Hi Friends 🙂
Did you have a nice Valentine’s Day? Did you go anything exciting? Jason loved his giant Reese’s Heart:
And he got me a new Blu Ray player!!! Our old one crapped out a few weeks ago — so this was such a nice surprise!
The Vegan Alfredo was so good that we had it again on Valentine’s Day.
We had the rest of the Alfredo from yesterday, but I added some chopped chicken breast and sprinkle of Nutritional Yeast on top. For dessert we had Peanut Chocolate Souffles! I bought these little ramekins from Target on Sunday and then I stumbled across a Souffle recipe on the Weight Watchers site. I switched up a few things so here is the recipe:
Peanut Chocolate Souffles (serves 2)
1 TBSP peanut flour (you could use regular flour, it would be a chocolate souffle instead)
1 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
3 TBSP sugar (divided)
3 TBSP soy milk
1 egg white
powdered sugar to sprinkle on top
In a small saucepan, whisk together flour, cocoa powder and 2 TBSP sugar. Stir over medium heat and slowly add milk. Whisk/stir for about 2 minutes, until ingredients are well mixed. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes. Whisk the egg white until soft peaks form, then slowly add the sugar. Fold the chocolate mixture into the egg white carefully. Pour into 2 greased ramekins (just use cooking spray) and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
My souffles didn’t really rise — I’m not sure if I didn’t stir the egg white enough, or if peanut flour didn’t work well, or if the soy milk didn’t work well. Either way, it didn’t look the best, but it sure tasted good. Kind of like a gooey peanut butter brownie 🙂
I also finished one of my books last night!
I really enjoyed reading this book. For anyone who is interested, please recognize that this is a Christian book about marriage. All of the principles reviewed in the book relate to Bible passages or stories. The author’s website explains it this way:
“We believe love best motivates a woman and respect most powerfully motivates a man. Research reveals that during marital conflict a husband most often reacts when feeling disrespected and a wife reacts when feeling unloved. “
The principles are pretty simple if you think about it, and the author sure repeats himself over and over to get his point across. I think the book could have been half as long and just as effective. Maybe it is because the author is a man, but I felt as though the author tended to “blame” wives for issues in marriages moreso then the husbands. Honestly the best point in the book is to communicate with your partner — don’t go to bed angry, don’t be afraid to disagree, don’t hold back your feelings, and show your partner love and respect — these are things most people know already, but sometimes we all need reminders! I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys reading books about marriage and how to better communicate with your partner.
Now I am moving onto In Defense of Food — I have 14 days to get through it!
*How was your Valentine’s Day?
*How do you like to revamp leftovers? Or do you even like leftovers?
Enjoy your day!