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The Friday Five – Chicken Noodle Soup

The Friday Five - Chicken Noodle Soup | Squirrelly Minds

Picture Perfect Meals / Iowa Girl eats (Gluten Free) / Smitten Kitchen / Damn Delicious / Pip and Ebby (Slowcooker)

I’m one of those gals who loves a steaming cup of chicken noodle when feeling under the weather. Truth be told however, I often go for the canned variety as I’m in no condition to actually make chicken noodle soup from scratch. Perhaps when the mister is sick I’ll tackle some of the above soups, because knowing how to make a hearty chicken noodle soup is a life skill everyone should have.

Eat | Top 10 Smoothies

I’m a huge smoothie fan. In fact I’m enjoying one right now as I type this – kale, strawberries, pineapple, peanut butter, hemp seeds, and ginger. I tend to stick to the same ‘ol though and am wanting to branch out a bit more. In case you’re in a smoothie rut like I am, I thought I’d share with you my top 10 favourites from a bit of soul (aka pinterest) searching. I look forward to trying each of these soon!

Blogging Over Thyme
This beautiful smoothie includes dates, coconut water and hemp seeds. What an incredible way to start the day!

The Pioneer Woman
I’m not waiting until the fall to try this smoothie. Yum! For a healthier alternative, I’d swap vanilla yogurt for plain yogurt, and crushed graham crackers for crushed pecans.

What’s Gaby Cooking
Greens are a must have in my smoothies. This one is packed full of spinach and almond butter.

Eat Yourself Skinny
Put avocado in anything I’m happy. An avocado and mango smoothie? You’ve won my heart.

Something Swanky
I’ve never put chocolate anything in my smoothies as that always felt like too much of a treat, but I may have to start with this Chocolate Almond Oatmeal smoothie.

Love and Lemons
If you’re looking to cut down your coffee intake but still want a bit of caffeine, consider this Japanese green tea (matcha) smoothie instead.

This Rawsome Vegan Life
Just using 4 ingredients makes this smoothie super easy and delicious.

Kath Eats
I love topping my smoothies with peanut butter for a bit of extra protein and yummy flavour. This smoothie is turned into a meal – it can’t get any better than that!

Oh My Veggies
Ginger has such incredible health benefits, and it’s spicy flavour gives any dish a kick. This Kale-Ginger detox smoothie is great for a boost of nutrients.

The Green Forks
A carrot cake smoothie that’s 1000x healthier than the real thing? Sold.

What is your favourite smoothie?

Holiday|Eat | Mandarin Orange Christmas Cocktail

Mandarin Orange Christmas Cocktail | Squirrelly Minds
The mister is a cocktail shaker master. One of his favourite things about hosting a party is creating a signature cocktail. This mandarin orange cocktail is what he served at our holiday get together over the weekend. And guys, it’s good.


  • 6-8 Mandarin Oranges
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Ginger
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Dark Rum
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Lime
  • Soda or Gingerale
  • Rosemary, Thyme, or orange slice to garnish

Mandarin Orange Simple Syrup
1. Use a reamer or squeeze to make 1 cup fresh mandarin orange juice
2. In a pot, add the juice, 3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cup water, and cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger to taste
3. Boil until the liquid reduces to half its volume, or until desired thickness. Allow to fully cool

2 parts rum, 1 part syrup, dash of butters, squeeze of lime. Shake all ingredients and pour into a glass. Top with your choice of club soda or gingerale to taste. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary, thyme, or a slice of mandarin orange.

Mandarin Orange Christmas Cocktail | Squirrelly Minds

Eat/Holiday | Eggnog Cupcakes

Eggnog Cupcakes | Squirrelly Minds
I love eggnog, but am a bit of a wimp when I drink it. I take my eggnog at least half and half with milk to dilute all that tongue smacking creaminess. But what is better than diluting your eggnog with milk you ask? Why by diluting it with flour and sugar and all things delicious. Aka, by turning it into eggnog cupcakes!

While she’s off cuddling her newest family addition, I’m over at Lulu The Baker today sharing my eggnog cupcake recipe. The perfect treat for the holidays.

See you there!

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