Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mash up!

Howdy y'all!!!

So today's post will sort of be a mash up of several different things. Really not much rhyme or reason to any of it. At the end though I will post two recipes for the upcoming Easter festivities.

The first thing I wanted to say was why I stared this blog. I'm not much of a writer but as I get older I'm enjoying it more and more. Second, I have a lot of stuff to say and a lot of stuff to share but not many people to share it with in my real life since I live so far away from all my close family and friends. I annoy them daily with the stuff I am constantly working on (which I don't even share wall of it, just think how annoyed they'd be then! Ha!). So, I figured since I feel like I have a lot of good ideas and I'm always trying a lot of things out I'd take my rumblings to the good people of the Internet. :P

We are on Spring Break here is amazing Vancouver, BC. It is two weeks long! It's rare that a district has a break that long. Luckily we live in a great city so there is lots of fun stuff to do. The first thing we did last Friday was my daughter and I had a girls night. We did dinner at Red Robin:

A bit if shopping at Forever 21 (I'll post about my findings there later this week), then we went to see "Oz the Great and Powerful". The movie was great! I've never read the books but I Feel like it explained the beginnings of the Wizard quite well! The teen enjoyed it too so we were both happy at the end of the night!

Sunday consisted of our weekly donut ritual:

Tim Hortons is a great little donut place that truly gives us a tasty treat when we want it! It's very, very similar to Dunkin' Donuts in the states.

Monday was spent at Vancouver's largest indoor carnival. It's located at BC Place (Roger's Arena). For a spectator tickets were just $6 and for an all you can ride pass for a whole day was only $29. Not too bad. There were quite a few rides there (admittedly not as many as I thought there would be) but the teenager didn't seem to notice. Her and her little friend stayed from 10 am to 4:30pm. Around 11am there was a bit of a puking incident but she quickly recovered. Haha! They have tons of games there and quite a few things for the little ones to do as well. With your pass as long as you get a stamp you can come and go all day. I recommend taking lunch off site as it will most likely be healthier and cheaper. A hot dog runs about $5.50 so beware. It is totally worth checking out though!

Now, for the good stuff! I have two super yummy recipes to share with y'all!

The first is a delicious shell topping!

Soon I hope to make this even healthier by creating one with our chocolate chips but this was what I had on hand so it's what I used.

Shell Ice Cream Topping

1/2 cup coconut oil (make sure it's almost like a soft butter consistency; not hard but not liquid)
1.25 cups chocolate chips (semi sweet is best)

Combine both ingredients in a microwaveable safe dish

Microwave on high at 30 second intervals until smooth. I think mine only took 60 seconds. Pour in jar the top your favorite ice cream with it! It will create a great shell just like the stuff you buy!
<-----See!!! Shell!!! So fun!!!!

****Note: I am storing mine in the fridge. When we need to use it we just reheat it at 30 second intervals with the lid off the jar until it is pourable.

The second recipe is a decadent one! It came from a YouTube video my daughter found. We tweaked the recipe for what we had on hand though.

Robin's Egg Milkshake
Yields one ver thick large shake or two smaller shakes.

2 cups of your favorite chocolate ice cream
1/2 cup of milk
A handful of Robin's Eggs Easter Candy (we couldn't find Robins Eggs up here in Canada so we used Hershey's brand Candy eggs they have a colored candy coating on the outside and milk chocolate inside).
Handful of ice
Whipped cream
Extra eggs for garnishing
Spring themed sprinkles

In a blender combine ice cream, milk, handful of robins eggs, and ice. Blend on high until combined. Pour into one large glass or two smaller glasses. Top with whipped cream. In bag add about 4 robins eggs, using a rolling pin lightly squish them. Pour atop the whipped cream. Add sprinkles. Drink up!

We are loving the coming of spring! What is your favorite part of spring?

Also, et me know if you try these two treats!

1 comment:

  1. Those look delicious! I've always wanted to visit Vancouver! My cousin use to live there. Thanks for linking up to #throwbackthursdaylinkup!