Monday, September 12, 2011


Happy Monday everyone. Back from the weekend at the shore. It was just beautiful, and the beach was empty, parking spots galore on the streets, and quiet, so quiet. We ate out every night, so I'm hoping to have a good scale reading on Wednesday in spite of that. I used to find it hard to believe that anyone could eat out almost every night of the week, but I have seen that happen in my own life. The kids are gone, and it's often easier after work to stop for a bite.  The beach town where we have our summer home, has many year round residents, so there is life after the Labor Day weekend. There are nice restaurants down by the bay, with live music and great food. I'm trying to empty out the cupboards for the winter, so there wasn't much to eat at the house. Except for breakfast we ate lunch and dinner out. Restaurant eating is always a challenge and I tend to overdo the carbs, even when I have the best intentions.

 I was leaving a post comment today on one of the blogs and the security word I had to type in order to comment, came up as "carbed". Can you believe that? that a real word? It should be! I am going out on a limb here and saying that this word means overloaded on carbs. Carbed up, Carbed out! What do you think? It can't be good, so this will be my new word when my body has exceeded what it should have had in daily carbs. I hope I don't have to use that word too often!

I made the lemon coconut bread Friday. I followed Rosalie's recipe, except I use 5 tbs. of fresh lemon juice and no lemon extract. This time I put Chia seeds and walnuts in it. I had to add a little water to the batter after the Chia seeds, because the batter was super thick. It was so good, and tasted almost like a lemon poppy seed bread. This coconut flour is really getting lots of good use by us BFC girls!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Thought for the day:  Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you. ~Ogden Nash


  1. What a great idea to add walnuts and chia seeds to the coconut bread. I'm glad you had such a nice weekend, have a wonderful day :)

  2. carbed, LOL! I love the nuts and chia idea, too! Must get that on my list to do. Boy, that must be strange, eating out every night! Good luck on the scale!!

  3. I have been eating out way too much lately too. I eat a lot of fast food type food, and I know that is bad:( We have been "joking" about getting a motor home and traveling the Country since we are both not working. One of our challenges is to eat really cheaply. Today we had Arby's for 6.51. We used an Entertainment coupon. That's cheaper than lunch meat:) I never eat both sides of a bun, that is something right?
    I am carbed!!! I am not sugared:)
    What kind of things did you order from the netrition? There was a low carb baking mix that sounded interesting. Also some sugar free chocolate chips that had a good rating? Were you happy with your order? The Nature's Hollow is cheaper on there than in the store!

  4. That us a big problem when eating out. We tend to over do it and drink too right? I always try to eat at home but like you, there is only the 2 of us and it's just easier sometimes.
    I have always started adding walnuts to the coconut bread, next time if you add the chia seeds-soak them first - then add. I am in love with the lemon :-)

  5. I wish I could find this coconut flour. This bread must be something else & I am starting to feel out of the loop! (sniff sniff) lol. Glad you had a nice weekend & I LOVE dining out and am jealous that you got to go for 2 meals each day. LUCKY GIRL!!!
    I better get going. Finale of Americas Got Talent tonite! Cant wait to see the winner!! Im addicted to that darned show.