Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sweet Sunday

Citrus meets creamy sweetness in this refreshing dessert. A low fat summer hit around my house courtesy of

~Lemonade Mousse~
Serves: 12
Prep time: 10 min

1 cup graham cracker crumbs, crushed
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp light butter, melted
1 14-ounce can fat-free sweetened, condensed milk
3/4 cup (6 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
2 cups frozen nondairy whipped topping, thawed

1) Using a fork, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter.
2) Lightly press 3/4 of the graham-cracker mixture on the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan (or single serving cups).
3) In a large bowl, mix together condensed milk and lemonade.
4) Fold in the whipped topping.
5) Pour over the graham cracker crust.
6) Sprinkle remaining graham crumbs over the lemonade mixture.
7) Cover and chill for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

Nutrition Score per serving: (1/2 cup) 183 calories, 73 g carbs(2.9%), 4.16 g fat(20%), 0.3 g fiber, 7 g protein(35.5%)

I hope this ends your weekend on a sweet note! And happiest of days to all the father's out there!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Fancy Friday: Sweet Pea Apple Wine

It never fails that if I stand long enough in line, I will be suckered into buying something within reach. This week: Sweet Pea Apple Wine from Cost Plus World Market.

Initially drawn to the adorable packaging (I mean c'mon, LOOK at it) and the name, it didn't help that it was on sale for $5.99. Intrigued by the whole "apple wine" novelty factor, into the cart it went.

As I got to the front of the line, the cashier acknowledges that wine and says, "Oh this is sooo good. Not too sweet. Such a nice summer wine. It's been flying off the shelf."

Well if that's the case - I grabbed the remaining five off the display. Nothing worse than wanting something you can't have, right?

That night I took one bottle to a girl's gathering. Literally gone in four minutes.

Hence why this made the Fancy Friday list. If you're looking for a new summer drink, give this a try. Even if you're a traditionalist who likes bold red wine, you might like this refreshing change up on a warm summer night.

Pleasing as peach cobbler and refreshing as a cool glass of cider, Sweet Pea is ripe with 100% real Washington (shout-out to my home state!) grown golden delicious apple flavors, hints of peachy sweetness and a crisp, clean finish. An excellent and affordable substitute to high caloric fruity cocktails.

Who says housewives have to be desperate?

Available at Cost Plus World Market & Total Wine.