Thankful Sunday

I have so many things to be thankful for this weekend.

  • old friends who pop up out of no where
  • eating breakfast at a local diner where everyone knows you
  • real Vermont maple syrup
  • a syrupy sticky baby
  • bright beautiful sunshine
  • my sister getting married
  • to someone nice
  • my parents’  great friends
  • they also have access to a great pool
  • my son’s joy in the swimming pool
  • new friends
  • turkey burgers
  • frosted cookies
  • sandboxes
  • big kids and little kids
  • swings
  • feeling comfortable with people you’ve only just met
  • a sandy chocolately baby
  • a clean fresh baby
  • a sleeping worn out baby
  • a busy day that was crazy fun


My favorite Easter Candies

  1. Brach’s Classic Jelly Beans – mostly the green, yellow, and whites ones
  2. Peeps – specifically yellow bunnies
  3. Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs– they taste better than cups
  4. Yummy sugary melty candies from a candy store in New York

Each Easter season, Americans buy more than 700 million Marshmallow Peeps, shaped like chicks, as well as Marshmallow Bunnies and Marshmallow Eggs, making them the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy.

I could do with a good Fluffernutter right now

P1050289.JPG Is it really so hard to get a shelf tag right?  Especially when the product is right there?  I mean honestly.

Meanwhile, this made me remember it has been some time since I have had a Fluffernutter sandwich. (Which my spellcheck doesn’t think is a word, although it doesn’t seem to like “spellcheck” as a word either.)

A couple of years ago, for a “wellness” activity at school someone brought in cheap white bread (probably Wonder) and tons of peanut butter and Fluff.  I ate a few sandwiches that week.  I may have to get some on my next trip to the store.  And PB too, and white bread.  It is just not the same with “grind it yourself” PB and multigrain bread.

Someone asked in my Flickr comments if Fluff is really only sold in the Northeast.  Can anyone from “away” verify this?  I don’t remember looking for it when I was in Virginia and I have never really grocery shopped anywhere else.

Happy Thanksgiving

Greetings from upstate New York.  We are enjoying Thanksgiving dinner at a country inn with the Lord’s mother, grandmother, aunt, uncle, and one cousin.  The cousin’s sister is staying in SF with her boyfriend.  MIL’s sister’s family is going to be with her while she is recovering from a stroke.  MIL’s other brother lives out west and had to work.  His daughter also is working, so she couldn’t join us either.  So this year we are down from a possible 27 to 7.

We miss everyone, but it is nice to be with family.

I am thankful for:
My husband
My parents and my sister
My family
My MIL and her family
My health
My friends
My community
Having enough to eat
Having a nice warm house
Having enough clothes to keep me warm
Being able to read

Random fact: The second Thanksgiving we were married we spent in Cancun, Mexico with my parents, my sister, and her best friend.

Weight Watchers Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich

bluebunny_vanilla_sand.jpgWeight Watchers Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich
POINTS value 2

The shape may be a rectangle, but the taste is anything but square! Offered in a six-pack, each Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich contains low-fat vanilla-flavored ice cream and chocolate cookie wafers, with 120 calories, 2 grams of fat and 3 grams of fiber.
~Weight Watchers Website

I wanted:
ice cream sandwiches
a low point snack
vanilla with chocolate

I bought:
Weight Watchers Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich

I’ve eaten:
almost the whole box (in a week)

I tasted:
creamy vanilla
chocolatey flavor

I thought:
they were great tasting for a low point treat
kind of small, but didn’t leave me wanting more

I will:
buy these again

GIANT Cookies & Cream Bar

** Note: I really like Mike & Maria’s restaurant reviews, so I have decided to start my own. However, I don’t plan to just review restaurants. I got this idea while eating ice cream pops with my husband. **

bluebunny_cookiecream_bar.jpgGIANT Cookies & Cream Bar
POINTS value 2

Offered in a six-pack, each GIANT Cookies & Cream Bar contains low-fat vanilla ice cream and delicious cookie crunch coating, with 140 calories, 5 grams of fat and 4 grams of fiber.
~Weight Watchers Website

I wanted:
ice cream
a low point snack
vanilla with chocolate

I bought:
Weight Watchers GIANT Cookies & Cream Bar

I’ve eaten:
two (in 4 days)

I tasted:
okay vanilla, a little bland
no chocolate flavor
wooden stick

I thought:
they were okay for a low point treat
the cookie crumbs were too messy
i don’t like wooden stick

I will:
not buy these again

Edit: Hilary wanted to know if I noticed the chocolate crunchies tasted salty. I didn’t notice, although I didn’t feel like they had much taste at all. I have, like, 4 more to eat (even though I didn’t like them, I can’t waste them), so I will make more of an effort to taste the crunchies.