Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Weed & Whine (& then wine.....)

That is pretty much what my night consisted of.....

Me and a couple other ladies weeded in front of city hall.  I stayed far FAR away from the vines this time, I got a nasty case of poison ivy back in June and I'm pretty sure it was the vines on the back part of the building.  

We made quick work.  

Then it was time for me to head off to the WHINING portion of the night....luckily that was taking place at City Hall.... Joint Fiscal Committee.  

It has members from the school board and the city council.... with the economy the way it is we didn't get all the funding from the state that was anticipated at the municipal level.  So now its determining where it will come from.... taxpayers, municipal budget, or ack don't say it.... the school budget.  After about 2 hours of go around, we agreed to see if we had any room in our budget through potential cost savings..... ie.  we will see and get back to ya. 

So about 3 hours later I was finally home.....  aahhhh. 


I needed something fast and easy, I had texted the hubby and told him to fend for himself. 

A salmon burger sandwich came to mind. 

-light spinach flat out
-Henry & Lisa salmon burger
-laughing cow garlic herb cheese (my obsession today)
-side of steamed broccoli w/ herbs de Provence and little grated parmesan

After dinner I remembered I had some Silken Vanilla Creations I had to use.... so cake baking it was. Got this from Carrots N' Cake's blog.

Silken Vanilla Cake

Makes 12 pieces


  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup Nasoya Vanilla Silken Creations
  • 1 tbsp baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 350* F.
  • Spray 8 X 8 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix well.
  • Pour mixture into pan.
  • Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until center is firm.
  • Allow to cool before frosting.
  • Enjoy!
Approximately 140 calories per piece.
Its pretty good..... better than the bean brownies I tried.  ;)

I might actually add a little extra vanilla next time, it could have used just a tad more flavor I think.  

Off to finish my wine and relax a bit more.  Still wound up from meeting!

Have a great night!


1 comment:

  1. I pretty much add extra vanilla to any recipe that calls for it, you can never have too much vanilla :)