Sunset and yummy dessert

We had a beautiful day, followed by a beautiful sunset!

Dinner tonight was beer can chicken again.  I didn’t overcook it and have lots of leftovers to make something – not sure what yet!

I made skin on mashed potatoes and cheesy broccoli.  While the potatoes were boiling, I used the steam to steam my broccoli:


I have no ideas how many calories specifically my dinner was, but considering we blended breakfast and lunch, I am not too concerned about it!

But I did make the dessert I mentioned before on Healthy Appetites on FoodNetwork.

Balsamic Strawberries with Ricotta Cream

  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (I used my Mexican vanilla – so good!)
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 16 ounces strawberries, hulled and quartered

Put the ricotta cheese, honey and vanilla extract into the small bowl of a food processor and process until smooth, 1 minute.  Transfer to a small bowl and refrierate for at least 2 hours.

In a small saucepan combine the vinegar and sugar and bring to a boil.  Simmer over medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Allow to cool completely.

In a medium bowl, toss the berries with the balsamic syrup.  Divide the cream among 4 cocktail glasses, top with berry mixture and serve.

Per serving: 1/3 cup cream and 1/2 cup berries)

  • 180 calories
  • 5 fat
  • 27 carbs
  • 2 fiber
  • 8 protein

Here is the finished product:

Here is Hannah enjoying it!

Planning on meeting my mom for lunch and a movie tomorrow.  Okay, we are going to see the new Nicolas Sparks movie, Road to Rodanthe.  It only got 1 1/2 stars.  Does that deter you from seeing a movie??

See you at breakfast!


3 thoughts on “Sunset and yummy dessert

  1. It’s “Nights in Rodanthe” 😉

    How could it only get 1 1/2 stars?! It’s a Nicholas Sparks novel so you can’t go wrong there AND Richard Gere and Diane Lane – I didn’t think they were capable of giving a <2 star performance.

    I’m still going to go see it. I loved the book (along with all other Sparks’ books) and I love Richard Gere.

    Oh! And I was raised and lived on the Outer Banks for 18 years so a lot of filming was done in the local area of my hometown where the story was set. So gotta go see it to give a shout-out to my ‘hood.

  2. I went to see Burn After Reading last night and it had good reviews, but I hated it! I’m so excited for Nights in Rodanthe though 🙂 The book was awesome.

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