Thursday, March 31, 2022

Coca Cola with Coffee Comparison - Update New Mocha Flavor

Let's do a taste test! About a year ago, Coke came out with something new. Coca-Cola Coffee! There were three flavors at the initial release, Vanilla, Caramel, and Dark Blend. When we tried all three, the kids and I thought the Vanilla was the best

In January, Coke released a new flavor to the line-up. Mocha Coca-Cola with Coffee!

I hope it can match up with the Vanilla flavor! Who doesn't like chocolate? 

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Rita visits, plus a surprise at the end

A visitor! We've had so many visitors while we've been in Florida, and I'm sure there will be many more! Aunt Rita is coming to see us! Her plane got in late, but the kids still really wanted to go with me to pick her up. She was surprised then when we pulled up at 10:30pm to see both kids in the back of the truck ready to greet her!

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Wendy's Spicy Chicken Pringles taste test comparison

A new kind of Pringles! My brother Patrick found these for me so that I could do a taste test! We do love our Pringles. Like that time we tried 19 different flavors of Pringles at one time! That was a lot of fun!

Wendy's has partnered with Pringles to bring the flavors of one of their sandwiches into chip form. This isn't the first time they've done it either. A couple years ago, the Wendy's Baconator was also made into a Pringles flavor. We tried that one too, but didn't care for it much. Let's hope this one is better! 
Mister Pringles on the front of the can seems to be sweating from the heat. When we tried the Scorchin' flavors, he had steam coming from his ears

Monday, March 28, 2022

Pizza at Home - Alli's Ham and Cheese Pizza

Pizza inspiration can happen at any time! Earlier this morning Alli was asking if she could have a ham and cheese sandwich for dinner tonight. But Alli, tonight is pizza night. You know what? That's a great idea for a pizza! Can you help me make it? 

Alli - Yes!

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Orlando RV

After a week at Lake Magic RV Resort, it was time to move just down the street to Orlando RV Resort. It's one of the nicest RV Resorts we've been to, so we wanted to make sure to maximize our time there. On this stretch, we'll be there for 3 weeks! 

It's only a few miles down the road, but checkout here is at 11am and checkin there isn't until noon. We got the RV ready to roll, pulled off our pad, and sat off the side of the road for 45 minutes. 

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Van Fleet State Trail - Our longest bike ride ever! 40+ miles!

Today is a big one for us. We've been working up to this for a little while now. When family isn't visiting (which is actually a rare occasion these days) we try to get our bicycling milage in. Our favorite place is the Van Fleet Rail Trail. It's flat with minimal road crossings and quite a few interesting things to see. But today we're going to take a big chunk out of that 600 mile goal for the year. Today we're pushing for 40 miles!

Friday, March 25, 2022

Coca Cola Starlight Taste Test - A Brand New Flavor!

Coca Cola has a brand new flavor! This is the first new flavor since 2019 when they released Cinnamon Coke! 

Coca-Cola Creations is bringing us new limited time releases, and this is the first of those releases. Coca-Cola Starlight! 

But why are we tasting it here at Disney World at Epcot in front of Mission Space? Because Coke claims that this drink is Space Flavored! 

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Spending a day biking and going to Disney World

Happy Thursday! Because we can set our own schedule with the kids' school, our typical off-days are Tuesday and Thursday. That means we can head out to the Van Fleet Trail a little earlier in the day and get a few miles in and still have time to do something else afterwards! 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Lake Magic Campground

Our time at Sherwood Forest RV park is coming to an end and now it's time to move back to the West side or Orlando. We're packing up the RV, leaving these tight spaces, and headed to over to Lake Magic RV Resort. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Visiting Disney World and meeting Allison Lefcort

Welcome to Epcot! I'm running a few weeks behind on some of my posts right now, so this was actually during the Festival of the Arts back in February. Because it's the Festival of the Arts, many of the artists have come to the festival to show off their skills. My favorite Disney artist was making an appearance, so I knew we'd have to come visit to say hi! Let's go!

Monday, March 21, 2022

Pizza at Home - Strawberry Pesto Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Pizza

A couple weeks ago we experimented with strawberries on pizza. Tonight we're taking another crack at it with a Strawberry, Goat Cheese, and Prosciutto with a Pesto sauce on the bottom. 

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Florida Oranges taste test comparison - from the Florida Showcase of Citrus

Today we're going to do a giant Orange taste test! Theresa mentions that we rarely do healthy taste tests, and she's right. We've done a few different Apple taste tests, starting in 2018 with my brother and sister-in-law when we tasted 7 different apples, continuing in 2019 with my other brother and sister-in-law, and finally trying 11 different apples in 2021 when we visited Saunderskill Farms in New York

Just recently we visited the Showcase of Citrus in Clermont Florida, and we were lucky enough to have Uncle Don with us! We spent a fun afternoon walking through the orange groves and filling a 20 pound bag with as many different varieties of citrus as we could! In the end, we came home with 11 different varieties, though they're not all technically oranges; some are lemons and tangerines. Let's taste them and find out which is our favorite!

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Saturday Morning Cereals - Wendy's Frosty Chocolatey Cereal

Another new cereal to try? I'm game! Today's cereal is supposed to tasty like a Wendy's Frosty! Will it live up to its claim? Let's find out!

Friday, March 18, 2022

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Happy St Patrick's Day! Today is one of those holidays that the kids just love to celebrate! Let's jump right into it!

Thursday, March 17, 2022

St Patrick's Day Ice Cream Celebration

Happy St. Patricks Day! Let's celebrate with special St Patrick's Day ice cream that Jacob brought over for dessert!

This is an Aldi Exclusive, made by their own label Sundae Shoppe. There's two different flavors for us to try today. Luck O' The Cookie Dough and Shamrockin' Swirl!

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Reese's Cups with Pretzels taste test

Wait. Another new version of Reese's Big Cups? This time with pretzels inside? Sounds like it could be tasty to me! Let's give them a try!

And just like last time, why not make our own version of Reese's with Pretzels to compare it against? This could be delicious!

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Reese's Cups with Potato Chips taste test

A new flavor of Reese's? Oh interesting. Potato Chips inside a Reese's cup. I remember trying Chocolate Covered Wavy Lays potato chips and thinking they were delicious! I hope these can be just as good. 

I'll often get people sending me recommendations of new things that are coming out. Not sure I always want the "Ewww" association with things we are tasting, but hopefully these are better than that. 

We could have just tasted the Reese's Big Cups with Potato Chips by themselves, but let's turn this into a comparison too! I picked up a plain Reese's Big Cup along with a bag of potato chips to eat along with them. 

Monday, March 14, 2022

Pizza at Home - Pi Day Pesto Pizza

Happy Pi Day! Let's celebrate Pi day with a few different Pizza Pies! And for some further alliteration how about a Pesto Pi Pizza Pies! And even better, we've got Jacob visiting us!

Sunday, March 13, 2022

The Flowers Explore - Florida's Showcase of Citrus

Uncle Donald is visiting from freezing cold Michigan, but he's only here for 1.5 days. We've got to get out and do something fun together! Just up the street from our RV campground is the Florida Showcase of Citrus! I've driven past it a few time already, always intending to stop and check it out. This will be the perfect opportunity! 

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Uncle Donald comes to visit!

Another visitor! This time it's Uncle Donald!

Friday, March 11, 2022

Doritos Nacho Cheese Smartfood Popcorn taste test comparison

Today we've got a special taste test planned. It's Doritos, but it's not. Smartfood Popcorn has teamed up with Doritos to put their delicious Nacho Cheese powder on their popcorn!

It's a limited time flavor that I happened to find at Sam's Club while I was shopping. Of course we're going to compare that to the Original Doritos. 

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Kissimmee Trail and Shingle Creek Bike Ride

Since we're staying a little bit further East than our previous camping resorts, we get to go explore new places! We've got to make sure we continue our bike riding, and Theresa found a couple fun trails for us to check out. 

The first is the Kissimmee Trail. It's a 6 mile loop, and that'll be a good start. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Pinkaboo Pineberries from Wish Farms - compared to regular strawberries

To round out our week of strawberry things we're trying something quite unique! Your eyes do not deceive you. These strawberries have lost their color! 

These are Pink-A-Boo Pineberries from Wish Farms in Plant City. 

These Pink Pineberries are a product of the University of Florida. Using natural techniques, they used seeds from Japan, and crossed them Florida berries. They chose the ones with the paler color until they ultimately created the Pineberry!

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

The Flowers Explore - Plant City and 3 different Strawberry Farms

This whole past week has been a celebration of all things Strawberry! Plant City Florida is known for it's strawberries and it's just an hour away. Let's go!

Monday, March 7, 2022

Pizza at Home - Strawberry Pizza

It's the week of the Florida Strawberry Festival! We've already done a ton of things with Strawberries this week. We've visited a Strawberry Farm and tried lots of strawberry treats. We stopped by Wendy's to try their limited edition Strawberry Frosty. We made chocolate covered strawberries and tried them with Strawberry and Dark Chocolate KitKat. We even went out to Plant City Florida to check out strawberries there! 

Well after all that, I know exactly what kind of pizza to make this week. Strawberry Pizza! 

And not just any strawberries. These are ones that we picked ourselves. Other toppings include balsamic vinegar, sriracha, sweet onions, and cilantro. 

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Strawberry and Dark Chocolate KitKat Duos taste test comparison

This is the week to celebrate all things Strawberry! We're in Florida right now and the Florida Strawberry Festival is in full swing in Plant City. We're going to have lots of different strawberry treats coming up over the next few days!

Theresa sent me a text saying she found a new flavor of KitKat at our local Walgreens. Strawberry and Dark Chocolate! Should she buy it? Yes! 

And I have a pretty good idea of what we can compare against it. Why not some dark chocolate covered strawberries! That's going to be so delicious!

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Southern Hill Farms Bakery - Strawberry Treats Taste Test

It was a lot of fun picking strawberries at Southern Hill Farms earlier today, but there's something else I was looking forward to just as much. There's food trucks here that sell different strawberry treats too! Today we're going to be trying a lot of them!

Friday, March 4, 2022

Southern Hill Farms Strawberry Patch and Strawberry picking

It is a beautiful Thursday in Florida and it's the perfect time of the year to go out and pick strawberries! Strawberries are so delicious, and fresh strawberries that we pick ourselves are even better! 

Just up the street from our RV Park is Southern Hill Farms. They've got all sorts fruits and veggies like pumpkins, peaches, blueberries, and sunflowers, but our real goal today are the strawberries! 

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Wendy's Strawberry Frosty and Chocolate and Vanilla Frosty taste test

Wendy's makes a Strawberry Frosty? 

I was scrolling through Facebook when I got an ad that popped up. I know that Wendy's has Chocolate Frostys. And Vanilla Frostys popped up a little while ago. But now there's something new! 
Plant City Florida is known as the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World. They host a yearly strawberry festival and this year, Wendy's is partnering with them by making a Strawberry Frosty, but only in a limited area.  

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Doing Disney at Night

Welcome to Disney! Actually welcome to Disney at night! 

Our new campground, Sherwood Forest RV, is the closest to Disney out of all the campgrounds we've stayed at so far! Only 11 minutes to Hollywood Studios and 13 minutes to Epcot. The other places we've stayed are at least 20 minutes, with some being closer to 30 minutes!

That makes it very easy for us to just "pop over" to Disney whenever we want to. Since we've got an annual pass, it's not a problem to waste a day at Disney staying just a few hours. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Aunt Rita comes to visit and we do Disney! Pt2

It was fun spending the first part of our day at Epcot. Unfortunately, the park was getting busy and many of the big rides were down. Since we've all got the ability to park hop, we figured why not go see what other parks might have to offer. Let's go wild in the Animal Kingdom!