Thursday, March 17, 2016

Pistachio Pudding Bread aka St. Patrick's Day Bread.

Usually I go all out on St. Pattys Day.
Decorated table, green milk and leprauchan shennanigans.

Not this year.
I just wasn't feelin it last night before I went to bed.

And guess what?
My kids didn't even bat an eye this morning.
In fact...THEY forgot it was St. Patricks Day.

Made me feel good.
Real good.

We'll celebrate the holiday tonight by having Lucky Charms for dinner which is a win! win! for all of us.  

Sugary cereal for the kids.
No cooking/No mess for me!

London has a cute little friend over playing today and their bright cheery green-ness is all the St. Pats spirit I need!

Every year I try and whip up some loaves of my Pistachio Pudding Bread around St. Pattys Day.

This 'bread' is good.
I call it 'bread' but it really should be called
 'cake in a loaf pan'.

It's my fave.
Super easy.
Super delish.
And the inside turns out GREEN!

Pistachio Pudding Bread
{but it's really cake!}

1 package Pillsbury yellow cake mix
1/4 cup water
4 eggs
1/4 vegetable oil
1 small package instant pistachio pudding mix
1 cup sour cream

Mix everything together until well blended.
Grease two large loaf pans and pour evenly into each.  

Mix in a small bowl:

1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
Mix together and crumble generously over the tops of both. 
{You'll probably have some of this mixture left over.}

Bake at 350 degrees
 for 50-60 minutes for large loafs.

I also made smaller loafs and baked for about 40 minutes - just keep checking the middles with a fork to see if it's done.

Tie a little green ribbon around it and you have the perfect sweet treat to deliver to friends and neighbors tonight!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

2fer Tuesday.


This show premiered last week on A&E and Joe and I just happened to stumble upon it.

Oh my gosh - - you guys!!!! This is a GOOD ONE!
Set your DVRs for Thursday nights. 
It follows 7 ordinary people who are put in jail {completely innocent} for 60 days in an attempt to help the Sherrif dig deep into the secrets of what is going on and why there is such a huge drug problem within the jail.

I can't even explain it to do it justice.
Just watch it.
It's juicy.

Ariana Grande on SNL this past weekend.
THIS skit.
Holy Smokes.
I have a new found respect for her.
{P.S. did anyone else's kids used to watch 'Sam and Cat' on Nickelodeon? Bleh - - I couldn't STAND her on that show!}


THIS song by Flo Rida
It has to be CRANKED UP whenever we are in the car.

They love EVERYTHING about him.
And I don't blame them.

He's so much fun to watch.
And he's probably the best basketball player since Michael Jordan, right? {Maybe even better?}

Monday, March 14, 2016

Prayer Pretzels Handout.

Yesterday, the lesson in primary that Joe and I taught was:

I've seen the idea for Prayer Pretzels floating around on the internet and decided to make up my own handout. 

Since our kiddos are only 6 turning 7 - I kept the basis of these pretzel treats pretty simple. If you were teaching kids just a bit older, you could tell them THIS story.

I had high hopes of finding the pretzels pre-packaged in the small snack size individual bags. But....since I went to the store on Saturday night and I was too tired to run around to different stores, I settled with a big bag of pretzels that I divided up into these little white cookie bags I had on hand. 

They worked just fine and the kiddos LOVED em!

To download a copy of my FREE PRAYER PRETZELS tag 
click HERE.