Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Avocado BLT Sandwich

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April is National BLT Month... 
I am celebrating with this juicy and creamy Avocado BLT Sandwich!  YUM!
 


Avocado BLT Sandwich

Ingredients:
2-3 slices of baked bacon per sandwich
3-4 slices of tomatoes
Sliced ripe avocado
lettuce
Toasted bread

Directions:
The easiest way to make bacon is to bake it in the oven.  You will get perfectly crispy bacon every time.  Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  You will need a baking tray and some cooling racks placed on top of it or you can use your broiler pan that is slotted
Yummy BACON!!
with a drip pan.  Lay your bacon across the cooling racks.  Place them in the oven for 15 minutes or until the bacon is fully cooked and ready to crumble.  The bacon will be crispy, perfectly straight and all the oil will have dripped to the lower tray.  I love this method. 


Then slice tomatoes and season them with a little salt and pepper.  Slice avocado and squeeze some lime juice on them to keep them from browning.  Toast bread.  Assemble with lettuce on the bottom, then tomato slices, bacon and finally the avocado.  Enjoy.









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Monday, April 2, 2018

Starbucks DIY Pink Drink

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Three store bought ingredients is all you need to make Starbucks "Pink Drink" quickly, easily and affordably at home!

My tween daughter and I became curious about Starbucks "Pink Drink" after watching a YouTuber mention it on her channel.  I had to admit the drink looked delicious, pinkalicious and lovely!  So, my daughter and I set out to go to Starbucks and try out the Pink Drink that looked so refreshing.  After just once sip... we were hooked!   Of course, I am frugal and going to Starbucks for a $5 drink was not something I would ever do on a regular basis.  So, I had to find out how to make this drink at home.  

I set out to research it out on the internet....and trust me when I tell you that we had some "less than tasty" Pink Drink fails! Urgh!  Then finally we came across a few recipes that used these simple ingredients... Eureka!  My daughter was thrilled and she has had a Pink Drink every day since I made this recipe for her.  I don't mind making it for her since it costs about 75cents for this at home version.   Now, that is something this frugal Momma can get behind.




Starbucks DIY Pink Drink 

Ingredients: 
1 cup water 
1 Packet Pink Lemonade Drink Mix ** see note
1/2 cup White Grape Juice
1- 1 1/2 cups Unsweetened Coconut Milk ** see note
1 cup ice  
Sliced fresh strawberries as desired

Notes: 
1. I used the pink lemonade drink mix packets recommended for individual water bottles that Walmart carries (Great Value brand). You can also use the packets made by "Crystal Lite" for their on the go packets that they recommend for water bottles. 

2.  This recipe is for one large (venti) size cup from Starbucks 

3.  Only use coconut milk for this recipe.  Do not use regular milk or almond milk because they will curdle. We tried almond milk and it did not mix well, it curdled then separated after sitting for a few minutes. The coconut milk mixed perfectly.

Directions:
Step 1:  Dissolve pink lemonade drink mix with water.  
Step 2:  Add white grape juice and mix well.
Step 3:  Add coconut milk as desired to taste. We added to the top of the "Venti" cup after placing the ice and the lemonade/white grape mixture. 
Step 4:  Add sliced strawberries and stir well.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy. 




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