My Cleaning Crew

IMG00045.jpgYou know the best thing about having kids who are finally at an age where they can help out around the house? If it’s a busy holiday weekend and you’re expecting tons of guests and don’t have time to cook and clean, just hand your kid a Swiffer and let them take care of the dust bunnies.
Do you have a photo or video of your personal cleaning crew? Send it to beth@rolemommycom and we’ll feature your little helpers on our site.

Memorial Day Recipes

It’s been a while since we’ve shared some stellar recipes with our readers and since it’s the holiday, I figured I’d share some of our favorite dishes that are Weight Watcher friendly. So before you bite into that 4 million calorie burger, here are some good tips for eating what you love and not bursting any buttons.
Tuna Sliders Anyone?
The first time I ever tasted a tuna slider was at a party thrown by CBS that kicked off the launch of the Rachel Ray Show. So I have to admit, this is not an original recipe, it’s actually Rachel Ray’s recipe for Asian Tuna Sliders. So stay away from those Bubba Burgers and fire up the tuna steak!
Lenore’s Famous Ambrosia
This one’s a classic that my mom has been whipping up since I was a kid spending my summers in the poconos. The ingredients for this one are simple. Throw in all your favorite summer fruit along with bananas, mini marshmallows, coconut shavings and a dollop of cool whip on top. You can also replace the cool whip with vanilla yogurt, but personally, I’m a Cool Whip fan all the way.
Lenore’s Patriotic Strawberry Shortcake Extravaganza
Here’s another simple recipe. You can either purchase an angel food cake mix and a 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple in its own juice.
Mix the two ingredients together, take a fork and make sure the cake batter is moist and mixed thoroughly.
In an ungreased pan, 10.5x 8.5 bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. When ready to serve take cool whip, cover the top and make the flag. For stripes on the flag use strawberries. For stars use blueberries.
Happy Memorial Day! Here’s to great food, conversation and a relaxing holiday!