Verse of the day...

3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:3-6)



Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Praise God.............

for family...friends...low cal. food... good coffee... and a basket of yarn.
What a beautiful day.................... sun shinning... cool breeze... and just the site of nature.... awwwwwwwh
Well... my first share of the day will be this really good recipe. A cup of coffee and one of these bars in the morning... made a great way to start your day. Especially if you are watching your calories! I'm down to my last 10-15 lbs to lose and I will be at my goal weight.... WOO HOO!!

FRUITY OAT BARS (LOW CALORIE)

1 (6 oz.) pkg. (1 1/3 c.) diced, dried, mixed fruit
3/4 c. water
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/4 c. quick or old fashioned oats (uncooked)
1/3 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 c. all purpose flour
1/4 c. butter - melted

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In small saucepan, combine fruit, water and cinnamon. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring constantly, or until almost all liquids is absorbed. Remove from heat; cover and set aside.
Combine oats, brown sugar and flour. Add butter; mix well until crumbly. Reserve 1/3 cup oat mixture, press remaining mixture onto bottom of 8 or 9 inch baking pan. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown - spread remaining fruit filling evenly on base: sprinkle with reserved 1/3 cup oat mixture, patting lightly. Bake 20 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Cool, cut into bars. Store loosely covered.
9 servings, 180 calories each, 0 cholesterol. Diabetic exchange: 1 starch, 1 bread, 1 fruit, 1 fat

Now for some fun Craft shares. Lets see...........................
This is a Blanket I made for my cousin ... who's wife just had their baby.
This is my first Butterfly Square ... that I sent to a Crochetviller in need.This is a sleeper.... I created all by myself. (need to get the pattern written out nicely) That I made for a dear friend who also has a wife that had their baby this month.
Last but not least... this is the progress on my Sweater. I'm gettin' there. If I would stop working on other projects.... this would be done by now.... hehehehehe

Okay... off to get some more crocheting done.... and then pick up my midgets from school... then back here for more crocheting.... whew! :)
Have a Wonderful Day!
Hugs... Love.... and Blessings,
::Tam::

~*~60 lbs lost so far~*~

5 comments:

tracy said...

Tammy, congratulations on the weight loss. Thank you for the recipe, I am going to make some of those. Your crochet projects look very pretty, I love making baby things. Your square is really pretty, too.

Heather said...

The butterfly square is lovely...and the recipe sounds delicious!

Terri said...

Congratulations Tammy on the weight loss. That is just AWESOME. Love the crochet work. Hubby was looking over my shoulder and loved the butterfly square. I have to agree with him, it's gorgeous.

CraftyAshley said...

Those projects look great! I especially love the square and the sleeper! Have a great day!

miss_moneymaker said...

This sweater looks great! I'd love to make one like that. The butterfly square is very pretty!

Oh yeah the baby sleeper is beautiful! You did a great job on it!