Tomorrow is our ward talent show. I'm going to be playing a piano arrangement of the song Love Story originally by Francis Lai. My mom's jewelry box plays this song. I've never seen the movie, but I love the music.
The activities committee asked everyone to bring two dozen cookies for refreshments.
The last time I went to an activity where everyone was asked to bring a sweet, cookies, or dessert, one person brought a veggie and fruit platter. It went fast. There were several diabetic members that were grateful as well.
So that's what I'm doing, well the veggie part anyway. If I feel like it, I'll do apples and dip. Now apples and dip are definitely not sugar-free, but I'm not going to force anyone to eat the dip. ;)
Mom's vegetable dip
8 ounce softened cream cheese go for the full fat stuff
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 T. soy sauce
1 T. mayonnaise (not Miracle Whip)
1 clove of garlic or 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
Combine all ingredients in the blender until smooth. You might want to triple the batch because EVERYONE loves it.
sliced cucumber or cucumber sticks
Caramel Apple Dip
8 ounce softened cream cheese
1 cup dark brown sugar (packed tightly)
1 T. vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans (you can omit this if you have a nut allergy)
Use a hand-blender to combine the cream cheese, brown sugar and vanilla extract until smooth. Stir in the chopped pecans. Chill until time to serve.
Cored and wedged crisp apples like Fuji, Gala, Pink Lady, McIntosh, Braeburn
Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip
Mix equal parts peanut butter and vanilla yogurt. Add a dash of cinnamon. Even if you over do it with the cinnamon, it's still good.
Cored and wedged crisp apples or carrot sticks.
Or we also put it in a bowl with bananas sliced over the top and tell the children it's "Monkey Ice Cream."