Product Review: Russian Piping Tips by Asani

 

So this weekend was really cold, again, and the kids were getting a bit antsy while being cooped up in the house. Luckily Momma has a drawer full of items that need tested out and the kids really wanted to help. They have been begging me to make cupcakes so I decided to give these Russian Piping Tips a try. (Yep, Affiliate Link… so if you did decided to purchase these I might get a small little kickback.)

We had so much fun! Momma baked the cupcakes and made some homemade icing.  (I did make it a little softer than normal so the kids would have an easier time with it. Continue reading “Product Review: Russian Piping Tips by Asani”

Watermelon Cupcakes

I made these for the Chili Dog Dangle Dance that we had on June 9th for the Silver Fox Squares. They were so good and fairly easy to make. Not too mention that they are pretty cute if you don’t tip them over on the way.

For future reference, I will try to frost the cupcakes when they arrive at the location instead of frosting them and transporting them. I did find this idea on Pinterest and you can click here for the original recipe.

The kids can help with this one and make it a bit more fun. Continue reading “Watermelon Cupcakes”

April 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:

Waffles,  Fruit

Lunch:

PB & J Sandwiches, Fruit

Dinner:

Chicken Cordon Bleu CasseroleMashed Potatoes, veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

cupcakes


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Hot dogs, Veggies

Dinner:

Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas, Rice, Beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Boiled Eggs


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

Soup, grilled cheese

Dinner:

Slow Cooker Baby Back RibsGrandma’s Mac N Cheese,  Cole Slaw

**(Crockpot Meal as Momma has a class in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

No Bake Cookies (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments later.)


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Breaded Pork Chops, Steamed Broccoli, Baked Sweet Potatoes

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Chicken and Dumplings

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Hot Dogs, veggies

Dinner:

Salisbury Steak w/GravyMashed Potatoes, veggies

** (I will put the patties and gravy into the crockpot after cooking as I have a dance this night.)

Snacks/Desserts:

Fried Apple Pies (again I will try to make a few extra to take along for class.)


Saturday

Breakfast:

PB Toast & Bananas

Lunch:

Ham and cheese sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Daddy Can’t Wait CasseroleMashed Potatoes, Corn Muffins

Snacks/Desserts:

PB Crackers

April 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:

Bird Nests, Grits, Fruit

Lunch:

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Easter Dinner (We have opted to do a cookout this year. )

Snacks/Desserts:

Coconut Cake

Pickled Eggs


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Hot dogs, Veggies

Dinner:

Red & White Pasta, SaladCheesy Garlic Pull-apart Bread

Snacks/Desserts:

Cinnamon Toast


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

PB & J, fruit

Dinner:

Crockpot Tortellini Soup, 30 minute Rolls

**(Crockpot Meal as Momma has a class in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

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


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

Scrambled Eggs Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Root Beer Slow Cooker Pork, French Fries, Cole Slaw

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Chicken PillowsMashed Potatoes, Veggies (maybe a vegetable casserole?)

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Egg Salad, veggies

Dinner:

Sweet and Sour Meatballs, Macaroni and Cheese, Veggies

** (Another crockpot meal as I have a dance this night.)

Snacks/Desserts:

Easy Donut Holes (again I will try to make a few extra to take along for class.)


Saturday

Breakfast:

Cheese Danish, scrambled eggs, fruit

Lunch:

Soup, grilled cheese

Dinner:

Smothered Burgers, Chips, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Cake

T-Rex Pull-apart-cake

This was Joey’s 5th birthday cake. He was so into dinosaurs and he couldn’t decide between Chewbacca or a T-Rex. Personally, I think Chewbacca would’ve been easier. Continue reading “T-Rex Pull-apart-cake”