Monday, May 28, 2012

Homemade Banana "Ice Cream"!

So this isn't really baking or cooking so I wasn't sure where to post so here it goes right here!

A friend of mine had posted on facebook a video to make homemade banana ice cream with just ONE ingredient! Turns out that there is actually TWO ingredients, but it is pretty amazing none the less!

So for myself and my boys today I took 4 super ripe bananas (the riper the better for sweetness) and sliced them up and froze them overnight. Then I slowly added the slices to my food processor and chopped them up until they started to get creamy (you will likely have to stop and scoop around the edges a couple of times). Then I added 2 tablespoons of vanilla and processed it until it was all smooth. So after about 10 minutes I had some delicious "ice cream" that we topped with a little chocolate syrup and some whipped cream!

This is going to be a staple in this house this summer FOR SURE!

Friday, May 25, 2012

The NEW Quest

Well as much as I love being a stay at home mommy, it has been the best four and a half year years of my life, this era is coming to an end. I suppose it doesn't have to just yet but we really could use some extra money and I was offered a part time job at a daycare with perfect hours to suit our needs. So now I begin the quest of being a better mommy that works. Now, this won't be the first time I have been a working mom, when I was a single mom I had to work so this isn't totally new territory, but now I have FOUR kids instead of just one I will be loosing time with (not to mention I am rarely going to see my husband!) but it is inevitable that I will be working and away from them as I have to start student teaching in the fall anyways and then get a full time job next year in the fall too. At least next year in the fall I will have two kids in school so I wouldn't be seeing them much anyways I suppose. I am excited and nervous as I begin this adventure and new chapter in my life. I am not sure just yet how I am going to juggle working, house keeping, spending quality time with my boys over summer break, and staying sane... I guess I will have to figure it out day by day. But then again, isn't that how I get through everything anyway? Well, wish me luck! I start my new job on Wednesday and entrust my boys and my house to my husband, praying the house is in one piece and not a total disaster most days when I get home ;)