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Beating The Summer Heat : Popsicles

Popsicles, Popsicles, & Popsicles

With the Summer heat in full swing, we are always looking for ways to cool down. Popsicles are one great way to beat the heat! My mom purchased these awesome Mickey Mouse popsicle molds from the Disney Store online. If you read my previous post, you know that my daughter is crazy about Mickey Mouse. So I definitely wanted to use these molds the first chance I got! The large ears made it easy for my daughter to hold her popsicle.

I decided to make a healthy version, adding new fruit into the rotation. For us, that meant Kiwi! I didn’t even know how to peel one at first. Thank YouTube! Strawberries and grapes are what I had on hand. Instead of using tap water, I purchased Coconut Water for a little added flavor.

            Ingredients:

  • Fruit (Your Favorites)
  • Coconut Water
  • Popsicle Molds (Mickey Mouse ones are easy for toddlers to hold)
  • Optional: Place spinach and a little water in the blend. Mix to a liquid consistency and add a little to each mold. Giving the popsicles a greenish color.

            Directions:

  • Slice fruit and fill popsicle molds. Fill Coconut Water to the brim and place lids on top. Set the molds in freezer. (I placed my popsicles in the freezer that morning and they were ready for our after dinner treat!) Run molds under warm water for a few minutes in order to get the popsicles out.

Enjoy!

What are your favorite Summer treats and popsicle recipes?

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Mickey Mouse Takes Over Our Kitchen!

Mickey Mouse runs our house! If you have seen my recent post about birthdays, then you know my daughter had a Minnie Mouse themed 2nd birthday. To be honest, I think that’s where it all began.

While she loves all things Minnie Mouse – from the t.v. shows to the bowtique toys, its Mickey who is steering this ship! She has three different sets of plush Mickey/Minnie Mouse stuffed animals and while she loves them both dearly, Minnie often gets tossed to the side. Usually with a resounding, “Don’t want it!”

So, what has created this household rift between the beloved Mouse duo? My guess – our kitchen!

Mickey Mouse has now taken over our kitchen and that’s no joke! My toddler constantly asks for all her favorite foods, which consist of – you guessed it, Mickey Mouse! Everything from Mickey Mouse Waffles, to Mickey Mouse Pancake Poppers, and Mickey Mouse Pizzas.

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It all started a few years ago, during one of my Black Friday Shopping trips. I came across a Mickey Mouse Waffle Maker, which quickly became a huge hit. So, this past year I was on the hunt for another kid-friendly kitchen appliance. Insert Mickey Mouse Cake Popper, which quickly became a Pancake Popper breakfast staple!

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In betweens these two purchases I was trying to come up with a Mickey Mouse lunch option, so she would quit begging for waffles at every meal! That’s when I came up with my Mickey Mouse pizza recipe!

Ingredients:

Minnie/Mickey Sandwich Cutter (found at Wal-Mart for $2)

Whole Wheat Tortilla Shells

Pizza Sauce (When I am in a pinch I grab a jar. Otherwise I grab some tomatoes and make a basic homemade sauce.)

Spinach (or whatever veggie your toddler enjoys)

Pepperoni (I prefer to purchase slices from the deli, but boxed ones work just fine.)

Shredded Cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Use the sandwich cutter to cut out the amount of Mickey Mouse heads needed from the tortilla shells. Spray the same number of muffin tins needed with cooking spray. Place Mickey Mouse ears up in the muffin tins. Spoon on pizza sauce. Layer with cut up pieces of spinach and pepperoni. Top with cheese and place in the oven for 12 minutes. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before removing them from the pan!

Eat. Enjoy. Mickey Mouse!

What foods are your toddlers currently obsessed with? How do you make food fun?

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Favorite Christmas Finds and Deals

As you know, I love Black Friday Shopping! My favorite part is finding deals on items I can use all throughout the year. I enjoy pouring over the ads on Thanksgiving – deciding which places are a must! This year was no different!

This year, there was ONE ad I was eagerly rummaging through the pile for. The Younkers ad! Why?? They have amazing, kid-friendly kitchen appliances that get my daughter excited for meals! The best part, each item was under $10!!

Since these precious items are door buster deals and we wait until after stores have already been open before venturing out – there is always a good chance I will miss out. While I hate the idea of missing out on these kitchen gadgets, sometimes it happens. Of course, I always cross my fingers and hope I am luckily enough to find a hidden stash.

My mom is my secret weapon! That lady could find the needle in the haystack, if you ask her! Honestly, she has secret ninja shopping skills like no one I have ever seen.

So, in 2014, we went into Younkers. Hoping to find the Mickey Mouse Waffle Maker, which was a $9.99 door buster deal. Of course the designated table was empty by the time we arrived. So my mom went on a hunt through the store, with one goal in mind!

WALA!!

I had my toddler sized waffle maker! I love it! It makes breakfast quick and easy! My daughter requests waffles often in our house!

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This Black Friday, I wanted to add to my collection. The Door Buster – a FROZEN Waffle Maker! If you think Mickey is hard to get, he has nothing on a waffle maker in the shape of a snowflake!! I knew arriving almost 5 hours after the doors opened, most likely meant I would have to “Let It Go.”

Enter my mother!

While the snowflake waffle maker was in fact gone, leave it to my mother to find something better! A waffle maker in the shape of Olaf for $9.97! It wasn’t in the ad. Could that price even be right!? I mean, its way better than a snowflake! Next to that, a Mickey Mouse Cake Pop Maker for $4.99!

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I love my kid-friendly kitchen gadgets and my daughter can wait to try them out!

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