It is Friday and it is HOT. The kids have been home for 3 weeks now and we are loving every minute of it. Well, maybe that isn't entirely true. I have found myself in a bit of a job change. I guess you could say that I feel stuck in a dead end career.
I have officially become a referee.
Not for The World Cup or even the NBA, but to 3 of my favorite people. While I love each one of them dearly, I absolutely hate my new career. I have found myself wearing a whistle around my neck and sending everyone to their own corners. All. Day. Long. Yes, we are making some lovely memories this summer.
Thankfully, vertical lines are slimming. I've never looked better.
Honestly, the first week of summer was a bit touch-n-go, but we are slowly getting used to one another. It always amazes me how the kids have absolutely NO appreciation for the lazy days of summer. However, I am all too aware that one day I will have a whistle hanging around my neck and no one to toot it at. They will all be gone and the lazy days of summer will just seem boring. And, just like my kids, I hate to be bored.
Today, I am going to share one of my very favorite new recipes. As always, this recipe is simple, easy, and delicious. An added bonus? The ENTIRE family loves this stuff!
Frozen Fruit Cups
(Makes about 25 fruit cups)
20 oz. frozen strawberries, sliced and thawed
12 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate, slightly thawed
2- 20 oz. cans crushed pineapple
1- 16 oz. can mandarin oranges
1/3 cup lime juice (or lemon juice)
6 bananas, sliced
(I also like to add 1 or 2 cups of fresh or frozen blueberries)
Combine all ingredients, including the juices from the fruit, in a large bowl and mix well. The recipe suggests spooning the fruit into lined muffin cups and freezing. Once the fruit is frozen you can place the liners with the frozen fruit in freezer bags.
Honestly, that would be pretty but I don't have that kind of time. When I make this recipe, I usually double it. I just place the fruit directly into sandwich bags and large freezer bags. Some bags only have 1 or 2 servings in them and I use the larger bags to fill with 5 or 6 servings.