Two weeks ago today my newest grandson was born. Our family has established a tradition of orchestrating a schedule to provide meals to the family for the first two weeks at home. I am a very enthusiastic participant for several reasons. First of all it gives me extra time to spend with our newest family member. I just love being able to cuddle with the tiny little person. Of course the added bonus is being with my daughters and their other children. All of them add so much joy to my life.
Today is one of my self designated days to provide a meal to the family. Even though the weather outside is predicted to be sweltering I’ve decided to prepare a meal filled with comfort foods. The wonders of air conditioning are what will make it all possible.
Of the items on the menu are Chicken Parisienne (a family favorite) and a recipe from Betty Crocker called Angel Toffee Dessert. To round off the meal I will add a vegetable as well as some type of fruit. I realize that this may not be a menu that would be added to the list of healthy options but I don’t care. It’s my last scheduled meal train visit and I’m going to make it a comfort food extravaganza.
Here are the latest photos to be added to my family photo album.
My daughter Ms Katie and Mr. B
Mr. B’s sister Miss A
Time for me to get organized and set this meal in motion.
Thanks for being a part of my day! I look forward to your next visit.
Lately I seem to be focusing on chocolate. Who knows why? It could just be simply because I like it!
We follow a modified Paleo diet. Snack bars that fit this food profile are few and far between. Most bars contain grains, peanuts or lots of sugar. All of these are not included in the Paleo lifestyle.
Trying to find even one that comes close to fitting takes a lot of research. I’ve read many, many labels hoping to find just one that comes close. So often one of the first two ingredients automatically eliminates it.
Not to long ago I found one that I think is too close to pass up. The bar is made by Larabar and its called
Uber Dark Chocloate Pecan with Sea Salt Flavor
It’s positive attributes are:
- It has dark chocolate in it
- There are only nine ingredients
- It is Non-GMO
- It is Gluten Free
I highly recommend adding this bar to your shopping list. Try it! I know you will like the yummy combination of sweet and salty, chocolate and crunch.
Cindy Anderson of In A Stitch Quilting
I do not in any way receive compensation from Larabar. I simply share my experience because I like the product.
There is one food that resides at the very top of my favorite foods list. Studies have been done by numerous people and organizations on this food. Those studies have yielded multiple health benefits derived from consuming it which means I am absolutely thrilled that I can experience positive changes in my health just by eating it.
What is IT?
My all-time favorite food is
But, not just any chocolate. It has to be dark chocolate with a cacao content of 75% or higher.
My current chocolate bar of choice is:
Alter Eco’s Dark Blackout
with a cacao content of 85%.
Why did I choose it?
- There are only four ingredients
- It is on the Fair Trade list
- Has a minimum of 85% cacao
- Non GMO
- Certified Gluten Free
- Carbon Neutral Product
- Certified Organic
Now all of these traits are great to boast about but my overwhelming reason for eating this chocolate is the taste. I like rich, dark chocolate. PERIOD!
Buy a bar.
If you are not afraid of the dark side I’m confident you will like it!
Disclaimer: I do not in any way receive compensation from Alter Eco. I simply enjoy eating their product.