Yay, it’s the weekend and time for another Dizzy Busy Digest!
My week in review: This week was a busy one, but it wasn’t super-hectic, which was good. Work consisted of a steady stream of crazy projects and meetings, but not so much that it was overwhelming. I like when that happens because it is a nice break from the same old stuff! It also allows me to flex my work hours around the family schedule pretty easily. Hooray for that! Next week will probably not be so nice, but I won’t think about that yet! As far as the blog goes, I posted my Cheddar Pumpkin Grilled Cheese recipe (in honor of the last day of National Grilled Cheese month) and my Fiesta Bean Casserole recipe (in honor of Cinco de Mayo). I have been learning more and more about tweaking my photos to enhance them and make them look more like reality. It is frustrating when I can’t get the camera to capture how yummy a dish really looks! Between the tough lighting situation and the inexpensive little camera, it can be quite a challenge. Luckily, there are some things that can be corrected with photo editing software, and I am playing around with that a lot these days to learn to use it more effectively!
Weekend activity: I am looking forward to a fun time tonight as we are having a neighborhood crawl! We will travel from house to house, and each house will serve a different cocktail and appetizer. The theme is Cinco de Mayo (of course!). We will spend some time at each house and then walk to the next. We have done a couple of these get-togethers in the past and they are always lots of fun! I am serving a tequila drink called a Paloma, and I made the margarita cookies from Love From The Oven that I posted in last week’s Digest. My margarita cookies don’t look as pretty as hers, but they are still incredibly tasty!
Upcoming week: This next week I am planning on posting recipes for Avocado Bacon Burgers and Tuna ‘Shroom Dinner. You won’t want to miss these, so sign up to follow my blog on BlogLovin’ (see button at the top of this post) or subscribe to receive posts by email (at the top of the sidebar to the right).
Here’s a quick but healthy snack: My very dear friend and neighbor (although soon to be moving away, boohoo!), Melissa, sent me this snack idea this week. Of course we all love smoothies, and there are a million recipes out there, but here is a quick and easy one that only costs whatever you paid for that container of yogurt and some fruit!
Simply add 1 container of yogurt, about 1 cup of ice, and some fruit in a blender and whirr away until smooth. In some cases the result was a little thick, so I added some milk as well. Here are some flavors I tried!
Pomegranate Berry: Pomegranate Greek yogurt (fat-free), 1 cup mixed berry frozen fruit, splash of milk
Strawberry: Strawberry Greek yogurt (fat-free), 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup ice
Blueberry Banana: Blueberry Greek yogurt (fat-free), 1/2 of a banana, 1 cup ice
So easy! You can use regular yogurt to save a little money (Greek yogurt is kinda pricey in comparison!). Experiment and have fun with it. This will be perfect when the hot days of summer kick in and the kids are looking for a cool, refreshing treat!
That’s it for today! Hope you all have an awesome weekend!