Sunday, March 25, 2012

Banana Bread Mocktail

When Joe and I were at the Family Life Weekend to Remember, the restaurant where we had breakfast had an impressive mocktail menu. I am always looking for "fun" non alcoholic drinks so I jotted one down that seemed interesting.  The menu listed some of the key ingredients; I basically guessed at the measurements.  I finally made it last night and it was just as delicious as it sounded!  Here it is:


1 frozen banana
1/2 C of vanilla ice-cream (I use Edy's slow churned because it's half the calories of regular ice-cream but SO creamy and rich)
1 TBs of cream*
1/2 C of whole milk
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
dash of nutmeg

This was such a satisfying dessert and not terribly fattening (at least compared to other rich desserts)  It was really rich, creamy, and banana-y.  YUM.

I apologize for the photo- I hadn't planned on posting about it but a couple of friends asked what was in it when I posted this photo on facebook. You know I would have put it in a fun glass, added a striped straw, and made it pretty. ;)

*I used Coffeemate "french vanilla" cream. You could probably eliminate this ingredient but the menu said "splash of cream," so I decided to add it.  I didn't have plain cream but I could definitely taste the vanilla flavor of the Coffeemate, which is really good.  Alternatively you could add a little vanilla extract if you use plain cream or decide to skip the cream altogether.

ice cream photo in collage {via}
Enjoy!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Resort Wear Must Haves for Him and Her.

So a while ago I posted that I would be writing for Tall Clothing Mall.  I wrote a newsletter recently that I had such fun with that I had to share a portion of it here!  It was a list of "Resort Wear Must Haves for Him and for Her."  All of these items (besides accessories) are available in tall sizes.  If I hadn't had that limitation I would have gone crazy with options! It's kind of like real life- If I could wear anything off the rack and wasn't obsessed with buying clearance items only, I'd probably be a gajillion dollars in debt.  Thank you God for protecting me from myself.  Anyway, here they are.  Visit the Tall Clothing Mall Blog for sources.
I love this look.  I'm totally obsessed with the fedora and the beachcomber bag.  And I've always wanted a classic denim jacket with sleeves that didn't stop just above my wrists!

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I love the anchor swim trunks and leather flip flops.  Guys have it so much easier than us gals- it's so simple to look good.  But it's not nearly as fun huh?!

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Now I need to book a trip.  Pronto.  What about you?  What are your must haves for a vacation?


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