Angel Food Cake Churro Bites…

Daughter: I need to take a treat to Spanish class tomorrow for Cinco de Mayo celebration. 😊

Me: Why are you just telling me? It’s seven o clock! ☹️

Daughter: I forgot. 💁🏻‍♀️

We’ve all been there…

Thank goodness for Pinterest! I found this quick and easy recipe for angel food cake churro bites. Luckily, I had all the ingredients on hand…all four of them! They turned out good. Hope the class enjoys them!

Ingredients:

Pre made angel food cake or loaf

Cinnamon

Sugar

Oil

Directions:

Cut the angel food cake into cubes. Mix equal amounts of sugar and cinnamon. I didn’t measure. Heat up oil in a deep skillet on the stove. Put angel food cake cubes in the skillet. Turn them after about thirty seconds…be careful, they burn fast! Set on a plate covered with paper towels and drain. Roll them in the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Put in an airtight container.

Quick, easy, and tasty!

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The Creation Museum..

Hello all! This is part two from our road trip last weekend. We went to see the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum. You can read about the Ark Encounter in my previous blog post.

The Creation Museum is located in Petersburg, Kentucky. It’s conveniently located off I-75.

The museum allows you to venture through biblical history, stunning exhibits, botanical gardens, a planetarium, a petting zoo, a zip line adventure course, and much more!

We had an amazing time. The gardens hadn’t been planted yet, but I imagine they are beautiful when spring finally arrives in the Midwest. Here are some photos from our visit.

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The Ark Encounter

Road trip!! My traveling companions and I just took an overnight trip to visit The Ark in Williamstown, Kentucky.

The ark is a massive ship depicting the biblical tale of Noah’s ark.

We arrived on a rainy day…perfect weather for the occasion. A bus takes you from the ticket area to the ark. Otherwise it’s a very long walk.

Upon boarding the ark you’re “greeted” by Noah and his family praying and in addition to the prayer you can also hear rain and thunder. A short walk around the corner brings you to a dark area of the ark and all you can hear is the storm raging outside.

There are 3 levels to the ark. You can see how they stored food and water, kept animals contained, and the living quarters of Noah and his family. There is so much to see and learn. We spent about three hours exploring and reading all the signs. The life size figures look incredibly real.

It’s a great family adventure and I recommend it highly. While in the area we visited the Creation Museum the following day and it was just as amazing as the ark. My next blog entry will be about the Creation Museum.

Here is a sampling of photos I took from our Ark Encounter.

I hope you have a chance to see it for yourself…and bring an umbrella, just in case!!

Description from website

**Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. Ark Encounter is situated in beautiful Grant County in Williamstown, Kentucky, halfway between Cincinnati and Lexington and right off I-75.

Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies…

The peanut butter burger recipe wasn’t very popular, so let’s try this one.

I was going to make these for Valentine’s Day, but didn’t have time. I decided to make them this weekend. They were easy and quick…and tasty too! I think next time I’ll try chocolate cake mix and peanut butter chips because I’m not giving up on ways to use peanut butter in my recipes!!

Ingredients

1 Box Strawberry Cake Mix

1/2 cup Vegetable Oil

2 Eggs

2 cups White Chocolate Chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs in a bowl until well mixed. Pour in white chocolate chips and stir. Place large spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12~14 mins. Let set on pan for 2 mins then place on a wire rack for cooling.

Peanut Butter Burger…

Yes, you read that right! Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the peanut butter burger!

I love peanut butter so when I saw the recipe, I had to make it. I like it! You can add additional toppings if you like…pickles, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes. I kept it simple.

Below is the recipe. I left out the part on how to cook the hamburgers and bacon.I have faith you can figure that part out on your own! Let me know what you think in the comments.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef

6 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

8 slices bacon, crisp cooked

4 hamburger buns

Directions:

In a large bowl combine ground beef, salt, and pepper. In a small, microwave-safe bowl heat 2 tablespoons peanut butter for 20 to 30 seconds or until melted. Add melted peanut butter to meat mixture; mix well. Shape into four 3/4-inch-thick patties.

Spread toasted buns with remaining peanut butter. Place patties on buns and top with bacon. If desired, add additional toppings.

Tennessee’s Winter Wonderland….

Merry Christmas everyone!

This past weekend we took a road trip to Nashville, Tennessee to visit the Gaylord Opryland Resort…specifically to stroll thru the indoor and outdoor gardens and enjoy their Christmas decorations.

It really has to be seen so I’m not even going to try and describe it. It’s a beautiful sight to behold and will be one of my favorite Christmas memories for years to come. I took many photos and would now like to share some of my favorites with you!

A Spectacular Spectacle…

Took a little daytrip/roadtrip this weekend to the Jack o’ Lantern Spectacular in Louisville, Kentucky. It truly is spectacular!

It was a nice, chilly Fall evening. As you walk along the trail you feel as though you’re walking through an art gallery and the artists used pumpkins as their canvas. The theme this year was A to Z.

Their website describes it like this…

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is from October 12– November 5, will be held in Iroquois Park with 5,000 carved pumpkins lining a ¼-mile walking trail, illuminated at night as an “art show” daily from dusk to 11 p.m. during the week (Sunday-Thursday) and midnight on Friday & Saturday.

Here is the link:

/http://www.jackolanternlouisville.com/

Sometimes there is a wait to walk the trail, but I feel the later you go the less time you’ll wait. Expect to wait on the weekends…but I promise, it’s worth it. You can also buy coffee, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, and beer before entering the “art gallery”.

I’m going to keep it short and let the photos do the talking. I took them all with my iPhone. No flash. Unfortunately I did not get photos from each section. Without further ado…

A ~ Alice In Wonderland 



C ~ Clocks




D ~ Dinosaurs 



E ~ Elephant




F ~ Fairytale 



K ~ Kingdom (Westeros/Game Of Thrones)


L ~ Literature



M ~ Music



R ~ Remembrance 



S ~ Seashore 



T ~ Thinkers



V ~ Vampire



W ~ Whimsical 


…..that’s just a sampling. If you’re in the area, go see for yourself. You won’t be disappointed!!