Sunday, June 25, 2006

Lazy Sundays: Thank Goodness They Exist!

Well, I really wasn't lazy this morning - I headed to the gym for an 'Absolutely Abs' class but chickened out when I saw the clientele. A bunch of brutish, overly-tanned, gym-rat men and a bunch of svelte blondes wearing sports bras, Daisy Dukes and simpering smiles. I felt like I was walking into a porn movie. Instead, I did a little biking, a little treadmilling, a little weight-lifting. "Project Reduce The Rumpage" is well under way!

Going Ga-Ga for Grocery-Shopping Hotties

Who knew the prime time to go grocery shopping is around 11 a.m. on a Sunday morning? I've never seen so many wickedly attractive men in one place in my entire life - and all without rings! (They must be gay!) Next time I'll have to drop something out of my cart so they can bend over to pick it up. (It sucks to be tallish - I obviously have no issues getting items off the top shelf.)

Finally Catching Up on Veronica Mars

UPN had the decency to rerun the 2nd season of Veronica Mars. I had them all saved when a horrid DVR accident removed them permanently from my life before I had time to watch them. So now I'm watching them. What a great character - an intelligent, smart-ass teen super sleuth! I love how each episode solves a mini-mystery and also chips away at a longer-lasting mystery. Some of the best writing on TV, by far.

Baking up a Storm ... or at Least a Cake

Now granted, cake is probably not part of my "Project Reduce the Rumpage." Although, I like to think of this as a fruit serving with cake-like elements. We're supposed to get 9 servings of fruits and veggies a day!

Dump Cake (sounds gross, but trust me, it's tasty!)
Serves 12 @ 4 pts or 18 for 3 pts

  • 2-16oz bags frozen fruit
  • 1 box dry cake mix
  • 12 oz diet soda

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Arrange the fruit on the bottom of pan. Sprinkle the dry cake mix over the fruit, breaking up any large clumps. Gently pour the soda over the top. Do NOT stir anything. Cover with foil and bake for 20 mins. Remove the foil and continue baking for another 25-35 mins, till a toothpick comes out clean from the "crusty" top.

MY REVIEW: I used strawberries, strawberry cake and Diet Faygo Redpop. It tasted great but I think maybe I should've used a little less soda (or a little less fruit). It turned out a little gloppy - lots of liquid. It's more of a cobbler than a cake - and very good served warm.

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