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Taste Test Tuesday: Quaker Real Medley’s

Good day foodies! We’ve made it to another Tuesday. This week we’re talking oatmeal. The weather’s been changing a lot lately and sometimes you just need something that reminds you of your childhood. Quaker has released a product line of oatmeal called Real Medleys. As you have noticed McDonald’s and Starbucks have both started carrying oatmeal too.

I love oatmeal, I always have. It was the one thing growing up that my mother knew I would eat and not waste…lol. I like added things into my oatmeal, whether it be fruit, nuts or brown sugar. So these Quaker Real Medley’s are a real treat. There are for different medley combinations.
  • Summer Berry
  • Cherry Pistachio
  • Peach Almond
  • Apple Walnut
The Peach Almond oatmeal was delicious. Nice size chunks of peaches and slivers of almonds. The crunch of the almonds and the sweetness of the warm peaches is definitely a cozy fit. Apple Walnut oatmeal has a little surprise for you, there are also some tart cranberries in there. Crunchy walnuts and chopped pieces of sweet apples with the tanginess of the cranberries is like a party in your mouth. Sweet sun-ripened cherries, roasted almonds, and tasty pistachios create the Cherry Pistachio oatmeal. Pistachios aren’t a very popular nut when it comes to flavor combinations but Quaker did an awesome job with this one. Don’t want any nuts in your oatmeal? No problem. Check out the Summer Berry oatmeal with juicy strawberries, sweets raspberries, and plump blueberries. Fruit and oatmeal is such a great combination you don’t want to miss this one either.
All you have to do is pour hot water into the little cup, stir and enjoy. You can also add water and put it in the microwave, especially if you are on the go. I also tried milk with mine and it was just as yummy.
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Foodie Friday: Quick Snacks for Memorial Day

Grilled Banana Split

Happy Friday Family!! The weekend is among us and it’s a holiday weekend too. Many of us have Memorial Day off, it’s also considered the start of the summer grilling season. In honor of this wonderful holiday we are going to celebrate it with some ideas for cookouts, get-together or even just a relaxing weekend at home. Foodie Friday is all about easy, no fuss food ideas for this weekend. Enjoy!!

Grilled Banana Splits – So we came across this recipe while watching the Food Network and have loved it ever since. Cut the ends of the banana off, open the peels and spread butter, sugar, and chocolate shavings on them. Wrap them in foil and grill for about 4-6 minutes until chocolate and butter has melted. It’s okay if the peels turn brown. Remove from the grill, open and scoop your favorite ice cream, whipped cream and sprinkles on top.

Fruit Kabob – This one is definitely kid friendly. Soak skewers in water for 30 minutes before using them (if you decide to grill your fruit) Have a variety of fruit on hand, cut in bite size pieces. You can use, strawberries, bananas, pineapples, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, papaya, mangoes, grapes, raspberries, cherries, peaches, pears, etc. Arrange the fruit on the skewers and enjoy. If you would like to grill your fruit after you place them on the skewers, grew until heated through, about 4-6 minutes; during the last-minute of grilling brush fruit with honey.

Corn On The Cob – There are two ways you can do this besides boiling it. Either leave the husks on or shuck them and wrap the corn in foil. Either way it’s good. Soak the corn in water for about 15 minutes before grilling. This will help if you don’t want charred kernels. Grill corn for about 15-20 minutes, turning over every 5 minutes. During the last 5-7 minutes, spread butter on the corn then wrap it back up with either the husks or the foil. Once you remove it from the grill let it stand for about 5 minutes then enjoy.

BBQ Pork Deviled Egg

Barbecue Deviled Eggs Recipe

Ingredients

12 large eggs 
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup finely chopped smoked pork
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
Garnish: paprika

Directions

  1. Place eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan; add water to a depth of 3 inches. Bring to a boil; cover, remove from heat, and let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Drain and fill pan with cold water and ice. Tap each egg firmly on the counter until cracks form all over the shell. Peel under cold running water.
  3. Cut eggs in half lengthwise, and carefully remove yolks. Mash yolks with mayonnaise. Stir in pork and next 4 ingredients; blend well.
  4. Spoon yolk mixture evenly into egg white halves. Garnish, if desired.

We know what you are thinking, pork in my eggs….but yes the smoked pork gives it a meaty flavor. Don’t want to use pork, try chicken, turkey, shrimp or tofu.

Try these out and let me know what you think. As always feel free to comment on the blog or Facebook, send us a tweet or an email. What are some of your favorite Memorial Day goodies?


Taste Test Tuesday: Minute Ready to Serve Rice

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Finding creative ways to kick up your lunch, dinner or even a snack can be challenging. But Minute Rice is here to help you out. Sometimes you are looking for something sweet but you don’t want to eat that cupcake or pull out that stash of candy bars that’s in your desk drawer. Grab a cup of fruit and some Minute Ready to Serve Rice. We’ve chosen the Brown Rice because we like the nutty flavor and it’s healthy. Adding fruit to your meals not only cuts your sweet tooth craving but allows you to get the nutrients that you need in your everyday meal options.

     

Alternative Peach Cobbler

Ingredients:

Sliced Peaches

1 Cup of Minutes Ready to Serve Rice

Cinnamon, optional

Brown Sugar, optional

Directions:

 1. Cook the Minutes Ready to Serve Rice in the microwave as directed.

 2. Heat peaches in 20 intervals or until warm.

3. Combine peaches and rice. Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar and enjoy.

This is a great afternoon snack or dessert. I tried cooking the peaches on the stove and in the microwave, both worked great. While making this, the kids smelled the peaches and came running into the kitchen. I had to make more so they could have some. If you have problems getting your kids to eat rice, add some fruit to it. This took all of five minutes to make and it was yummy. If you want a more cobbler-like taste, add some granola and a dollop of whipped cream.

Minute Rice has great recipes for you to choose from. It makes dinner a fun experience and it’s quick and easy too. They have great flavorful varieties of rice that can be made in under 5 minutes. Take a look at what they have to offer and you won’t be disappointed.

Minute® Ready to Serve Rice is an ideal portable solution for lunch or breakfast because you can eat it on the go, straight from the cup. In just 60 seconds, you have fully cooked rice for any meal or snack. You’ll never get bored with your lunch since there are 10 flavorful and wholesome varieties. If you’re looking for a healthy option, Minute® Ready to Serve Rice provides easy portion control since it’s conveniently packaged in two individual single-serve cups.

Visit http://www.minuterice.com/ for recipes, including Minute® Ready to Serve Stir it Up recipe ideas and more information about the Minute® Rice family of products.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.


Shake It Up with Frush!

If you follow us on Twitter and ‘Like’ our Facebook page you would have noticed that on Friday we mentioned hosting a taste testing party for Frush, a fruit and yogurt drink. Made with real fruit and creamy yogurt, this superdrink is a great snack for anytime of the day. There are 9 grams of protein per serving.

This drink comes in 8oz. and 32oz. bottles and is available in 4 flavors:
  • Blueberry
  • Strawberry
  • Peach
  • Strawberry Banana
Each of the flavors were very tasty. We had a poll going through out the day to see which flavor everyone liked best. Strawberry won, but Blueberry came in a very close second. We found out at the party that the kids loved the fruit and yogurt drink as well.
Below are a few pictures of the goodies that were sent to us. Once we have all the pictures people took from the party we will post them on our Facebook page.
Be sure to check them out on Facebook, Twitter, their website and they even have an iPhone app!!