OH!  How I adore summer time with my family and going to the beach.  For the past 3 years, we have enjoyed Perdido Key, Florida very much.  The beach is not very crowded and, the prettiest sea shells always wash up.  My children love to play in the sugar like white sand and, we literally spend all day every day and most evenings, on the beach.  My husband loves to fish in the evenings with our boys.  This year, they caught several nice white fish.  While at the beach, I have to get creative with cooking because we try to buy the bare basics for groceries, we do not want to have to throw out good food at the end of our stay, caused from over buying.  These Peanut Butter and Jelly ( PB & J ) biscuits went over ‘big’ with my kids for breakfast last week.  Super quick and, even good for the adult peanut butter lover.

Ingredients:

1 can country style biscuits

Creamy Peanut butter

Grape jelly (or flavor of your choice)

Powdered sugar

Directions:

Spray a muffin pan with baking spray.   Form each biscuit into a cup shape and press one in each muffin pan hole.   Add 1/2 t. each of peanut butter and jelly to each biscuit.  Pinch biscuit dough together, covering the pb & j mixture.   * Do not worry if some of the jelly comes out of the dough, it will bake just fine.   Bake at 375 degrees 10-12 minutes until nice and browned.  Sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar and serve warm.   SO DELICIOUS with chilled whole milk or, for adults, with a hot cup of coffee.   ENJOY!

Beck is getting his bait ready for fishing.

Bo is loving the water! Sweet Blair.  She loves the beach!Brooke is relaxing!Boss loves the feel of the sand.I hope you have been able to take some rest and relaxation time this summer.  Time to reflect and rest your mind.  This month, I have been specifically praying for each of my children and, really thinking a lot about the upcoming school year and how I want to best use my time.   My big prayer going into this summer was to have quality time with my kids and to really focus on the word “NURTURE”.   Nurturing my children.  Lots of hugging, lots of positive ‘deposits’ into their lives.  During the rush of the school year, I can be such a “task master”— each day, going through the day, “checking off the boxes” on my TO DO LIST.   The summer provides time to really slow the pace down, rest and bask in the beauty of each sunny or rainy day.   Thankful for the beach, time away and time at home.  Thankful for the season of summer.   I would love to hear from ya’ll and know what you are up to this summer.  Don’t forget, if you have not had a moment to simply STOP and rest and relax, it isn’t too late.  Make a point to get away from your day-to-day “grind”.   Even if you pack up and drive one hour from home.  I promise you, a little time away is SO GOOD for the soul and mind.

Hope you will try these easy PB & J biscuits really soon.   A great breakfast treat and, something a little different.

Summer Lovin’ and Living With Flair,
Beth

 

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Fresh Greek Appetizer

June 29, 2014

Happy  Summer Everyone!!!  My precious Mom had to undergo open heart surgery in early May and, thankfully, she is doing wonderfully well.  So many prayers were offered up on her behalf and, the prayers were answered.  Praise!  Between this big event with Mom and, the end of school…..my blogging has been a bit derailed, however, I am excited to catch up today and….dying for you to try this super FRESH and EASY Greek appetizer.  I have made this 3-4 times this summer and, it is so healthy, easy and ADDICTIVE!   A big shout out to my dear friend Stephan….she shared this recipe with me last summer.  YUM!

I made this a few weeks ago for my tennis team ‘end-of-season’ celebration.  The ladies on my team are SO DEAR and, I invited them over to thank them for playing on my team this spring.   We had a wonderful evening of visiting, eating…. and talking all things “tennis”.

Fresh Greek Appetizer
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Serves: 8
 

Ingredients
  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 packet Italian dressing mix, dry mix
  • 1 large container hummus, I used the garlic flavor
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large jar Kalamata olive pieces, make sure they are pitted
  • 1 container crumbled Feta cheese
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • Juice of 1 medium size lemon
  • 3 T. olive oil

Instructions
  1. Combine cream cheese and Italian dressing in a medium size bowl until creamy. Spread mixture in the bottom of a large serving tray or glass pyrex dish. Layer the hummus, red bell pepper, olive pieces, Feta cheese, pine nuts. Drizzle olive oil over the top and the fresh lemon juice. Place in refrigerator 3-4 hours and serve cold with sliced cucumbers and bagel chips.

Truly hope everyone is enjoying a GREAT and relaxing summer!

As Always, LIVING WITH FLAIR,
Beth

Happily Linking To:

Tatertots and Jello,  Serenity Now Blog,  Tidy Mom,  I Heart Naptime,

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Nacho Cheese Chicken

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Church Community Group and Lunch

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Tender Pork Loin Short Ribs

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Easy Springtime Centerpiece

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FUN FASHION ‘FIX’ !!!!

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