What the FRACK is that? v11.2.011
Nov. 20, 2011 3:23 pm
Updated: Nov. 28, 2011 1:44 pm
Disclaimer- The use of the word Frack as a noun, verb, adverb, adjective, participle, dangling participle or any other type of word id purely a form of self indulgence and flattery.
If it offends you- stop reading- I am the one that has it for my surname and quite frankly I
LOVE IT! One more thing...This isn't a forum for Battlestar Gallactica either- don't tell me you were sucked in and then disappointed.
Thanks for the lovely reviews of last week's blog! For those of you just joining
What the Frack is that? Keep reading for an explantion... Those of you who already get it...skip to the goods.
Ok, let's face it I like to buy stuff. Not expensive stuff, like my husbands stuff, but stuff just the same. Cooking products and beauty things and stuff for my kiddos.
Sometimes it rocks- Sometimes not so much.
This blog is all about my stuff. Mrs. Frack's stash...I am going to give you the low down on the products that you may have seen out in stores and let you know if it is a great find- OR NOT.
Here is my rating system:
Flipping FRACKTASTIC- 5 Stars
Frack-a-lackin'- 4 Stars
SatisFRACKtory- 3 Stars
Back the FRACK off...- 2stars
WTF (what the Frack?)- 1 Star
Let's get to this week's finds...
Turn everyday drinks into frozen fun! So says the website...right. What a SUCKER! While visiting the Orange County Fair we stopped by the Aussie Ice booth- My kiddos were SO excited, commercials were running
all month long, and the demo man was SO convincing. His Hawaiin Punch slushies looked refreshing and considering his "dump" pile of red ice in a heap behind him I figured it had to be easy to make- He was doing it all day long. So I bought 2 sets of 2. It
was a great deal the demo man told me- 2 cups with lids, 6 "magic" ice cube packs and 2 spoon straws!! Just for $19.99! Times that by two sets, and for less than $40 we had our very own Slushie makers! Yippee! Oh, the plan was to make all sorts of lovely
concoctions- frozen chocolate milk, decaf coffee creations, frozen sodas, fruit juice slushies and kool aid icees! When we got home the kids froze the "magic" ice cube packs; which resembled poor man's breast implants (I am serious and they felt like it too). The
next morning, they placed them in their cups, we filled their drinks of choice to the fill line, capped it and they got to shaking. And shaking- as they were nearing the two minute mark, when the magic slush is supposed to be ready, they opened their lids,
spoon-straw in hand and what's this? Super cold liquid...so back to shaking they went. Well, not all of them. Our 6 year old gave up and drank his apple juice. Our 9 year old guilted Dad into shaking his for about 5 minutes more and had chocolate icee milk-
which after trying was decided that it was gross and he will never, ever drink that again. Our 11 year old, hell bent on making his very own "Starbuck's" Decaf Iced Mocha "Cappucino", shook AWAY for a good 7 minutes. You know that was the best darn drink
he ever had. Needless to say after 3 or 4 uses they sit in my cupboard taunting me...Hey, I was caught up in the moment. These cups were going to create wonderful bonding memories for our entire family, oh well.
(Get this..you know why they call it Aussie Ice? Because the creator of the product, who lived in Australia liked to have beer slushies- can you see it now? He's in the Outback; chucking his "magic cubes"
into his glass- pouring in his beer and SHAKING away- I wonder how long beer takes? And for those of you Aussies out there- YES, I know that beer slush is a common drink Down Under. It's just that the image makes the parting of my 40 bucks MUCH easiser.)
RATING: Back the FRACK off...
BOLTHOUSE FARMS HONEY MUSTARD YOGURT DRESSING
I am pretty much a salad freak. We eat salad with dinner at least 3 times a week. My kid's standby is Italian dressing. I on the other hand can't seem to part with 100 calories for dressing when that could
be spent on a glass of wine; just saying- that's where Mamma's priorties lie. Anyway, I am a calorie counter and a ingredient snooper and when I found this I thought for sure it was going to be OK. It wasn't OK- it was AWESOME! The main ingredient is yogurt
but it also has fruit and veggie juices, spices, apple cider vinegar...it's all natural, no added sugar, no trans fat and no preservatives or MSG. THE BEST PART? 45 Calories for a 2 TBS serving. Let me repeat that.
45 calories for 2 TBS and only 1.5 g fat. Amazing! I have also tried the Thousand Island Variety and it is SO very good. If you know anything about Thousand Island Dressing you know that it is like eating a
side of fries with your lettuce; regular varieties pack a wallop in the calorie department- 150 calories for 2 TBS. Bolthouse Farms version? 70 calories/5.5 g fat.
After going on and on about how amazing this salad dressing was our 11 yr old now loves this as much as I do.
PS- it's Gluten Free! My bottle cost me about $3.59. Honestly, now I don't even look at the price. It is SO worth it.
RATING: Flipping FRACKTASTIC!!
When you have had enough of salad try these yummy melts for lunch...
Fracktastic HONEY MUSTARD MUFFIN MELTS
2 English Muffins. split in half
4 tsp honey mustard dressing
4 slices of tomato
4 slices of provolone cheese
Lighlty toast English Muffins.
Spread one tsp of dressing on top of each half. Top with tomato and cheese slices. Sprinkle with black pepper.
Broil in oven or toaster for 4 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.