Thursday, June 23, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

3 Frozen Bananas
1 tsp cocoa powder
2 Tbsp Peanut Butter
splash of milk

1. Peel bananas and chop into chunks and freeze overnight.
2. Put 1/2 the frozen bananas into a food processor and then add cocoa powder and peanut butter and a splash of milk and top with the rest of the frozen bananas
3. Pulse the mixture, scrapping down the mixture frequently.  When it starts to become creamy blend until you reach your desired consistency.
- you might need to keep adding  a few more splashes of milk to keep it blending.  also you can add as much peanut butter to your taste and the same with the cocoa powder

4. Enjoy! You can also make more to freeze, but the consistency won't be the same. The possibilities are endless with this, you can mix it up with so many different flavors!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Turkey Meatloaf

I LOVE this dish, I like regular meatloaf but it is lacking flavor sometimes, this is full of favor and my husband and kids LOVE it!  Tonight we are having this with sweet potato chips, and broccoli...Yummy :-)

Turkey Meatloaf

2 lbs ground turkey
2 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp salsa
1/4 cup egg substitute
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper (I love pepper so I always add lots more)
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 Tbsp dried basil
1 Tbsp dried oregano
Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and then form into a pan
2. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until done.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Canada 2011

Well, we had an amazing time on our annual Canadian vacation.  We left on June 4th and got back to our house June 11th.  I spent about the week prior to going packing and organizing. We stay in cabins that were built in 1939, that are fairly small so had to think about food for kids, medicine, etc.  Our biggest challenge was how to keep babies from crawling all over the cabins; our solution was a big baby play yard with a blanket on the floor.  This worked well, but took up the whole kitchen! All-in-all it was a lot of fun, lots of work, but well worth it.  Cameron caught some fish, Elise started blowing kisses, and Elliott enjoyed dancing in his highchair! Can't wait to go again next Spring!  :-)

Jedd, Cameron, and me
Jedd and Cameron with his first walleye

Elliott and Elise

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sugar Free Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup seasoned rice vinegart
1 (10 ounce) jar seedless raspberry jam

Combine the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Store in the fridge.