Sunday, October 26, 2014

Special Moments

Finding joy in the little moments...

Friday, October 10, 2014

Buttercream Frosting in Ninja Blender

Buttercream Frosting in my Ninja Blender

400g butter
600g powdered sugar
1tbsp vanilla

I let the butter get to room temp then blended it first. The sugar went in about 200g at a time and then the vanilla. It mixed rather nicely!


The kids have been asking to grill out again. This time they wanted to try their hand at making kabobs. Here is what we mixed for the pork & chicken marinade. 
The beef was marinaded in yakiniku sauce. 
Making kabobs is so much easier with good helpers!

1 orange, zested, then juiced, remainder discarded
1 lemon, zested, then juiced, remainder discarded
1 lime, zested, then juiced, remainder discarded
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or pork, cut into 1-inch cubes

Marinade for 2 hours

 Grill until the meat is cooked

This is the first time I've made these since the kids were born. I've been waiting for them to be big enough to be around the grill safely. Now that they are able to help I'm sure we'l have this kind of supper for often. It is so easy to make a few days worth of food in a short time on the grill!

Frozen Banana "Ice Cream"

After school snacks can be simple, healthy and yummy. Here is one of the kid's favorites!

Frozen Banana "Ice Cream"
• 4 frozen bananas
• chop bananas in Ninja blender/processor
• transfer to dish
• top with chocolate, raspberries etc.