Friday, July 14, 2017

Eggplant appetizer on the grill

Grilling is life in summer. I try to do everything on the grill. It is way too hot to turn the oven on.

The first hot dogs and hamburgers are delicious. By the middle of the summer, people get sick of them.

I absolutely love this eggplant appetizer and it takes just 4 ingredients!!

What we need:
Bread crumbs 

Depending on how much you need to make you can modify the amounts. 

What to do;
1. Peel the eggplant. I like to leave a little skin.
2. Slice into rounds.
3. Dip into egg then cover with bread crumbs.
4. Heat a skillet on the grill with a small amount of oil.
5. Pan fry the eggplant on each side until golden brown.
6. Serve with salsa.


Great idea for a meatless day :)

Friday, July 7, 2017

Rainy days :) (free printable)


I polled a group of experts.... aka my cousins that I grew up with. There's a LOT of us :)

Here's some things we used to do as kids...

Thursday, July 6, 2017

EASY TIP for outdoor birthday party at the park!!!

Yesterday was my son's 1st birthday!!!! Wow, the year has flown by.

He is having a birthday party this weekend but I always like to do cake on the actual birthday. And I mean, come on, it's his FIRST birthday!

Between our family, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins (and we were lucky enough to have his great aunt and uncle to join) there were 16 of us. I thought it would be a really nice idea to do cake at the playground. The kids could run around and play. Everyone could enjoy a beautiful, summer night outside.

Then I started thinking how to serve and everything I would need to bring... UGH!
Cake, knife, plates, forks, spoons, cups, napkins....etc.

So I baked a homemade strawberry shortcake and constructed these... YES!
(Had to make pudding layer cups for the chocolate lovers)


I brought a cooler full of drinks on the bottom and packed these babies into trays right on top. Grabbed a pack of fork and spoons and done! Eat and toss :)

The dessert cups traveled extremely well. I was so paranoid opening the cooler would be a spilled, crushed mess. 

And of course baby boy had his very own smash cake :)


Action shot! We are all scattered around the playground. Even the adults were climbing and sliding :)

This boy is one and cute! He had a great night with family :)