Last week, we were signed up to feed the missionaries from church. Now these are 19-21 year old boys who will be away from home for at least 2 years and are only allowed to call their parents twice a year, on Christmas and Mother's Day. Letters are fine, but that's it. It's pretty easy to get homesick when you are in a new environment and the work is amazing and exhausting at the same time.
When I have the missionaries over, my goal is to fix them something that would make them feel at home. Something that "Mom used to make." My other goal is to pump them full of fresh fruit because they probably can't afford it or just don't buy it.
There was a legend of a very diligent missionary from my mission, in Italy, who was hospitalized because all he ate everyday was pasta with olive oil. Not very nutritious.
So this fruit dip is my "go to" weapon to bring comfort and nutrition to our missionaries.
Fruit for Dessert Fruit Dip
1 container of fat free or light whipped topping, thawed 2 containers of fat free or light raspberry yogurt
Just mix together and serve with fresh fruit.
Now go forth and eat!
I also want to thank Teresa at A Blog about Food for my first blog award. Along with the award came this little quote:
"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated."
It also says : "Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
So I would like to present this award to some of my favorite food bloggers:
I love to bake and cook, but it seems like I am always on a diet. To keep my sanity, I give myself one "cheat day " a week. On that day I have permission to splurge a little. I'd hate to do a cooking blog that was all healthy recipes, so I created Cheat Day Cafe so that I could share some of my non-diet recipes too. Cheat days make life more interesting! So here is a collection of healthy, real person, family recipes and a few "cheats" thrown in for fun.