Here in our part of the world, we have embraced the goodness that is summer. Since school got out, I have welcomed sleeping in (just slightly), swim lessons, trips to the park and the endless Las Vegas sunshine. Now that I’m not doing the daily school drop off/pickup routine, I don’t even mind the 100 + degree temperatures. No, really. It’s not that bad.
I admit, all this hot weather and playing with my kids has me in no mood to cook. I’d rather take my children to the pool. Read a book during my baby’s nap time. Spend the afternoon watching a few cartoons with the little ones (why should they have all the TV fun?).
I’m sure my aversion to the kitchen will leave eventually . . . but for now it’s all play and minimum time around the oven. Unless I’m baking of course. Because baking is fun.
One thing (besides cookies) I’ve been making is fruit dip. Yes, if it is sweet to the tongue, we are still friends. Even in the summer. And my kids love fruit dip. Sometimes I catch them scooping handfuls straight into their mouths — minus the fruit.
I’ve also had this dip with sour cream instead of yogurt, and it’s even creamier and rich. I like using Greek yogurt though, the consistency is still thick, and it makes me feel a tad bit healthier. It’s still tart, and a bit smoother.
Fruit alone is wonderful. Already sugar sweet and refreshing. But the joy of dunking whole strawberries into a pool of brown-sugary yogurt deliciousness?
Brown Sugar Fruit Dip
1 cup greek yogurt
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
In a medium size bowl, whisk the yogurt, brown sugar and vanilla together till the sugar is fully incorporated into the yogurt. Serve with fresh fruit.