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This past weekend we didn’t just have a regular old breakfast of cereal…oh no…I created an Eggo Waffle bar! A few weeks ago I visited the Eggo Waffle Bar Truck and was inspired to create my own “Waffle bar”. The Waffle Bar Truck will be in 200 locations from April-September 2017. Find where the Waffle Bar Truck will be next HERE!
While the boys were out getting haircuts I whipped up some of our favorite breakfast items. It’s so hard during the week to sit down and have a nice meal together as a family. The Waffle bar was a lot of fun and Connor LOVED it and he keeps asking when we can do it again!
Our Waffle Bar Items:
– Eggo Homestyle Waffles, Eggo Chocolate Chip Waffles, Banquet® Brown’N Serve™ Original Sausage Links, M&M’S® Minis Milk Chocolate Candies, Smuckers Hot Fudge Spoonable Ice Cream Topping, Reddi-wip® Original Dairy Whipped Topping, Hungry Jack® Original Syrup, and fresh strawberries.
I had 1 Eggo homestyle waffle, 2 dollops of Reddi Wip, 2 Banquet sausage links, 3 sliced fresh strawberries, 1 tablespoon of Hungry Jack syrup, 1 teaspoon of M&Ms minis. (1 serving- 1263 calories).
No matter how you make your waffles it’s a lot of fun to create your own. Eggo waffles now have no artificial flavors and colors from natural sources.
All ingredients can be found at Walmart.
All of the products I used to create my waffle bar can also be found on the Eggo Waffle Bar Truck + so much more!
Here’s the Eggo Waffle Bar truck out and about. It was so much fun creating my own waffle creation, and if you can’t think of what to make just spin the wheel and surprise yourself!
A few weeks ago my family and I had dinner at the AMAZING Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar. I’ve talked about this restaurant before and we LOVE it so much. Everything I’ve ever had at Lazy Dog has been above and beyond delicious.
I wanted to share with you all some of our favorites and they also have a yummy spring/summer menu that you’ll have to go check out too. Also, don’t forget to bring your fur babies- they are welcome on the patio! You can also have your picture taken to go inside on the Lazy Dog Hall of Fame Wall!
We started out with the Queso Dip- Jack, cheddar, queso blanco, pickled jalapenos, pimentos, cilantro black beans, hand-cut tortilla chips. This is not your ordinary cheese dip, it’s so much better and made with real cheese.
We also ordered these corn wheels- they have a sauce made with lime, garlic, queso blanco, tajín, & cilantro. These are also a MUST try item on my list if you visit!
I had the watermelon margarita and it was super refreshing. Terence tried the peach moonshine. They also have a great happy hour menu Mon-Friday 3pm-6pm. There is also a brunch menu for Sundays and a special menu for your “lazy dog”.
This is the second time I’ve had the Grizzly Fries and I’m sure it won’t be the last. They are Potato wedges with housemade secret sauce, crispy bacon, fried sweety drop peppers, smoked paprika.
Terence had a steak and he said it was one of the best he’s had. He looks like a happy camper right? Our server was the sweetest too, they have the friendliest staff.
I ordered the Strawberry field salad with heirloom tomatoes.
I also got a bowl of the corn chowder and it’s probably my favorite soup I’ve ever had. The flavor is sooooooooo good!
Terence and I got desserts to go because we could barely walk to the car afterwards. Literally…we were stuffed! I tried the banana pudding and Terence ordered their famous butter cake.
We had the nicest family dinner we’ve had in a long time and I’m so excited that Lazy Dog is close to where we live so we can enjoy it often!
Go check out the Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar’s new spring/summer menu…I promise you won’t be disappointed! Lazy Dog is designed like a lodge with cozy fireplaces, ledge stone and a chandelier crafted from Aspen logs. The dog-friendly patio offers a dog menu, featuring grilled meats and brown rice. Everything from the food to the atmosphere leaves me wanting to come back ASAP! Thank you Lazy Dog in Euless, TX for hosting us and we will for sure be back during the “Dog Days of Summer” 🙂
This giveaway is a partnership with Nakturnal. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Hey Y’all! I hope you’re having a great week! I can’t believe school is almost over….that’s crazy! This year has flown by. I’m trying to decide what we are going to do this summer and have been looking at programs to put Connor in to keep him busy during the season.
I’m sure we’ll spend lots of time outdoors in the pool and play videogames…but then I know Connor will get bored and want something else to do. I’ve been reading about a new place called Snapology where your child can learn about science, technology, engineering, art, math and literacy concepts. That’s this blogger’s choice for my kiddo!
Connor has always loved playing with Legos and Minecraft. At Snapology he can be a part of his favorite activities while sharing ideas with others. As an only child he craves that social interaction.
So, what can you do at Snapology?
This would be a great place for a birthday party or a Scout event. We are always looking for places to go for both!
ENTER TO WIN!
Prize: LEGO® brick set of the Snapology Mascot Sebastian Gator
Prize will be shipped directly to the winner. Age recommendation is 6+.
This post is sponsored by BSM Media and Balloon Time. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Well, school is almost out and these kiddos are ready for summer and we are ready to celebrate! Most of you know that I am a photographer and I find myself using balloons a TON as photo props. I will also say that it’s a hassle to get balloons blown up on short notice…because the last time I went to get some there was over an HOUR wait at the party store!
Ain’t nobody got time for that….
Aren’t these boys cute? I can’t believe they’ll be in second grade this fall.
I decided to get my own helium tank from Balloon Time because we have a lot of parties coming up this summer. We have my Grandma’s 80th birthday bash and my sister’s baby shower this summer! So I know that my Balloon Time helium kit will come in handy. You can pick one up at your local Target and Walmart stores.
Balloon Time is the first and best-selling portable helium kit in the world! They’ve been bringing color, life and fun to celebrations around the globe for more than 30 years with their DIY floating balloon kits.
I found my Balloon Time helium kit in the party section at Target.
There is also a $2.00 off coupon you can download HERE.
The Balloon Time helium kit comes with:
1- Standard Helium Tank
30 Latex Balloons
Life goes by way too fast not to have a little fun! I can’t wait to have our parties this summer and get some fun balloons to jazz up the space. I’m also excited that I don’t have to wait in long lines anymore…so next time I want a balloon for a photo prop I’ve got it covered.
Need ideas for your party? Check out the Balloon Time website for some fun ideas!
The product, information, and gift card have been provided by In The Raw® so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Agave In The Raw®. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of In The Raw®.
It’s been a crazy couple of weeks around here….why do I find myself constantly saying that? Probably because life itself is kinda crazy right? Actually, life would be boring if it weren’t for a little crazy thrown in! There ya go I just justified everything to myself in a couple of sentences…
I live in Texas and everyone is getting ready to party because Cinco de Mayo is this Friday, May 5th! Cinco de Mayo is actually a celebration of the Mexican army’s victory over France at the 1862 Battle of Puebla…and…It’s also an excuse for everyone to eat tacos, drink sangria or margaritas, and have a huge bowl of guacamole. A good reason to celebrate right?
No party would be complete without some good beverages. The Raw® can liven up your fiesta with a ton of festive drinks including a traditional Mexican Horchata Cinnamon & Rick Milk Drink, an Iced Coconut Milk Strawberry Tea, or a Sparkling Rosé Sangria.
Agave In The Raw® is an organic sweetener pressed from the core of the Blue Agave plant, and its liquid form makes Agave In The Raw® a great way to sweeten beverages. Its liquid form makes Agave In The Raw® a great alternative to maple syrup and honey and is a delicious way to top pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, yogurt and more, and also blends easily to sweeten beverages. This organic sweetener is gluten-free and approximately 25% sweeter than sugar, so a little goes a long way!
- USDA Certified Organic
- #1 selling Agave SKU in retail grocery in the U.S.*
- Meets “Raw Food” standard
- 25% Sweeter than sugar
- Certified Vegan
- Available nationwide
So I am sure most of you have heard of the “Pink Drink” from Starbucks. This drink hit it big last summer and is a refreshing yummy beverage I want daily, so why not make it at home with Agave In The Raw®?
I always like to sweeten my strawberries and normally I would dump cups of sugar on them. Not this time, for this beverage I’m going to sweeten with Agave In The Raw®.
I drizzled Agave In The Raw® over my strawberries to sweeten them, then stir.
I put my strawberries in the refrigerator overnight to “marinate” and get sweet. After that the rest is a piece of cake! I’ll share the recipe below!
Starbucks PINK DRINK Recipe:
- Higgins & Burke Loose Leaf Tea, Lush Berry, 24 Count (brew one pod per drink)
- 1/2 cup white grape juice
- 1-2 cups unsweetened coconut milk – So Delicious Organic Culinary Coconut Milk Lite Dairy Free — 11 fl oz – 2 pc
- Fresh sliced strawberries
- Agave In The Raw®
Add two pods of the berry tea with 1/2 cup white grape juice. Fill your glasses with ice and add the desired amount of coconut milk. Top with strawberries. You can make your beverage however sweet or milky you would like. It’s delicious!
Another fun recipe is this fruity Sparkling Rosé Sangria – featuring a combination of blanco tequila, Agave In The Raw® and fresh fruit – is the perfect way to celebrate the sweet taste of Cinco de Mayo!
Sparkling Rosé Sangria with Agave In The Raw® Recipe:
Prep Time: 10 mins| MAKES 10 SERVINGS
- 1cup strawberries, hulled and halved
- 1cup raspberries
- 1cup blanco tequila
- 1/4cup Agave In The Raw®
- 1 (750 ml)bottle rosé wine
- 2cups sparkling water, chilled
Wash all fruit thoroughly. Cut grapefruit into quarters or eighths, and cut limes into quarters. Juice limes and grapefruit pieces into a pitcher, then add spent fruit into pitcher as well. Add strawberries and raspberries.
In a cocktail shaker full of ice, shake the blanco tequila and Agave In The Raw® for about 10 seconds, until combined and chilled. Add to pitcher.
Add rosé to pitcher and stir with a long wooden spoon. You may refrigerate for 1-2 hours to allow the flavors to blend, but it is not required. Top with sparkling water and stir again when ready to serve. Spoon a few pieces of the boozy fruit into each cup.