Friday, July 20, 2012

Vanilla Banana Smoothie and Changes are Here!

We received a call from our boss Wednesday morning asking us if we would move to another gate. And WOW! is this gate a dream! It is near a decent sized town, Pearsall, the gate is electric (woohoo), trash is picked up for us here at the RV, meals to the rig are catered and they typically bring two plates for the gate guards! Oh, and we have a nice shade tree by the RV and lots of pretty green grass! The catering could cause some changes to this blog as I may be cooking less, it's also making meal planning a little more flexible, as on any given day I may or may not be cooking and will probably not know for sure until the day before. This is going to make shopping a little tricky but possibly a little cheaper as well. Here is a sample of the last two days:
Wednesday - Pork Steaks with Mushroom Gravy, Mac & Cheese and Green Beans

Thursday - Brisket and Ribs (That is a lot of meat) I had already made plans for King Ranch Casserole so it will be Brisket Sandwiches on Friday!

Vanilla Banana Smoothie
I found this recipe for a Vanilla Strawberry Smoothie and wanted to try it. I ended up with some really ripe bananas that were about to go bad so I substituted banana for the strawberries since the strawberries were frozen they would keep. It was very yummy!! Can't wait to try this again with the strawberries!

2-5 ice cubes
1 cup milk
1/3 cup cottage cheese
1 large banana, cut into chunks and frozen
1/2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Pour all ingredients into blender. Blend for 45 to 60 seconds.
Serve and enjoy!

Shared with: Freedom 
Fridays Check out all the amazing things that will be posted there this week!


  1. Put your feet up and enjoy it, Terry!

  2. Oh how too cool! I do miss cooking also when I don't but I am sure you will continue to make awesome foods to add to your table:)
    I love smoothes and this sounds like a great one:)
    Enjoy your new home:)
    Thanks for sharing at Freedom Fridays.
    Have a super great day, my friend!

  3. Vanilla and banana yum! Thanks for linking in Terry.


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