Share Your World–2013 Week 26

There it is, in black and white (or yellow, depending on your browser/reader). We have hit the half-way mark of the year. I hope the second half doesn’t go nearly as fast as the first! Cee, our lovely hostess with the mostess, has four new questions for us this week. So, let’s GO! 

1. Are you left- or right-handed?
I know the answer to this one! Right-handed. 

2. Before making a phone call, do you ever rehearse what you’re going to say?
For a business call I usually have an idea of what I want to say/ask; and also when placing a take-out order. Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how well-rehearsed the conversation is. Like calling a doctor’s office and having prepared what to say, then getting a recording that asks for your name, spelled-out, social security number, phone number, birth date, etc. By then I forgot why I called! 

3. Crunchy Peanut Butter or Smooth Peanut Butter? Anything with your peanut butter?
Crunchy Peanut Butter. Extra-chunky–even better! A spoon goes very well with it. Also Welch’s grape jelly on whole-grain bread, or celery. 

4. How many rings before you answer the phone?
The land line with answering machine is set to minimum number of rings, two I think. Calls go to the answering machine for screening, and because the battery in the handset usually needs to be recharged. The number of rings on the cell is directly proportionate to how far I have to go to find where I left it. 

Thanks for taking it easy on us this week, Cee. If you want to create your own post, check out Cee’s blog for instructions, or leave your replies in the comment section below. I always enjoy reading them. Now, Share YOUR World

Peanut Butter, Banana, Spinach–Oh My!

I’m always on the lookout for healthy recipes, and I really like it when they are easy. Oh! And they must taste good, too. 😉

 A friend posted this on Facebook recently, and tonight the hubby and I tried it.

Having read through the ingredients and the follow-up comments of others who tried it, I wasn’t surprised that I liked it. However, the fact that my hubby liked it, and suggested we should have them on a regular basis–THAT was surprising!

To get the recipe, follow this link

The only changes I made were to add a tablespoon of ground flax seed, and sweetened it a bit with Stevia extract in the raw, something new I found at my local Harris Teeter this week. I was pleased to find that it didn’t have the “unpleasant aftertaste” I had heard in regard to Stevia. 

Let me know what you think! 


Recipe: Peanut Butter Dip

We spent a lovely weekend visiting our daughter and her family. Saturday, the 16-year-old granddaughter opened the refrigerator door, looked inside and closed the door. She proceeded to open the freezer, peer inside,  and close that door, and then pronounced, “I know what’s missing!” I dared to inquire as to what it could be, and she replied, “Peanut Butter Dip.” Apparently, this has become a staple in both of our households, so hubby and I made a quick trip to the nearby Bloom to procure the ingredients:

1 cup Peanut Butter (we prefer extra crunchy-but then, we’re nuts)
1-8 oz. package Philadelphia Cream Cheese*
1 cup Brown sugar
1/3 to 1/2 cup Milk

With mixer, blend peanut butter and cream cheese, add the brown sugar and mix well, then add the milk to the consistency you prefer. Keep in mind that it will solidify more in the refrigerator…if it ever makes it that far!

It’s great for apples, celery, pretzels; and 💡 I’m wondering how it would be on a thin, crispy waffle. Why don’t you give it a try, and let me know YOUR favorite thing to have with it?

*I use fat-free cream cheese, as I’m always looking for ways to decrease saturated fat in our diet.