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Cinnamon Roll Muffins

I had all intentions of making some delicious cinnamon rolls on Sunday morning however Mr. Awesome had an awesome surprise planned and I just didn’t have the time. Well Jacob had his little heart set on those rolls and as we all know this child loves to eat. He also loves coming up with new recipes and he decided we should try to make some Cinnamon Roll Muffins.

I combined the filling from our Cinnamon Roll Pancakes and Basic Muffin Recipe with a simple glaze to come up to sweeten the deal. The kids loved helping to mix the muffins and make the swirls. They also really enjoyed eating them too!

Did I mention how wonderful the house smells when you bake these? I will definitely need to make a double batch the next time around. I may also try this out in a loaf pan or as a super easy coffee cake.

Short on time? You could mix up everything and set it in the fridge until the next morning and then surprise your family with the aroma of these delicious treats. They will think you slaved all morning long! Continue reading Cinnamon Roll Muffins

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Chocolate Chip Applesauce Muffins

Chocolate Chip Applesauce Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. Self rising flour
  • 1/2 c. Brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. Applesauce
  • 1/2 c. Milk
  • 1 t. Vanilla
  • 1/2 c. Chocolate chips

Directions: Continue reading Chocolate Chip Applesauce Muffins

Buttermilk Biscuits

I remember learning to make these when I was really young. My first experience baking them was in a wood stove! While I’m thankful for modern conveniences nothing compares to the taste of those first biscuits I made.

A lot of people shy away from making biscuits from scratch but they are really quite simple. Continue reading Buttermilk Biscuits

New Cook Book Release: 31+ Breakfast Ideas And Recipes

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Hey ya’ll! I happy to announce that I finished another cookbook that I had been working on. It will soon be available on Amazon in an ebook version and a paperback version. I’ll update this post with the links as soon as it is up on the site!  Continue reading New Cook Book Release: 31+ Breakfast Ideas And Recipes

Cheesy Breakfast Croissants

This is yet another meal I’ve made out of some clearance items from the deli. You could use biscuits or toast in place of the Croissants too.

I was lucky to grab one for myself before the kids devoured the double batch I made!

Cheesy Breakfast Croissants

Ingredients:

  • 6 ct. large Croissants (you could use the minis if you prefer)
  • 6 slices of your favorite cheese
  • 6 servings of your favorite breakfast meat (ham, sausage, bacon, etc)
  • 6 eggs cooked the way you like them.
  • Butter, melted (optional)

Directions:

Slice the Croissants in half so you have a top and bottom.

Layer with your cheese, meat, and eggs.

Place the top on the croissant.

You can enjoy this as it is or you can warm it slightly in the microwave, toaster oven, or oven.

You can also brush with butter before warming the croissant if you desire.

Enjoy!

July 23 – 29, 2017 Meal Plan

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.

I have started trying to do easier meals on days that I have square dancing obligations. This helps me to be able to put a nice meal on the table without feeling guilty about having some much needed ‘Mommy Time’. Some of these meals may also help with those that have busy or irregular schedules due to work or extracurricular activities.

I do have ‘Snacks/Desserts’ listed as well. I always try to keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on the counter or table for the kids to snack on. Sometimes I will make a special snack or treat for us to enjoy.

Sunday 

Breakfast:

Banana Crumb Muffins, scrambled eggs

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner: ++

Oven BBQ Chicken, Baked Beans, Potato Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Cinnamon Toast


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Grilled Cheese, veggies

Dinner: ++

Briarpatch Casserole, Salad

**(This is a fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class/dance in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

Cookies (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

Tuna Salad, Veggies

Dinner: ++

Spicy Chicken and BowtiesSalad

Cupcakes  (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

Hot dogs,  veggies

Dinner: ++

Salisbury Steak w/GravyMashed Potatoes, veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fruit

Dinner: ++

Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas, yellow rice, beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner: ++

Free Day

Snacks/Desserts:

PB Crackers


Saturday

Breakfast:

Breakfast In a Cup, fruit

Lunch:

Ham & Cheese Sandwiches, Veggies

Dinner: ++

Pigs in a blanket**, Ranch Potatoes**, salad  **new recipes, links will update soon!

Snacks/Desserts:

PB Toast

++I have a few kids who seem to be going through growth spurts right now and are always HUNGRY. I have been keeping a pot of beans, blackeyed peas, or other vegetable as a side. I also have been buying a few extra snacks like fruit, veggies, yogurt, etc. 

 

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July 16 – 22, 2017 Meal Plan

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.

I have started trying to do easier meals on days that I have square dancing obligations. This helps me to be able to put a nice meal on the table without feeling guilty about having some much needed ‘Mommy Time’. Some of these meals may also help with those that have busy or irregular schedules due to work or extracurricular activities.

I do have ‘Snacks/Desserts’ listed as well. I always try to keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on the counter or table for the kids to snack on. Sometimes I will make a special snack or treat for us to enjoy.

Sunday 

Breakfast:

French Toast Roll Ups, sausage

Lunch:

Hot dogs, Veggies

Dinner: ++

Boston Baked BeansGrandma’s Mac N CheeseCole Slaw

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Egg Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Popover PizzaSalad

**(This is a fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class/dance in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

Fried Apple Pies (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner: ++

Easy Burrito Casserole, Yellow Rice, Salad

Cookies  (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

Ham & Cheese sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Red & White PastaSalad, Bread

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

Chicken Salad, veggies

Dinner: ++

Chicken Cordon Casserole, veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Sweet and Sour Meatballs, Mac ‘n cheese, veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Cupcakes (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Saturday

Breakfast:

PB & Banana Toast, Eggs

Lunch:

PB & J Sandwiches, Fruit

Dinner: ++

Weenie Roast

Snacks/Desserts:

S’mores

++I have a few kids who seem to be going through growth spurts right now and are always HUNGRY. I have been keeping a pot of beans, blackeyed peas, or other vegetable as a side. I also have been buying a few extra snacks like fruit, veggies, yogurt, etc. 

PB & Jelly Swirl Muffins

These yummy little muffins came about this morning after my four year old requested some PB & Jelly muffins last night. I thought about it a little and this morning I played around with a few ideas and ingredients to come up with this recipe. These will definitely be put on the rotating meal plans from here on out.

You could use chunky peanut butter and possibly add some chopped peanuts to the crumb topping, if you wanted to.

PB & Jelly Swirl Muffins

Ingredients:

Muffins:

  • 2 c. flour
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1/3 c. peanut butter
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 T. oil or melted butter
  • 1 t. vanilla (optional)
  • jelly, your favorite kind

Crumb topping (optional):

  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. white sugar
  • 1/4 c. butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 – 3/4 c. flour

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

Grease a 12 cup Muffin Pan.

In a large bowl stir together the flour and sugar.

Use a fork or pastry blender to cut in the peanut butter until crumbly.

Stir in the milk, egg, and vanilla until blended.

Fill muffin cups about halfway with batter.

Drop 1-2 Tablespoons of jelly into the center.

Spoon batter over tops of jelly.

Use a butter knife or fork to gently swirl the jelly and batter together.

Crumb topping:

Mix together the sugars and then blend in the butter.

Add the flour until a thick dough forms.

Use your fingers to ‘crumble’ the dough over the muffins.

Bake for 18-20 minutes.

Enjoy!

You can also make a thin glaze to drizzle over the muffins by mixing 1-2 T. of jelly with a little water. This is completely optional but my four year old (official taste tester) says it makes them ‘more yummy’!

Note he also requested some Peanut butter glaze which was just 1-2T. of peanut butter mixed with a little milk until it could be drizzled.

 

July 9 – 15, 2017 Meal Plan

I almost didn’t get this out today as I’ve been hard at work on a project which led to the discovery of many, many links that were not working. If you happen to find a link that isn’t working just let me know in the comments and I’ll try to get it fixed ASAP!

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.

I have started trying to do easier meals on days that I have square dancing obligations. This helps me to be able to put a nice meal on the table without feeling guilty about having some much needed ‘Mommy Time’. Some of these meals may also help with those that have busy or irregular schedules due to work or extracurricular activities.

I do have ‘Snacks/Desserts’ listed as well. I always try to keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on the counter or table for the kids to snack on. Sometimes I will make a special snack or treat for us to enjoy.

Sunday 

Breakfast:

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread, scrambled eggs, fruit

Lunch:

Hot dogs, Mac n Cheese

Dinner: ++

Slow Cooker Kraut & Sausage, French Fries, Buns

Snacks/Desserts:

Ice cream


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Egg Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Spicy Chicken and BowtiesSalad

**(This is a fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class/dance in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

Cupcakes (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

PB & J Sandwiches, Fruit

Dinner: ++

Chicken in a BiscuitMashed PotatoesCreamed Peas

Snacks/Desserts:

Cookies  (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Sloppy Joes, French Fries, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

Ham & Cheese, veggies

Dinner: ++

Parmesan Crusted Pork ChopsMashed Potatoes, Veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Rice Pudding


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Pintos, hoe cakes, Easy Collard Greens

Snacks/Desserts:

Easy Banana Pudding in cups (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Saturday

Breakfast:

Bacon Grits/Cheesy Grits, Eggs, Toast

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner: ++

Easy Bean Tostadas, Rice,  Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Boiled Eggs

++I have a few kids who seem to be going through growth spurts right now and are always HUNGRY. I have been keeping a pot of beans, blackeyed peas, or other vegetable as a side. I also have been buying a few extra snacks like fruit, veggies, yogurt, etc. 

July 2 – 8, 2017 Meal Plan

I almost didn’t get this out today. I had been working on it and procrastinating a bit. I planned on finishing this up yesterday but after I mowed during the kids quiet time I really didn’t feel like doing much of anything for the rest of the day. After dinner I went to sit down for a minute and was out until late last night. But here it is, I hope you all enjoy and have a blessed, safe, and happy Independence Day celebration!

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.

I have started trying to do easier meals on days that I have square dancing obligations. This helps me to be able to put a nice meal on the table without feeling guilty about having some much needed ‘Mommy Time’. Some of these meals may also help with those that have busy or irregular schedules due to work or extracurricular activities.

I do have ‘Snacks/Desserts’ listed as well. I always try to keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on the counter or table for the kids to snack on. Sometimes I will make a special snack or treat for us to enjoy.

Sunday 

Breakfast:

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll Ups, scrambled eggs, fruit

Lunch:

PB & J, fruit

Dinner: ++

Chicken Mexicana, Rice, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Jello w/fruit


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Poppy Seed Chicken, Rice, Green Beans, 7 Up Biscuits

**(This is a fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class/dance in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

Something patriotic themed– will post the recipe as soon as I figure it out

(** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

Soup, grilled cheese

Dinner: ++

Cookout (Hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, and all the fixins)

Snacks/Desserts:

Something patriotic themed


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

Tuna Salad, veggies

Dinner: ++

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches, French FriesSalad

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

Hot Dogs, veggies

Dinner: ++

45 minute spaghetti sauce, noodles, SaladCheesy Garlic Bread Sticks

Snacks/Desserts:

Cake


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Ham & Cheese, veggies

Dinner: ++

Free Day

**(Check the freezer/pantry and use items to make a meal.)

Snacks/Desserts:

7 layer cookies (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Saturday

Breakfast:

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner: ++

Breakfast for Dinner

Snacks/Desserts:

Blueberry Dump Cake

++I have a few kids who seem to be going through growth spurts right now and are always HUNGRY. I have been keeping a pot of beans, blackeyed peas, or other vegetable as a side. I also have been buying a few extra snacks like fruit, veggies, yogurt, etc. 

June 25 – July 1, 2017 Meal Plan

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.

I have started trying to do easier meals on days that I have square dancing obligations. This helps me to be able to put a nice meal on the table without feeling guilty about having some much needed ‘Mommy Time’. Some of these meals may also help with those that have busy or irregular schedules due to work or extracurricular activities.

I do have ‘Snacks/Desserts’ listed as well. I always try to keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on the counter or table for the kids to snack on. Sometimes I will make a special snack or treat for us to enjoy.

NOTE: This is a Pantry Challenge Week for me.

Sunday 

Breakfast:

Pancake Poppers, scrambled eggs, fruit

Lunch:

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Upside-Down Meatloaf,Mashed Potatoes, Veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins/Root Beer Floats


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner: ++

Spicy Chicken and Bowties, Salad

**(This is a fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class/dance in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

Cinnamon Toast/Cookies  (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

PB & J, fruit

Dinner: ++

Mississippi Pot RoastMashed Potatoes, Veggies

**(This is a fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class/dance in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Wheels **new recipe, link will update soon

(** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

Pepperoni pockets, Salad

Dinner: ++

Crockpot Chicken Joes , French Fries, Cole Slaw

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

hot dogs, mac n cheese

Dinner: ++

Meatball Sandwich Casserole, Chips,  Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Egg Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Free Day

Snacks/Desserts:

Sopapillas (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Saturday

Breakfast:

Waffles,  Fruit

Lunch:

Oven Toasted Cheese Sandwiches

Dinner: ++

Chili Dog Casserole, Chips, Potato Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Banana Splits

++I have a few kids who seem to be going through growth spurts right now and are always HUNGRY. I have been keeping a pot of beans, blackeyed peas, or other vegetable as a side. I also have been buying a few lot of extra snacks like fruit, veggies, yogurt, etc. 

June 18 – 24, 2017 Meal Plan

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.

I have started trying to do easier meals on days that I have square dancing obligations. This helps me to be able to put a nice meal on the table without feeling guilty about having some much needed ‘Mommy Time’. Some of these meals may also help with those that have busy or irregular schedules due to work or extracurricular activities.

I do have ‘Snacks/Desserts’ listed as well. I always try to keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on the counter or table for the kids to snack on. Sometimes I will make a special snack or treat for us to enjoy.

Sunday 

Breakfast:

Cinnamon Muffins, scrambled eggs, fruit

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner: ++

Alice Springs ChickenBaked Potatoes Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

PB Crackers/Pineapple Upside-Down Cake


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

hot dogs, mac n cheese

Dinner: ++

Impossibly Easy Pizza Bake, Salad

**(This is a fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class/dance in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

Cupcakes


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

Egg Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Fix It and Forget It Crockpot Chicken30 minute Rolls

**(This is a fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class/dance in the evening)

Cookies (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

PB & J Sandwiches, Fruit

Dinner: ++

Fish w/Honey Mustard Sauce, Baked Sweet Potatoes, veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Bacon Wrapped Pork TenderloinMashed Potatoes, Veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Pepperoni pockets,  Salad

Dinner: ++

Crockpot Tortellini Soup, Buttered Bread

**(This is a fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class/dance in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

Cookies (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Saturday

Breakfast:

Cheese Danish, Fruit

Lunch:

Soup (probably leftover soup), grilled cheese

Dinner: ++

Crunchy ChickenMashed Potatoes, Cheesy Squash Casserole

Free Day

Snacks/Desserts:

Apple Crisp in a Crockpot

++I have a few kids who seem to be going through growth spurts right now and are always HUNGRY. I have been keeping a pot of beans, blackeyed peas, or other vegetable as a side. I also have been buying a few extra snacks like fruit, veggies, yogurt, etc.