Sunday, February 28, 2010

Day 6 with Nutella

As promised!  The Nutella facial....I had this idea a couple of weeks ago and thought it might be fun to try it.  So, I found two willing participants who donated their lovely faces for my experiment. We spread Nutella lightly on the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead.  Just for fun we put bananas on the eyes (natural potassium treatment).  The girls loved it because it was moisturizing and delicious!  We let the Nutella sit on the face for about 5 mins and then removed it with a warm damp cloth.   Voila!  Their faces were smooth and silky.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Day 5 with Nutella

Busy day!  Much running around....so very little time to think about my dreamy Nutella!  Oh how I love your creamy goodness.  I have to tell you that spending this much time with Nutella is making me love the stuff even more.  Today I made some sugar cookies with, you guessed it, Pillsbury refridgerator cookie dough.....yes I know it would be better to make the sugar cookies from scratch, but who has time!  Okay so anyway, make the cookies according to the directions and then after they cool spread Nutella on one of the cookies ( liberally of course) and then make a sandwich out of it with the other cookie.  I must say that this tasted DEVINE!  UBER delicious.  Take a look at the finished product on the left....happy kids!

Stay tuned for tomorrow is a Nutella facial!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Day 4 with Nutella

Nutella Pizza!  Whoever thought that you can make a delicious pizza with Nutella....genius!  I looked up a few recipes for Nutella pizza and they seemed a bit complex.....if I have to make dough rise, forget it.  That's what the Pilsbury Dough Boy does!  So once again I had to come up with my abbreviated version of the Nutella pizza.  First step, go to your local store and buy Pilsbury pizza crust. Perfecto!

Nutella Pizza recipe ( super easy )

Pilsbury Pizza Crust - lay out on a pizza pan
Bake the crust according to the directions until it is golden brown
Let cool
Spread a liberal amount of Nutella on the crust
You can sprinkle toasted hazelnuts on the pizza, but my crew prefers "no nuts."
Cut it into sections and munch!

It's truly delicious....enjoy the decadence of this easy dessert.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Day 3 with Nutella

So far so good....three days into the journey and I haven't gained any weight, yet!  LOL 

As promised, I made a successful "easy" Nutella Cooler" and it tastes awesome.  I am drinking one right now.....YUM!  Giada's recipe was to "Marth Stewart" so I took a short cut and made it the following way:

10 ice cubes
2 cups Blue Bell Vanilla Ice Cream - if you don't know what Blue Bell is then I feel sorry for you....try the best vanilla you can find.
4 heaping tablespoons Nutella
1.5 cups milk

Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  It makes 2 servings.

I have to say that if you are having a bad day, this treat will perk you right up.  Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Day 2 with Nutella

If you are like me, morning should begin with sunrise.  However, I usually get up at 6 and it's still dark. UGH.... 
Enough about the dark mornings.......
 
Today is a Nutella waffle sandwich!   How easy is that.  Two Eggos in the microwave and spread a heaping tablespoon of nutella on the waffle...make a sandwich and off you go.  It's portable and yummy...especially with a cup of coffee.

I decided that I had better start finding some recipes on Nutella, so I went out to foodnetwork.com.  Do you realize that there are 37 recipes for Nutella out there!  Wow.  More interesting is the fact that over half of them are from Giada DeLaurentiis.  She has her own show called "Everyday Italian." 

Anyway, she is obviously a huge Nutella lover!  One of her recipes is a Nutella Gellato Cooler...I read the recipe and it was very "Martha Stewart."  By that I mean it was too complex and had too many ingredients that you have to go buy and only use half of them and throw the rest out....get the picture.  I am all about making it easy....so tomorrow, I will attempt the "express Nutella cooler."  Whether it's good or bad, I'll let you know!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Day One with Nutella


Okay so I love Nutella! Who doesn't...the person who has never had the opportunity to taste the delectable treat! What is it you ask? It's an amazing Chocolate Hazelnut Spread from Italy. Most people eat it on bread, but I have heard some other interesting applications!

I decided that I would embark on a 365 day journey with Nutella to see if I can come up with 365 different uses for Nutella....I think the first 60-100 days will be easy, but when you run out of food stuffs to put it on, then what? Okay let's keep this "G" rated!

I picked up my daughter from school and she just had a Nutella on a pancake as a snack. I tried it and it definatley gives butter and syrup some stiff competition!

I welcome suggestions, so please feel free to submit a recipe or idea! 364 more to go!