Three Cheers For Fun Month!
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
August 3rd â€“Watermelon Day
Watermelon Lime Frosty (or Margarita) makes 2
3 cups watermelon, cubed and frozen
1 ripe banana, peeled and frozen
2 tablespoons agave nectar or maple syrup
Zest from 2 limes
Juice from 2 limes (about 4 tablespoons)
1/2 cup water
Blend all ingredients until smooth, adding more water as needed to keep the mixture moving. For margaritas: add 3-4 shots of silver tequila. You may want to add more watermelon than called for to thicken this up, or to make the drink appear more pink.
August 10th â€“Sâ€™mores Day
Did you know you can make Sâ€™mores in the oven? Just take a baking sheet, line with foil, assemble sâ€™mores without the top graham cracker and bake until marshmallows are soft and chocolate starts to melt (you have to watch these closely it doesnâ€™t take long at all) then just take out of the oven, top with the other graham cracker and enjoy!
August 31st â€“Trail Mix Day
Plan a little fun activity with the kids or even a small family get-together and have a trail mix bar. Everyone brings their own container to take home and they can create their own trail mix wither they want to indulge in the sweets or get a nice variety of healthy nuts and seeds to start their diet off right.
Minnesota State Fair- August 23-Sep. 3
Prices: Adults (13-64): $12, Seniors (65 & over): $10, Kids (5-12): $10
Children (Under 5): Free
Itâ€™s almost a requirement to be a good â€œMinnesotanâ€ to attend the State Fair every year and donâ€™t we love it!? Get ready for lots of fun, good entertainment and the food; oh the food… thereâ€™s nothing like it. For more information visit: www.mnstatefair.org.
Visit the Minnesota Zoo or the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
–The Minnesota Zoo is featuring their Dinosaur exhibit now until Sep.3 daily 9:30am-5:30pm. See fifteen of the huge animatronic dinosaurs on the Zooâ€™s Northern Trail. There is an additional $4.00 cost to see this exhibit, but itâ€™s well worth it! For more information visit www.mnzoo.com
-Visit Como Park on any Wednesday in August and listen to FREE live music! Check out their Groovinâ€™ in the Park Concert Series. For more information visit www.comozooconservatory.org.