Category Archives: Meal Planning

Grain-free Christmas Cake Recipe

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Fun party game: see if your guests can guess what this delightful treat is made of!

This cake is healthy enough to serve for breakfast, but decadent enough for a dessert. And it’s SO PRETTY: https://sl290.isrefer.com/go/Christmascake/happy2bmyownboss/ Continue reading Grain-free Christmas Cake Recipe

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FREE Download: 10 Snacks Your Kids Can Make

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My kids love the lessons from Kids Cook Real Food Site. Your kids will love them too!

Why don’t you check out this FREE Download: 10 Snacks Your Kids Can Make and see for yourself!

Go ahead and give it a try… you never know you may just find your kids are helping you out a lot more and you can take a well deserved break! You might even enjoy the snacks they make and find a new family favorite!

FREEBIE: Cozi Online Calendar

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I’m excited to tell everyone that I am now an affiliate for Cozi which is an online calendar that I have been using for years! The great thing is that you can sign up FREE and when I say FREE it is FREE. I’ve used it for many years, FREE, and it has helped me keep my family organized and running smoothly! GO check it out!

 

Pantry Challenge Week

It’s time for a Pantry Challenge this week. What’s in your freezer and pantry? I’ll be headed out the grocery store in a little bit to pick up some milk and a few fresh produce items. It’s so cold I was trying to wait until it warmed up a bit… I’m a wuss and I know it! I’ll post the links to some of the recipes we’ll be using this week below.

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Cheddar Muffins

Pumpkin Pancakes

45 minute spaghetti sauce 

Taco Ring

Chili Dog Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

SWEET AND SOUR MEATBALLS

PEANUT BUTTER CAKE MIX COOKIES

BROILED PARMESAN TILAPIA

Mashed Potatoes

Vegetable Casserole

Grandma’s Mac N Cheese

Cinnamon Toast

Waffles

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What is a Pantry Challenge? Well, it is pretty much what it says. A pantry challenge is a technique I haveto use up the food I have in my pantry or freezer.

I set up one week every three to four months as a ‘Pantry Challenge Week’. This forces me to check through my pantry to see what may be hiding in the back. It forces me to check dates on items that I have forgotten about. It also forces me to look in the freezer. Look everywhere in the door, the drawers, and underneath the frozen bags of whatever is lurking in there.

I use coupons and I stock up on many different things. Sometimes these are things that we don’t use very often and I tend to forget about them so setting up this challenge helps me to be less wasteful and forces me to be resourceful. I…

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Soaked Apple Cinnamon or Cherry Almond Baked Oatmeal Recipe (A Make-Ahead Breakfast)

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Soaked Apple Cinnamon or Cherry Almond Baked Oatmeal Recipe (A Make-Ahead Breakfast):

What’s your Christmas morning like?

a. Run around like crazy making a special breakfast
b. Break out the cereal
c. Put a make-ahead breakfast in the oven and enjoy family time + a special meal Continue reading Soaked Apple Cinnamon or Cherry Almond Baked Oatmeal Recipe (A Make-Ahead Breakfast)

Earthquake Cake

This is a dessert I’ve had a couple of times since I started square dancing. I love it… I mean it’s full of rich chocolatey goodness and layered on top of coconut and pecans… yum! Don’t plan on bringing home leftovers if you take this to a potluck though.

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FREE Download: 5 Paleo Snacks Your Kids Can Make

My kids love the lessons from Kids Cook Real Food Site. Your kids will love them too!

Why don’t you check out this FREE Download: 5 Paleo Snacks Your Kids Can Make and see for yourself!

Or if Paleo isn’t your thing you can try FREE Download: 10 Snacks Your Kids Can Make.

Go ahead and give it a try… you never know you may just find your kids are helping you out a lot more and you can take a well deserved break! You might even enjoy the snacks they make and find a new family favorite!

Teach Your School Age Kids To Use An Instapot

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Wouldn’t it be great if your kids could help you out with the cooking? Well if you have an Instapot then here is a great resource for you. Check out:

Wouldn’t it be a Dream if Your School-Aged Kids Could Make a WHOLE Meal by Themselves? Continue reading Teach Your School Age Kids To Use An Instapot

Nanny J’s Carrot Souffle

This was one of the new recipes we had for Thanksgiving. It was really quite delicious and if you have picky eaters that don’t like carrots you may want to give this a try. Mr. Awesome doesn’t like carrots but he was the one who requested this. Continue reading Nanny J’s Carrot Souffle

Nanny J’s Corn Pudding

What the heck is corn pudding? That’s what I thought when Mr. Awesome tried to tell me about it. I had never heard of such a thing until I met him. We had this on Thanksgiving and it was delicious.

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It’s The Day Before Thanksgiving and My House Is A Wreck!

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It’s true, our little house on the pond is a wreck and I don’t know where we will put all of our guests that are coming tomorrow. Anybody else feel the same way right now?

The past couple of weeks have been super crazy. I guess everyone has been trying to fit everything in before the holiday season. Then we had the time change which is always so much fun around here… can you hear the sarcasm?

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Reblog: David Lebovitz’s Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

These look so good!

If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving this week, don’t finalize your menu before you check out this roundup of favorite holiday recipes by pastry chef and food-blogger extraordinaire David Lebovitz.

via David Lebovitz’s Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup — Discover