Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Comfort food.

Is this really bad for me? My indulgence consists of frozen yogurt, a banana, walnuts and fat free caramel sauce. How good does that sound! I know that eating the banana and walnuts alone would be much better for me, but I think I really am addicted to ice cream. Even though frozen yogurt doesn't taste exactly like ice cream, it comes very close. I need to go back to just having my Tevana tea at night after dinner. It is truly much better for me. Yesterday I found a recipe on the web for homemade Frosty Paws for dogs. Why did I never think about making my own. They really are easy to make, and then you know exactly what your dogs are eating. The recipe is as follows:

32 ounces vanilla yogurt
1 mashed banana or 1 jar of baby fruit
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey

Blend all together and freeze in either 3 ounce paper cups or ice cube trays. Microwave just a few seconds before serving.

You can find this recipe along with many others online at PetnBlog.

I went to Walmart and found the perfect Frosty Paw mold. It's a silicone cupcake pan. You just pour the mix into the mold cups, freeze overnight and the next morning you can pop the Frosty Paws right out. It couldn't be any easier. I then just stored them in a container in the freezer and we have a cool treat for the dogs.

Here's what I used.

We will be trying out the new treats tomorrow night. I'd like to say I'll be letting you know if the dogs liked them, but I'm sure they will be a big hit.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Yummy drinks.

Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a morning person. Here are some breakfast things the make waking up a little easier.

I love this coffee. It's got a mix of tropical coconut, hazelnut & caramel! What could be better. I like to add a little Coffee Mate Coconut Cream. It gives it a hint more of that great coconut flavor. You can buy this coffee at Costco or direct through Manattee Coffee online.

Some mornings eating breakfast is not an option. Due to running late or just not feeling like it. On those days I like to drink Nature's Plus Spiru-tein Chocolate Shake. I've tried various other chocolate breakfast shakes and I think this one tastes the best. It still has a slightly chalky flavor though. So to disguise this I like to add a teaspoon of instant coffee or a little peanut butter.

A great alternative to soda. IZZE is naturally sweet. No refined sugar, no caffeine, no artificial anything, ever. It's just natural fruit juice with a splash of sparkling water. My new favorite summer time drink.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Family trip to NY & NJ.

We all packed up and took a flight up north to see the family. Here are some photos of things we got to see and do.

A fire truck in action on the streets of NY.

A great view from Top of The Rock observation deck.

We took a drive out to Amish country in Lancaster, PA.
It's not every day you see this.

Michael got us tickets to the taping of the Late Show.

Yes we handed our brand new Canon to a stranger
and asked if she would take our picture... risky, I know.