Geez, so I have to apologize, in my old age I am turning out to be alittle cluster f*cked at times. What a week, I forgot all about Easter, I know right even for a Grump like me shame on me! haha, but like a pro or a Mom, or a woman, eh, I dont know what friggin point I am trying to get across but suddenly Last Friday I thought It was Wednesday and thats when my screw up completely started, so suddenly the poor Godfather like a pro had to help assist me, and came through like the amazing man he is, he went back to work, got his paycheck we both forgot about, shopped for everything I needed for a fast Easter dinner (that I didnt have on hand) and I started baking and we had it on Friday cause one of our bestest friends was leaving town at 4 am Easter day to go on Vacation to Arizona. But in the midst of everything I had promised the Godfather I would post the recipes for the low cal Chocolate chip cookies and the blueberry scones, and well I ended up away from home with no internet till Monday then I looked everywhere, and couldnt find my 2 recipes, only to find them right in the last place I would look, which was the last place they were used “The Kitchen” ugghhh what a week. anyway, as promised I will post the scone one now and the Chocolate chip by tomorrow, thank you for the patience.

Grumpys Low Cal, Low Fat Blueberry Scones:

2 cups Whole Wheat Flour

1/4 cup honey ( I use Local from farmers or Bee Amazing )

2 Tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp Baking Soda

1/4 tsp Salt ( I use Himalayan Sea Salt or Kosher)

4 Tbsp Butter or 1/4 Olive Oil!

1/2 cup Applesauce Unsweetened ( I reserve alittle extra ( up to 1/4 cup if batter to dry)

1 egg (lightly beaten)

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1-1/2 cups Blueberries ( I dont think you can have to many)

  1. Preheat oven to 350* degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Combine Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, and salt in a large bowl mix.
  4. In small er bowl mix all wet ingredients except blueberries, then combine the wet mixture into the dry when Combined add Blueberries and fold in (as not to smash them) .
  5. Take a Teaspoon and drop heaping teaspoon fulls onto prepared parchment paper pan. when done, place pan in preheated oven (350*) bake for about 10 mins, check the bottom of one should be lightly brown, take pan out transfer scones onto wire rack, cook rest of dough.
  6. Enjoy. each scone should be under 100 calories

So I figured my drastic changes deserve perhaps some explanation. For those who know me thank you be patient … for those who dont… I want you you get to know me, short version of my life is this, I was always the black sheep in my family, a good easy going person, wild child in my younger days, and very settled in my old age( haha)I met real shithead men throughout my younger days all my own doing. I take full responsibility for my actions and my life as I believe people should. However, Finally late in my life I was very lets call it blessed to find an amazing man, and anyone who truly knows him, knows he is very passionate when he feels strongly about something as I do also, and when I started this site I had fun just blurting out what ever my sarcastic mouth felt like saying whenever the mood struck. But as the Election took place alot of people (me) especially felt we fucking robbed and an anger day in and day out that just wasnt changing, so I had to change.

Now this is where the food is getting ready to come in (soon) haha. Back in 2011, I went to a doctor after a month of straight coughing and not being able to breath very well, and was diagnosed with severe COPD, (like a dumbass, still smoking) after a couple months and alot of doctor visits my doctor looked me in the face and said very seriously you have at best 5 years if you keep smoking and doing what your doing ie coffee for breakfast, lunch, and then eat dinner, well that kinda scared me enough just to house bound myself but not much else…. so still smoking, still not eating right, 5 years came and past,oh yeah and I changed doctors just didn’t like someone who seemed more sarcastic then myself, anyway, I started realizing I have stuff to live for, I quit smoking.

Oh, and here is where the food comes in, now see when you home bound yourself and you have no exercise equipment, and your not eating right well I am sure by now you see where this is going I got up to my highest weight ever 283 lbs, (I am so lucky my hubby is a loving patient man) so invested in a treadmill Please please please DO NOT BUY ANYTHING PRO FORM !!!! Their Customer service is absolutely impossible! I tried to deal with them when I first got the machine they had every piece of info, and still wanted me to call, they corrected my english, they are rude and totally NOT CUSTOMER SERVICE FRIENDLY! So I will not buy anymore equipment thru them, and I am looking to do a whole gym.

But moving right along, since October I have lost about 65 lbs. yes you saw that right. I am down to about 220. But every once in a while, Not all the time I want something sweet, so I have been investing in protein bars,. I dont know if you have tried any of these but let me tell you, 90% of what I have tried is disgusting,

Honestly this is NOT a plug for any of these, but out of this picture the Adkins peanut butter on top left were the best, and the Think peanut butter all hit the trash. This is why I am baking. if you want a snack, It should not be 220 calories, and it should Not be a tasteless piece of cardboard crap!

So I will once again thank all the people I have been forcing fresh bake goods on but I am trying to work out recipes so they are Low calorie yet full flavor, and yes there has been some crap I have just had to trash, but the stuff I am sharing I would like honest opinions, so I can share here, and also I am working on a cookbook that will have great meals, sides, desserts, will it be for all no, but the Godfather has dropped 15 to 20 lbs last time we weighed him he is a diabetic and he wasnt even trying to loose it. And I am loosing it, so it has to be in the better desserts and the use of spices and herbs, and well hell why not share that info.

Plus, omg my sweet adorable little Irish mother Never tought me how to cook for just 2 now that everyone has left the nest, so I have to send some of this food out. *giggles*Have a wonderful day, treat others as you want to be treated, and please if you like please hit the button.

PS low calorie Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe coming next.

GODMOTHERS ZUCCHINI BREAD

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of Zucchini (grated)
  • 1/4 cup granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil (or my absolute Favorite Avocado Oil)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1-1/2 tsps Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt (This will be one of my Next topics)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (unsweetened)

Directions:

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees, fahrenheit.

in a large bowl mix Zucchini, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, applesauce, eggs, and Vanilla and whisk to combine.

in another bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and mix. Combine dry ingredients into wet, make sure mixed.

Fill Loaf pan, bake about 50 to 55 mins or till toothpick check comes out clean, then transfer to wire cooling rack. Enjoy. Once again big thank you to all those that I am pushing food off to, I appreciate any comments or suggestions, and of course any likes 🙂 Have yourself a fine day. Your Grumpy GodMother, until the next post, treat others as you want to be treated.

Lets grab our drinks and get started:

So as promised I had been trying to research spices and herbs, and all the health benefits and I came up with a small list.

Spices and herbs just make foods taste better, while enhancing healthier lifestyle. Everyone should be cooking with them and if you can use as many as possible at a time.

Studies have shown that at the very least they fight inflammation, reduce damaged cells, and aid in weight loss, and well nothing can be wrong with all that.

I along with most Professionals agree its better to use real, or dried but I would Never take capsules of spices and herb oils when you can add so much flavor and healthiness to almost everything, but of course before changing any routines or if you have concerns please talk with your Doctor.

So if your new to adding spices, personal suggestion start slow and add pinches till its enough flavor for you. So lets get started!

Cardemom: its is a sweet, pungent spice. It would go well with pumpkin recipes. It soothes upset stomachs, it has been known to fight inflammation, It is high in magnesium and zinc.

Chili Peppers: Fresh, dried, or powdered all great options. First chili’s will give your food a little kick, yum. They are known to boost metabolism, also aids in keeping blood vessels healthy, the capsacin compound is one possible reason. In some recipes to come, I will show you some of the places you can flavor food with peppers.

Cinnamon: Is awesome, we love the sweet but low calorie and sugar free spice. It is easy to find and relatively inexpensive and you can add this to almost everything. Lab studies have shown cinnamon may help with inflammation, and may heal damaged cells also fight bacteria. Research has shown it also may help lower blood pressure and diabetes. No matter what it is part of a healthier diet, but please Do not mistake what I am saying as a cure, and always check with your doctor if you have concerns.

Cocoa: It is a spice, it also has flavonoids which are anti-oxidants which have shown to boost heart health, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, keeps coronary arteries healthy. And (…) like it needed to do more well cocoa just taste great, so with all those factors, why wouldn’t you find a reason you use it 🙂

Cumin: yum, this is one of my personal favorites, I just love the flavor, and there is so many recipes you can add this to. It is rich in iron. Also I believe once I read on Web md a study was done where 88 women (overweight) found that those who ate less then a teaspoon of Cumin a day while on a low calorie diet lost more body fat and weight then those whom didn’t take Cumin on the same diet.

Garlic: This plant has Allicin which is a powerful compound. Lowers chances of heart disease, eating it regularly helps with high Cholesterol and high blood pressure. To get the actual benefits from Allicin you have to crush or chop it fresh, that is when its formed.

Ginger: Can definitely help with upset stomach, it has a calming affect to the lining of the digestive system, also eases nausea, and so awesome in many dish choices which we will discuss later. Lab studies have been done that also show ginger is an anti-inflammatory, and can play a role in preventing diseases such as cancer.

Rosemary: This is a very fragrant herb. Rich in antioxidants. Even just smelling the scent of it can be good for you. A whiff of rosemary has been known to help the brain preform better on memory test and other mental task.

Turmeric: known to ease inflammation, it is a good source of curcumin which may also help ease pain. Newest research shows eating small amounts may slow down or improve Alzheimer’s disease, and possibly help prevent brain plaques that lead to dementia.

So after all this, I will hope some might think about it next time you run thru your local Walmart or General Dollar, these are 2 places you can get spices and herbs dried, pretty cheap, and test out the flavors, the ones I mentioned are just a few.

Please have an awesome day, treat others as you wish to be treated, and I look forward to sharing recipes, and my Salt research with you.

Lets grab our drink and get this started, hi everyone, hope you are all doing well.

So lately I have been trying to adjust to all the changes around me, Now being “grumpy” doesnt seem to be so acceptable everywhere, it can actually get you cancelled. Twitter you suck! Anywho, I have been cooking and loosing the pounds, and trying to work on the cookbook, which is going to be so special. I am learning so much about herbs and spices and all the health benefits. I am learning about Oils, and essential oils, and now have a new favorite “Chosen Avocado Oil” it is awesome, healthier, and you can cook in hotter temps and it doesn’t burn like alot of oils!!! But more info to come.

Have a wonderful day, and treat others like you want to be treated.

Grab your coffee and Lets get this started:

Todays topic finances and the holidays. I am not sure if anyone else is feeling the hurt or tightness this year, but things this year seem very tight. I am sure with all the extra Covid expenses at the beginning of the year with both of us, and the surgery, and illness’ but wow.

Usually within a couple days after Thanksgiving I usually pick up a couple boxes of Christmas and Holiday Cards and I sit down and start to fill them out, I have all my stamps, and the Godfather so graciously mails them on his way to work each night as I have so many done. This year so far I havent even bought them yet. Sad thing is I think I just realized the Grinch stole my Christmas spirit. I am The Grumpy GodMother true and true this year.

I look around theres no garland, no tree, no spirit anywhere, I havent bought the first gift and the Godfather and I are just getting over so massive head and chest cold or whatever that was so know need to lysol wipe the entire house. Maybe a Christmas smelling candle is needed for starters,or cookies, perhaps this weekend we will put the tree up. But have to find the spirit first. Let me know if anyone has any suggestions, of how they found theirs.

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Grab that drink, and lets get started:

Ok, for all these lockdowns I personally think they are rediculous but whatever. What are all of you folks doing at home? Im curious. When the Godfather and I are at home We usually eat dinner in the livingroom together before he goes off to work, not once have we worn a mask in our house, nor will we. He works in retail, and so do alot of our dearest friends and family, so I believe if we were going to have gotten Covid it would have happened already, only because they truly have been the essential workers making sure every one has what they need.

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It is so sad that while everyone has toliet paper, and their needs filled, how we quickly forget who the essential workers are. But run out of food, water, toliet paper, and suddenly grocery workers have essential travel driving papers. (To all you places doing special things for certain workers, ie Mcdonnalds) yes calling you out…. anyways, I heard about Governor of California’s new 3 week lockdown, and thats what started me thinking, wait I have been eating side by side next to this handsome man every day…..no mask…. what would make the difference whether we were in the livingroom or in a restaurant except for the fact I would not have to cook, and excuse me that just pisses me off even more…..

Personally this needs to stop, And we the people HAVE TO STAND UP AND take our Country back.

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Have a great day, be safe, and do something good today. ⚘❤ The Grumpy GodMother

Grab your drink, and lets get started: Legislators: We the People Are Ticked off, and NEED you to absolutely do your job and back Us!

So, the GodMother has been taking a course on our Constitution. Thank you Hillsdale College. They have so many wonderful courses to choose from, and for free (bet the democrazies didnt plan on that during this lockdown, me learning. Haha!) Anyway they have wonderful programs over there, let me know if you need the link.

But we truly need the legislators to do their jobs now as far as this election goes, if people would stop watching news channels and start only watching “OAN” which is One American News or I believe the other is News Network or just go to youtube and get the lowdown straight from Kayleigh or the staffers you would here the truth. FOX is still good at night I have been watching the classics Tucker, Laura from the Ingraham Angle, and Hannity but truly is saddens me that so many reporters have turn to shit. That what they put on paper, means absolutely nothing and that they would truly rather be shitty sellouts then report the truth, but then thats ok, cause it makes it easy for honest people like me to come in and tell the truth and be here for the people, before we are lead back to the hypothetically gas tanks. YOU THE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW, THEY ARE LYING AND GETTING something from it.

Right now there is alot riding on these legislators in these different states to uphold for Us the people! The Law! To separate themselves from Government, and this choice they make will be Monumental, So much it could honestly lead to a Civil War. This is what our Fore Fathers put in place to protect us.

LEGISLATORS: WE THE PEOPLE ARE PISSED, THAT GOVERNMENT HAS BECOME SUCH A DIRTY SMELLY SWAMP AND BEEN GETTING FILTY RICH AND MAKING POOR DECISIONS (LIKE OBVIOUSLY TRYING TO STEAL THIS PAST ELECTION) AND WE ARE WATCHING YOUR DECISION.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day, treat others as you wish to be treated. And thank you for joining me for coffee today. ⚘❤

So its that time, grab your drink and lets get to it. Hope everybody has been well!?!

So I will start off by saying those who celebrate Thanksgiving, this was my first holiday since my surgery, and I must admit it was not that tough, except for the fact poor Tank was sick on Thanksgiving and for about 3 days after, then the Godfather followed suit with some sort of sinus and upper respiratory yucky thing. And they both shared their respective illness’s with muh’ so eating has been alittle touchy, but still trying to get enough in. everyone is getting back to health now, and I suppose we had toget a bug or cold once this year. But it isnt Covid, so no freaking out allowed. But all in all so far glad I had it done. Realizing I think my biggest issue before is that I ate one meal a day, a 12 pack of diet coke, and 2 to 3 pots of coffee which in hindsight really wasnt a great diet. So far down 30 lbs and counting.

Think I will make a spot to add recipes, not really huge into cooking unless its easy healthy and tasty. But the good recipes I find, I might start sharing here. A short back story I found out I was sick years ago with Severe COPD, then for a while till we (I say, we like I have a mouse in my pocket but I have an amazing team of Doctors). Till we could get meds all straightened out 17 I think now, where when I left the house I wasnt coughing so hard I wet myself and had to go right back home, by the way now thats funny, a few years ago not so much. I became a shut in for a while, because everything set my breathing off, thank God the Godfather is such an amazing man. Finally on a path to loose weight so recently had gastric bypass, and honestly I would swear by it! As long as you are comfortable with your Doctor and his team, which will become yourteam, the support and care has been amazing.

Water bottle is empty, and it is about that time for walking, so I will be back later, but trying to stick more with happier upbeat topics, .lol

Enjoy your day, and be safe, treat others as you wish to be treated. ⚘❤

Its that time, lets grab our drinks:

So today I am going to get off off Politics, and rioting unless everyone wants me to go there and by all means let me know and we can have discussions. Today, I think I am going to touch on something that warmed my heart. I remember when i was a young girl in school, and everything stopped the teacher turned on tvs and we watched as Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, I remember feeling the excitement not truly sure I understood everything it meant for Neil, and his position but as a child’s view and feeling like we all were part of what he was doing. When President Trump put together a new branch of service. I started to feel that same excitement, the possibilities, oh my,.So I was so very disappointed in these democratic cities, Democratic Governors, for stealing the moment from our new Space force as they took off a few months ago for their first take off, that they couldnt as Astronauts steal everyones hearts for the moment. I have been working on this, I did get some beautiful pictures and I believe these men were robbed of their moment. I was honored to be glued to watch, I felt so very sorry for all those young children that missed that heart fluttering moments, watching these brave men move about Space and do the things they do. And there is promise, for the young go to school work hard, your dreams can come true, especially if you aspire to be an Astronaut.

These were the pictures I got of their taking off and safe landing in Space thank God, I am sure we all remember what happened with that one take off with the teachers God rest their souls. Anyways on their return I was lucky enough to be glued again to the tv and hoping there were just as many, but disappointed that stupid Chaz/chop was getting any attention so I figured I would put together my own moment to celebrate and share these men and Our new Space X program!

If I remember correctly I believe the wives of these Astronauts are also Astronauts and they are going up on next trip. I hope you enjoyed the pictures incase you missed the big launch, it truly was one of those moments that should not have been missed, and Americans as a whole dont forget whats important when it comes to our kids, look at them when they see spark and excitement in there eyes.

Treat others as you wish to be treated. Enjoy your wonderful day, thank you for sharing my coffee with me. Hope you enjoyed todays post. And OSU BUCKEYES GOOD LUCK TODAY, 😉☺ Your Grumpy GodMother⚘❤

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