Friday, February 21, 2014

Food Art Friday - Let's Get Creative!

Let's get artsy. Let's get crazy... Let's get colorful

But not until we fill up our bellies!

By "we," I mean my nephews and myself. I absolutely adore babysitting my nephews. They are the sweetest, funniest, and cutest boys in the world! See for yourself....

Okay, so maybe that's not what they really look like, but the point of this blog is to show how much fun we have together. 

Lunchtime is usually the typical hotdog, french fries and apple slices (especially since we have picky eaters on hand). This time I wanted to spice things up for lunch....



Monster Sandwich # 1: The Green-Eyed Salami Monster -

- White Bread
- American Cheese
- Salami for the Tongue
- 2 Toothpicks
- 2 Green Olives for the Eyes

Lady-Bug BLT Sandwich -

- White Bread
- Lettuce
- Touch of Mayonnaise
- 4 Pieces of Bacon
- 1 Tomato for the Wings
- Black Olives for the Head and Spots
- 2 Small String of Celery for the Antennas

Monster Sandwich # 2: Fruit & Veggie Monster -

- White Bread
- PB&J
- Apple and Celery 
- Paper for the Eyeball to Remove before Eating... Unless you eat paper. 



- Sprite
- Sour Patch Kids Candy
- Ice Tray

Cool for 3 hours in the freezer and enjoy your sugar rush.....

In the words of my 3-year-old nephew, Simon, "WHAT A TASTY TREAT!"

This is PERFECT if you're having troubles with a picky eater. If that doesn't convince you, then maybe the fact that it only took me 35 minutes to complete all these meals will... Give creativity a try! 


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Whip It Up Wednesday!

Do you find it hard to get out of bed? Are you more irritable, short-tempered, or more aggressive than usual? Or maybe you wake up and crawl right back in back so you don't have to face the world...

.... It sounds like you have a bad case of the Monday Blues.


"Yeah, but I like Starbucks."

What if I told you that you could have Starbucks EVERY DAY for HALF the price in YOUR kitchen?!

Well hang onto your broomsticks, witches and wizards, because I discovered the GREATEST morning cure that will turn that frown upside ......




Are you excited yet?! 

I was so happy, that I nearly died in excitement! I mean, it's NUTELLA!!!


1. 2 TBSP of Nutella

2. 2 TBSP of Caramel

3. 2 TBSP of Instant Coffee

4. 1/2 C. of Milk

5. 1 Cup of Ice



1. Pour the ingredients into a blender. 

2. Blend the contents for a minute.

3. Pour your homemade "better than Starbucks coffee" into a mug.

4. Enjoy your morning buzz!


Kick your morning off with a delicious, affordable, and buzz-fulfilling drink. Watch your Monday Blues disappear!