Monday, January 18, 2010

Can it ever be easy?

Oh I think so. This is yet another food post. I was off work today so I had a little time to play with amongst the cleaning and laundry and working out and sleeping in (of course, which my husband tried to ruin but I got back to sleep - ha!).

I am not a huge dessert or chocolate person but lately I have been craving chocolate mousse. Not sure why but it has been constant for a week or so. Cheat meal this week was at Carrabba's with best bud. We had the most AMAZING dessert that had some chocolate mousse in it (along with LOTS of other sugary, fatty goodness). That made me want it more.

I started looking up recipes for low fat chocolate mousse. Everything seemed so complicated. Draining tofu? Using a candy thermometer? Really? Why do people make things so darn difficult? I am just going to eat it to satisfy a craving, I am not building a nuclear bomb (well I am not sure what is in tofu but I do not think it is bomb worthy). So I scratched all the researched recipes and created my own. Here is where you find out what a simpleton I am.

Low-fat Chocolate Mousse:
  1. Mix one package (serves 4) of sugar-free instant Jell-O Chocolate pudding with 1 3/4 cups of skim milk. I just used a whisk in a regular bowl for about 5 minutes (no mixer, no double boiler)
  2. Slowly whisk in 1 cup of Cool Whip Lite. That is it. You have chocolate mousse.
  3. I divided it into 4 servings (which is a decent size) and chilled for a few hours. They come in at about 130 calories each.

With the ones I still have in the frig for tomorrow I may add some crushed low-fat oreos just because it sounds good (a little more complicated, I know). It will add some calories but other flavor and texture as well. So to all of those chefs who are working for Cooking Light magazine or are authors of low-fat cookbooks, please stop making everything so complicated and expensive to make. My husband and I totally loved this super simple, yummy recipe.

As a random side note, I have a new favorite family to watch on TLC. There is a show called One BIG Happy Family. It is a family that is morbidly obese and trying to fix their situation. They are sweet and hilarious. I love this family and this show. If you have not seen it, you should try to watch one episode. I hope one day I have a family this sweet.

Enjoy the rest of your week!


Monica said... just made that recipe up on your own? That is friggin amazing to me. I really, really love your perserverance! I would have given up and gone out and got some.

I saw the previews for that show but have yet to watch it. Have you ever seen the show "What I hate about me"? Its so cute.

cmoursler said...

lol, I know right...
Every thing is 'break out your ginger press and them steam your tofu".
You know why?
I might ACTUALLY make it someday.
It looks tasty.
Have a great night.
I love carrabas. Especially the bread with olive oil and spices...I always order the pola rosa maria.
It's just so darn tasty.

Miz said...

I LOVE One Big Happy Family!

The love and respect they have for each other is rare in life let alone on reality tv, huh?

F. McButter Pants said...

I have seen the commercial for the I am going to watch.

The dessert looks YUMMY. So simple I could even do it, I think!

You are going to have an even SWEETER family....wait and see!

TJ said...

Great idea for your chocolate fix! :) I love that show! Great family, lots of love! :)

Kimmi said...

I wanted to let you know that I gave you an award over on my blog!

antgirl said...

LOL YOu sure you're not building a bomb? I hear ya on simple. What a fantastic idea for a light chocolatey dessert. Thanks!

wildfluffysheep said...

ick on the chocolate mousse! *gags*

lol @ antgirl and the bomb...

Jenn said...

Mmmm, I actually did this a few weeks ago with Butterscotch Instant pudding and fat free cool whip. The results were amazing. :)

Now if I could find a recipe for a low-fat key lime pie!