Dark Chocolate is a major food group…

I finished the Amy Butler In Stitches Bedside Organizer.

I am happy with the way it came out although I had a heckofa time with the last step – pleating the magazine pocket.  It looks weird on our bed only because it’s dragging on the floor, Koreans don’t believe in box springs for some reason.  Overall, it took me about 12 hours, there’s a lot of cutting involved and because of all the pockets there is a lot of stitching in small areas.  I would recommend, however, that you do both sides at once and then sew them on the deck rather than sewing one side at a time as Amy’s directions call for.

Since I joined the Amy Butler In Stitches Sew Along I have only 4 more days to do January’s SAL, the desk organizer and document duvet so I’m going to get to work tonight.  Joe left for a few days so I will have plenty of time on my hands to craft this week.  Good and bad thing…

I made some yummy muffins tonight too.  I used a Weight Watcher recipe although I tweaked it a bit to my specifications.

Banana Muffins
(Makes 12 muffins or 1 loaf of bread)
1 Point per muffin ( mine are 2.5 pt. per muffin)

1-1/2 cups flour
¼ cup brown sugar
½ cup Splenda
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp cinnamon
1 cup (about 2-3 bananas) ripe bananas, mashed
2 egg whites
¼ cup applesauce

Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour, sugars, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Add egg whites, banana and applesauce. Stir until just combined. Pour into greased loaf pan or 12 muffin tins. Bake 50 to 55 minutes for loaf, 20 to 25 minutes for muffins.

Tweaks: Instead of Splenda I used 1/2 c. of real sugar.  I also added half a dark chocolate bar, chopped up into chunks because, well, I just wanted to and I love dark chocolate.

They are very moist and yummy and with the real sugar and chocolate bar they are only 2.5 points each so I don’t mind the splurge.

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2 responses to “Dark Chocolate is a major food group…

  1. The bedside organizer looks great! What a good reincarnation of your fabric find. 🙂

    The muffins sound yummy – might have to give them a try. 😉

  2. I found you through the Amy Butler stitch-along. You are cranking right along! The bedside organzier looks fantastic.

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