I know I have a TON of things I need to update the blog about. Halloween. Family Pictures. Dax's 8 month monster photo shoot (which still hasn't happened, because he's sick), recent Adaisms (and there are plenty that I'm quickly forgetting!), all of the new adorableness up for sale at Sweetish Baby, etc.
But, I'm choosing to use my sparse free time to blog about the trivial things. Like figuring out how to make an exact duplication (except without the high fructose corn syrup, and $3 pricetag of course) of McDonald's Strawberry Banana smoothie- which Ada can't seem to get enough of.
Is it sad that that is the negative reinforcement that works best for us? Not "you're about to get a time-out", or "You are about to lose your TV privileges for the day"... it's "You are about to lose the opportunity to get a "smoovie" on the way home!"
See below for my make-shift, grossly unprofessional recipe!
In the blender:
- 1/2 soft banana
- About 6-7 large frozen strawberries (8-9 if they're small)
- Cover the fruit about 75% with whatever-milk-you-have-on-hand. It looks about like 1 cup.
- A liberal splash (on the verge of a pour) of french vanilla creamer.