May is National Strawberry Month AND National Salsa Month
Did you know that almost 14% of people think that cilantro tastes like soap? It’s true, and it’s completely scientific.
Here’s a little known fact about me (or maybe it is a well-known fact): I love Veggie Tales. I grew up on regular doses Esther, Jonah, and King George and the Rubber Ducky (on VHS of course). I had the Madame Blueberry card game. I often fell asleep while listening to the audio cassette tape of Daniel. As time passed, my family had DVDs of Wizard of Ha’s, Lord of the Beans, and Sumo of the Opera. We knew every lyric to every song on Veggie Rocks. We even met Bob and Larry!
To this day, I regularly quote Veggie Tales. This is one of the scenes I have perfected:
You can’t eat strawberries without bananas!
So if we are celebrating National Strawberry Month, we need to have some bananas, too!
This chia pudding incorporates strawberries, bananas, and Coconut Macaroon Nut Butter!
If you have never made chia pudding, there is something you need to know. The chia seeds absorb a lot of the liquid, making the pudding thicker as it sets. When you make this pudding at night and let it sit until morning, you will get a thick, creamy pudding. If you don’t wait, you will basically be drinking milk with raw chia seeds.
But trust me, this is worth the wait!
In my mom’s hometown, there is a food stand called The Tamale King. The owner, Ray, makes the BEST tamales in the United States.
I am not even going to pretend that my skillet tamales compare to Ray’s real tamales. These are the lazy version; you don’t have to…
You just need a skillet and about 30 minutes to cook this delicious dinner.
P.S. I am linking up with Angie for Fiesta Friday.
What would you do-oo-oo-oo for a Klondike bar?
Now that you are considering all sorts of crazy feats, let’s switch gears and chat about the great month of March. I love March for several reasons.
Do y’all remember those word puzzles from childhood that were a series of pictures placed together to make words? I can’t remember what they were called, but they looked like this:
Over four years ago, I started this blog with a Lemony Snicket quote, and my home page boasts a picture of Lemony Snicket books. Without a doubt, Snicket is my favorite monikered children’s author. His proverbs are quite wise, including this one:
“Sometimes words are not enough.”
― Lemony Snicket
This month would be wasted if I did not include at least one recipe for oatmeal in its truest form, cooked on the stove and served warm in a bowl.
But you better believe that this is NOT a recipe for brown goop!
On the contrary, I serve to you a warm winter version of rocky road ice cream. Rich chocolate, gooey marshmallows, and smooth almonds meld together and form a decadent, protein-rich breakfast. Rather than inducing brain-freeze, this steaming bowl of chocolate will thaw your heart.
Grab a spoon and dig in!
I am linking up with Angie for Fiesta Friday!