I love summer because it's the season of laid-back, easy-going outdoor entertaining. In the summer, it's perfectly acceptable to call friends up the day before and say bring your kids, a cooler of beverages, and a potluck item (sometimes even your own lawn chairs!), and come hang out by the pool, beach, or in the backyard for the day. I LOVE these kinds of invitations and have many go-to recipes that are perfect for summer barbecues, including this Frozen Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe, which just happens to be one of my husband's favourite desserts.
I don't know if this happens to other hockey moms, but there seems to be a point in the summer when I finally realize that the hockey season is over and yet I'm still driving around with the hockey bag in the trunk. I'm so used to rushing to and from cold hockey arenas that piling groceries and beach toys on and around the over-stuffed hockey bag seems totally reasonable. Except it’s summer and the hockey season is officially over.
So what do hockey moms do in the summer?
Plus, A Recipe For My Family's Favourite Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
by: Maija Moments
Does this ever happen to you? The kids are finally in bed and surprisingly they are all asleep, the kitchen has been cleaned by some sort of kitchen fairy miracle, and there is nothing on your to-do list that can’t wait until tomorrow. So you sit on the couch, turn on the tv and get ready for a quiet evening that consists of you and your favourite shows. Except you want something...you need something...you’re craving something sweet or maybe salty but you just can’t put your finger on what.
So how do you decide? Well, there’s a game for that!