Thursday, October 19, 2006

I want a monkey to play peek-a-boo with.

Although, Jason told me I already have one, and her name is Anna Marie.

(Har, har, honey.)

Seriously, we watched Curious George last night, and this is a movie I'd watch even if I didn't have a kid.

It was that good.

I almost cried several times.

Oh, how I wish that monkeys in real life were as intelligent and cute as George, and made good pets, and helped us see the lighter side of life! No, in real life, monkeys are dirty, and smelly, and, as I understand, don't make very good pets at all.

While we were watching the movie, these were in the oven:

I know what you're thinking: "She's on Weight Watchers! What is she doing with those?"

I'll tell you a little secret: they're made with pumpkin.

I got the recipe from the Hungry Girl. I took a box of mix (the lowest fat I could find, with 1 gram per serving) and added a 15 oz. can of pure pumpkin. Not the pie filling, just the plain stuff. That's all. Nothing else. The pumpkin replaces the egg, oil, and water.

I am a brownie fiend. The fudgier, the better. I've been known to undercook mine so they'd be gooier. And those little ones from Little Debbie? MY FAVORITES!

These were good. Usually, lowfat brownies tend to be "cakey" but these were actually pretty good. The serving size on the box was 1/20 of the mix (hello?) but my servings were more like 1/10, so I doubled the NI. They clock in at (my calculations) about 4 POINTS each. They would be fewer, but the fiber cap is set at 4 grams and these have 6.

I think I've found my new favorite dessert. In the future, I might make them in muffins, so that portion control is better. And really, who doesn't like a cute little muffin? I also may get some Cool Whip to go on top, and make it all fancy-like.

Oh, and apologies on the picture - my "food porn" skills aren't as good as my sister's. She takes pictures of nearly everything she makes and posts it to all her vegetarian/vegan friends across the globe. Me, I was just trying to find a corner of my kitchen that wasn't covered in drying dishes or brownie mix. I now realize I should've put the white plate on something other than my white washing machine lid.

Stay tuned for the Official Thursday Weigh-In!


Lissete said...

I LOVE chimps. Especially when they are little & wearing clothes. I've never been close enough to smell one, but I can only imagine! If I had one, it would be Pantened daily :)

Anyhoo, I'm going to try those brownies. Even though I don't like pumpkin!

Melissa said...

I thought you'd be able to taste the pumpkin, but you really couldn't.

And tonight at WW, I got another recipe - muffins made with spice cake mix, 1/2 cup of water, and the 15 oz. can of pumpkin. I think I'm going to try that next!

Anonymous said...

my fingers are did you do?!

Donna Boucher said...

Thanks for that cool recipe!!!