Ok, true story is that I just spent approximately one hour watching the Royal Family Dance Crew videos on YouTube, particularly this one. I have been secretly addicted to watching them after seeing Justin Bieber's video for "Sorry" and haven't looked back since. My only dance experience was dabbling with ballet when I was younger, and while I'd like to think that if I had tried hip-hop when I was younger I would currently be a prodigy, I know that with my coordination skills I would look like I was being attacked by bees on the dance floor. In the meantime, I will live vicariously through these videos.
I forgot how tough the week after Labor Day weekend is. When I went back to work on Tuesday I felt like I had been hit by a truck. Between frantic emails and running around the office like a lunatic, I've been kicking myself for not taking better advantage of the "quiet" summer hours. By Thursday, things started to feel a bit more normal, but I have a feeling that the first non-summer hours Friday is going to be rough. I'm hoping to spend this weekend laying a bit low - maybe going to Grand Army in Boerum Hill finally with Pat? We will see where the weekend takes us. Happy Friday!
When I was little one of my favorite desserts was an orange creamsicle. The blend of orange and sweet cream was just perfect! These papaya cream pops sort of recreate the creamsicle with slightly different flavors, and healthier ingredients.
Papaya Cream Pops
Blend diced papaya with 1/4 cup of milk until smooth. Add in lime and lemon juices and continue blending. In a separate bowl, mix remaining 3/4 cup of milk with vanilla extract.
In popsicle molds, pour in papaya mixture, alternating with vanilla milk mixture so that is swirls in the mold. Freeze for 30 minutes until semi-solid and add in popsicle sticks. Freeze for 3-4 hours and enjoy!
- 1/2 fresh papaya, peeled and diced
- 1 cup milk
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract