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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Breakfast Milkshake - Parfait Easy Recipe


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Breakfast Milkshake - Parfait Easy Recipe (Beverages)


1 banana
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
8 ounces frozen sliced strawberries
1 (6 ounces) yogurt
6 ounces milk
6 ounces orange juice

1 tablespoon sunflower seeds


Mix all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. For added protein (and crunch). toss in sunflower seeds and puree.

Variation: Layer into a glass with granola to make a breakfast parfait.

Thoughts On Breakfast Milkshake - Parfait:

This is a great recipe to have in the morning before you start off your day. It is very easy to prepare for the day before because everything is already in the refrigerator or freezer. All you have to do is throw the ingredients in the blender and enjoy. In just a few minutes you will be loving this quick easy milkshake or parfait.

Extra Information:

The word "milkshake" was first coined in 1885. It was actually a whisky drink at first. That marketing was short-lived and soon became a drink that appealed to children without alcohol. Other ingredients could be added like chocolate. It became a family-friendly drink and its popularity soared. Today there is hardly anyone in the Western culture who doesn't know what a milkshake is. You can visit IcebergDriveInn to learn more about The Complete History of Milkshakes.

Quick Question:

What is your favorite milkshake or parfait? Do you prefer a milkshake or a parfait? My favorite is a chocolate flavor milkshake and for a parfait, I love strawberry and banana. This would also make a great dessert after a good steak meal. Did you see my last recipe made with steak? If you didn't I will share it with you here. It would go great with a milkshake or parfait. It is called Steak Rollatini's and is considered an Italian dish. You may think of eggplant when you hear about Rollatini but this one is made with steak instead. Let me know what you think of it.

My Thoughts:

Amish horse and buggy at my local gas station.

I stopped by the gas station on the way to work yesterday and this Amish horse and buggy was there. I got about twenty dollars worth of fuel and it cost around $3.75 cents per gallon. Do you remember when fuel was under $2 dollars a gallon? I sure miss those days and I wonder if we will ever get back to those prices.

My first thought when I saw this horse and buggy was how much the Amish save on fuel but then I thought about the pros and cons of not using an automobile. If I had a horse I would have to have hay, feed, and a place to keep my horse. It would take much longer to get to where I am going too. Think about how cold or hot it would be in a horse buggy during extreme weather. One good thing would be to use the horse manure for compost in the garden.

There is an Amish community not too far from where I live. Most of the Amish people in my area are situated along a certain two-lane highway you have to drive in order to get to the main highway. I always enjoy driving along that road. From the road, you can see about six different homes that Amish people live in. They have sheep, geese, horses, and other farm animals. They have long clotheslines where their laundry is on display. The colors are white, blue, black, and gray. I have even seen clothes out on the line in the middle of winter. You can always tell when there is an event among the Amish because you will see tons of horses and buggies in one place and all the young Amish children are outside playing.

Seeing an Amish community is like stepping back in time. I don't think I would like to permanently live that type of lifestyle but I would like to be more self-sufficient in living. Amish make great food and I always enjoy seeing the Amish. The only downside about driving through the Amish community besides the "country" smell their animals put in the air is driving behind their horse and buggy very slow. Sometimes you will see Amish children in the back of the buggy and they like to stare and wave at those in the cars behind them. I don't know if they are being friendly or making fun of us because we have to drive slowly. One thing is for sure, they didn't have to pay $3.75 a gallon for their car.

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Spiced Tea Easy Recipe Mix


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SPICED TEA EASY RECIPE MIX (Appetizers & Beverages)


1 Cup Instant Tea
1 1/4 Cup Tang Orange Drink Mix
1 Package Lemonade Mix (Country Time or Wyler's)
1 Cup Sugar
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Cloves


Mix the ingredients all together. Store in an airtight container. Use about 2 teaspoons of mix to 1 cup of hot water.

My Thoughts:

Growing up, iced tea was always made and available to drink in my house. It was always sweet tea. Unsweet was something we didn't like in the refrigerator. The process of making sweet tea to drink was always the same. I would boil water on the stovetop and then add the tea bags. I would set it for about thirty minutes and then remove the tea bags. I poured the tea into a plastic pitcher that had the desired amount of sugar waiting. Then I would stir it up until the sugar dissolved. Finally, I would add in water until the pitcher was completely full and finish off by giving a good stir.

Do you like to drink hot or cold tea? Do you like your tea sweetened or unsweetened? Do you prefer regular sugar or a sweetener? 

More Information On Tea:

Did you know that tea was introduced to America by the Dutch in 1640? The only other beverage consumed more than tea worldwide is water. I would have thought it would be coffee first but, nope. China consumes most of the tea in the world right now. The United States leads the way for the world when it comes to importing tea. That lets you know that Americans consume a whole lot of tea. I also would have thought that the leading importer of tea might be Great Britain. I know they drink a bunch of tea for sure.

When I drink tea I usually buy the regular black tea you might find at the supermarket. I am not picky about getting name-brand tea. I usually just buy the store's generic tea. I am happy with that. There are tea drinkers with lots of money who drink very expensive tea. The most expensive tea in the world is called Da-Hong Pao-Tea from China. It costs a whopping $1.2 million per kilogram. Now that is some very costly tea and in my opinion, it better taste very good. I would imagine it tastes like regular tea. I am laughing out loud right now because I can't imagine spending that much on tea. The fact remains that it sells for that price.


If you would like to read my post about my daughter baking her famous Chocolate Crinkle Cookies then you can read it in a previous post I created.

Quick Question:

Do you like this easy recipe for spiced tea? If you find it interesting or have a recipe of your own, I would like to hear from you. Please leave a comment on this post and share this recipe with a friend. Thank you so much for reading.

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