Yesterday I was making a mostly healthy snack for the kids to have when they got home from school. I call it "Goin' Fishing". It's half a package of cream cheese, a stack of celery stick fishing poles, and a bunch of Goldfish crackers. When I cut into the cream cheese, I realized that my snack was unintentionally healthier than I had intended. Oh no! Fat free--maybe it was "reduced fat", but either way...--cream cheese is not nearly as good as the real thing. The block was sort of slimy and didn't stir into a creamy glob, but rather just broke into chunks. Blech!
The kids didn't seem to mind, but with my sugar-free Lent, I sure did! I find that cutting out sugary treats has led to increasing my fat intake. And you know what? I don't care. This morning I made French toast, but in place of milk, I whisked whipping cream into the eggs. I did have to thin it a bit with rice milk, but the cream made all the difference. Even #2, who normally hates the eggy taste of French toast, liked this kind.
Tonight I made a basil squash soup, and you can be sure I added cream to that too! Wiping the bowl clean was especially nice with my warm homemade bread that was slathered with butter. Yum!