Friday, April 30, 2004

Coated snackage

The Haystacks turned out OK. And no, a double boiler is not required. Nuke it, baby! Microwaves are awesome. Note: Don't make these to serve on a misty, moisty Southeastern U.S. day. Butterscotch chips are not the same as bark coating. Stick 'em in the fridge and they might last longer. (BTW, Haystacks are a combo of butterscotch chips, peanut butter, and chow mein noodles.) I piled mine on the cute serving plate, and the little suckers looked like one massive haystack. There was a great convergence of haystackage. My thought was "How will people know they can actually eat this? And that they don't have to eat the whole thing?" Oh well. I didn't stay to find out. I made an early exit from the par-tay and, eek, left the cleanup and the what-to-do-with-the-leftovers for the hosts to figure out. (Yeah, not swift.)

Wow, didn't know the blogosphere was so large. I guess those of us who got sick of chat rooms have now discovered a "whole new world." Ain't it grand?

Health tip for the day: If you need a chocolate fix, try chocolate graham cracker sticks. (ooh...a rhyme...) With 14 sticks, you're only getting 24 grams of carbs. With 1, count it, just 1 chocolate covered graham cracker, you're consuming 14 grams of carbs. Sheesh! Also, no-sugar-added or sugar-free hot chocolate is pretty good too. Usually only 10 or 11 grams of carbs...less than the max amount for a snack. Yeah, I don't do the Atkins diet. I believe in eating all the kinds of calories. You need a variety of foods in order to get the nutrients you need. Not that I'm eating a wide variety myself, but hey, I'm not on some loonytoons diet either.

Y'all can pray with me about an opportunity to be a volunteer overnight host at a new women's transitional housing center/program here in my city. The tasks would not be hard, and it would be a great chance to encourage women coming out of prison who are serious about making a fresh start and building a whole new kind of life. I've got to tell the director my decision tomorrow or Sunday. Thanks!