In the Kitchen

sour punch with a straw

Remember sour punch straws?

sour punch straws

Those were are one of my favorite candies.

And if you’re like me, now your mouth is twisting at the thought of the sugary sour goodness.

Anyyyyways, when I was cooking up our fiesta-de-mayo on Monday, I decided to make a sour treat to go along with it!

cinco de mayo | Atwell Adventures

After searching online for a few minutes for a recipe, most of them either had lots of sugar added {I prefer tart over sweet}, so I decided to just play around.

And you can’t really go wrong with fruits, can you? I had limes and clementines on hand, so I all I had to pick up were some strawberries at the market.

I squeezed six or seven small clementines oranges and a lime, and then added there juices to a 1/2 pint of strawberries and ice in my blender.

To make our glasses a little more festive, I wet the rim with lime juice and dipped them in a sugar/lime zest mix.

By the end of dinner, we had drank most of this sour punch, and what wasn’t finished off was gone about an hour later.

sour punch | Atwell Adventures

Good thing I didn’t add that extra sugar, right? 😉

Do you have any fruit combinations that you like to mix up?

In the Kitchen

learning about meal prepping

Yesterday I began my fourth week at my job I started at the beginning of the month.

I knew that since I would be working during the day, I would no longer have the luxury of putting dinner on throughout the day, on my schedule.  Instead, in addition to meal planning on the weekend, I’d also have to do some meal prepping.

I’m still learning on this one. How long will veggies last after I cut them up? What’s the best way to season chicken that can be used for multiple items? Will G even want to eat this? Can we just go out to eat? 

Truth be told, this is the perfect time in life to learn all of this, when it’s just me and G and I’m only planning for two.  Sometimes I think about working mom’s coming home after a long day, having to cook dinner, and all the other responsibilities of being a mom, I wonder how they do it.  {1,000 points for Moms; 1,000,000 points for my Mom doing it with seven!}

What are ways you meal plan and prep?

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88. make homemade bread

I made homemade bread! And it actually tasted like bread!

It just didn’t look like bread.

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Let’s just hope the last one comes with practice.

I used this recipe – Honey Oatmeal Bread for Your Kitchenaid Mixer – from and the only change I made to the recipe was using 1/4 cup of honey instead of a 1/2 cup.

Do you have any good bread recipes?

Any tips on shaping bread? Is there such a thing?