SILLY RABBIT, TRIX ARE FOR KIDS!
and demon spawn puppies!
TRIX ARE FOR EVERYONE!
Change your motto Trix, it’s a new era.
So I picked up a couple of boxes of Trix when we drove to Florida. I’ll be honest, we picked up a ton of cereal while we there. The kids had a little tiff over this one. Mini-me had never had Trix. I bought two boxes partly due to her not having tried it and largely due to the fact that they had comic books inside she desperately wanted. So B-Dude finished off his box right quick. The guy eats like a sumo wrestler but weighs in at lightweight. Go figure. So Mini-me reminded him the other box was hers, she was not sharing it and he was not demolishing it before she got to try it. So she hoarded it a little bit. She may have even lorded it over him a little bit. Then she tried it. After all that she declared it’s a froot loop knockoff and was not all that impressed. So I took the box hostage with some plans of my own for it. And B-Dude ate one of the other gazillion cereals we had on hand during the incident. Yup, 18 and 23 and they still have feuds over cereal. Good thing they’re cute. And do dishes. And their mom is still smart enough to buy two boxes so they each get a comic book. Did I mention they are 18 and 23? Yah…
Okay to those regular readers I promised you some news. I know there was some guessing going on. It is not:
a cookbook deal
a new camera
a lottery win
or a giveaway!
It is however kind of cool for the Bee Bunch. It was not originally planned to be included in a sugar crazed post but what can you do. I do not want to wait any longer to tell you all. So part of this won’t make sense with today’s post. Just warning you now.
Okay so the first bit of news is hubs got the job in Sarnia. He starts Monday. It’s amazing pay but it’s a 2 hour drive so we need to make some plans as to how to organize our lives during the 6 month contract. It’s going to be interesting. We have 4 adults and 2 cars. You do the math. However we are so happy as he’ll be working and it’s some stability for a while. It also counts towards his hours so he can move up in class. So after a long 3 years of losing one job, going back to school and almost losing our shirts we are finally feeling like this was worth all the sacrifice.
So having filled you in on that here’s the bigger news. Without delving too much into the hows and whys right now I need to make some adjustments to my diet (yah told you this was not the planned post for this news, lol) and for personal reasons I just want to get the weight off once and for all. I wanted more motivation to light a fire under me. I figure it will take at least a year to reach my goal, possibly even two years. It’s not just a number on the scale I’m shooting for but the ability to run again. I used to run 6 to 10 miles a day before I got sick with the IBS. So I had a convo with the hubster and we’ve decided that when I reach my goal we’re taking a trip, with the kids, to Hawaii. I know right. The only reason we could do it is due to the fact that it will take so long to reach my goal. We are in no position to flit off to Hawaii tomorrow with him just working again. But this gives me something to work for. It gives us all something to look forward to. It’s also a nice reward for all of us for all the sacrifices we’ve made during hubs transition back to school and back to work. The kids have made huge sacrifices and this is a nice way to say thanks to them for all they’ve given up over the years. For mini-me it’s huge and has special meaning. Her real name is Hawaiian as hubs and I went on our honeymoon there. So I promised her I’d take her there one day. I’m super excited and know this is the kick in the tush I needed to get myself moving. The biggest hurdle will be eating meals. I only eat once a day with the IBS, usually not till about 8 to 10 pm at night. So the challenge will be getting me to eat breakfast and lunch and not be bent over having tummy attacks. I have every faith I can learn to control the IBS once and for all and stop letting it control me. It will be difficult but worth it to have a normal life.
So you’re probably wondering what this means for the blog. I mean Cravings is a fairly indulgent over the top kind of blog. I have theme days and things happening on set days. You will see more healthy recipes here. But you will also get treats and sweets. After all I have a hubs and kids with superhero type metabolisms so I’ll still be baking and cooking for them. I however do not have a superhero metabolism so I’ll also post recipes that I eat for lunch and during the week. So basically it will just become a more balanced type of blog. I am not sure the direction it will take as I progress through this. But I like to eat and cook and I am not a tofu, salad eating kind of gal. So hopefully things will remain similar, maybe just a little less sugar and deep-frying. Do you like your healthy sites separate from the indulgent ones? Or do you like a blog to have a bit of both? Feel free to offer up your advice and input. I love hearing from you all and value your opinions.
So with that, on to the sugar laden post that should not be accompanying this news. Gotta love the irony!
- • 1 x 400g bag of mini marshmallows
- • 10 cups Trix cereal
- • ¼ cup butter
- 1. Place the butter and marshmallows in a glass bowl and pop in the microwave for about 2 to 3 minutes to melt.
- 2. Stir well.
- 3. Mix in your trix and stir.
- 4. Pour into a large greased pan (9 x 13 or 11 x 11) and press down with a spoon.
- 5. Cut into squares.
- 6. Serve with a colorful smile!
Yup, great way to kick off the workouts. This just solidifies my twisted sense of humour. I did however make them before all this went down. So there’s that.
Just a little hint-a-roo for you all. There is a giveaway coming up soon. So make sure you check back in about a week to see what I’ve got in store for you. Just cuz I love you.
Toodles and smoochies! xx