Bananicles (Banana Pops)

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It is hot today and our air-conditioned is not big enough to cool our house down, so we don’t use it. I am not a fan of the air myself, but on a day like today it would be nice. It is going to get close to 100 degrees. The kids like to play out in the little kiddy pool and run through the sprinkler to keep cool. (I like to join them! LOL!)
I also like to treat them to something cool.  We make what we call Bananicles or Banana Pops. It is a frozen banana on a stick.
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Kitchen Cabinet Organization

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An organized kitchen is very important in having an efficient kitchen. I am very fortunate to have a lot of cabinets. It makes it easier to keep neat and organized with more space. Having 12 children we need more of everything, cups, plates, etc. Even with all these cabinets I do keep some things that are only used occasionally in the basement.
This is one angle of my kitchen….

Gyros with Ground Beef

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This is a recipe that is very easy to make and everyone in our family likes it. If you like Gyros, you will like this. This is a must try! The texture is different because ground beef is used instead of the lamb, but the flavor is delicious.


Meat: (brown, add seasonings and simmer on low for 10 minutes)
1 pound Ground Beef
1 Tablespoon Oregano
1 Tablespoon Mint Flakes
2 Cloves Garlic chopped or crushed
Sea Salt to taste (I use at least 1 teaspoon of Celtic Sea Salt)
Pepper to taste
Sauce: (Mix all together)

1 Cup Plain Yogurt
1 Cup Sour Cream
1 Cucumber (peeled and chopped)

1 Clove Garlic chopped or crushed


Place a spoon full of the meat on a warm pita, add sauce, and top with onion and tomatoes.
Do you like Gyros?
If you try this come back and let me know what you thought.
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