Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Week 16 Tuesday (4/22/14)

Recipe Review              

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Pecan Pie Muffins

I figured out that there are 215 calories per serving, if 10 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

I love these silicone muffin cups - cute and reusable!

         While I was looking for Ree’s recipes, I came across this recipe. I printed it out thinking that it was hers, but I was wrong. I made this and it is phenomenal. These muffins are so good.
         I learned to love pecan pie when I lived in the South. The only bad part about pecan pie is that it is soooooo rich.  The great part about these muffins is that it has that great taste but is not so sickeningly sweet. These would be a wonderful dessert.  This is a definite keeper.
Why Weight?

         Body shape is something we have heard about for years. I always wanted the hourglass shape. The tabloids always referred to Marilyn Monroe as the perfect figure and considered sexy. I think she has an hourglass figure.
         Then there is the straight “boyish” shape. I have several friends with this shape who wish they had more curves. I always think they look wonderful just the way they were created.        
         Another shape they always talked about was the pear shape. I think this was the one with a little waist and larger hips.  I also know some people with a backward pear, you know larger larger waist and smaller hips.
         And finally there is the apple shape, which is large in middle (belly). To me this would be the most frustrating shape because they have small hips and boobs and a bigger belly.
         How important is all of this information?  Honestly, it has no real importance. Who cares what our shape is?  It is a blessing that we are all unique in our own way and shape. 

My Gorgeous Girls

         YEAH!!!  WE HAVE A DIAGNOSIS!! The biopsy showed a condition called “Lymphangiectasia.”  The best part is that she can live a long healthy life with this condition and it can be treated with special food. She is on six different medications to reduce the inflammation as well as control her pain from the biopsy.
         I am writing this on Sunday, a week later, but today, she is a happy and healthy dog. Currently she is on ID Low (dry food), which is high in protein and low in fat. I am still giving her moist food, as I have to make a meatball to get the meds down.
         I am so relieved and stress free now that my sweet Willow is on the mend. We had a great weekend and other than weekly visits to the vet for six weeks for a shot, we are well on the road to normal.

She's on the mend!

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