Monday, February 3, 2014

Easy Peanut Butter Frosting

One thing I dispise the most . . .  canned frosting. Yuck!
One thing I Love the most . . . cake batter! It is ok, you can be honest, you lick the spoon too. 

The other day I was craving some chocolate. 
So I grabbed a boxes cake mix from the pantry.
Whipped those bad boys up. {apparently I need to work on equal amounts in each cup}

Then my friend Amy, said she was making a cake with homemade peanut butter frosting. 
I was either going to have to make hubby run to the corner store, 
make the frosting she suggested, or eat the cupcakes without frosting. 
{I am not going to lie, I ate one fresh out of the oven, without frosting}

I was so happy to find out that this recipe was SUPER easy!
An I already had everything in my pantry to boot!

1 C Powdered Sugar
1 C Peanut butter
5 Tsp Butter {unsalted}
1/3 C Heavy Whipping Cream

Put all ingredients in a bowl, and beat with a mixer until blended well. 
{I added 3-4 more Tsp of heavy whipping cream to make a consistency I liked}

Meal Plan for the week of Feb. 2nd

Hi all my meal planning monday friends.
If you don't know what Meal/Menu Planning is.
Stop on over to Org. Junkie - an add your own link to your menu for the week.

Menu planning for me is not only a time saver, but a budget saver too.
It helps us not let food go to waste, an using what God has provided for us.

Here is what our menu looks like for the week:

This week's breakfast options: Toast, Cereal, Fruit, Oatmeal, Coffee, Tea

This Week's Lunch Options: Chicken Pasta Salad, Leftovers, Broccoli Cheese Soup

This Week's Snack/Dessert Options: Homemade Jello Cups, Popcorn


Monday: YOYO {You're On Your Own}

Tuesday:  Eating Out

Wednesday: French Toast, Yogurt w/ fruit, Orange Juice

Thursday:  Frozen Pizza & Salad

Friday:   Smoked Sausage & Spanish Rice {recipe coming soon}, Steamed Broccoli

Saturday:  Steaks, Mashed Potatoes, steamed veggies  

Sunday: One Pot Wonder Mushroom Roast, steamed veggies, Crockpot Mac & Cheese

What are you planning for your menu this week?

Linking up with:
I'm an Organizing Junkie

How To Freeze Avocados

Hello Lover! Yes it is true I am in love with Avocados. They taste great on just about anything and everything. The problem is, our weekly grocery budget is not large enough to buy them every week. 
I can normally find them for $1 - $1.25each! (yes that is on sale)
So when a local store this past week had them on sale for .55c each I was jumping for joy. I knew exactly what I was going to do. 

I picked up 20 avocados an a few limes (which were also on sale)
and came home and got to work. 

I used a youtube video HERE as a reference. 

Slice 2 avocados in half.
Remove pit
Scoop out flesh into a bowl
Use potato masher to break down the flesh
Add 1 table spoon of lime juice (1 tablespoon per 2 avocados)
Stir well to make certain lime juice is mixed in 
Scoop into small sandwich size bags, releasing all extra air. 
Place bags on a cookie sheet in freezer until frozen (I left them in over night)

In the morning, then you can remove cookie sheet from freezer. 

Take a large freezer bag an mark the contents and date. 
Be certain to put how much is in each bag. This way you know for future use when using for recipes. 
I have skipped this part in the past, telling myself I will remember. Trust me, you never remember when the time comes. 

I always put the date on the right side by itself. So then I can reuse this bag again for more avocados in the future. Just cross of the old date, and add the new one below it. 

Place all smaller bags in larger freezer bag! 
Be sure to squeeze out all the extra air. 

It is all ready for the freezer and all your future avocados adventures!