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Friday, January 13, 2012

The Barbie Diet

I am so sick of all those ads for diet pills.  If there was anything that truly helped one lose weight in such a miraculous way, wouldn't it be touted on every news program and by the medical profession?  If you're thinking you can sprinkle SENSA on your food and become thin overnight, just remember one of its ingredients is sugar.  Why waste your time on all this pill business?  Take some responsibility for yourself.  Use a smaller plate, don't have seconds and eat a small dessert at lunch and dinner.  I read somewhere that having a sweet after eating signals to your body that food intake is over! I love that idea.

Photo from Internet...didn't have time to bake today.
 If you crave chocolate eclairs, you will find this a tasty substitute. 
I really like this dessert, but the trick is remembering to make it the day before you want to eat it.

Line a 9x13 inch pan with a single layer of:

graham crackers (5 whole crackers per layer)

Set aside.

custard

Combine:

1 large box vanilla instant pudding
1 cup heavy cream
8 ounces cream cheese

Fold in:

8 ounces Cool Whip

Place half of the custard on top of graham cracker crust.

icing

Beat:

4 tablespoons light corn syrup
4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, melted
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
3 cups confectioners’ sugar

Beat until smooth and spread over custard layer.  Top with another layer of graham crackers, custard and icing.  Chill overnight.
Could Annette look any sweeter in her chocolate daisy dress? No wonder salesmen come early and linger after their appointments with her in the reception area. I'd tell her she looked soigne, but she wouldn't know what it means. "Swan, what?"

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