Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Second Place!!!

Here is my favorite little speller. She got second place in the entire 4th grade!!! She spelled catastrophe wrong. Even I had to think about it as I typed it. LOL! I am so proud of her!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mother's Day Photos

For mother's Day we headed down to Il Cortile on Mulberry Street. My family, my sister's family, my bro and SIL and my parents of course all went. After dinner we took some photos in the park outside my parent's building. They are not the greatest but they will have to do.

Dylan, me and Natalie. Yes it was that cold that I had my jacket buttoned up to my neck and my nose was red. But what can you do.




Me and my kiddos, Dylan and Natalie, my niece Nicole and nephew Marco. :)




My Mom and all her grandchildren. :)




My Niece Nicole, my SIL Denise and Natalie. My SIL is due July 6th. She is having a baby girl and so far they are naming her Sophia Rose. Pretty. :)

Mojito Freeze




What You Need!

1 cup finely crushed pretzels
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2/3 cup sugar Zest and juice from 1 large lime
2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh mint
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided

Make It!

MIX pretzel crumbs and butter. Press onto bottom of plastic wrap-lined 9-inch round pan. Freeze until ready to use.

BEAT cream cheese, sugar, zest, juice and mint with mixer until well blended. Whisk in 1-1/2 cups COOL WHIP; spoon over crust.

FREEZE 4 hours. Serve topped with remaining COOL WHIP.

Kraft Kitchens Tips:

Pina Colada Freeze
Omit lime zest, juice and mint. Add 1 can (8 oz.) DOLE Crushed Pineapple in juice and 1/4 cup toasted BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut to cream cheese mixture with the COOL WHIP. Garnish with additional coconut, if desired.

Make Ahead:

Dessert can be stored in freezer up to 24 hours before serving.Size-WiseDessert can be a part of a balanced diet, but remember to keep tabs on portions.

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 220
Total fat 15 g
Saturated fat 10 g
Cholesterol
45 mg Sodium
160 mg Carbohydrate
21 g Dietary fiber
0 g Sugars
16 g Protein
2 g Vitamin A
10 %DV Vitamin C
4 %DV Calcium
2 %DV Iron
0 %DV K:57877v4:118006

Monday, May 03, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Week



Here is a little something to let my kiddos' teachers know that I appreciate them. I wrapped hershey chocolate bars in black polka dot patterned paper. Then I printed out the saying courtesy of eighteen25 on red cardstock and adhered it on top. I tied a bow with black grosgrain ribbon and had the kids sign the back. Instant teacher appreciation gift. :)