The kid loves balloons. So I bought 16 helium filled balloons for our little party.
Do you know how hard it is to get 16 balloons into a small car????
It took me about 15 minutes and when I finally got them all in the trunk a couple across the parking lot started clapping. They watched me the whole time. I'm sure I looked VERY special but I didn't pop a single one!
Funny thing about this cake, I procrastinated on getting one ordered in time for Clara's actual birthday. The ladies at Jewell told me there was NO WAY they could have her cake ready before 3 pm.
I asked if I could just get a print out of the tangled scene I wanted to use and put it on a plain old cake. Did you know you could buy just the printed frosting sheets? I got the cake done in plenty of time (seriously all you do is put it on top of the cake) AND her cake only cost $3.99 as opposed to $23. I will be doing this from now on.
(Clara approves of my $3.99 cake.)
Now on to the food talk I promised last week.
Don't these salads look AMAZING?
On my never ending quest to make my family eat more vegetables I stumbled across the idea of premaking a weeks worth of salads for easy lunch grabbing for the Mister. I wish knew the website I got it off of but I do not. It only took me about 3 1/2 minutes to do this and even on the fifth day the salad wasn't soggy at all.
- To make these you simply put your favorite salad dressing at the bottom of a glass jar.
- Add your veges and other parts of stuff you want in your salad. (In these I put edamame, bacon, a hard boiled egg, carrots and sunflower seeds.)
- Put whatever type of leaf you are using on top.
Dairy Free Fudgecicles
Because of the dairy allergy in my house I always have to come up with creative ways for the baby to eat "ice cream" too. I have bought the rice cream, soy cream and coconut cream. They usually do the trick but those things are expensive! I came across a nutella and banana recipe that was supposed to taste just like a fudgecicle. After scouring the grocery store I came across this product....
And it is completely dairy free!!!
The original recipe called for 1/3 cup of nutella and 6 bananas. Put it all in a blender and blend it up until smooth and freeze in Popsicle molds.
These were REALLY good and the girls gobbled them up rather quickly, however, I think next time I might bring the number of bananas I put in it down to 4. The banana taste was almost overpowering, and when you are making a mock fudgecicle, you only want it tot taste like chocolate, not bananas!!