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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Low Carb Pumpkin Scones

I made these on Thursday (I think). The recipe is from AlldaylongIdreamaboutfood. I've made a number of recipes from the site, and they've all turned out well. This one did also; however, there is a caveat:  They're good right out of the oven or the next day, but after that? They're terrible. Ugh.

Also? It makes A LOT of scones. I'm just one person. Even if I ate one every day--which is a lot of damn pumpkins scones--they'd go bad before I had a chance to eat them. So if I make these again, I would cut the recipe in half and freeze all but two of them. I would probably also put them back into the oven to bake more after freezing to renew the flavor and crunch of the scone.

The scones I made? Have gone bad. Maybe it's the heat. I have eight left (I gave one to my mom), and I'm going to have to chuck them. I tried a bite last night and it just Yuck. So word--if you make these, and you don't have mouths that can eat them within 48 hours, I would freeze them.

Also? I've been totally off processed carbs for two weeks, and my weight is dropping like a stone. I hit 171 this morning, my lowest weight since I was a pre-teen. I'm not sure how I feel about it. It was never about looks or a number for me, but health. Although I do admit enjoying shopping in the normal-sized racks of clothes and having them look nice because more choices, I'm only human. And female. :D

Right now, I'm having trouble eating enough. Nothing sounds good, I'm not hungry. I'm just shoveling the food in. Yesterday I had my low carb berry clafouti for breakfast and dinner. It's all that sounded good. I've been adding in either one protein shake or one protein bar per day to keep my protein up. Neither of them taste that great, but that's not the point.

Jeez I'm tired. I'm going to urgent care to start my journey to get an iron infusion, again, tomorrow. I have another appointment in the area so two birds, one stone, save on gas.

Speaking of gas, I just ran out. I gotta go lie down.


GRE taken on Monday, 91% on verbal. Most excellent.


  1. Mainline protein. Shakes, meat, cheese, whatever you have to do. 120 grans is basically our *minimum* daily target. We need to aim for more than that.

    WOOT on the GRE score, I think. What percentile of test-takers does that 91% score put you in? (The scoring system has changed since I took the GRE a millenium ago, so our scores aren't comparable, or else I could figure it out.)

    1. I wrote a reply to you last night by phone and of course it didn't post. *rolleyes*

      I also eat yogurt, I've been working my way through 2 lbs of (pre-made) carnitas (and yumm), and some cheese covered nachos from time-to-time. So not just the clafouti. My bad if I didn't make that clear. My intent was to say that the only thing that _sounded good_ was the clafouti--it has 20g of fat, 8 carbs, and 11g of protein in each 1/6th of a slice (I cut it in sixths, not eighths). It's also really yummy. And whipped cream, of course. :D

      The scoring I already replied to. But now I'm bummed about it. :-(



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