March SOL – Day 27

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Today is Day 27 of the March Slice of Life – the daily writing challenge hosted at Two Writing Teachers

Dinner was a success. Everyone loved my ham – covered in pineapple slices, cloves and then glazed.

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Even the new recipe for brownies went over well. (This was from a diabetic cookbook.)
We discussed eating habits and it was an interesting discussion. The middle granddaughter is now a vegetarian, so her choices were limited, I made a special quinoa salad for her but she only had a bit. The rest of us (8 others) were all omnivores – some stressed they leaned more to the carnivore.
My own daughter is a vegan, so I have to be careful when I cook for her. No butter, honey, milk, besides the meat products. She usually brings her main course though. Makes it a little easier.
We do try to eat healthy, but breads and cakes are my downfall and always have been. Special meals we overindulge and then pay the price the next day. Cooking for family is something I enjoy but I need to scale back.

Hope everyone had a Happy Easter.

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2 thoughts on “March SOL – Day 27

    • Thanks: here’s the recipe (from “Better Homes & Gardens Diabetic Living Cookbook”):

      Double Chocolate Brownies:
      1/4 c. butter
      2/3 c sugar
      1/2 c. cold water
      1 tsp vanilla
      1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
      1 tsp. baking powder
      1/4 c. mini semisweet (I used dark choc.) chocolate pieces
      (walnut pieces if desired)

      Oven: 350; pan 9x9x2 – spray bottom
      Melt butter, remove from heat. Stir in sugar, water and vanilla.
      Stir in cocoa, flour, b. powder.
      Stir in choc. pices.
      Pur batter into pan.
      Bake 15-18 min.

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