Have Plate Will Travel : January 2017


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Valentine’s Day treats that the culinary challenged can make

Valentine’s Day is the opportunity to express how much loved ones adore each other. A sweet treat at the end of a meal or an indulgent dessert to end a romantic evening can be a decadent way to end the day of love. For the culinary challenged, creating a dessert from scratch can be an imposing endeavor. Freshley’s has created Valentine’s Day treats that will impress your beloved. 

The Valentine’s Day treats from Freshley’s are semi-homemade. Incorporating some of Freshley’s favorite treats, these desserts impress your valentine without being difficult to create. These treats are perfect for kids or the culinary challenged to whip up on Valentine’s Day. 

Show your Valentine that she is loved with one of these desserts.

Valentine’s Dreamies

·      8 Strawberries, hulled and halved
·      2 Tbsp. sugar
·      2 Tsp vanilla extract
·      4 Mrs. Freshley's Dreamies

1.    Combine cut strawberries, sugar and vanilla extract in medium bowl, refrigerate for 1 hour for juices to combine.
2.    Slice Mrs. Freshley’s Dreamies diagonally and place in a heart shape.
3.    Top Dreamies with strawberry mixture.
4.    If desired, drizzle with chocolate syrup.

Fudge Conversation Hearts

·      Mrs. Freshley’s Fudge Rounds
·      Heart and letter stencils
·      Powdered sugar
·      Sifter

1.    Place stencil on top of a Mrs. Freshley’s Fudge Round.
2.    Sift some powdered sugar over the stencil and Fudge Round.
3.    Remove the stencil, revealing the desired designed.

Chocolate Lovers Kabobs

• 8 Mrs. Freshley's Chocolate Bells, halved
• 1 Package of strawberries, hulled
• 1 Package marshmallows
• 1 Package wooden skewers
• Melting chocolate

• Place one halved Mrs. Freshley’s Chocolate Bell on wooden skewer.
• Next place one strawberry, followed by one marshmallow.
• Repeat steps until skewer is full.
• Prepare melting chocolate according to package directions and drizzle over kabobs.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa offer free admission to preschoolers

Theme parks offer hours, days and even years of entertainment. As the theme park industry grows, parks look to create special memories with all their guests. Hopefully, these memories will keep guests coming back year, after year. SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa hope to create this bond with families by children under 5 free admission all year long.

The free preschooler admission program allows Florida residents the opportunity to give children under 5 the chance to explore these theme parks. To receive the Preschool card, parents must register online (link here). After registration, parents should bring the registration, birth certificate or passport, and FL resident ID to one of the parks. The preschoolers will receive unlimited  free admission to the parks through December 31, 2017.

Advanced online registration is required. Registration is open through June 27, 2017.