Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Coconut Cream Fruit Dip

About a month ago I made this dip for a party and it was sooo good! My only problem was that I thought it was way too sweet. So, I adjusted the recipe a bit. The coco real is the culprit in the sweetness. One serving of that has 48 grams of sugar! I also have some ideas to improve further on this dip, but for now this is what I have come up with.

Original Recipe

4oz Cream Cheese
1/2 Cup Coco Real
1 Cup Whipped Cream

In a small bowl whip the cream cheese to make it smooth. Then add the remaining ingredients and continue whipping until combined.
That's it! ;)
Serve with fruit. Grapes are my favorite.

Notes: Coco Real is an ingredient used to make pina coladas, so you will find it with other alcohol mixers.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Meal Plan 7/5-7/11

I got 5lbs of bananas this week that were discounted because they were ripe :) So, some breakfast repeats.

Banana Bread
Chocolate Monkey Smoothie
Egg and Sausage Breakfast Sandwiches
Scrambled Eggs

Tuna Salad
Quesorritos (didn't make these last week)

Stuffed Monterey Chicken
Sesame Chicken Stir-fry
Chili and Honey Chicken Legs
Italian Sausage Scrambled Eggs
Egg Strata
Italian Chicken Pasta

Friday, July 04, 2014

Independence Day

We kept things simple this year and bought some sparklers for the girls to light. Really, just Elena got to play with the sparklers. Vera didn't mind, she was too busy picking flowers :)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Patriotic Painting

I'm trying to do more projects with Elena. Her and Vera have free play down, it's time to work on more creative things ;)

Today we painted sea shells. Since this week we will be celebrating Independence Day, I decided we would go with that theme.

She was mad because I told her to smile and she wanted to do a funny face...
That's as good as it's going to get, mom
Vera used markers on hers. This only lasted a minute, then she colored her face and arms.
Finished product.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Big Day of Fun

After church we stopped at this festival. There were lots of kids activities and vendors. The girls didn't want to leave.

Meal Plan 6/29-7/5

I haven't done one of these in a while. On the blog, that is....
Here is our meal plan for the week.

Banana Bread
Chocolate Monkey Smoothie
Scrambled Eggs
Blueberry Coconut Millet

PB and Honey Sandwiches
Split Pea Hummus with Veggies

(Most recipes are from the "Plan It Don't Panic" Cookbook)
Butter Chicken
Peanut Chicken
Sloppy Joes
Chicken Tacos

Friday, June 27, 2014

Blueberry Gummy Treats

I've been wanting to try making gummis for a while and today we finally did. I used this recipe.
I'm going to try a different one next time, though. I didn't think it tasted very flavorful. Also, I only used 4 packets of gelatin (because that's all I had). So, it wasn't as gummy as it should have been.
Elena and Vera like them. That is what matters :)

2c blueberries
Juice of one grapefruit
Juice of one orange
4 pkts of gelatin (should've been 5)
1 T honey

Elena juiced the fruit. I had to help get all the juice squeezed.

I cooked the blueberries and juice. Then we pureed them in the blender.
Not such a great pic of Elena adding the honey. :)

Mixing in the gelatin.

I sprayed the molds with cooking spray, and I'm really glad I did. 

Finished product.