Four things I’m looking forward to eating when I’m no longer pregnant and no longer have gestational diabetes. Beautiful soft blue cheese, crappy instant noodles filled with carbs and MSG, carb laden pasta (or more specifically a giant bowl of spaghetti carbonara), and peanut butter Lindt chocolate balls. Just waiting waiting waiting.
I found this amazing minty chocolate, but am limiting myself to only a couple of pieces each day as a treat. I can’t wait to eat normal chocolate again. Lucky I actually like dark chocolate, but would prefer the non sugar free kind. Also the caffeine probably isn’t too great for me either at the moment.
My half eaten 90% Lindt chocolate. Since getting gestational diabetes I really want to eat chocolate, but I’ve limited myself to one square of the darkest and least sugary chocolate I could find. It’s an acquired taste, but is growing on me. My little treat every few days.
I never even knew peanut butter Lindt balls existed, so I was so happy to find these. These went so quickly and now I crave more.
Back to reality of being home. Here are just a couple of things we got for our friends and family. A sheep that makes baa noises, turkish delight that has no gelatine, a coffee cup, bungy jump t-shirts (free with the jump), mud soap from Rotorua, kiwi fruit flavoured chocolate, macadamia nuts, a tiny little kiwi, and various animal ‘droppings’ which are really just chocolates with cool packaging.
It was the last day for one of the students today and she brought us in some of the cutest looking chocolates I’ve even seen, shaped like cupcakes. Here’s one sitting on my desk that I’ve already taken a chunk out of before taking a photo. It was a good idea to give them to us just before I did her final assessment!
It’s a wonder that I’m not fatter than I am because at work we are surrounded by chocolate and junk every day. This was a cute idea though, chocolate ‘flowers’. Looked much better in a big bunch, but I only took one so I wasn’t too greedy!
I ate a Baci at work today. I never realised that they had fortunes in them, like fortune cookies. It reads “we know the least about those we love the most”. Who would have thought that Italian chocolate could be so deep. I’m not a philosopher nor a deep thinker so I don’t think I really get it, but the chocolate was particularly delicious at 3pm in the afternoon.
Nothing better to do on a cold, wet Friday night after a long week than crawl up on the couch in front of the heater and TV while eating junk. I’ll go for a run tomorrow… maybe… probably not.
The husband was still hungry after dinner tonight so he broke out some M&Ms we had hidden in our cupboard. These are coconut flavoured, which are okay, but not going to be a favourite. My favourites are peanut butter (hard to find and expensive in Australia) and crispy (luckily very plentiful in Australia). I like how they theme the colours.
A friend of mine was headed to Costco so I asked them to get me some peanut butter cups, 1.6kg worth! I love these things. Chocolate and peanut butter are the perfect match. I only wish they were more readily available in Australia. I guess it’s a good thing they aren’t, otherwise I would be much much fatter and probably diabetic.
Happy Easter! I’m not religious by any means, so Easter means a few days off work and the opportunity to eat egg shaped chocolate and hot cross buns.
I’m heading out to a French music day out at Werribee Mansion tomorrow with a few friends. We’re going for a picnic style lunch with cheese, pate, and others. In honour of this I tried making some macarons, the cheat’s way. I think my cousin, the macaron queen, would not approve of a macaron mix =p
I’ve seen Donna Hay’s macaron mix on the shelves in the supermarkets and decided to give it a go (considering how difficult I have read that these can be to make). Apart from resting and baking, the preparation time was about 10 minutes.
The photo of the day is the result. They’re a little flat (spread way too much), and a little burnt from our crazily hot oven. Also the chocolate filling doesn’t taste quite right with the macarons, but the macarons themselves actually taste surprisingly well. One day I will attempt macarons from scratch, but for now this will do.
This is what they were meant to look like.
Happy birthday to the ground! And also to me.
Brunch with some good friends, bubble tea, cake, and Mr Cookie Loves Milk is being super nice to me today. Good day to join the 27 club!
This is kind of cheating for the photo of the day, but oh well. Couldn’t just pick one to represent the day.