Money and Time Saving Tips, Freezer Recipes, and Fun!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Breakfast Dessert Recipe
Not wanting to join her in fictional weight gain, I "healthified" her idea, using banana soft serve (click for recipe) instead of ice cream. I just used plain banana this time though, and, as the photo shows, I had no Honey Nut Cheerios.
It was a good dessert I felt guilt-free about eating!
Truth be told though, I'm still going to try it her way once I get some vanilla ice cream! The kids are going to flip!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Another Swagbucks Extravaganza Today!
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream from Bananas Recipe
|Yes, this is just bananas, cocoa powder and peanut butter|
Last night I cut up 3 whole bananas into slices about half an inch thick. I stuck them in a freezer bag overnight. This morning I dumped the bananas into the food processor with a dollop (probably about 2 tbsp) natural peanut butter and 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder. Then, I turned on the food processor. It was loud. I let it run a minute or so, and then shut it off. I repeated this a few times, scraping the top occasionally. Then it happened... instead of chopped bananas, the concoction turned creamy and looked JUST LIKE ICE CREAM! I excitedly dished out some for my 2 kids and myself. We had ice cream for breakfast! And it was healthy!!! I honestly didn't really detect much of the banana flavor. My husband, who I insisted try a bite, said it tasted just like bananas. I'm thinking of all the possibilities: banana and cherry, banana and pineapple, chocolate banana, coconut banana, banana walnut... lots of ideas. You need to try this! I couldn't believe how well it worked! The grocer is going to wonder why I'm suddenly buying so many more bananas.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Mint Hot Chocolate Recipe
We make our hot chocolate with Ovaltine and milk. To add mint, simply use a candy cane to stir and it'll add the mint flavor. Yum!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Time Saver: Sock Sorting
I'm pretty sure there isn't really an industry devoted to sock-sorting, but this is a time saver that is really working!
Before we had a family sock basket. When laundry was put away, the socks were thrown in the basket to hopefully be matched. Hopefully. What actually happened was most of the family took to wearing mismatched socks. We were trendy.
This way everyone has a basket or box on the dryer. When socks come out of the dryer, they are immediately sorted by person. Then, the socks with matches are put away. It works!
Another friend bags socks by person and washes the bag. What ideas do you have for this task?
Sunday, February 19, 2012
It's a Turtle!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Gift Idea: Homemade Rice Bags
She gave these as gifts to relatives. If you are 2, like her sister, these are great for playing catch inside. Everyone else appreciates that you can microwave them about 30 seconds and have a nice hot pack to put on ailments.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Gift Idea: Personalized Hat
Monday, February 6, 2012
I Made This! Matching Skirts
These two skirts probably took about 1.5 hours and cost about $6 total.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Preschool Project Idea: Snowman
|G making her snowman|
|My six-year-old's completed snowman|
Saturday, January 28, 2012
How to Make an Angry Birds Cake
|Large Angry Bird made with a Wilton Sports Ball pan|
Do you think she liked her 2nd Birthday cake?
The cake recipes used for these cakes was a Butter Cake from all recipes for the balls and this healthy chocolate cake recipe for the sheet. As a rule, we make all our own frosting, but we still buy black and red as its so difficult to make with coloring.
Monday, January 23, 2012
How to Make a Bow Board
I didn't follow any plan and just totally made it up as I went. First, I knew I wanted it to be "squishy" so I planned on using quilt batting, but this clearance skateboard print fleece was much cheaper. I got a 2X2 board, got it cut in half, and wrapped it in the fleece.