Sunday, February 26, 2012

0 My Vacation

I am dancing around the idea of changing the theme of my blog to more than just teaching. I'll start by sharing a day in the exciting life of a teacher on mid-winter vacation.

It's Sunday night and I'm procrastinating making my lesson for tomorrow morning....grades might be due this week...I'll deal with that tomorrow. I didn't even so much as look at my school bag over vacation! Should I feel guilty? I kind of do- however- it's supposed to be vacation, right? Which means no work. I did however do some work in the kitchen.

I started out my vacation by a lovely, three hour drive to Olean, which is always fun. And for those of you who think there's nothing to do in Camden haven't been to Olean.  There's the park in the summer but I didn't want to go hiking in February. The most interesting town near Olean is called Elicottville, which we traveled to on Monday. There's a fancy brewery.

Not as good as Hoop Duerr's of course.....

On the way back we visited the Salamanca Casino. Me and Hasky aren't really the best gamblers. Were both extremely cautious with money so I suggest if you want to have a good time at the casino to not go with us. I toyed with the idea of playing a couple of rounds of roulette but in the end it's not worth it. Hasky won $13.00 on the slot machines. lol .

Since I had free time during the day while Hasky was at work...of course I was trolling around on Pintrest and found this healthy dessert blog, Chocolate Covered Katie. I went shopping for baking supplies and experimented with a couple of different healthy desserts. First I made chocolate chip cookies but only had white flour.
 They were fluffy and absolutely delicious. But I didn't really feel like they were healthy. The recipe said 23 calories but I didn't see how this was possible. I still ate a few. Then I went to the store to buy wheat flour. These ones were still good yet more grainy since made with whole wheat. But I was more confident in their healthfulness which allowed me to eat more of them.

So I had all this wheat flour left over and tried to experiment with different things over the weekend. All were delicious. Friday night we had home made whole wheat pizza.

Home Made Dough

Ready to go into the oven!

Finished product- yum!

Then Saturday morning I made whole wheat flax waffles with chocolate chips. So delicious! I bought this whole big bag of flax and was googling different recipes to use it in.... and I wanted to try more with the wheat flour so this was perfect. They were so good! And so much more filling than regular waffles. I ate one with some agave syrup and was full. The agave syrup only has 60 cal per table spoon as opposed to regular syrup that has 200. 

 A lot of these recipes I found on Pintrest- which is amazing! I am addicted to it. It's turning out to be really handy for finding and saving recipes.

That was the exciting life of a teacher on vacation! Now it's back to school


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