TODAY IS NATIONAL FROZEN YOGURT DAY
I love frozen yogurt. I hope your frozen yogurt day is as deliciously filled with mine. One of our favorite places to hang out is Cherry Berry. Have you ever heard of Cherry Berry? It’s delicious and completely made of frozen yogurt. Along with frozen yogurt, I love ice cream. Just hearing bluebell ice cream makes my mouth water, however, the calories that come along with it aren’t my favorite. Only being 23 I feel like being in my prime I need to stay in shape. So, I will pick frozen yogurt any day over ice cream.
Cherry Berry is located right by laser tag, and the mall making it super convenient to stop by when we take the kiddos out for “fun night” usually Friday. Cherry Berry has three different cups you can choose from; small, medium and large. There are many choices to choose from when it comes to what flavor of frozen yogurt you would like. My favorite is the birthday cake or country vanilla. My sons favorite is mixing chocolate with vanilla. After the frozen yogurt, there are many choices to skittle, sprinkles, m and m, fruity pebbles, gummy bears, gummy worms, different assortment of fruits, cookie dough balls, and much more. I’m sure if you could dream it they have it.
Check out your closes Cherry Berry on national frozen yogurt and get a buy one get one free! Let me know what you thought of it in the comments. 😊
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With the holiday season upon us, many are starting to plan for their Christmas parties and many more, their New Year’s parties. Its standard to bring something, either food or drink, to such gatherings but after spending all one’s money on Christmas you may be looking to go thrifty when it comes to such events. One of my favorite drink recipes from my college years was Blue Hawaiians. And the best part is you can make as little or as much as you want on a budget. Where most recipes call for specific liquors and mixes, the only constant in the Blue Hawaiian is the base ingredients: Coconut Rum, Vodka, Pineapple juice and Blue Curacao.
How fancy and upbeat you want them to taste is up to you after that. When I hosted these types of parties I would take a sports water cooler and make a vat of Blue Hawaiian which would service about 15 people comfortably. Now forewarning: this alcohol content in these is extremely potent so be sure to warn people. Being on a college budget there’s no way I could afford the cream of the crop in ingredients so I would settle for the plastic bottle montage. My go to on a budget Coconut Rum was Admiral Nelson. It by far is one of my favorite budget liquors which mixes the best. Next, I would go with the vodka, usually White Wolf Vodka. Blue Curacao is easy enough and if you have a half a bottle lying around you won’t even need to buy any because that is plenty. Next, you’ll need the Pineapple juice. This is the one area where I don’t go cheaper. I really only buy Dole’s larger canned pineapple juice. The imitation brands just don’t have the flavor that Doles does. Finally, you get to mixing. Now the biggest reason why this mixed drink is so easy to make in the masses is that it requires little to no measuring. It’s 2 1.75L bottles of Coconut Rum, 1 bottle of 1.75L of Vodka, 2-3 cans of pineapple juice, and 4-second pour of blue curacao, all over the ice. Stir and taste. If it’s too sweet, add more vodka, if it’s too strong, add more pineapples juice, if it’s not sweet enough add more coconut rum. Done. Even if you’re not hosting the party you can make this and bring it as a trash can punch and everyone can enjoy. Plus, you’ll be the person who brought the party. If you’re going to a more controlled party and want to bring the higher brands, I would recommend Malibu Coconut rum and Svedka vodka and for the pineapple juice, look for the smaller individual cans. Blue Curacao really doesn’t change but if you want to buy a higher name brand you can. The portions change just slightly: 3 oz of coconut rum, 2 oz of vodka, 1 can of pineapple juice, and a splash of blue curacao. Stir and enjoy. Happy Holidays and drink responsibly.
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Three Bean Wild Rice Salad
This Three Bean Wild Rice Salad is perfect for an occasion. If the occasion is a pot luck at church, a new dinner idea or even a lunch this would be perfect. It is healthy which makes it that much better to eat and enjoyable to eat. This side dish takes about 10 minutes to make causing it to be the perfect side for any meal. Here is a list of all the ingredients, what you will need to make this.
1 15 oz can of Black beans
1/2 cup of Cilantro
1 15 oz can of Garbanzo beans
1 15 oz can of Kidney beans
1/2 Red of onion
2 cups of Wild rice blend, cooked
1/2 tsp of Black pepper, fresh ground
1/2 tsp of Salt
4 tbsp of Sugar
2 tbsp of Olive oil, extra virgin
3 tbsp of Red wine vinegar
In a large mixing bowl mix together the wild rice, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, black beans, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro.
In a smaller mixing bowl combine the red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and sugar. Once everything in the smaller bowl is mixed together pour this over the rice salad. If times allows refrigerate for 1 hour to allow the flavors to blend together. Please let me know if you have tried this recipe and how it tasted! This recipe has always helped me create a great atmosphere while serving dinner.
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