Thursday 26 July 2018

No cook summer eating

No one wants to cook when it's almost hot outside! Meals that don't take time or heat when it's hot outside is my favorite. Here are two of my favorite things require very little ingredients or effort and the best part, NO COOKING!

The first is a recipe for a snack the whole family loves and best part, it's super healthy

Power Balls:
1 c. old fashioned oats
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. ground flax seed
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/3 c. honey
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. vanilla extract

combine all the above in a bowl. Let it chill in the fridge for 30 mins then form into 1 inch balls.
My kids love these as much as we do, they really love helping me make them. I can eat 2 of these (with some restraint since I can probably eat the whole batch by myself in one sitting) for a snack and my hunger subsides and I feel energized. Enjoy!

The next recipe is for an easy ready to take breakfast:

Overnight fridge oatmeal:
1/4 c. uncooked old fashioned rolled oats
1/3 c. milk
1/4 c. vanilla yogurt
1 and 1/2 tsp chia seeds (I add extra since I love chia)
2 tsp maple syrup
1/4 c. blueberries

Mix ingredients in a small jar, secure the lid and shake until well mixed. Place in the fridge overnight and your yummy breakfast is ready for you to grab and go first thing in the morning.

Sunday 15 July 2018

Clean that garage

Is your garage over taken by junk? It is so easy to throw stuff in the garage that you don't know what to do with.  Sometimes boxes full of stuff that never got unpacked from a move, or sentimental childhood things sit in boxes gathering dust. Workbenches over stacked with tools and extra materials, car parts, yard tools, you name it and it ends up in the garage. The garage can become an area of the house that gets over looked because the clean up and clean out seems overwhelming.

As with any home project start with a plan. Decide what type of stuff you want to keep and what to toss. I like to enlist the help of an unbiased friend. They can help you toss stuff that you've been keeping around that serves no purpose but a space waster. Get some bins and shelves to help organize the stuff you are keeping. A clean well organized garage is definitely worth it!

Give us a call if you need a bin to haul off your junk.