Pre-Wedding to Now

Monday, December 19, 2011

Fun in the Fall

 La casa!
 At a friend's Halloween party
 Picking out our fall mum.
 We bought some white mini pumpkins at the pumpkin patch.
 I spray painted these since big white pumpkins were $12 each!
 Michael's office.  Wish the sofa was a pullout for the holidays so more people could stay!
 On one of the hot fall days.  It FINALLY got cold December 12th!
I still LOVE the bedding from Dillards.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Seasons Greetings and a Recipe

With Christmas approaching, we have been very busy decorating the house and yard.  Pictures of the house will be coming soon :) We will be spending our first Christmas as newly weds (sort of!) in Longview and are going to Marshall to celebrate the one year engagement anniversary.

I want to wish everyone a simple, relaxing, and joyful holiday season.  One of the items I'm making is this eggnog from Hungry Girl.  I love this rum extract in it. Enjoy!

Nog Heaven!
It's BAAA-AACK! We couldn't resist serving up our insanely great eggnog recipe now that the holidays are here again. True, there are a few good packaged nogs out there. First there wasSilk Nog -- great stuff with less than half the calories of regular eggnog. Then along came Vitasoy with Holly Nog -- another delicious, guilt-free version. And while we love those, Hungry Girl's super-easy, make-at-home version has just 88 calories per 8-oz. serving!!! And it is super-thick & creamy and tastes as good as the real thing (trust us -- we've now tested it out on 213 people!). So dust off that blender of yours and go NOG WILD!

5 cups 8th Continent Light Vanilla Soymilk (or another light vanilla soymilk**)
1 small (4-serving) package Jell-O Sugar Free Fat Free Instant Pudding mix, Vanilla
6 no-calorie sweetener packets (like Splenda)
1 tsp. rum extract or imitation rum extract
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend on high until mixed thoroughly. Refrigerate for a few hours to allow it to thicken. Makes five 1-cup servings!

HG Alternative! For some "over 21" eggnog, add 5 ounces of rum to the recipe. With 153 calories and aPOINTS® value of 3* per serving, that's WAY better than an ordinary eggnog cocktail!

Serving Size: 1 cup (1/5th of recipe)
Calories: 88
Fat: 2g
Sodium: 350mg
Carbs: 11g
Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 5g
Protein: 6g

POINTS® value 2*