21 May 2012

Smoothie Experiment

I love to make smoothies...especially in the summer heat of Florida! I experiment with different combinations of fruits, sorbets, etc. This afternoon produced quite a delicious outcome. I knew I was in the mood for a smoothie (so what's new?), so I just gathered random things from my kitchen and created this lovely one-serving smoothie.

1/2 banana, cut into 2-inch chunks
2 spoonfuls yogurt
1 serving of stonyfield's fruit on the bottom blueberry yogurt
1/4-1/3c frozen raspberries
3 handfuls frozen blueberries
1 scoop of Talenti's roman raspberry Sorbetto

Combine in blender... I just press the smoothie button & presto!

What a great lunch!

What are some of y'alls favourite smoothies?? I love to try new ones, please share!

14 May 2012


Why oh why am I such an inconsistent blogger? I was doing well there for a while whilst in school...maybe it's me avoiding the workload...

A couple of posts ago I talked about how my blog would have more of a direct focus (being food). And that would be lovely, except with fosters, charging VBS at my church, an online class, & Over Under - I've got so much going on, that I'm not sure I'll be in the kitchen as much as I'd like... Literally the last thing I baked were those blueberry banana muffins...

So I'm saying screw focus...this blog is going attention deficit. (my posts can be about whatever is on my mind that day). Yay.

With that out of the way, let me start by introducing new foster Mae!

She & Dutch are such dorks together. They both "have" to go potty in bushes or shrubs (they seek them out even if it's highly inconvenient). I put food in Dutch's bowl & food in Mae's and they will only eat out of the other's bowl (not their own). Mae & Dutch are not thunderstorms biggest fans (thanks, rain, for coming tonight). They are funny. Dutch is so easy going, he gets along with all the dogs so I never worry about him.

I gave each dog a Best Bully Sticks stick this afternoon (outside, those stink!) & Dutch chewed through his like a champ & then he proceeded to take Mae's stick that she was still working on...proof: boys are jerks (sorry for a bit on venting there).

Mae is having surgery tomorrow! Keep her in your prayers!!


Sweet foster Mae❤

08 May 2012

Back to Baking

As I have stated many a time {maybe to you, but probably more my stomach} - I want NEED to be in the kitchen more.

We had these awful looking black bananas {which are perfect for baking}

I whipped up some Whole Wheat Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins. Mmmm.

I used to hate bananas. Actually, I'm still really picky about them. I don't like eating bananas from the peel, they have to be sliced with a sharp knife - I swear they don't taste good any other way.

The only other way I'll eat bananas is if they're in baked goods! Banana chocolate chip cookies, banana bread, blueberry banana muffins... yum!

Whole Wheat Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins

· 2 cups whole wheat flour
· 1/3 cup sugar
· 1 egg
· 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 1 teaspoon baking soda
· 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
· 4 ripe bananas, mashed
· 1/2 cup blueberries

Preheat over to 350° F. Grease muffin tin.

Mix sugar, applesauce, & egg until creamy & light yellow. Add bananas & vanilla. Add flour, baking soda, & salt. Stir until completely smooth. Fold in blueberries. Spoon the batter into muffin tins. Top with coarse sugar.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Well folks, in case you aren't aware {attention Brother!} Mother's Day is THIS Sunday. I've collected a handful of gift ideas for the hospitable, southern mom.

5. Nothing is better than fresh hydrangeas! :)

Don't forget to send your mum something on Sunday!

07 May 2012

Mother's Day

Can't wait to celebrate Mother's Day with my mum and Dutch! :) Thanks, Olive, for these awesome reasons why Dutch is better than a real child... for now!