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As well it would be nice to get back to our regular school routine and earlier bedtime. In some areas the kids are already back at school however we still have one week of summer break so it’s time to get ready for back to school. Tomorrow we will be off shopping for school supplies and since the little ones loved car bingo so much I found a school supplies bingo card for them too. This should make the shopping trip a little easier and of course more fun! Check it out: http://bogglesworldesl.com/bingo/schoolsupplies.php
Also here is a recipe for you since some of you are already packing lunches next week and I know I always have trouble coming up with new ideas. Enjoy!
Wicked Pizza Muffins
These calcium-rich muffins freeze well, can be packed in a lunch box straight from the freezer and will thaw by recess.
Servings: Makes 12 muffins
Prep Time: about 25 minutes
2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (50 mL) granulated sugar
1 tbsp (15 mL) baking powder
1 tsp (5 mL) each salt and dried basil
1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
1 cup (250 mL) tiny cubes old orange cheddar
1 cup (250 mL) plain yogurt
1/4 cup (50 mL) butter, melted
1/2 cup (125 mL) finely chopped red or green sweet pepper (optional)
1/4 cup (50 mL) pizza sauce
1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded mozzarella
1.Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, basil and baking soda until combined. Stir in cheddar cubes.
2.In a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, eggs and butter until smooth. Stir into flour mixture just until well combined and no dry spots remain; stir in sweet pepper (batter will be very thick). Spoon batter into muffin cups, dividing evenly. Spoon 1 tsp (5 mL) pizza sauce on top of each muffin; sprinkle each with shredded mozzarella.
3.Bake about 20 minutes, until golden and a toothpick inserted in centre of one of middle muffins comes out clean. Let muffins cool in pan at least 5 minutes before removing, then let cool completely on a wire rack. (Freeze muffins in an airtight container for up to 1 month; defrost at room temperature.)
Awesome! Just one question…can I have one?
Until next time,
We also went to a rodeo. It was quite spectacular. To get into the rodeo spirit we bought cowboy hats and pink cowboy boots for the little one. There were kids events with prizes, a carnival, lots of carnival food and of course the rodeo events and suicide race. It was a gorgeous day and it was the first rodeo the little one had ever been to so it was extra exciting for her. The barrel races and suicide race were definitely her faves as well as the Rodeo princesses who were dressed beautifully and were amazing at riding their horses. What a fabulous day!
After a few days of camping and the Rodeo I was ready to head home and get back to our routine and of course back to playing bingo. I can’t believe I went almost a week without playing a single game! I’m not quite this bad but I did miss playing and all my bingo buddies.
Glad to be back! Hope you are all enjoying the last days of summer before the kids head back to school.
Until next time….
For all of you who are overwhelmed with the heat here are a few tips:
1) Frozen grapes-so tasty and delicious but most importantly they’ll cool you off.
2) Eat fruits and vegetables-grapes, melon, greens, cucumber and summer squash are all fluid rich choices.
3)Don’t cook inside-eat salads or a sandwich for dinner or prep dinner in the morning while it is still cool. There’s always the BBQ too!
3) Stay hydrated with water
4) Take a dip or run through the sprinkler. At any age this is fun!
5)Close the blinds and shades. Direct sunlight can raise the temperature of a room by 10 to 20 degrees.
6) Go to the mall or grocery store. Ahhh air conditioning. When I was pregnant I spent quite a bit of time just walking around stores just because of the air conditioning. Trust me it is lovely!
7) Make a smoothie and pour it into popsicle molds. Yum!
Also, here’s a recipe for some yummy popsicles that are super easy to make. If you prefer you can just drink it as a smoothie instead.
Strawberry Lemonade Ice Pops
• 1 (12 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate
• 3 cups cold water
• 1 (16 ounce) package frozen sliced strawberries
1. In a large pitcher, stir together the lemonade concentrate and water. Place strawberries into the container of a blender, and puree until smooth. Pour in some of the lemonade if necessary to facilitate blending. Stir strawberry puree into the lemonade. Pour into molds, and freeze until firm, about 4 hours.
I’m crossing my fingers that summer comes here soon or I might be taking a road trip in search of some heat. Yeah more Car Bingo!
Hope you are all enjoying your summer and beating the heat.
Until next time…
Since we are driving quite a ways I packed a bag of fun things to do for the kids in the car so we don’t hear the dreaded “Are we there yet?” over and over. While searching the web I remembered seeing a car bingo game. YES-perfect! Here are a couple I printed out. Don’t forget to bring the daubers!
This is one of my favorite long weekends. Usually we’d go see the parade, have a BBQ and maybe watch the fireworks. Hope you all enjoy your long weekend! Happy 4th and Happy Canada Day!
Until next time….