Vacation!

I need one. A vacation that is.  And a cocktail.  OOOOOOOO Cocktails on vacation?!!  YES!

I was off last week from my “40 hour/week, don’t get paid nearly enough for what I’m worth job”. (a statement I know I’m not alone in)  Now I want to be back on vacation!  I’m rarely off a week at a time.  It’s usually a day here or there, and almost always for Autumn.  There’s a reason I only do a day here and there. When there are too many days together, I get the itch to want to stay home all the time. Personally, I imagine being a stay at home mom is probably one of the most difficult jobs in the world.  That and waitressing.  Neither job I’ve personally had, but I imagine they are very challenging.  I have zero desire to waitress.  I would like to give the “stay at home, mom all the time, house is clean more than just once a week, exercise, dinner on the table even during soccer season so we don’t OD on sandwiches, scrapbooking, photography, canning, Pinterest,  researching chocolate chip cookies for A Little of This and That”,  thing a try.  Economically? Completely not feasible. Just the idea that I could possibly get everything on my “to do” list done in that day?  Exciting!

I had a point to this post, and the above was not it.  Damn it!!  For the record, I’d like to run a Bed and Breakfast, that has an attached bakery.  I will probably serve these:

Key Lime Coconut Balls

  • 2/3C       Graham cracker crumbs (about 4 sheets)
  • 6 Tbsp    Fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp        Grated Key lime rind (I used regular limes)
  • 1.5 Tsp   Key lime juice (I used fresh regular limes)
  • 1tsp         Vanilla extract
  • 1C             Shredded unsweetened coconut, divided
  • 1 1/4 C   Powdered sugar
  1. Combine crumbs, sweetened condensed milk, rind, juice and vanilla in a medium bowl.  Add 2/3 cup coconut, and beat with a mixer at medium speed for 1 minute or until no longer grainy.  Add sugar, 1/4 cup at at time, beating until well combined.
  2. Cover and chill 20 minutes
  3. This is where the kids come in!  First, wash any yuck off their hands… and Go!
  4. Shape crumb mixture into 24 balls, about 1 teaspoon each.  Place remaining 1/3 cup coconut in a shallow bowl; roll balls in coconut. Rewash hands, trust me, you and they will need it!
  5. Refrigerate balls in an airtight container for up to one day. Ours stayed good for like 4 days, so no worries there.

These are so good! Fun for the kids to help with. I think if you threw a little sea salt on them, like just a tiny bit, they would taste like margaritas!

Of note, this recipe is from MyRecipes, and I think they got it from Cooking Light.  Goodness knows from where Cooking Light got it.

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Next post I will be more focused..and hopefully I will remember where I was going with this post!

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