Friday, August 29, 2008

Bag in a box

I also had time today to make some box in a bags. Can you tell I am really into Halloween today? You can find the directions for these here: They were really very simple to make. The inside bottom is a tiny box with paper wrapped around it, decorated, and closed with tab punches and ribbon. I may need to make a few more of these, they were just too much fun!
Here's a quick cake I make quite often. I just took out the ingredients to make one! {It's very low cal}

Diet Coke Cake

1 pkg. devils food cake mix
1 can diet coke
2 egg whites
Mix altogether and put in a greased 9x13" pan. Bake according to directions on the box. Cool.
8 oz. lite cool whip
8 oz. fat free cream cheese
Mix together and frost cake. Keep refrigerated.

I also am making this quick low cal salad.

Tomato and cucumbers

1 1/2 c.cucumbers, chopped

1 1/2 c.tomatoes,chopped

1/2 c. onion, chopped

6 tsp. splenda

1/2 c. red wine vinegar

1/2 c. water

1 tsp. dill weed

Mix altogether and chill.

And I plan on making Steak burritos.

2 lb. round steak
1/2 pkg. taco seasoning
1/2 sm. can mild green chillies

1 T. vinegar

1 chopped onion

Cook in crock pot 6-8 hours on low. Shred and serve in tortillas with Monterrey jack cheese. I'm getting hungry for tomorrow!

1 comment:

Avril Miller said...

Hello Laurie!

I just LOVE your blog!!! Not only are your creations absolutely adorable but I am so excited to find such fabulous (LOW fat) recipes!

I made the cake of your sunshine cake tonight - except I got a little excited about the recipe and dumped in the crushed pineapple instead of the mandarian oranges to the cake mix - opps! But the cake actually came out tasting really yummy with my "mistake". Tomorrow I will figure out how I am going to frost it...whether I'll do plain lite cool whip or go ahead and make the pineapple, pudding mix and cool whip "original" version.

Thanks for such a great blog!
~avril miller