Homemade Blueberry Crumb Cake

Last week I found a recipe to use some of our blueberries that we picked. I had frozen the blueberries so that we could use them for smoothies and other things. After looking through multiple blueberry recipes, I found this one for Blueberry Crumb Cake.

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Ease: 4/5. It was probably easier but I had a three-year old helping me.

Rating: 5/5. This rating it coming from me, my son, my husband and two friends who ate it after a run.

Changes: None but didn’t add anything like pecans neither. One thing though, the topping is supposed to be like crumbs. Mine was way too buttery so it stuck together. Maybe less butter? It still tasted fine though.

Recipe: You can find it here.

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April 2018 FoodStirs review…in June.

Now that school is out, I have time to play catch-up. Sort of. I am playing catch-up with all parts of my life right now so it does get tricky.

Last week my son and I baked. I love to get him in the kitchen and helping and he likes to bake because he has a little sweet tooth. So every two months we get a FoodStirs box. Foodstirs is a baking subscription box and if you are on the plan, they send you a box every other month. April was Earth Day themed Snickerdoodle cookies. They include everything you need for the dry ingredients. They also include the decorations. I just needed to provide the eggs, butter, yogurt and oil. They also sent us some coupons too. IMG_20180607_145928485

Here is our finished product. It was really simple to follow and my son could help stir (batter did get out of the bowl). We didn’t have enough batter to fill up all 6 flower pots to the correct amount but that just means people who do not want a full cookie can have a half cookie. My son really loved the gummy worms that came with the box.

Ravioli Lasagna

This week I made my husband some Ravioli lasagna for work. I got this recipe from a friend so I will share the recipe first.

Ravioli Lasagna

What you need:

  • Frozen ravioli
  • Shredded Cheese (I did Mozzarella and Cheddar)
  • Ground Beef
  • Sauce (we used more of a crushed tomato)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cook Ground Beef
  3. Grease a casserole dish
  4. Layer it like you would a normal lasagna. Ravioli noodles, cooked ground beef, sauce, cheese and repeat. Do this until you run out of room or ingredients.
  5. Cook for 45 minutes.

Husbands Rating: 5/5

Ease: 4.5/5

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April and May Updates

So to give a run down of events in April/May, I will do it in one blog post. I was going to do April’s by itself but then realized it was like May 25th and I would have to post May anyway.

Birthday Weekend:

My son turned 3 in April and we had a full weekend planned for him. We first did the Texas Children’s Hospital Family Fun Run. Afterwards, they have a huge party with games, bounce houses, etc. The only problem was that is freakishly cold. It was also drizzling the whole time so we didn’t stay as long as we thought.

My son also had his birthday party that day at The Little Gym. It was so easy for me. I just provided the cake, food, etc and they did the rest for us. So easy and fun for all the kids. Since the weather was so bad, the kids were really happy to get all their energy out.

The next day we went to his friend’s birthday party at a playground.

Running/Working Out/Fitness:

The half marathon I had been training for happened in April. It was the Blue Bell Half Marathon. It was their first time having a half marathon. My friends and I drove up the night before and slept in the town. The race itself is run by the local high school. It was very hilly through the country with beautiful flowers. Luckily, it was chilly out because some people got their first water station at mile 7. I got water at Mile 3 and Mile 7. The race organizers realized their mistake and say it will be better next time. When you finish, there is Blue Bell Ice Cream. Since it was cold, the high school opened their doors for the runners to go inside.

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Blue Bell Half Marathon Scenery

We also as a family did a Cinco de Mayo 5k. My husband even placed in his age group and he does not really run anymore.

I ended May by doing the Murph at Crossfit. For those who do not know, the Murph was named after Michael P. Murphy who was a United States Navy SEAL officer. Each Memorial Day Weekend, people do this workout in his honor. It is a 1 mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and end with another mile 1. Some people wear weight vests and others modify it to suit their skill/fitness level.

Family/Friends:

We have had a lot of fun these last couple of months. We went to a small local rodeo since my son had so much fun at the huge one. My sons favorite part at this rodeo is that they had little pig races and he saw a pig swim.

We also went camping in May. We normally only camp October-May because the summer months are just unbearable. My son had a lot of fun catching lightning bugs this time while we camped. He also liked the hammock we had between two trees.

For Mother’s Day we went to a brewery we really like but it is over an hour away. We were excited to go because they had recently opened up a kitchen and the food was really good.

The last thing we did was go blueberry picking. We only got about 1.5 pounds but that is plenty for us. We will probably go fruit picking another too this summer.

Summer 2018 Kidbox

I decided to get my son another Kidbox, one for summer. My son is starting to outgrow his 2T clothes so I was interested in what we would get.

Here is how it works:

  1. Go to the website and fill out a style survey. They ask for things such as colors to avoid, what do you need more of, what will they not wear, their style.
  2. They only ship out 5 times a year but you can skip a season if you would like.
  3. Review the box. You have 7 days before you are billed. If you keep everything, it is $98. If you keep only a few pieces, they offer it at a discount.
  4. Ship back what you do not want.
  5. If you kept it all, pick a charity you want Kidbox to donate clothes to.

So I thought I took a picture of the clothes but I didn’t and now I am too lazy to go get them out of his dresses.

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So here is my “bill.” You can see the retail price and their discount. So if you keep everything, it costs only $98. We loved almost everything we got this month except the ECKO clothes. They seem huge. The Puma 2 piece is adorable as are the two shirts from Appaman and Andy + Evan. The Reebox shorts are also nice. My son is very active and during the school year he plays soccer and takes a yoga class.

We are always happy with the whole Kidbox process. Want to try it? Go here.