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Answer to the teacher’s lounge….

First off, I  ‘THANK YOU’ all a million times over for all of your ideas and showing some California love,  our ♥honeymoon re-do♥ is bound to be great with all of your help! Keep ‘em coming if you think of anything! You are all soooooo AWESOME! Thank you!

So, some of you know I’m a teacher. Yes, this wild and crazy girl is in charge of 15-25 children EVERY day during the months of August-May. I make them just as wild and crazy, incase you were wondering…..

Seconds after Mrs. H got pied in the face!!! .... Maybe I'll share this for another day. (Look close, you can evens see part of the crust falling, it's not a spot on my pants)

Well, teachers around here have this thing called ‘FAT FRIDAY’! …..Does this sound like something you would like to take part in?... I for one cringe when I think of things like this. Everyone is responsible for bringing a dish and we all share. (Sharing is caring) Fat Friday happens about once a month or so, when something special comes up. We share our food and talk. That is what happens….

If you are a cool kid, you bring food to ‘Fat Friday’ and chit-chat.  I want to be a cool kid… really, I do! I usually eat my spinach salad and apple in my classroom. I want to be friendly, but I just don’t eat the kinds of things that they eat.  NOT that I’m judging them! I just don’t want them to judge me because I don’t eat their food and I bring my own food. ….I want to bring food and share in the experience, really, I do!

Thanks to Katie over at chocolatecoveredkatie.com I have an answer! ….Her snickerdoodle dip is HEAVENLY!!!  Thank you Katie! (who is now in NYC, so jealous!)

SNICKER-DOODLE dip

The goods!

  • 1 1/2 c -OR- 1 can of white beans
  • 1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Sweetener: she suggests 3/4 c. brown sugar -
    • —I added 2 packets of stevia! I don’t want to feel guilty about eating the batch. If I’m sharing, I’ll add the brown sugar. If it’s at home, I’ll do stevia.
  • 2 1/4 tsp cinnamon (I always go waaay overboard when it comes to cinnamon)
  • large, large pinch of cream of tartar

Here is the goodness! :P Yumm!

Put them all in a food processor or blender and go to town! Soooo good!!! :P

So when I’m trying to be a COOL KID I’ll add a gram cracker to entice the stressed teachers, it brings us back to happy days……….. Days where children are studying and laughing at all of their teacher’s jokes! ;) HA!

This is a MUST TRY!!!

Personally, I’m a fan of this stuff on APPLES! ….Mom & sister said it was really good and tasted *JUST* like snickerdoodles! SCORE!

It is saying "Try me.... TRY ME!!!!"

This is so healthy, I’ll have something to eat AND share of ‘Fat Friday’. This is Charlie & myself refer to as WINNING!!! (I scolded myself for the Charlie reference) ….In all seriousness, THIS is my solution to make ‘Fat Friday’ not so fat! :) 

QUESTION: Are there any situations where you feel like I do on ‘Fat Friday’? What do you do? –OR– Recipe to share for potluck?

Carrot cake anyone?

Do any of you like carrot cake? …. I do!… My grandma used   to make THE BEST carrot cake in the world! I am missing her like crazy,  always do.

Grandma & Julie

This is a picture of her and me at a cousin’s wedding….. years ago. But, that is all I have. She passed away and my world fell apart. I don’t get to have a picture with her on my wedding day, I hated that.

She and I lead lives that are exactly the same, only mine came 70 years after hers. We were connected. We are still connected and I miss her every passing day.

Do any of you make anything because it takes you back? ….I make carrot cake to take me back to the loving hands of that beautiful woman.

Do you like how I tease you with the finished picture first…. Cruel, know!

Carrot cake squares

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 c. grated carrots
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 c. raisons
  • 1 c. water
  • 1/2 c. orange juice
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (butter if you don’t have coconut oil)
    • You’ll mix all of these together and then microwave on high for 2 minutes!
    • Let it set out for 10 to become ‘warm’ instead of ‘hot’ Then you’ll add the following to the mix:
  • 1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour (white whole wheat works too!)
  • 1/2 c. oat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c. chopped walnuts (they will be folded in at the end!)
Bake at 325° for 25-30 mins in an 8X8 pan!
This is from livelaugheat.com…. Miss Allie pretty much rocks! :) Tis true, she rocks! … Here is her post on the good stuff. Thanks Allie for the recipe! 

The carrots make the cake, for real!  Don’t skimp on the grated carrots, they make it truly delish!Here it is in the microwave, not 100% sure why it says to microwave it, but it does. So, I do it…. I think it helps plump the raisons? This is my guess… 

Let it sit for 10 minutes after you take it out of the microwave. Then add the dry ingredients. FOLD in the walnuts.

Oh yes!

Question: Do you make anything to take you back to a time or remind you of someone? ….How about those childhood favorites that take you back?