Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Play & Move

We recently had our Spring Break. We enjoyed an Easter egg hunt at the cabin, a Calgary Zoo visit with friends, and even a visit with the Ontario Grandparents (in our neck of the woods).

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Xman made the BEST fire! Click photo to enlarge!

I am glad we had a good week together because now we are packing up to move house! Ugh. Moving house is both exciting and a chore, but we're all looking forward to the change.

If you're looking for me, I'll be discovering items like this in my garage from my wedding 13 years ago...

I suppose I should get a move on' 
transferring my wedding day from 8mm, right?

Monday, April 20, 2015

Chocolate Almond Peanut Butter Snack Bites – Easy & No Bake! #MyKPBSnackbite

Peanut butter is certainly a staple in our household. We do not even really care what kind of peanut butter it is… we will eat it all. Peanut butter and jam sandwiches reign favourite, crunchy, unsalted or extra smooth. We love the versatile nature of peanut butter and happily spread it on warm toast or on celery with raisins too!

But one of the things we love best about peanut butter is the many no-bake recipes that can be made. No bake not only means easy, but it is a great way to teach kids how to read a recipe and to measure out the ingredients. (They can work on the baking part later.)

We love whipping up a recipe called ‘Chocolate Almond Peanut Butter Snack Bites’! This recipe is super easy with a base of three ingredients: peanut butter, oats and honey. Then, you can add in more things you like such as chocolate chips and slivered almonds!

Peanut Butter Snack Bites

Base –

1 cup large flake rolled oats
¼ cup liquid honey
½ cup Kraft Extra Creamy Peanut Butter

Add in –

chocolate chips
slivered almonds
chopped nuts
or raisins!

(Note: if adding in a lot of extras,
add in more peanut butter and honey.)

Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl until well blended.
Roll into 1 inch balls, using 2 tablespoons for each.

Chill for 20 to 30 minutes.
Best kept refrigerated.

Family Fun WINS!

Take a photo of your family favourite version of the Peanut Butter Snack Bites and submit it HERE. You’ll be entered to win 1 of 4 Kraft Peanut Butter prize packs!

Or, follow the hashtag #MyKPBsnackbite to join in the nutty conversation on Twitter.

For more peanut butter snack bite recipe ideas,

*Although this post has been generously sponsored by Kraft Canada, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Kraft Canada.*

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Calgary April 23rd!

The kids were off for Spring Break last week and I'll have an update on that Wednesday, but I wanted to get the news out on this fun event happening next week in Calgary!

  April 23rd, 2015 at 7pm! 

The iconic Harlem Globetrotters bring their unrivalled family show to the Saddledome, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet! With incredible ball handling skills, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequalled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family. 

The Globetrotters will face the Washington Generals, the last team to beat the Globetrotters in 1971. Now coached by a former member of that team, they are on a mission to do whatever it takes to win, including a new strategy to give the Globetrotters a run for their money.