Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Taste of Fall

You always know Fall is on the way when my favorite selection of seasonal beers begin to make an appearance! Thank you Sam Adams Oktoberfest and Harpoons Pumpkin!!!!

OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD!!!!!!! (That is actually harder to type then you think! hahahah)

I am so excited about Harpoon's Pumpkin! This beer is so deliciously perfect! Love pumpkin pie? I do!!!! Take the very BEST things of pumpkin pie. The aroma of it when it first comes out of the oven. How it melts upon your tongue as it slides down your throat! The perfect balance of cinnamon and pumpkin. Take all of this....cut out the overly sweet part....and BAM!!!! You have pie in a bottle! From the very first sip to the very last this beer goes down so smoothly!  I love it so much, that I will be stocking up for Halloween to share it with my Mom!

http://www.ufohefeweizen.com/index.cfm?pid=10375&cdid=10380

I am in love with their UFO series!

I LOOOVE this time of year.....well...only because of the yummy beers....and well yea...my birthday to! How can that not be totally kick ass awsome! hahahahaha!

But, the BEERS!!! All those drool worthy beers are coming out! I have a few personal faves I'm hoping to see again. We shall see!

Also for my cider lovers out there, Fox Barrel Pear Cider. Oh my....this is so smooooooooooooth! The Apricot Pear is to die for! Very light upon the taste buds. A definite re-buy on this one!

Keeping an eye out as to what new fall beer I'll be trying next! Such an exciting time of the year!

Dottie
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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Quick healthy snack

Have ya ever noticed  how the 'easy' thing to eat is normally the unhealthy choice?  With all the unhealthy choices out there that are cheaper and easier then the healthy things....ugh. It's a little irritating you know....when everyone tells you "oh eat healthy!" I just want to tell them, "You go buy my groceries and I will!!!" Meh on them and meh on the prices! Hahahaha!

 So, working on a family budget, with a hubby that enjoys splurging on us at times, I'm here to help figure out a few of the healthier type snacks/meals!

Today I made Fruit Pizza for my kiddos. Marilyn (3) kept picking up our package of flatbread saying she wanted pizza! It's first thing in the morning, I just woke up, and all I could tell her at first was to put the stupid thing down! After waking up a little bit more I began to think of how I could give her "pizza" for breakfast!

This is what I came up with!

Breakfast Pizza


1-Flat bread
1-Banana
1-Apple
Chocolate Peanut Butter (Jiff makes some in small to go containers which is great for the kids!)
Cinnamon

Spread as much or as little Chocolate Peanut Butter over the flat bread.
Slice thin pieces of banana and apple.
Use as much or as little as you want.
Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Slice as you would a pizza and serve!

Any extra fruit just serve on the side!OR Maybe with yogurt and granola for mama or dad!

Milk goes wonderfully with this as well!

My kids actually ate it and I thought it tasted AH-MAZING!!!!! Good luck with all the various creations in your future with this!!!

Dottie ^_^