Monday, February 21, 2011

Sundays at the Carmichael's

Sundays here in Provo are hardly lonely... actually never. I usually find myself at my aunt and uncle's house for some family, laundry, and famously experimental cooking. Last night it was homemade fried chicken (I know, I was a bad girl... but it's soo good!), corn, and fried rice. After dinner activities usually consist of a chat-a-thon between my aunt Sheri and I and whoever else is present and feels like talking about the woes of life (oh, and the good things too). But last night I ended up in my cousin Aidan's room with a set of Lincoln Logs. He loves them, and since I haven't touched them since the early 90s he so kindly taught me how to build a house and put in the windows and doors. It's very high tech. Anyways, needless to say, it turned into a photoshoot because I thought it was so cute! P.S. The chat-a-thon with Sheri took place directly after this, don't worry, I wouldn't miss it!

This is how it started... just building with Lincoln Logs...

Then we started taking pictures...

This one is my favorite :)

And Wes came and joined!

And we had fun!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Green Smoothies!

There is a green smoothie recipe i've been using a lot. Its very simple and really deliciously tasty! I just throw it all in my magic bullet and blend it up for a snack, breakfast, or a treat. It allows for lots of substitutions and the best part is it's only about 150 calories, chock full of nutrients!

Green Smoothie:
1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
1/2 banana (very ripe)
1 c. fresh green spinach
1/2 carrot (chopped)
1/2 c. frozen strawberries (or any fruit of your choice!)
2-3 ice cubes
1/2 c. water

Throw it all in the blender and mix it up. Yes, its green in color, but it's so good for you, no added sugar, and really yummy! Everyone who has taste-tested it loves it! Who needs Jamba?!