Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Smoothies!

The other day Carson came up and said, "I wuv smoovies, mom!" Well, who can resist that! So, we brought out my favorite red kitchen appliance and dug out some various mysterious ingredients. My favorite part about smoothies is that they are pretty fool proof while instantly providing vitamins and good nutrition. We used fresh pineapple juice, blackberry yogurt, 3 frozen bananas (yes, I'm the kind of person who keeps those dead looking things in the freezer and then magically pulls them out for breads...now they work for smoothies too!), and my super secret ingredient: one yellow summer squash. Weird, I know. It's such a bland vegetable on its own that no one even noticed its presence! We blended it up and noticed the color wasn't super pretty. Of course, we had to add some blue food coloring because we have boys.

Results: yummy!!!


Our next project was a treat for the students at the Drake Bible Study. With the weather change, it just felt like CHEX MIX time! Who can resist that salty treat!?! I love Chex Mix because it's so extremely easy and always tastes much better than the pre-made stuff at the store! Here's the recipe:

Original Chex Mix
3cups Corn Chex cereal
3cups Rice Chex cereal
3cups Wheat Chex cereal
1cup mixed nuts
1cup bite-size cheese crackers
6tablespoons butter or margarine
2tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2teaspoons seasoned salt
3/4teaspoon garlic powder
1/2teaspoon onion powder

Melt the butter and add seasonings. Mix well and toss with cereal, crackers and nuts. Bake for one hour at 250 degrees--stirring every 15 minutes. Cool and store in airtight containers.

I was so excited to find these blue polka dot bags in my stash. Thank you Target for having great Christmas clearances! (Thanks Abby for the call!) The students loved the Drake loyalty and were able to pass out the extras to their friends. We're praying we'll have more students come next week. What treat should they get next week?

1 comments:

peter marie said...

Puppy (bulldog) chow, of course! :)

Yes, I can't wait for Christmas to get out the $240 worth of decorations, wrapping paper, nativity snow globe, etc I got for only.....$24. Woo-Hoo! I'll never forget the feeling I had when I saw the 90% off signs and I was one of the first ones there. Sad, huh.