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When life gets to much, make raspberry mojitos!!!!!!

Life is speeding up for me big time, summer is just around the corner and with that brings a lot of prep work. The bean is taking off abroad on a trip of a lifetime, with her dad and his gf. My lucky little bean will get to experience Prague, Germany, Venice and so much more!!! I however get to experience the passport office, lucky me!!!  While she is getting ready to become a jet setter, the lump has discovered that he can pull himself up onto and into everything in the house; my baby is no longer a baby:(

To celebrate the insanity of the household, and the arrival of season 2 of breaking bad (I love amazon), I made a batch of raspberry mojitos for J and I last night. Something refreshing to sip on while we watched some tv. They were perfect, we had pulled pork tacos for dinner, with home-made guacamole; the mint was a nice after thought!!

Raspberry Mojitos

You’ll need:

A handful of fresh mint leaves

3-5 fresh raspberries

Juice of 1 lime

2 teaspoons sugar


1 1/2 ounces rum

splash of club soda

In a highball glass, muddle the mint, raspberries, lime juice and sugar. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; add the rum and shake for 15 seconds. Pour into the glass and top with the club soda. Garnish with mint leaves and a straw.

definitely worth the effort!!!!!!

Today my workout video arrived….I am not a workout video type of person, but there is no time for the gym right now. That lead me to order Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred, it’s actually a little  difficult, and I definitely need to invest in a workout bra…18 months of pregnancy and nursing, well the girls are a little bigger than the last time I worked out 😛 Day one of video complete, I survived, lets see if in 30 days I am where she claims I can be by doing the video every day. PS if you hate jumping jacks, this is not the video for you!

I made the best foccacia bread ever the other day, super easy…

            Foccacia Bread

1 1/2 cups warm water

3 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

2 tbsp sugar

1 1/4 tsp salt

3 1/2 cups flour

1 tbsp instant yeast

4 tsp herb mix (mine is basil, oregano, rosemary, and italian)

1/2 cup good parmesan


Grease a 9 x13″ pan, and drizzle in 1-2 tbsp olive oil. Combine the water and yeast, let sit about a minute till yeast is frothy. In a large bowl add flour, salt, sugar, herbs and olive oil, and yeast. Beat for about 1 minute with electric mixer, (seriously, this is a no knead recipe); when combined scoop sticky batter into pan. Cover and let rise for about an hour, untill it becomes puffy. Preheat oven to 375 F. Gently poke the dough all over with your index finger. Drizzle  it lightly with olive oil, and sprinkle with cheese. Bake until golden, about 35-40 min. Remove from oven, wait about 5 minutes, then turn out of pan onto rack. Serve warm, for best results!!


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