Briton requested a few oldies but goodies for dinners this week! So…. I busted out the photo album that holds all of our favorite recipes! It was kind of fun to glance back at recipes I made throughout the years! We landed on “Sausage Rolls”, and I realized that I had never made these for the kids! So while 90% of the time, we try to eat healthy, it is fun to splurge 10% of the time on a recipe like sausage rolls!! The kids absolutely loved these and can’t wait to have them again!
During this extra time at home, I have been looking through all of my recipes and making some that I haven’t made in years! I remember Briton having these cookies in his lunch in high school when we were dating! These are filled with simple ingredients that you probably have on hand, and they are a family favorite! And yes… even though I don’t like chocolate, I still make them for my chocolate-loving family!
When Briton and I first got married, his mom gave me a recipe book filled with all of his favorite recipes from growing up! Since we are all home more, I have been looking through the book and finding some of our favorites that I haven’t made for years! These frosty strawberry squares are such a refreshing dessert! Ironically, I had never made them for the kids! We made these this week, and they have been a HUGE hit!
My favorite cold drink at Starbucks is their Passion Lemonade! Since we are home these days, I am sharing how I make it from home! And since I don’t like to have very much sugar, I use honey instead of sugar!
My favorite drink to get at Starbucks is a London Fog! It is half Earl Grey tea with frothed milk and some sweetener! Since we are staying home, I thought I would share how I make it from home!
| Well, if you know me, you know that I start every morning with a smoothie! I love that time to get in a great serving of fruits and vegetables! I also make a REALLY large batch. I put my Sunday batch into plastic cups and straight to the freezer. Every morning around 6:30, I pull a smoothie out of the freezer and take it with me to school. Then around 8:00 I eat it at my desk! I never actually measure what I put in, but here are some approximates! 🙂 I start by putting everything into my Vitamix. |
Yes, they are expensive. But, yes, they are completely worth it. My Vitamix is over 15 years old and it won’t die! I mean, secretly, I would like it to die because I would love more options than my old Vitamix has! But, no! It won’t quit! And also, their customer service is wonderful! Here are the ingredients I use. Because I make a smoothie for the whole week, this recipe will make a large portion big enough to serve 5-6 smoothies. Start by blending these ingredients:
20 ounces of Almond Milk (any milk is fine)
Big handful of spinach or kale
1/2 cup of Coconut oil (Optional)
3 scoops of protein powder (I use Beachbody’s Vanilla Vegan)
After the above ingredients are smooth, add the frozen fruit. I use:
2 Frozen Bananas
1/2 cup or so of Frozen Blueberries
1/2 cup or so of Frozen Strawberries
Another fruit option:
2 Frozen Bananas
1/2 cup or so of Frozen Mango
1/2 cup or so of Frozen Peaches
Blend and enjoy! Start your morning off right! Now, don’t stop following me after you read this! 😉 But…. I don’t like chocolate! I know, I know! It’s crazy! But my family does! So sometimes after I get my smoothie scooped out, I will add a couple tablespoons of Cocoa Powder. My kids think they are drinking a chocolate milkshake! MOM WIN!
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I just made the most delicious soup! And while the ingredients may sound unusual to mix together, the amazing taste suggests otherwise! I knew I had to make a blog post about this because 1) this soup is so good, and I wanted to share it with you and 2) I knew if I didn’t write it down, I wouldn’t be able to duplicate it in the future! Despite the fact that I am crazy organized, in the kitchen, I rarely follow a recipe! I love to create something delicious while being creative!! I made a pretty big batch because I made some for our family for dinner and some for the teachers at school for our annual PTO soup lunch tomorrow!