A Wrestling Addicted Mommy: “Smoked Whitefish Strata” plus 3 more

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Smoked Whitefish Strata
Posted: 24 Jan 2019 09:31 AM PST wrestlingaddictedmommy.com/2019/01/smoked-whitefish-strata/

Ingredients:

6 butter croissants 8oz of cream cheese (room temperature) 8oz of smoked whitefish (make sure its thoroughly deboned) 1 tsp of capers ¼ cup of freshly chopped dill (if you like dill add more) 5 large eggs 2 tsp of Dijon mustard ½ cup of milk ½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350F Slice croissants for sandwiches, place on a parchment lined baking sheet and toast in the oven for 7-10 minutes. Meanwhile, butter a 10 inch spring form pan and finely chop capers. Place cooled bottom parts of croissant into the spring form pan, evenly spread the cream cheese. Add roughly torn pieces of the smoked whitefish to each croissant and top with capers and dill. Cover the sandwiches with the top parts of the croissants In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, mustard, and milk until smooth. Add salt & pepper to taste. Pour the egg mixture over the croissants Tightly cover the spring form pan with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Just before baking, sprinkle shredded cheese over the dish. Bake for 35 minutes or until egg mixture is cooked and firm. Top with Lemon dill hollandaise sauce

Lemon Dill Hollandaise
Ingredients:

¼ C unsalted butter 1 tsp lemon juice ½ tsp freshly chopped dill 3 egg yolks 1 tbsp boiling water Pinch of salt

Instructions:

Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes.

Whisk lemon juice, salt, and dill into melted butter, microwave for an additional 10 seconds Vigorously whisk egg yolks into butter mixture until smooth (about 30 seconds) Gradually whisk in boiling water until texture is smooth and creamy (about 1 minute more)

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/////////////////////////////////////////// Fun Outdoor Activities for Families on a Budget
Posted: 17 Jan 2019 10:48 AM PST wrestlingaddictedmommy.com/2019/01/fun-outdoor-activities-for-families-on-a-budget/

You don’t have to be on a tight budget to want to save money; you may want to save up for a vacation or other treat, or you may simply object to the cost of visitor attractions. A day out at a theme park, adventure center or zoo is a fantastic experience for all ages, but these kinds of activities don’t come cheap.

Even though many places offer family discounts to reduce the cost, when you add the entry tickets to transport, food and drink and extras like non-inclusive activities and souvenirs, you can easily be spending several hundred dollars. If you want to cut down on costs but still have loads of family fun, there are many free and low-cost alternatives to keep you entertained.

Money saving tips

You can cut down on expenditure in a number of ways before you head off for a day out:

Take a packed lunch or picnic and drinks to save the expense of buying food when you’re outAllocate spending money in advance and make it clear that when it’s spent, there’s no more!Look for local attractions to save travel costs – you may be surprised at what’s on your doorstep that you didn’t know aboutMake sure you pack everything you need for your trip, so you don’t have to buy emergency supplies at an inflated cost

Outdoor Adventures

There are all sorts of opportunities for having fun in the outdoors without it costing too much. If you live in the city, find out about parks and open spaces near you. If you live outside the city or are able to travel to the countryside, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to low-cost days out.

The United States has extensive wild areas and outdoor spaces to explore, from forests and plains to rivers and lakes, mountains and coastline. Summer is obviously the best time to enjoy traditional outdoor activities, but a brisk walk in a frozen winter woodland can also be highly enjoyable.

Beaches are endlessly entertaining for families, and suitable for all age groups. Relaxing in the sun might suit teens and older generations, while the youngsters and the young at heart go off to jump in the waves, do a spot of beachcombing, build sandcastles, explore the rockpools, or kick a ball about on the sand. It’s one of the best low-cost days out, but the only issue you might find is that a great many other families have had the same idea, so it could get a bit crowded at times.

If you don’t live near the sea, rivers and lakes offer many similar opportunities as the seashore, so head for your nearest water course and see what’s on offer. If any members of the group are fishing enthusiasts there are some exceptional fishing spots, but make sure you have the appropriate licenses and permits, because a fine could prove very costly if you get caught by a game warden. If you catch fish that are allowed to be eaten, you could end up with a fresh dinner that night, too.

If everyone enjoys walking or cycling, then you have plenty of locations you can visit on foot or by bike. If the kids complain about not wanting to walk, at least get them to try it – very often they have so much fun they forget they’re getting exercise as well! Look for themed trails in national parks and forests to add entertainment for younger children, or zip wires and treetop adventure trails for older kids.

Camping trips are an adventure for everyone, and far cheaper than booking accommodation if you’re staying overnight. It is worth investing in a decent tent though, so everyone is warm, dry and comfortable. A good quality tent should last for many years, and if you make use of it will still save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars over its lifetime.

Geocaching is like a treasure hunt, looking for hidden caches left by other geo-cachers. It’s a free activity that kids and adults can enjoy, with a variety of challenges along the way and different levels of difficulty. You could always make up your own treasure hunt, or see if there’s a treasure trail near you that you could investigate.

A simple walk in your local woods or fields can be a treat, especially if you add to the interest by including some nature spotting, photography challenges, map reading, den building, and activities like making bows and arrows out of sticks, or racing twigs along a stream. How about flying a kite on a suitably windy day? Or just going to a beauty spot and having a picnic and games?

There are times when you can’t avoid a modest level of expenditure. If you need to invest in a new tent or other equipment for example, or the kids need new hiking boots and waterproofs, you have to find the money if you don’t want the kids to get wet and miserable.

If you’re seriously strapped for cash, be careful about using credit cards or other forms of high-interest borrowing. Talk to a credit broker about alternatives that are affordable and won’t end up costing you dearly in interest repayments. You can even get loans for no bank account situations, so make sure you examine your options carefully before committing to taking on new debt.

If you think about it, the price of a good quality new tent is probably going to be around the same as a day out at a theme park for the whole family – and your tent is going to last a good deal longer, so you’ll get a better return on your investment!

You don’t need to spend extravagantly to enjoy special days out and experiences with your loved ones. You shouldn’t feel guilty about not being able to take your kids to Disney World, just take advantage of the many forms of natural entertainments on offer in the great outdoors.

/////////////////////////////////////////// Double Chocolate Mini Brownies
Posted: 19 Jul 2018 06:29 AM PDT wrestlingaddictedmommy.com/2018/07/double-chocolate-mini-brownies/
Boxed brownie mixes are filled with refined sugars and grains, so make with this wholesome recipe instead. It’s always a good idea to make these brownies in a mini muffin pan since this really forces portion control. Just eat one brownie and you’ll be able to enjoy this wholesome treat guilt-free!
Also feel free to reduce the amount of honey used, or to replace the honey with stevia to taste, in order to reduce the total sugars in this dessert.
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com

What you need
Serves 24
3.5 oz dark chocolate (72% cocoa or higher)
½ cup coconut oil
1/3 cup raw honey
2 eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon almond extract
¾ cup blanched almond flour
½ tsp salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a mini muffin pan with coconut oil.
2. In a double boiler, gently melt the chocolate, coconut oil and raw honey. Remove from heat, allow to cool, add the eggs, vanilla and almond extracts.
3. In a medium bowl combine the almond flour and salt. Add the wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in the mini chocolate chips.
4. Fill the mini muffin tins nearly to the top. Bake for 15-25 minutes until golden and set.
5. Allow the brownies to cool in the pan — if you don’t wait then they fall apart. Enjoy!
Nutrition
One mini muffin equals: 125 calories, 8g fat, 48mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, and 2g protein

/////////////////////////////////////////// Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad
Posted: 24 Jun 2018 01:55 PM PDT wrestlingaddictedmommy.com/2018/06/quinoa-sweet-potato-and-black-bean-salad/
I was invited to attend a vegan potluck picnic this weekend with a friend, and although Im on a strict meal plan right now, and not vegan myself, I still had to make sure I brought a dish. This turned out amazing!!! Even the hubby liked it! Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad

Ingredients:
3 medium sized Sweet Potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 medium red onion, chopped
4 TBSP extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 TSP ground chili powder
1 TSP smoked paprika
1/2 TSP kosher salt
1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa (from 1/2 cup dry)
3 TBSP lime juice total
2 TSP pure maple syrup
1.5 TSP minced garlic in water
1 (15 ounce) can no salt black beans, rinsed and drained
1 large bell pepper, cored and diced
3/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro (optional)
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Place your cut up sweet potatoes and onions in a bowl. Drizzle with 1 TBSP of olive oil, chili powder, smoked paprika and salt. Toss and place on a bring sheet and bake until tender.
While the potatoes are cooking cook your quinoa.
In a small bowl mix 3 TBSP olive oil, lime juice, maple syrup and garlic all together. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine your quinoa, sweet potatoes, black beans, bell pepper and cilantro if desired and the pour your dressing over top. Toss to combine.
You can eat this salad cold or warm.
Nutrition Facts
Serves 6
Serving Size: 1.5 Cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 312 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 308mg Carbohydrates: 49g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 9g Protein: 9g

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