Sunday, January 24, 2010

Play Food

What do boys do with plastic play food? They pretend that all of the action figures and stuffed animals in the house are eating it and pooping it out! Or, that the potato is a giant booger! is true. Just a warning if you are thinking about buying your sons play food! :) It was sooooo funny, though!

Monday, January 18, 2010

More days of semi-healthy living

O.K. I have a confession. I bribed my kids with a visit to the Little Debbie store after they went shoe shopping!!!! I know...But, it was right next door!!!! So, we get snack cakes. We haven't had anything like that in quite a while. We have been doing really well cutting out the hydrogenated oils and HFCS from our diet! Which, by the way, I am very proud of. Anyway, we ate the cakes. It felt like I had eaten a spoonful of Crisco! Even my 7 year old noticed it. Of course, the 2 year old was LOVING it! I did only let them pick out one cake and not buy a whole box. The cashier was so nice to give us a ton of free cakes (which have now gone into the trash). I share this to let you know that even a 7 year old can like eating things that are good for him or her!

I even made healthy, homemade blueberry muffins. They are sooooo good!!!!! They even look like something you would buy at Starbucks or something! :) Here is the recipe from the Earth Fare website. If you live near Earth Fare, sign up for their newsletter....You can get some free stuff!
I did alter the recipe a bit. I didn't have the yogurt, so I added extra milk. And, I used whole wheat flour. Oh, and as always, I added more cinnamon....Enjoy....

'Berry Special' Muffins
Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups - all purpose flour
1 tablespoon - baking powder
1/4 teaspoon - salt
1/4 teaspoon - baking soda
1/2 cup - vanilla or lemon yogurt
1/4 cup - milk
1/3 cup - firmly packed Florida Crystals® Organic Brown Sugar
1/4 cup - vegetable oil 1 - egg 1 cup - fresh or frozen, thawed berries (such as blackberries, blueberries, cranberries or raspberries)
Crumb Topping:
1/4 cup - all purpose flour
2 tablespoons - firmly packed Florida Crystals® Organic Brown Sugar
1/4 teaspoon - cinnamon
2 tablespoons - butter or margarine, softened
Preparation:Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 12 medium muffin cups with paper baking cups; set aside. In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; set aside. In large mixing bowl combine vanilla yogurt, milk, brown sugar, vegetable oil, and egg. Add the egg mixture all at once to the dry mixture. Stir just until moistened. Stir in berries. Prepare the crumb topping: Stir together flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Using a pastry blender, add butter and blend until crumbly. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each two-thirds full. Sprinkle with crumb topping. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups; serve warm. Makes 12 muffins.Courtesy of