If the day goes as I think it will today, I should have the Waste Not Whatnots quilt top finished. I'll say one thing about it: it's given me a good reason to procrastinate on vacuuming the downstairs. It is dropping lots of black threads everywhere on the light carpeting. Yesterday, I had good intentions of dusting and vacuuming the downstairs, but then realized I'd be wasting time. Yeah, sure. That's what I thought. You probably thought the same thing, and you just didn't mention it.
So here's how the day went yesterday. Here's where I'd left it the day before:
So I added a row of blocks across the top section. That took most of the morning.
As I mentioned yesterday, we've been sticking to the Cooking Light Diet for the past couple of weeks. I don't mind dieting, but I do miss baking terribly. So then, King Arthur, always in tune to my baking neediness, wrote about this product on their blog recently. To-wit:
"[A] sugar replacement that not only tastes like normal sugar (no unpleasant aftertaste), but also comes close to matching the texture of treats made with regular cane sugar."
Okay, and so I wasted not two seconds ordering some off their website. It arrived yesterday...FedEx, no less. Obviously, King Arthur knows a baking emergency when they hear of one.
So you can see my problem, right? Now I have this new product to test, and diet concerns all in the same sentence. Last night I got an idea to try using it in one of my untested desserts for two. Perusing through my database, I eliminated most of them because they included other kinds of added sugar in the form of brown sugar, molasses, honey, or crystallized ginger. I was looking for something that included only granulated sugar so that I could try out this "alternative," unvarnished by other sweet stuff. As for the calories in such a dessert...hm.
Okay, so I found this "Recipe Calorie and Nutrition Calculator" from Very Well Fit online some time back. I entered in all the ingredients. (I'll warn you, you must delete any "descriptors" from your list of ingredients, such as "melted" or "finely diced," or it won't work.) Entering the ingredients, and omitting the sugar substitute (zero calories), it calculated the calories in this recipe to be: