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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, September 19, 2011

Monday's Musings...

(This is a great one!)

"It's not what you are, but what you don't become that hurts."
– Oscar Levant

Okay I am a dessert person and I can't really or shouldn't eat highly sugared food. So I'm looking for lower calories and less sugar - YET - something good to eat and to satisfy my sweet tooth.

So I am looking in the American Diabetes Cookbook for ideas. This will be our dessert for tonight!

Apple Crisp Parfait

This version of apple crisp takes on a new appearance with a light, flavorful topping.

Serves 9

3 cups peeled & sliced apples (about 3 medium apples)
1/3 cup old fashioned cooking oats
3 Tbsps brown sugar or the equivalent in artificial sweetener
2 Tbsps water
1 tsp cinnamon
4 oz fat-free vanilla yogurt, sweetened with artificial sweetener
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
3/4 cup fat-free whipped topping


  1. Mix apples, oats, brown sugar, water and cinnamon.
  2. Pour apple mixture in a 1-quart microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Cover with wax paper and microwave on high for 5 to 7 minutes, rotating 1/4 turn halfway through cooking time.
  4. Depending on thickness of fruit, cooking time may be longer.
Nutrition Information:

Calories: 149 g
Calories from Fat:
Total Fat: 1 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Cholesterol: 1 mg
Sodium: 26 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 35 g
Dietary Fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 24 g
Protein: 2 g

Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord my shape to keep.
Please no wrinkles, Please no bags And please lift my butt before it sags.
Please no age spots, Please no gray and as for my belly, Please take it away.
Please keep me healthy, Please keep me young, and thank you Dear Lord, For all that you've done.

Five tips for a woman....

1. It is important that a man helps you around the house and has a job.
2. It is important that a man makes you laugh.
3. It is important to find a man you can count on and doesn't lie to You.
4. It is important that a man loves you and spoils you.
5. It is important that these four men don't know each other!! (Now I just got a HOOT out of that!)

Foot Note: One saggy boob said to the other saggy boob: "If we don't get some support soon, people will think we're nuts!"
Patricia at Homemade Quilts by Granny


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Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The apple crisp sounds yummy and I love the tips for women:@) Have a great week!

Granny Annie said...

I made your footnote my FB status for today. LOL

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

Enjoyed my wee glimpse into your life here this morning. Wishing you a FUN day! The five tips are funny!

Knitty said...

Gee, I woke up thinking it isn't what hurts but what doesn't that dictates what you'll do for the day.

Oscar Levant must have been younger than me when he uttered your quote. ;-)

That corgi :) said...

LOL about the men one, Sandie, too funny!! That recipe sounds interesting; let me know how it comes out; my SIL tries to avoid sugar so she might like this if I make it for a holiday treat. I like that it is low in calories!

have a good day!


Jill said...

I am laughing out loud thanks to you! Those last two are a hoot. The apple crisp sounds wonderful!

Sandra said...

this sounds good to me, i love oat meal and apples and youngster so yum.. tee hee on the four men

Love Of Quilts said...

The dessert sound good....cute joke. Trish

TexWisGirl said...

i think i need to add some more men to my collection, based on that... :)

Sally said...

The recipe sounds so good! My problem, I have all the ingred's except for the yogurt. A trip to the store coming soon! :)

Jo said...

Lovely dessert recipe!..I could whip this up in a jiffy with some pears,since that's what I've been eating for the last few days.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Reading this post was a fun way to begin a Monday!

I am dieting for my my daughter's wedding and am trying a vegan diet. I think I can eat this apple crisp if the topping is non dairy..thanks!

Flora said...

Will have to try that apple crisp! Sounds great.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

The apple crisp sounds lovely Sandie.

The 5 tips were great and the joke about the boobs made me spill my coffee with laughter!!!

Have a great week.

x Fiona

SweetMarie said...

The Apple Crisp sounds yummy! I have a sweet tooth, especially around the holidays. Love the joke! I will have to read that one to hubby! lol!
Have a great week Sandie!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I like the fact that these 4 men do not know each other! So True, funny

BECKY said...

Love everything here, as always! Thanks for the smiles and laughs!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi! Thanks for your visit to my blog! I was just visiting yours late last night and meant to leave a comment, but got sidetracked as I often do. :D From reading, I see we have a lot in common. I'll be signing up to be a follower, it's always fun to make new friends.

The apple crisp sounds good. I am diabetic and I'm supposed to be controlling it by my diet which means no sugar. Afraid I'm not doing so good with it. My main culprit is Pepsi...I'm addicted! And I don't like the diet versions.

Cute prayer and tips! LOL! I'll pass the tips along to my daughter, she'll love them!

Have a great day. ~Cheryl

It's Just Dottie said...

Hello and thank you for coming for a visit today. You lifted my spirit and your blog made me smile. I am so glad to meet you.

blueviolet said...

It sounds just as good as if it were all the way naughty! Plus it's perfect for this time of year. YUM!

Belle said...

Thanks for the big smile this morning!

Desiree said...

You've ended my day on a cheery note. Thank you! The pud sounds yummy!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Thanks for the apple crisp recipe! We need to go out and pick apples now!

Remington said...

Smiling in Minnesota, my friend! Love it!

Eva Ason said...

Mmm the apple crisp sounds tasty :-)
I like the quotes. Enjoy your Day!

Hugs x

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love apple crisp and this recipe sounds so good. Hope you are having a great week!

Wanda's Wings said...

The apple crisp sounds so yummy yet so low in calories.

Debbie said...

I totally lost it with that last part. Oh good grief... that's too funny!

And since we're low sugar here, that recipe looks good.

Ann said...

I've had a real sweet tooth lately and this sounds good.

Starry Dawn said...

Hey dear friend Sandie,

Yes!! I agree that we should all keep on learning in our lifetime, because we shouldn't let our minds go idle and lazy. Our brains need to be nourished with brand new learning stuff, just as much as our stomachs with food.
I keep on learning new things, and I feel great about it. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with the world, sweet Sandie!!
You've got an awesome blog.
Thank you for visiting my site!!
God bless you!!
Love in Christ,
Poet Starry Dawn.

Susan said...

That was a riot, Sandie. Hilarious. Didn't get to read your blog til night time so now I'll go to bed smiling. hee heee heee You're too much. Susan

Mevely317 said...

Goodness, but this one hit home! My "downfall" isn't sugar-sweets, but salt :( ....Nevertheless addicting.
Come to think of it, all I've had to eat today is half a JAR of roasted peanuts.
This apple crisp sounds really yummy ... and you know what? I don't especially like fruit. What a great idea, consulting that cookbook!

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Sarah (Nikki) said...

dare I try to bake this pie.....hey that rhymns...hahahaha. Love your quote...have a great day out there today...Stay sane and happy and always funny.

Doris Sturm said...

Yummmm - that apple crisp recipe sounds wonderful. I must try it ;-) Thanks! Have a great weekend :-)

Sharon said...

Sandie, you irreverent fool!

The recipe looks delicious. Will you make it for me and bring it on over?

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my brain to keep,
And if I should die before I wake,
May my estate the government not take.

(Just my version...)

Loved the four men thing - didn't see that one coming. However, I should have known something was up - whoever heard of all that in one man??

The boob thing? Such a deliciously PG-13 girl you are!