We eat pretty well at home, but man, do we ever eat well when we’re on vacay! Olson came up with this brilliant idea to feed the crew: it’s a cheese strata, similar to the Best of Bridge ‘Wife Saver’ that we’ve had a couple Christmas mornings over the years, but hers had a hashbrown crust on the bottom instead of bread. She layered a casserole dish with shredded spuds, browned them in the oven, then added the eggs and cheese and baked. We topped it with green onions and fresh salsa from the previous night. It was crazy good and just a little more fun than the proverbial egg scramble. I clicked around a bit and found this tasty looking strata, I’m not sure that it’s kid friendly, but wow, does it ever look amazing!
The little chicks enjoyed some homemade popsicles. They were dead-easy to make: stir some plain yogurt with some honey and sugar to taste. Blend up some fresh (or frozen) berries with a little more sugar (or none if you’d prefer) and some juice (we used cranberry and apple) just to get the berries moving in the blender (you’re looking for a slurpee consistency). Layer the berry blend, yogurt, and then more berries. Let freeze overnight. There’s so many delicious variations of this – one of my favourites is peach, orange juice and coconut. Oh, and if you’re making this for the big kids (adults), might I suggest a tiny splash of Malibu rum.
In my humble opinion, no summer vacation is complete without these magical little sandwiches. Come to think of it, why do we only eat S’mores in the summertime? New rule: we should eat S’mores year round. Agreed? And, in case you were like me and didn’t know that August 10th is National S’mores day, perhaps we should all just eat one tonight to make up for that oversight?
Have a great Monday!