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
- 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.
- Cover and chill 20 minutes
- This is where the kids come in! First, wash any yuck off their hands… and Go!
- 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!
- 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.
Next post I will be more focused..and hopefully I will remember where I was going with this post!