It’s been raining all week here which has been a big bummer for the first week of summer break. Luckily some of the fun activities I scouted out on Pinterest have been big hits and kept the kids busy and mostly happy. But we are quickly starting to destroy the house so I’m ready for the sunshine to come back so they can run wild outside instead.
We had a little reprieve from the rain on Tuesday night so we fired up the grill to make some buffalo chicken. I whipped up some basic macaroni and cheese and steamed broccoli to go along with it and it totally hit the spot. The kids are both obsessed with helping me these days (Noah went on a little hiatus for a while) so that can be fun at times. Then there are times when it takes 20 minutes to grate cheese because “Hannah do it!”
Do you guys have any fun plans for the holiday weekend? Joel is leaving for London on Saturday so I plan on spending it with my parents before I fly out on Tuesday. If you looking for some themed party food to help you celebrate Memorial Day, check out this, this and this. Oh and this.
I stumbled upon these Bacon Cinnamon Rolls a few days ago and thought they would be the perfect addition to your Father’s Day breakfast plans. I mean, wouldn’t they make any dad’s dreams come true. Ok, well anybody really if we’re being honest.
We went to Joel’s softball game on Monday night. It rained most of the day so everything was wet and muddy so there was no way of avoiding this. The girl loves puddles. By the end of the game she was soaked and disgusting so she had to ride home in just her diaper. Noah thought it was hilarious but wasn’t having any of it himself. He takes after his mama.
My new favorite Instagram account to follow. I have a weird obsession with gorgeous doors so I could stare at this feed for hours. Is that weird? Get ready to see some crazy awesome door photos in a few weeks.
Speaking of Instagram, is anybody else obsessed with watching those videos where people decorate ridiculously detailed cookies? I find them mesmerizing and spent a good 20 minutes staring at these the other day.
So I’ve been limiting my caffeine lately due to some heart issues I have that have been flaring up. It’s a benign condition but it’s really annoying and sometimes painful so I’m trying to figure out what I can do to control them without medication. Out of all the options that cause it to flare up, I have a sneaky suspicion that caffeine is the main culprit so I’m cutting down to either a cup of coffee or a Spark at the start of my day. So you probably don’t want to come to my house around 3 when it starts to wear off. You have been warned.
It’s iced coffee season friends and this Creamy Coconut Iced Coffee is officially my new favorite way to get in my allotted caffeine. Although I have acquired a taste for coffee, I still enjoy it most when it’s creamy and flavored. One of my go to flavors in the summer is coconut. The tropical flavor is dreamy and brings visions of white sand beaches.
The coconut flavor in this coffee is imparted with an unusual ingredient, instant pudding mix. Simply mix a few tablespoons with half and half (or milk if you want to keep it lighter) and a bit of sugar. Then you pour it over your chilled iced coffee for a deliciously creamy and decadent morning pick me up.
I first made it without the addition of sugar since there is sugar in the pudding mix but I personally wanted it a little sweeter so I added some sugar. I love it the way the recipe is written but if you don’t take much sugar in your coffee, try it without and adjust the sweetness according to your taste.
The instant pudding mix has shredded coconut throughout so if the slight texture of it in the coffee bothers you, you could everything but the ice in a blender and blend until smooth then pour over the ice.
Another reason I love this recipe is the flavor options. Chocolate, vanilla, white chocolate, cheesecake, even Oreo would be amazing. I’m definitely going to be experimenting with some fun combinations this summer. Oh, chocolate pudding mix and chocolate almond milk would be glorious. Let your freak flag fly.
Creamy Coconut Iced Coffee
- 1 1/4 cup coffee, chilled
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 2 Tbsp. instant coconut pudding mix (just the powder)
- 1 Tbsp. sugar, or to taste
- Fill glass with ice then pour chilled coffee over it.
- Whisk together the half and half, coconut pudding mix and sugar. Pour into the coffee and stir with a straw to combine.
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