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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Quick & Easy Pleasing Dinner

Practice schedules and late work nights wreak havoc on everyone's schedules.  Ours is no different.  Here's what we had for dinner tonight.  For those of you with peanut allergies, my condolences.  DH and I could lick the bowl clean on this one!

  • Rotisserie chicken (from Costco) cut into cubes
  • Apple slices & Sugar snap peas
  • Bagels cut into cubes
  • Skewers for dipping in Easy Peanut Satay

Easy Peanut Satay
Combine 1/2 c smooth or chunky peanut butter
3/4 c half n half (could substitute coconut milk or plain milk)
3 tbs brown sugar
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
dash of garlic seasoning
2 tsp grated onion or 1/2 tsp dry onion
3 tbs soy sauce
(optional: splash of fish sauce)

Combine all ingredients in sauce pan over medium low heat.  You can give everyone their own dipping bowl or share.  The kids love anything they can dip.  And yes, the apples, snap peas, and bagels all got dipped, too.  YUM!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Banana Muffin Goodness - Mix Up Some Love!

I mixed these up spur of the moment last week in less than five minutes.  They bake up in less than 15 when you use the mini muffin pan (or your convection oven).  The kids loved 'em.  I'm going to make them again tomorrow adding mini chocolate chips to the concoction!!

What I like about this recipe:  I can assemble all the dry ingredients in the blender at night, add the wet in the morning, and VOILA!  What I love about this recipe: it's made in a blender and you pour it into the muffin tin!  What makes this recipe even better: no flour!

The Toothpaste Tube

When I brush my teeth every morning, I scrape off the hardened mass at the end of the toothpaste tube.  My DH doesn't put the top on.  Today, I bought new toothpaste, the kind with the top attached - a flip top.  While this toothpaste may not have saved my marriage, it is the little things that mean so much!