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Banana Snacks of Art!

Since my kids are home for summer we are having a lot of play-dates. By a lot, I mean — A LOT. I have actually forgotten to schedule some time off so far. Yes it has only been a week and a half, but Momma needs some rest soon or she is going to go crazy.

Thank goodness today’s play-date is at my very best-friends house, which means I get to relax and unwind with her while all of the kids play. Each of our kids are the same age give-or-take a month (in one case only a day). So they pair off well and play together very well.

When we trade play-dates we arrange it so that whomever is hosting provides activities, the house, and is in charge of set-up. Whomever is visiting brings the snack, and does the clean-up. So today I am in charge of snack, and I found a fun one that is both healthy and fun for the kids — and while it looks fabulous, it really doesn’t require much work on my part.

Banana Boeing 747. It is basically fruit made to look like little airplanes. It works out perfect for everyone. It can be easily replicated, and you change the fruit out if you have an allergy, or just don’t like something. Since no one in our group has an allergy and our kids pretty much eat whatever you place in front of them I simply recreated the photo, but feel free to change it up!

Ice-Cream Cookie Cone: Summer Treats

Summer has officially started at our house. School is out! As a way to celebrate the last day of school we planned a whole day of fun at school, a field day. Each grade level was in charge of an event. Luckily I was in charge of dessert, because I did not want to be in charge of the water games or the races. Instead I enjoyed a nice cool afternoon in the shade with a very large tub of ice-cream and some really delicious cookie cones.

We found this fun recipe on Pinterest, Thank you Ashlee Marie for a fabulous and fairly simple recipe. We followed the recipe and tutorial and made the cones ahead of time to be ready for field day. Since the recipe only makes 8 cones and we had to have one for each kid in the classroom we had to triple the recipe. But the results were fabulous. We made sure we had plenty of ice-cream and we were ready to go.

The kids were absolutely obsessed with these cones. They tastes amazing, they held up well, and they were just like eating chocolate chip cookies with our ice-cream — only better! They would make an excellent dessert at a party, summer barbecue, or just for one night after family-dinner. Be sure you check out Ashlee Marie for the full recipe and tutorial — including a video — and be sure to check out her other amazing ideas and recipes!

Simple Dinners: Honey Chipotle BBQ Chicken Skewers

I love it when the warmer weather takes over and I can cook outside while the kids play. It makes for such fun and carefree nights with my family. I love to use my barbecue and I try to find any excuse for it, especially since it means a lot less cleanup, and I get to enjoy the weather while I cook instead of being stuck in my kitchen.

When summer hits I try to stock up on easy and delicious BBQ recipes. Because you can get in a rut when it comes to outdoor cooking. But this year I won’t let you. I will try to post a summer outdoor recipe every month. This month you have got to check out these sweet and delicious skewers.

Thank you to Cooking Classy for such a fun and delicious recipe. It can be made quickly and with very little prep. Which is great for the summer since I am usually very busy despite it being a time to lay back and relax. Head on over to  Cooking Classy to gt the full recipe and some great ideas for the rest of your week, I promise you won’t be disappointed. I will just be over here enjoying my BBQ chicken and corn.