going to Niagara with. Cant wait to go!!! Only 10 more days ! I'm so looking forward to relaxing and creating with some sweet bloggy gal pals! These two pics are sneak peeks of what I made for them. I still need to make my big swappy thing. Just as soon as I figure out what it will be! lol!
This next pic is a bunny pinkeep that I made for my friend Cindy (thimbleprins). She was in my bunny swap, but her partner never sent her anything. Cindy had made the sweetest doll holding a bunny for her partner and was so disappointed not to get anything back. I just had to make something special for her. I hope shes recieved it by now! I dont know whats going on with swaps lately, but I've heard quite a few girls complain about not recieving things back from their partners. thats so unfair. Anyways, I hope Cindy likes this.


I finally started buying my flowers tonight. I ended up buying 6 hanging baskets from the amish. This was the first time Ive stopped to look at their plants. They were really nice and only 10.00 a basket! Great price. I've looked at two other places that I normally buy from and theirs were between 15.00 and 30.00 per basket. I feel like I got a great deal. I still need to buy all the flowers for my pots and window boxes. Hopefully by this weekend I'll be done planting, then I'll take some pics to show yas.
I was like superwoman tonight. I got out of work at 5:00, ran into tops to pick up a few things, stopped and bought the flowers, came home put the flowers in their new home spots and had dinner (last nights left overs), did the dishes, went for a 2 mile bike ride (two miles isnt so far on a bike really) and then went for an hour walk with a few girlfriends and was back home by 8:30!
Now.. I'm pooped, so in the shower I go and then off to bed!
sweet dreams little bloggy friends!

12 comments:

jen said...

Ok Superwoman send some of that over here please!!! OOh wow $10 baskets? that's a steal!

luvs and glitter
~jen

Maija said...

Yummy everything!!!

Creative Breathing said...

Sweet Dreams Wonder Woman! When I visited my daughter this weekend, and she took me shopping, she told me that she learned in culinary school that the only foods you need to eat are on the outside perimeter of the grocery store. Everything in the center isles is not healthy for you. We spent most of our car ride in the country discussing your amazing weight loss and how fascinated I was by the photos of your meals. You prepared everything which is the key I think. Amazing. You are Superwoman and super inspiring! E

Katsui Jewelry said...

Viv,
How does this Hungry Girl keep from eating all of them? They look wonderful! each day I think I am inching closer to Weight Watchers...just not in control of eating at all!

You have done so well..."nothing takes as good as thin feels". Heard that one from Miss Maija!

Hugs,
Suz

Jingle said...

Oh, those cannolis look amazing!!! I so love Hungry Girl! Your pin keep is so fantastic! What a beautiful gift!!!

Julie Ann said...

Yummm- those look delish!!! What darling projects, too!! Great find on those flowers :)

Julie said...

Adorable craft projects...but no pics of the hanging baskets??? Those cones look too good to be guilt free though!

Susan said...

Omg! I'm going to have to try this recipe. They sure look good.

Love the pinkeep, your so creative. Always love to see what your up to.

jenneroni said...

Lets go see the amish this weekend...I need flowers for my balcony.

Kai said...

What a PRETTY dessert! And I bet it's as delicious as it is nice to look at! Thank you for the 'how-to!' Goooooood deal on the baskets! And the pinkeep? Cindy will be thrilled! (Note: I'm getting worried about Cindy! No blog posts for awhile so I emailed her. No answer. Have you heard from her? Let me know, okay?) I'm excited for you getting to go on that trip! You KNOW we'll want BUNCHES of pictures! LOVE YOU, VIV!

Sandy Michelle said...

Eeek the goodies look cute! Can't WAIT to see you in a week!

Sandy xox

Persuaded said...

hey girlie... nice cannolis;-)

and can i ask which amish nursery did you get your flowers from? the one on the ridge by any chance? i got a couple of baskets of petunias, but they're just not enough, if you know what i mean.