Saturday, May 29, 2010

I'm back!

In the words of my Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger... I'm back!

What an awesome trip! My Mum and I are super wiped out but it was soooo much fun! I'm in the process of unpacking, doing laundry, picking up mail, answering emails, pulling massive weeds, watering the thirsty plants, uploading pics, and writing the blog entry about the wonderful week we had. I'm also waiting on pictures from Progresso (they took tons) since I couldn't take them during the makeover but I wanted to say hello before the cavalry got sent out. I'm here. Just catching up and fighting jet lag.

I actually even managed to cook last night... well sort of... I made Cold Cut Roll-ups and a 5 minute cake. I had to run to the store to get a few things we had nothing in the house. We did such a great job of using up everything in the fridge and pantry before we left. So great a job that our choices before the grocery store run were like a really bad episode of "Chopped" Open your baskets... and we have... protein powder, canned beans, frozen chicken, sugar free jello, and soy sauce. Not gonna make a masterpiece with that ;)

I was really missing sweet stuff. You can find sugar free desserts when you are out & about but it's hard to find sugar free without oodles of carbs and white flour so after a week of nothing much sweet I needed a fix and made this 5 minute cake and it may be my favorite one yet. I know I've said that before but this was sooooo good. It's very Sicilian with its traditional combination of orange and almond. Well and it was made by a 1/2 Sicilian girl so... there you go ;)

Shelly's Sicilian Orange Almond 5 Minute Protein Cake

1 Egg, beaten
3 Tablespoons Milk
2 Tablespoons Sugar Free Almond Torani Syrup
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Orange Marmalade (I use Smuckers Simply Fruit)
2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
3 Tablespoons Multigrain Pancake Mix (I use this)
2 Tablespoons Almond Meal
1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
Pinch salt
1 - 2 cup Measuring Cup or Microwave Safe Mug

In a measuring cup or microwave safe mug, Mix egg, milk, syrup, marmalade and oil and combine thoroughly. In a separate bowl, mix pancake mix, almond meal, protein powder and salt.

Tip dry into wet and stir till combined.

Nuke in microwave for 2 minutes (my microwave is getting old and needs 20 seconds added now.) Just start with 2 minutes then look at it, if its still damp on top add 20 seconds. I've never had it take longer than 2 minutes 40 seconds the most.

Let it sit for three or so minutes (it pulls away from the sides) before tipping the cake onto a plate. Yields 4-5 slices.

A super yummy dessert or breakfast. It's also great toasted. I topped a slice with a squirt of Land O Lakes Sugar Free Whipped Cream and a drizzle of warmed (nuke 20 seconds) marmalade.

Sweet fix satisfied.

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13 comments:

Melting Mama said...

Hooray!

altopower said...

Welcome home! So glad the trip to NYC was fun for both you and your mum, and eagerly await before and after pictures!

battynurse said...

Glad you had a good trip.
Funny that you mentioned the cold cut roll ups as that is so what I was craving last night. Mine were a bit different but I may have to try that heated version.

Connie said...

Welcome back! Can't wait to see pics and here your story. . .
I've been in a serious case of Eggface withdrawal. I'm a dedicated, everyday reader and I continued to check your blog daily in your absence, rereading old entries. :)
Connie

Anonymous said...

So glad you are back. Can't wait to see the new you!

Celeste : )

Anonymous said...

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Chelsea's Mom said...

Welcome home! I was having withdrawl from not getting updates from you! :o) The Mother in me even took over and I started to worry that you weren't coming back! So glad you and Mum had a great time and looking forward to the pics and updates! For now, just relax and reflect!!

kim said...

Thank goodness you are back!!!! I have been following you (not in a stalker kind of way) and have missed your posts! I have been trying things out in preparation for my surgery next month. You are such an inspiration, so thank you, thank you thank you!

Larua said...

im so glad your back we missed you! so happy to hear you had a great time cant wait to see the pics!!!

Drive it like you STOLE it!! said...

I made this cake today and it was my first attempt at them. I used Bellini preserves since I'm not a huge fan of marmalade. I also only added a tablespoon and a half of protein since the scooper in my container is HUGE. I wasn't totally prepared for the dense consistency, but MAN this was good. My daughter and I had them for breakfast with a little bit of your warm vanilla custard. We decided that this was a super good dessert and that we had just eaten dessert for breakfast, lol. Thanks again for another fantastic new staple in our house!

chpdlivr said...

Whew, I was starting to worry. I knew you were going to NYC, but didn't know when. Can't wait to hear about the whole thing. Couldn't happen to a better person!

Patricia said...

Welcome back! Sounds like you had a fabulous time. I can't wait for you to share your experience and see photos. You were so deserving of this wonderful experience.

Beth said...

Really enjoyed reading your blog this morning while I sip my coffee. We've missed you doll...Reads like a dream...I'm going to Boston next month and definitely taking that tour you took...You look fantastic!