Saturday, December 22, 2012

Smoothies and Movies

Vacation has begun! I took the twins out for tacos for lunch yesterday. Then Tyler, Jessica , Jasmine and I went to check out the stuff downtown. We decided against staying and went to see Rise of the Guardian instead.

Teacher gifts

Putting out reindeer food.
Kiara isn't sure she wants to wear her sweater.

Yep, I know you've heard too much about my new blender already. But I have to show what we did today. Instead of making all the smoothies together, each person chose a yogurt flavor, a type of juice, a fruit and added half a banana. I had strawberry shortcake yogurt, 1/2 c apple juice, 1/2 banana and almost a cup of strawberries. I actually don't like yogurt, but it's not bad mixed with the other stuff. We also add flax seeds and wheat germ.

Jessica had strawberry shortcake yogurt, 1/2 c guava/pineapple juice, 1/2 banana and 1/2 c blueberries.

Rick had blueberry yogurt, 1/2 c apple juice, 1/2 banana, 1/2 c blackberries

Adam had key lime yogurt, 1/2 c orange juice, 1/2 banana, 1/2 c strawberries

Jasmine had raspberry yogurt, 1/2 c apple juice, 1/2 banana,  1/2 blueberries

Tyler had lemon meringue pie yogurt, 1/2 c orange juice,  1/2 banana,  and a mixture or blackberries, blue berries, and mixed fruit that had strawberries, peaches, grapes and melons

Kayla had banana cream pie, 1/2 c orange juice, 1/2 banana, 1/2 c strawberries

I bought everyone new cups this week at Walmart for .87. Kayla has Disney Princess, Kaleb has Batman,  Jasmine and Adam both have Spiderman, Rick has Avengers, Tyler has Green Lantern and Jessica has Brave. I don't have one. I will survive.

Kaleb had key lime yogurt, 1/2 c apple juice, 1/2 banana, 1/2 c peaches

I have a few ideas to try over vacation that include cranberry concentrate and grape concentrate. I wonder if I can add Mountain Dew just to liven them up?

Today we are watching movies--Santa Paws 1 and the Christmas Story (which was recommended by a couple of you). Jessica and Adam are at work. Jessica has almost 40 hours this next week. Adam doesn't have his schedule yet.

Tomorrow Jessica and I have nursery duty. Later we are watching Polar Express and making Butter Beer instead of hot chocolate.

Hope you are all having a good weekend.


megan said...

You'll have to let us know what you thought of Christmas Story.

Hevel said...

Hm, putting yogurt into smoothies sounds like a nice idea! I have never done that. What we usually do is bananas, strawberries, coconut milk and soy milk for our smoothies.

Kathy C. said...

Megan--I wasn't as impressed as some people are with it. It was okay. I think the dad's foul mouth took away from it.

Hevel--we tried eggnog in place of yogurt and Jessica preferred that. I saw one recipe that calls for buttermilk and we're going to try it but not sure how that'll be.