After spending a wonderful girlie weekend with my daughter Niki – Boston on Saturday, then she came home on Sunday to make smoothies – I was left with an excess of fresh fruit. The reason for all the fruit was a trip to Wegman’s, which has finally opened in our area, to buy the ingredients for batches of these nutritional oatmeal/fruit smoothies that you store in Mason jars: http://www.theyummylife.com/recipes/browse/Smoothies
My taste test rates them as wicked good and a great way (check this out Anastasia, your kids will love these) to get some oatmeal, fruit & yogurt into your diet. Niki made up about 8 Mason jars of smoothies, but there was plenty of fresh fruit left for me.
All you need is toasted French bread (or these tiny little toast squares). I was ambitious yesterday and had baked a couple loaves of French bread just for this. So easy, just toast up slices of bread, spread with Marscapone cheese, then put the fruit/berry of your choice on top. In my case I also had a couple slivers of smoked salmon left over from my zucchini pancakes that I wasn’t about to waste. Much as I love these with fruit, I have to say, the smoked salmon ended up being my favorite. Experiment with different toppings – in the fall when peaches are ripe, try slivers of juicy peaches or brandy soaked pears. Umm… last time I brandied the pears, I left them for a couple days – that would be too long.