Saturday, July 26, 2014

Melissa's Produce with Alex's Lemonade Stand {Sponsored} - Fresh Plum Bites with Lemon Honey Ricotta Cream


Melissa's Produce with Alex's Lemonade Stand - Fresh Plum Bites with Lemon Coconut Ricotta Cream by BeckyCharms 2014




This week I'm partnering with friends to support this wonderful cause, Alex's Lemonade Stand. If you're in San Diego, it's here:

Saturday July 26: 10:00­6:00 pm

3366 Adams Avenue, 92116 at the Masonic Parking Lot

FM 94.9 Live Broadcast from 10a­-6p

Bands, lemonade, silent auction, kids' activities, and more!

Melissa's Produce with Alex's Lemonade Stand {Sponsored} - Fresh Plum Bites with Lemon Honey Ricotta Cream by BeckyCharms 2014


This lemonade stand is the biggest fundraiser in California and one of the top ten Alex's
Lemonade Stands in the country. Since its inception, Alex's Lemonade Stand has raised over $80 million for childhood cancer, and has funded more than 450 research projects at 94 institutions.
They also help families struggling with childhood cancer through a Travel Fund and an annual Educational Symposium.

Melissa's Produce with Alex's Lemonade Stand {Sponsored} - Fresh Plum Bites with Lemon Honey Ricotta Cream by BeckyCharms 2014


If you can't attend, click here to donate. Your donation of $50 funds one hour of research. Let's help the Miller Tribe reach their goal of $15,000 this year, getting them to $100,000 for the nine years they've been running.

Melissa's Produce with Alex's Lemonade Stand {Sponsored} - Fresh Plum Bites with Lemon Honey Ricotta Cream by BeckyCharms 2014


I'm helping out by participating in the Recipe Challenge with the San Diego Food Bloggers Lemonade Online Challenge, sponsored by Melissa’sProduce

More than a dozen San Diego Food Bloggers will be cooking with lemons in support of
Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

Melissa's Produce with Alex's Lemonade Stand {Sponsored} - Fresh Plum Bites with Lemon Honey Ricotta Cream by BeckyCharms 2014


Check out their lemony recipes online between July 21­ - 28, and make a donation to the Stand through links on their blogs. All their recipes will be linked to this post too!!

A Purpose Driven Wife
BakeLoveGive
Becky Charms
Confessions of a Foodie
Deleting the Adjectives
Family Spice
Frugal Nutrition
Golden State Mom
Jinxi Eats
Kirbie's Cravings
Making It Sweet
Recipe Renovator
Sweet Sueshine
The H Blog
The Plain Jane
The Seaside Baker
Three Dog Kitchen

Event Partners:

Alex's Lemonade Stand
Adams Avenue BusinessAssociation
Blind Lady Ale House
FM 94.9, broadcasting
live all day

Melissa’s Produce

  • 6 Plum Bites {mini or small plums}
  • 2/3C Ricotta Cheese
  • 1T honey
  • 1 lemon, zested and sliced in half {Meyer, or any kind}
  • Champagne grapes {optional, garnish}
  • Sweetened Coconut {optional, garnish}

Directions:
-Cut plum bites in half.  Remove seeds.  Slice off a tiny bit of plum on rounded side so it will sit flat.

-Scoop out enough plum flesh to make room for filling.

-In a bowl, mix ricotta cheese with honey, lemon zest of 1 whole lemon, and a small squeeze of lemon juice.  There is plenty of lemon flavor in here!

-If your mixture is too runny, add more ricotta for desired consistency.

 -Using a small spoon {or tiny cookie scoop, if you have one} scoop out filling into plum bites.

-Chill in fridge for 20-30 min.

-Serve cold.

Optional:
-Add lemon zest to top for added beauty and flavor.
-Top with coconut shavings and/or champagne grapes.
-Add coconut to the ricotta for added texture and flavor.

Delicious and fresh, these plum bites with lemon honey ricotta will be a delicious addition at your next meal!!

Thank you again, to Melissa's Produce, for providing the fresh produce, and for joining forces with Alex's Lemonade Stand, which I believe is such an amazing community of people who come together to fight childhood cancer.  I'm proud to be a part of this journey and mission.



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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thank Goodness It's Thursday No. 32


Summer is going by way too fast, wouldn't you agree?  Some kids are already back to school, and my own is starting Kindergarten next month!  I can't believe how fast the time flies, but I'm enjoying every moment that we have together before that anticipated FIRST DAY!

Here's to another amazing week, and awesome partying at Thank Goodness It's Thursday!

I encourage you to link up and then share the link with your friends and family!




Here are this week's features!



Jordan's pick:


 Blueberry Whoopie Pies by Sara at Sweet Silly Sara

Sarah's Pick:

 String Art by Cassie from Kent Heartstrings

Becky's Pick:

 Summer Inspired Sewing Cards by  Michelle on Kids Activities Blog
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Here's what your hosts have been up to this week:

Milk carton treat boxes from Jordan's Onion

 Easy Baby Burp Clothes from Ruffles and Rain Boots

Meet your hosts!
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thank Goodness It's Thursday No. 31


Happy Thursday everyone!  I hope you've been enjoying your week.  A big thank you to everyone who linked up last week, and thank you for linking up again.  Ready to party?  Let's do it!
  


Here are this week's features!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

FREE Family Event Help Feed Hungry Children in Malawi Africa


FREE Family Event Help Feed Hungry Children in Malawi Africa by BeckyCharms 2014

 Ever wondered how little ol' you can make a difference in someone's life?  Here's the perfect opportunity to volunteer 2 simple hours!!

Come on out to Concordia Church in Chula Vista/Eastlake on Saturday, July 26th from 9-11am and help pack 8,000 meals for orphaned and destitute children in Malawi, Africa.

The packing process is super easy.  It's kind of like an assembly line.. like I said, super easy!

This is a FREE Family Event to Help Feed Hungry Children in Malawi, Africa.

We hope to see you there to join in the fun, which will change the lives of so many children!

Looking for the address?  Look no further.

Concordia Church
1695 Discovery Falls Drive
Chula Vista, CA 91915

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