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UltimateMama and her kids love making and serving these super easy prosciutto and salami wrapped mozzarella sticks.  Guests can pick them up with no mess, plus they can be made in advance of your gathering.

To make:

8 ounces of whole milk Mozzarella cheese (chunk or “brick” loaf style so it can be easily cut)

4 ounces of sliced prosciutto

4 ounces of sliced salami

Prepare mozzarella cheese by cutting into 4 inch long, 1/2 inch thick pieces

Roll either the prosciutto or salami around the cheese

Repeat until all ingredients are done

Serve and enjoy! (adding pitted olives and stuffed grape leaves is a nice bonus for friends)

UltimateMama and her kids are passionate about food insecurity issues in the community.  A productive way to get kids involved in helping those in need is to contact your local food pantry, soup kitchen, community center, or religious organization and ask them how they can use your assistance.  This morning, UltimateMama and her crew of two made 22 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on whole wheat bread (wearing gloves during assembly) and put them into individual bags which were dropped off by 9 AM at the New York Common Pantry.  Help reduce hunger in your neighborhood today!

UltimateMama discovered a new kitchen must-have that makes creating mini pancakes or pancake “cereal” incredibly easy.  The pancaker is sold by the Container Store and offers an all in one measure, mixing, and shaking product complete with a spout for an easy to pour experience. Just use your favorite mix and you can whip up creative mini pancakes in minutes! Add chocolate chips if you feel decadent.

UltimateMama is ready for Easter with some clever gift ideas, including:

Amazon.com Bunny Ears $7.99

Lindt chocolate bunny $4.99

Sunnylife See Through Pouch (perfect for beach accessories, make-up, etc.) $16

Shein rings $1.50 each

Peeps 10 pack $3.00

Cadbury Egg $1.00

-Papyrus bunny bags SOLD OUT

 

UltimateMama did early online Valentine’s Day shopping this year and her girls are in for a real treat! Some fantastic treats:

Ghiradelli Sweet Hearts – Premium Chocolate Assortment

Roller Rabbit Hathi pajamas in heather grey

Tennis Warehouse pink love t-shirts

Zara pink ribbed t-shirts

UltimateMama and her family are spending this New Year’s Eve at home.  In order to make it a little extra special she brought out some Welch’s Sparkling Rose (Grape Juice Cocktail) in fancy flutes!  Cheers to all!

UltimateMama enjoys surprising her two little ones with Gingerbread Houses to decorate during the holiday season.  Much to her amazement, Michaels had the perfect Christmas Tree Gingerbread Kit on sale for $4.99 (from $9.99).  The girls loved how easy it was to assemble and frost their trees!  A must buy!

UltimateMama loves to use Wilton 3 tier treat stands as table centerpieces during the holiday season.  These sturdy dessert stands make beautiful presentations of your favorite creations from cupcakes to cookies to brownies.  UltimateMama’s kids enjoy dressing up the stands with mini pumpkins in the fall for a sweet, seasonal surprise.

UltimateMama and her kids love to make simple tissue paper floral centerpieces.  Easy, inexpensive, and pretty these paper flower centerpieces are the perfect addition to your dinner table or any party tablescape.  To do:

-Stack 3 sheets of tissue paper on top of each other

-Cut into 12 by 6 inch pieces

-Start with the shorter side and fold into 1 inch accordion folds

-Turn the tissue paper stack over for the next fold, then turn it over for the fold after that

-Take scissors and trim the edges with rounded corners

-Place a green pipe cleaner in the middle of the folded tissue paper strip and twist the pipe cleaner to hold the tissue paper in place

-Carefully peel the tissue paper layers apart

-The “petals” will unfold and you will see it “blossom”

UltimateMama gave her kids a protein packed breakfast to go this morning. This quick and easy breakfast sandwich was made in 5 minutes and given a 5 star rating by the girls.  Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich recipe (for one):

– 1 Portuguese roll

– 1 egg (add a tablespoon of milk and scramble)

– Turkey bacon (from yesterday morning)

Just heat up the roll in a pan, place the scrambled egg on the bottom half of the roll, put a strip of turkey bacon on top of the egg, and cover with top of roll!

Enjoy!