Monthly Archives:August 2016

  • Frushi

    If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious snack this one is sure to hit the spot. It looks like sushi but is made with a wheat tortilla, almond butter and fruit, making it frushi. I recently wrote a couple articles for the Standard-Examiner’s Health & Wellness magazine. Thank goodness I know a few people that were more than willing to help out. Stacy Springer who owns Einstein’s Kitchen invited Joan and I over to her amazing home and made a healthy snack and a healthy meal. I photographed the steps as she prepared the food. Then we ate it all gone. It was so good. I wish I had her mad cooking skills. I really need to take one of her cooking classes because she is amazing. She even sent me home with a sushi roll for the kids, but do you think it made it home? Ooops!

    Anyway, this is Stacy’s amazing recipe. I’ve been making this for lunch and for an afternoon snack. It’s nice to have something already made and on hand when we’re feeling hungry.

    Frushi

    Ingredients:

    4 whole wheat tortillas

    4 bananas

    2 Granny Smith apples, thinly sliced, sticks

    4 tablespoons maple almond nut butter

    4 strawberries

    1/4 cup Pomegranate arils.

    Directions:

    Lay down four pieces of tortilla. On each tortilla spread out almond butter, put peeled banana in the center, place apple sticks on either side of banana. On top of the banana place sliced strawberries, then roll up as tightly as possible. Before wrapping the edge, place a little more almond butter to help keep the roll together. Slice into 1-inch sections and top with pomegranate arils.

     

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  • The Drive-In

    I took the boys to the drive-in last week. We went to Motor-Vu Drive-In that I’m pretty sure is older than me. We showed up after the movie had started, in Ty’s truck that doesn’t have great power steering. So imagine me trying to park, while everyone else was trying to watch a movie. EEEK! Lets just say my kids were a little embarrassed. So there were a few things I wish I would’ve know or even thought about before just showing up. So I’ve put together this post in case your headed to the drive-in soon.

    Tip #1: Get there early
    We went during the week so it wasn’t very busy, but showing up after the movie started made it hard to find a good spot with a good view.

    Tip #2: Take cash
    They only accept cash. No checks or cards so make sure you take plenty of cash to get in and buy snacks.

    Tip #3: Snacks
    Speaking of snacks, take your own. Just like every other theater the snack bar is over priced. So save some money by bringing your own treats and drinks.

    Tip #4: Take a radio
    Like I said this place has been around forever but for some reason I thought there would be a bluetooth connection to listen to the movie. I was wrong. I had to walk over to the entrance to ask if there was another way to listen other than the car FM radio. Nope. They suggested bringing my own radio, which I would recommend since it was hard to hear with just the truck stereo. I was worried about the battery dying but if you turn the key toward you it won’t die and if it does they can give you a jump. Yay!

    Tip #5: Seating
    We put the Love Sac in the back of the truck, took blankets and also chairs that the kids could sit on if they did not want to sit in the back of the truck. I also saw people with air mattresses just laying on the ground.

    Tip #6: Movie choice
    The nice thing about the drive-in is you get to see two movies for less money than you’d pay for one movie at a traditional theater. Since you can’t screen hop I would suggest choosing a double feature for the first movie and then an adult movie for the second and hope the kids fall asleep.

    Have fun!