Topic-Changing Thursdays: Happy 3 Years!

No no, the Fudgelet did not spontaneously time travel and get much older. I’m talking about this blog! Apparently I missed my 3 year anniversary and didn’t realize it until two days later. This is what happens when you try to blog ahead, miss a week of working on the blog, and then check in to do some more posts. Sigh. Well…I must admit I forget the date each year and always have to look it up. For some reason, I keep thinking that my pie posts were at the start, and I knew I did them around Pi Day. Apparently I started a week early.

Not Anniversary Related, but this is a picture from the day :)

Not Anniversary Related, but this is a picture from the day :)

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Leftovers Led to Mediterranean Chicken

I’ve talked about a certain Mediterranean restaurant on here before. It is a favorite of mine and K’s. This time, we had leftovers from it when we had some friends over. Unfortunately, the leftovers did not include protein…just the rice mixed with some vegetables. So, I decided to make a chicken recipe to go with it. I’m all about repurposing leftovers here, so this is another way you can do it.

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Topic-Changing Thursdays: The Fudgelet is 8 Months Old!

Tomorrow is the Fudgelet’s big 8 Month mark. This means we have made it 2/3 of the way to toddlerhood. That. Is. Crazy. I guess I feel a bit wiser about some things. But at the same time, I can’t say I will remember all of this wisdom even a year from now. Some parts are so natural right now, but who knows how it would feel with a different baby. I don’t know if I would ever feel comfortable watching someone else’s baby. I know so much about mine, but that’s it. How are other babies when they are hungry, tired, or need a hug? I have no idea. Did you know I never changed a diaper before the Fudgelet’s? Yeah, no baby experience here, other than holding my nephew and having him pee on me once. Haha! (I might remind you of that when you are older, nephew, or I might not since you are super sweet and I wouldn’t want to make you upset.)

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So, what’s new this month, you ask?

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Easy French Toast

Recently, I haven’t had much of a chance to make breakfast for K, and I miss this. It was fun to do on the mornings when he had a little extra time. While he showered, I would make something as a surprise. Then, we could eat together before he had to race off for his work day. On weekends, I didn’t really have to rush at all, so those were even easier. Now, there are no “sleeping in” days, and no mornings where we aren’t both rushing around. If K has extra time, he is going to use it playing with the Fudgelet since he doesn’t get to see him the rest of the day (except for a diaper change at night, woooo fun times–haha).

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Friday Favorites 4

I couldn’t leave you hanging without posting something about Pi Day. Even if Pi Day is tomorrow. Even if I haven’t made any pies for awhile…today’s favorite links are all round, in honor of the humble circle. As the Fudgelet’s toy remote says…”Today’s shape is…circle!”

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Chocolate Financiers

These are very light and fluffy mini chocolate cakes with a mild nut flavor in the background. I had never had one before, but I liked it! The recipe was fairly straightforward, and I liked that I didn’t have to make it with a mixer since it can wake the Fudgelet up from a nap. It also doesn’t take very long to make, so you could make these last-minute. It says to eat them cooled completely, but I actually liked them a bit warm. It is probably personal preference, so try a bite cooled, and you can always warm it up in the microwave for a bit.

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Homemade Granola with Almonds

I used to make granola, back when I ate yogurt because it was supposed to be good for me. But then I realized that yogurt either had too much sugar, used fake sugar, or was way too sour for me. Soooo, I gave up on my granola making. Since then, I’ve eaten lots of different kinds of cereal, but never been entirely pleased with any of them. The ones I liked the most tended to be pricey, and it was a pain to wait for sales when I was running low. I found a post where someone made granola with applesauce to replace some oil. I thought that was such a neat idea, so I decided to try making granola again. This time, I would add almonds since I discovered how much I liked them in other cereals I was eating.

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