Saturday, October 31, 2020

Halloween Treats - Saturday Morning Cereals - Kelloggs Halloween Cereals with Spoooky Marshmallows

For this week of Halloween Treats, we've got to have a Halloween Cereal to go with it! Last year we had the three Monster cereals from General Mills. Frankenberry, Count Chocula, and Boo Berry

This year, I was happy to see Kelloggs had some other Halloween options available to us. They've given us Froot Loops, Chocolate Frosted Flakes, and Apple Jacks all with Spoooky Marshmallows. 

Instead of the Fruit Brute, Toucan Sam is dressed as a werewolf. Instead of Count Chocula, Tony the Tiger is dressed as a vampire. And instead of Frankenberry, CinnaMon is dressed as Frankenstine's Monster. As a bonus, instead of the Yummy Mummy, Bad Apple has dressed as a Mummy.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Halloween Treats - Popcornopolis Candy Corn Popcorn - National Candy Corn Day - October 30th

Tonight we're trying a delicious Candy Corn popcorn from Popcornopolis! And it's National Candy Corn Day! Perfect!

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Halloween Treats - Mystery Mountain Dew 2020 - Mtn Dew VooDew

It's Halloween and for the second year, Mountain Dew is bringing back their mystery flavor, VooDew!

Last year I had a really hard time finding VooDew, but this year Theresa saw it on the Walmart shelves the first week I started looking for it. 

We're excited to try it!

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Halloween Treats - Homemade Pumpkin Cake

It's officially Fall! That means it's time to make some delicious fall treats. Theresa's sister made this recipe last week and raved about how good it was. Theresa is going to make this week!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Halloween Treats - Witch's Brew Kit Kat

Happy Fall! Within the last year Kit Kat has given us Pumpkin Pie Fall Kit Kats, Sweet Cinnamon Christmas Kit Kat, Raspberry Creme Valentine Kit Kats, Lemon Crisp Spring Kit Kats, and even Birthday Cake Kit Kats. Now that it's Halloween there's a special Witch's Brew Kit Kat!

What flavor is Witch's Brew? Marshmallow flavored apparently. 

Monday, October 26, 2020

Halloween Treats - Pizza at Home - Pumpkin Pizza

This is a week of Halloween Treats! So what does that mean for our regular Sunday pizza? On a whim, I googled recipes for a Pumpkin Pizza and happened to find a few recipes that might actually turn out pretty good. 

Well this is definitely going to be something new! We're going to make a Pumpkin Pizza this week!

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Halloween Treats - Popcornopolis Halloween Cone Pack

It's Halloweentime and time for special flavors to start making their appearance. Today we've got a special popcorn edition from Popcornopolis. 

As we were wandering around our local Sam's Club, Theresa saw this Halloween edition Popcornopolis Popcorn. We love tasting all sorts of popcorns and we already know we love Popcornopolis. There's 4 spooky flavors. Ghostly Snickerdoodle, Witchy Caramel Corn, Vampire Candy Corn, and a Pumpkin Skeleton Kettle Corn. 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Tic Tac Coca-Cola Taste Test

Tonight we're doing something a little different. I think this is the first time we've ever had a Tic Tac taste test. But when I saw they were releasing this new Limited Edition Coca-Cola flavor, I knew we'd have to give it a try. Soda is a special treat in our household, so the kids were especially excited. 

Tic Tacs are pretty much sugar, so I figured it would be best to have a Coke with real sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. Does it taste different? Maybe? 

Friday, October 23, 2020

Sweet Corn Pringles

I love new Pringles flavors! Today we've got a special one sent to me by my brother and his wife in Colorado. I couldn't find these anywhere in California. Today we're having Sweet Corn Pringles!

To go along with it, obviously we're going to be having corn on the cob. 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Blizzard Beach part 2 - 2016/03/29

We're at Blizzard Beach back in 2016 and I'm trying to get caught up on some old stories! 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Disney Treats at Home - Mickey Rice Krispy Treats

I guess it's been about a month now since we last had some homemade Disney Treats at home. So far it's been Mint Juleps and Mickey Beignets, Marshmallow Wands, Caramel Apples, and Chocolate Apples, Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars and Mickey Ice Cream Sandwiches, Napa Rose with their Signature Pizzetta, Truffled Mac & Cheese, Filet Mignon, and bread basket, Smoked Turkey Legs and Chili Lime Buttered Corn on the Cob, and Corn Dogs and Churros

Today's Disney Treat isn't going to be nearly as involved as some of those other ones. We're going to make Mickey shaped Rice Krispy Treats!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Ian loses his 4th tooth!

Just a short and sweet one for today. Ian lost his fourth tooth! After waiting nearly a year between his 2nd and 3rd teeth coming out, this 4th one came out just 2 months later. 

Monday, October 19, 2020

Pizza at Home - Thin Crust Pizza - attempt number 2

Tonight we're doing a repeat of a pizza I made back in June when I made Thin Crust Pizza. It didn't turn out so good. So tonight, I've changed up the recipe, updated the ingredients, and swapped my baking style. 

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Happy 5th Birthday Alli!

Can it really be true? 5 years old?!?

Wasn't it just a couple years ago we were bringing her home from the hospital? Well the time has flown and my little baby is a big girl! Today is going to be filled with a lot of fun. 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Saturday Morning Cereals - Cap'n Crunch's Chocolatey Berry Crunch

A new flavor of Cap'n Crunch? Oh yes! Chocolatey Berry Crunch!

I can't remember a time that I've ever had Chocolate Crunch. This is going to be an interesting one!

In my mind when I saw this, I was thinking Raspberry Crunch for some reason. I think those red berries surrounding the word "Berry" looked like raspberries in my mind. 

Friday, October 16, 2020

Disney around the World - Day 3 Part 1 - Happy Birthday Alli and Namsangol Hanok Village 2018/10/16

Let's continue the story about how we visited every Disney park in the world! Today we're not quite at a Disney park yet. We've stopped in Korea for a few days before we'll continue to Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. 

Today we've got a lot of fun things planned. It might just have been my favorite day in Korea. To start our day, we're heading to the Namsangol Hanok Village in Seoul!

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Blizzard Beach part 1 - 2016/03/29

While reading through past adventures with the kids at bedtime, we were reading through the stories about Alli's first visit to Walt Disney World back in 2016. We read about the flight there, then our first day at the house on Easter. The next day was Disney Springs, and then the day after that was... missing!

Oh my! I know I've got a few stories in the queue, but this is one that I didn't even realize was missing! I enjoyed going through all these old pictures and videos of when the kids were super little. Let's try to get caught back up with this one. Hopefully my memories of 4 year old events is still good. 

We'd intended to go to the theme parks today, but we're determine to get to a water park this week, and looking at the forecast today is our best bet. Ian and Alli don't sleep in our bed, but I guess they made it there at some point. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Lucky Charms Ice Cream

After trying the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Ice Cream a few weeks ago, I was happy to see another cereal ice cream on the Walmart shelf. This time it's Lucky Charms Ice Cream (though I guess technically it's a frozen dairy dessert)! 

And of course we're going to try it along with Lucky Charms cereal! Thanks Lucky!

Monday, October 12, 2020

Pizza at Home - National Sausage Pizza Day - October 11th

Today is Sunday, so it's time for another pizza made at home! It's fortunate that today also happens to be National Sausage Pizza Day! That makes it pretty easy for me to figure out what what to make today. 

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Alli Status and taste testing some Arizona Goodies

 Today we get to do an Arizona Taste Test, thanks to a friend from Arizona sending us some treats. But first, an update on Alli. Back in August, we were having dinner and hot soup spilled on Alli. She ended up spending 3 days in the hospital with deep 2nd degree burns on her chest. Well it's been a couple months since that happened and her recovery is going great! Her skin is nearly completely healed! We're still applying lotion multiple times a day to help the skin stay moisturized, but it's looking great. 

Friday, October 9, 2020

National Fluffernutter Day - October 8th

Happy Thursday! Today is National Fluffernutter Day! Have you never had a Fluffernutter before? Don't worry, neither had I before today!

Back in 1913, Emma and Amory Curtis invented a marshmallow creme, and published a recipe for a peanut butter and marshmallow creme sandwich. The very first Fluffernutter!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Great Value Holiday Ice Cream Taste Test

Aren't we a little early for the holidays? Maybe a little bit, but when Theresa saw this ice cream in the Walmart Frozen section, she had to have the peppermint. Since there's 2 other flavors I insisted we turn it into a taste test! The kids made sure to wear either Christmas shirts or holiday colors. 

And if we're trying ice cream, we've got to have the person who likes to have a little bit of ice cream every day. Grandpa!

So today we're trying all three different winter flavors! Peppermint, Frozen Hot Chocolate, and Egg Nog! And there's one other awesome part to this. Great Value Ice Cream only costs $1.97 each!

Monday, October 5, 2020

Pizza at Home - Sicilian Pizza

Sunday is Pizza Day! Today we're having a style of pizza similar to one I had when Theresa and I were wandering around Venice back in 2007. Food shops there had giant trays of pizza at room temperature, and once you ordered something, they'd pull off a slice and then go toast it. It's Sicilian style pizza!

Saturday, October 3, 2020

2020 Lays Flavor Icons Chip Taste Test

It's 2020 and it's time for another Lay's Chip Taste Test!

First a recap of past years. They've been doing this since 2013 and I've been along for the ride ever since. 

In 2013 there was Chicken and Waffle, Sriracha, and Cheesy Garlic Bread.
2014 brought Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese, Cappuccino, Mango Salsa, and Wasabi Ginger.
2015 had West Coast Truffle Fries, New York Reuben, Greektown Gyro, and Southern Biscuits and Gravy.
2016 showcased Chinese Szechaun Chicken, Brazilian Picanha, Greek Tzatziki, and Indian Tikka Masala.
2017 had Everything Bagel with cream cheese, Crispy Taco, and Fried Green Tomato.
In 2018 there was an incredible 12 regional flavors. West Coast Truffle Fries (returning), Thai Sweet Chili, Chile Con Queso, Fried Pickles with Ranch, Bacon Wrapped Jalepeno Popper (returning), Fried Green Tomatoes (returning), Deep Dish Pizza, Cajun Spice, Ketchup (returning), Pimento Cheese, Chesapeake Bay Crab Spice, and New England Lobster Roll.
For 2019 we had Lay's Turn up the Flavor Music Icons with 
Wavy Electric Lime and Sea Salt (inspired by Pop Music), Flamin' Hot Dill Pickle Remix (inspired by Hip Hop), and Kettle Cooked Classic Beer Cheese (inspired by Rock and Roll).

This year, inspired by Flavor Icons restaurants Lay's has brought us five new(ish) flavors! Kettle Cooked New York Style Pizza, Nashville Hot Chicken, Philly Cheesesteak, Carnitas Street Tacos, and Chile Relleno. 

Theresa has seen these up in my snack cabinet and has been wanting to crack them open. Let's get to tasting!

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Smartfood Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries Popcorn Mix taste test

While I was walking the grocery aisles of my local Ralphs, I happened upon a brand new flavor of popcorn. Popcorn mixed with Captain Crunch Berries? You know we've got to try that!

But what should we compare it to? Cap'n Crunch Berries cereal or Oops! All Berries cereal?
Both? Yes, both is good.