Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Foods

Easter snack? Sounds good to me!

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:2 hr 15 min
makes:2 1/2 cups (10 servings)

1 box (10 oz) Cascadian Farm® frozen organic cut spinach, cooked, cooled and squeezed to drain
1/2 cup artichoke hearts (from 14-oz can), drained, finely chopped
2 medium green onions, chopped (2 tablespoons)
1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups fat-free sour cream
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt (kosher or sea salt)
1/4 teaspoon pepper

1. In medium bowl, mix all ingredients. Refrigerate 2 hours before serving.
2. Serve with crackers or raw vegetables.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.

Nutritional Information

1 Serving (1/4 cup): Calories 60 (Calories from Fat 10); Total Fat 1g (Saturated Fat 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 250mg; Total Carbohydrate 9g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 2g); Protein 3g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 50%; Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 10%; Iron 4% Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fools!

Today is April Fool's Day and also my sister's birthday. I can remember long ago when we used to play tricks on here, we don't get that luxury anymore. One year my mom and I got her a PlayStation (yes the original) and my mom decided to set it up for her and just wrap the empty boxes. That same year I also got her a box of rocks. She didn't believe I'd do such a thing, but I did.

Well after school (she isn't as privileged as me to be off on my birthday no matter what) we had her birthday party before going to Celebration Station. Well she was so excited to open her presents. I was first and she was so mad about her box of rocks. I thought she was going to throw them at me. Next my mom let her open the empty boxes. She tore the paper open, not realizing they were extremely light. She was so excited and started jumping up and down. But then, she opened the boxes only to find that they were empty. She started crying huge crocodile tears.

My mom tried to explain to her that she had the system set-up, but that didn't make a difference. She was so upset that she had a joke played on her. From that day on we never played a joke on her again. Too bad, it was always fun. My mom wouldn't ever let us do anything to her.

So Happy Birthday to my sis! You're the best and I love you a ton.