Thursday, July 2, 2015

Chocolate Layer Cheesecake Pie

Cheesecake is my favorite dessert! Ever!

I love it, but not if it has fruit on top. No, no fruit toppings. The only thing worthy of topping cheesecake is caramel sauce. 

Surprisingly, I haven't made many sweets lately, but tonight I was craving something yummy. 

I tried an almond flour pie crust awhile back that was deliciousness, so I knew I wanted to use that as the base and I thought what better to put on top than cheesecake. 

So I did. 

Well, I did after I put a layer of chocolate on it.

Yes, I then drizzled caramel sauce on top.

It definitely took care of my sweet craving.

I made this crust recipe from Elana and baked it in an 8x8 pan. 

After it cooled I topped it with a double batch of skinny chocolate. 

I put it in the fridge long enough for the chocolate to harden and in the meantime I made the cheesecake filling.

I whipped 1 pt of heavy whipping cream until soft peaks formed, then set it aside.

I took 2 pkg of cream cheese (softened) and mixed them with 1/2 c erythritol and 2 Tbsp of vanilla until well mixed.

Then I mixed in the whipped cream. You are supposed to fold it in, but I am no good at that and I just mixed it in with my mixer. It worked fine.
As soon as it was mixed I put it on top of the chocolate covered pie crust, spread it out and back into the fridge it went to set up, probably a 1-2 hours.

While it was setting up I made the most delicious healthy caramel sauce ever, 
you can find the recipe here. It is supposed to cool as well, so I put it in a jar and stuck it in the fridge.

While waiting for all my yumminess to set up I did my workout for the day.

I did a PrayFit workout, LOVE it, but oh my abs and thighs were hurting when I was done.

Then I had my protein shake and a big salad for dinner. 

FINALLY, I was ready for dessert.

And it was ready to be eaten.

As I'm typing this I have no idea what to call this dessert. 

Absolutely none.

How about Chocolate Layer Cheesecake Pie.

Not real original, but I'm telling you, I've got nothing.

I hope you enjoy! I did!


Saturday, May 30, 2015

20 GGMS Variations (and counting)

I love the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle and I really enjoy the refreshing drinks. There are many versions of the Good Girl Moonshine floating around on the web, but I don't always have time to go searching for them. So, I decided I would make a post that linked all the ones I could find for easy reference.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Would you get fired?

If, as keeper of your home, you had a boss watching over you, would you get fired? Are you doing your job to the best of your abilities? Or are you just doing enough to get by? How many "breaks" do you get during the day, or how long is your "lunch hour"? Do you take care of the tasks that need done in your workplace or do you look at certain tasks as not in your job description?

These are all questions we should ask ourselves as keeper of our homes. We have the most important job there is; taking care of our husband, our children and our homes. Are we really giving it the time and effort it deserves? I was thinking about this the other day and realized I was not treating my responsibility with as much respect as I would a "real job". Let's look at these questions individually.

Stopping to smell the flowers.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Why I Stopped Making a Menu Plan

I used to make a menu plan, two weeks at a time to coincide with my grocery days.  But I stopped. 

I know, I know, everyone says to make a menu - it saves you time, it saves you money.

Well, it can but it can also waste a lot of time, for me anyway.

I would spend way too much time going through recipes, deciding what looked good and where it would fit in my week and then make my grocery list based on my menu. 

But do you know what happened, things would come up and we wouldn't follow the menu. Or a certain day and meal would come up and I just really wasn't in the mood for that particular meal that day. It eneded up being a waste of my time. 

So, I found a system that works much better for me.