Friday, August 14, 2020

Making Hawaiian Shaved Ice at Home!

It's a beautiful weekend here in Southern California. During our nightly reading, in one of our Hawaii stories, we'd read about how much we enjoyed eating Hawaiian Shaved Ice. 
Ian - Can we please have shaved ice this weekend? 
I think we can arrange that buddy.  

Thursday, August 13, 2020

A Flamin' Hot Cheetos Popcorn Taste Test Comparison

It's time for another Cheetos Popcorn Taste Test. Earlier this year we compared the regular Cheetos Popcorn to Crunchy Cheetos. This time we're firing things up a bit and trying out the Flamin' Hot version, along side both Cheetos Flamin' Hot Puffs and Cheetos Flamin' Hot Crunchy. It's going to be a hot one today!

The color of the day is definitely Flamin' Hot Red.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Making El Pollo Inka at Home!

Tonight we're recreating a Southern Californian original. El Pollo Inka is a Peruvian restaurant, started in 1987 in Lawndale California. Theresa and I end up going here a lot for their lunch specials to break up our work day. Their food is pretty delicious, so I think I we're going to take a shot at recreating it at home!

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Alli gets burned

Phew! Well it's not always sunshine and rainbows.
Sometimes things go wrong too. Thankfully she's back home and feeling better. Good thing Alli is a tough cookie.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Pizza at Home - White Sauce Garlic Chicken and Spinach pizza

Happy Sunday! As it has been for the last few months, Sunday means pizza day at our house. And I've been attempting to make a new style of homemade pizza every week! Tonight we're changing thing up from our usual red sauce pizzas and going with a white sauce pizza. The toppings I most associate with white pizza are chicken and spinach, so that's what I'll be making tonight. Let's hope it's delicious!

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Making Jamba Juice at Home!

We've done smoothies a few weekends, but today is the day to finally try to recreate Jamba Juice at home. On a hot summer day, smoothies hit the spot just right.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Saturday Morning Cereals - Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros

We've got another round of cereals coming up and they all have to do with Cinnamon Toast Crunch! Before this, I really didn't know that there were all that many flavors. For our first cereal, we're having Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros! Since we like to taste it along with something, let's have it with homemade Churros!

Here's a look at the front of the box. Looks like it's Cinnamon Sugar Crunch!

Friday, August 7, 2020

Lucky Charms Marshmallows

Those kids! They're always after those Lucky Charms.
And the best part about Lucky Charms is, of course, the Marshmallows!

So when I saw that Kraft (the same company that makes Jet-Puffed Marshmallows) was making a brand new product of Lucky Charms Marshmallows, I had to get some! Apparently at the end of the rainbow there's a pot full of these Lucky Charms Marshmallows!

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Making The Melting Pot at Home!

Tonight it's time for a special Make At Home meal. When the kids found out what it was, they asked why we were having it since it wasn't Valentines Day. That's because tonight we're having a special fondue. We're making The Melting Pot At Home!
There's two main things we like at The Melting Pot. The melted cheese.

And the melted chocolate. We've never been big fans of the Entrees there. What's that good about boiled meat? So tonight we're doing cheese fondue and chocolate fondue! Should be tasty!

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Making Village Inn French Silk Pie at Home!

We certainly love our desserts here at the Flowers' house. But in the battle between cakes, cookies, ice cream, pastries, or pies, there's one dessert that reigns supreme for me. It's got to be pie, and the one pie that I love the most is the French Silk Pie from Village Inn. If I'm ever back in Colorado visiting family, either my parents or my brother will pick one up for me since they know I love it so much. There's no Village Inns anywhere in California, so I'm out of luck if I want one.
This weekend we're celebrating my birthday, so Theresa said she'd make me my very favorite dessert. Awesome! Take it away Theresa!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Happy Birthday Joe!

Happy Birthday to me! We're at home, but we're still going to turn it into a fun time! 

Monday, August 3, 2020

Disneyland at Home - Making Napa Rose at Home!

Today is going to be a really good one!
One of my favorite restaurants anywhere is at the Disneyland Resort at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel. Napa Rose! I've had many delicious meals from there and there's a few things I will always get.
It's my birthday this week and if we weren't stuck at home, I would have wanted to eat at Napa Rose. But if we can't go to the Napa Rose, we're going to bring the Napa Rose here!

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Pizza at Home - Calzones

It's the weekend which means it's time to attempt another style of pizza at home! Boy we've been busy with this series. So far we've made Chicago Deep Dish, a classic Margherita, Thin Crust, Detroit Style, New York style, Little Caesars, Bagel Bites, and French Bread Pizzas.
Tonight we're going to make Calzones, which I'm still going to count as part of our pizza series. It's really just a pizza that's been folded in half. Let's get started!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Saturday Morning Cereals - Froot Loops with Marshmallows

These kids love their Saturday morning cereals. Especially the ones that have marshmallow in them. Their favorite so far has been the Chocolate Frosted Flakes with Marshmallows. When I saw these Froot Loops with Marshmallows I decided to give them a try. The kids are still in their PJs but they're ready for a taste test.

Froot Loops have been around since 1963, and Toucan Sam has always been the mascot. Originally it was only 3 colors, red orange and yellow, but in the 90s, green blue and purple were added. Let's take a closer look! As Toucan Sam would say, "Follow my nose! It always knows!"