Freezer Cooking Made Me Cry Yesterday

Hey, y’all its been a few days since I’ve checked in with you. I hope everyone is doing well. We are finally getting over these colds that have been passed around and around and around… you get the point. Continue reading “Freezer Cooking Made Me Cry Yesterday”

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

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This recipe was adapted from a recipe that we found in the United States Cookbook under the state of Georgia. The original recipe was called ‘Peanutty Peanut Butter and Banana Bread’ and was baked in a loaf pan for 1 hour and 10 minutes at 350. Our recipe has some variations to the original ingredients but would probably be just as good baked in a loaf pan as well and would probably be even better with a sprinkle of chocolate chips added to the batter. Continue reading “Peanut Butter Banana Muffins”

Chocolate Chip Applesauce Muffins

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”

Feeling The Pain of Undecorating…

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Well yesterday went better than I thought it would in some ways. The kids were motivated to help clean up the house as they wanted me to help them open, assemble, and set up some of their new toys.

In 2 hours we had the tree down (I don’t usually take it down so early but it was taking up some prime space in our little house on the pond) and all the decorations put away on the newly reorganized porch. We also had 2 loads of laundry done up and a third in the washer. The kitchen had made good progress as well.

As the kids went down for quiet time I played catch up on some emails, updated some posts on Kirby’s Koupons, and finished the laundry. Well this morning it seems I was a bit overzealous in my attack on the house and I am feeling it in every little joint and muscle. Big time fibro flare… gotta love it.

So while I was stumbling around in the kitchen trying to fix a cup of coffee and find some ibuprofen Jacob came in. He told me it was Wednesday and wanted to know what kind of muffins we were going to have. (Gotta love the fact that the four year is reading the calendar and telling time on his new watch.) Continue reading “Feeling The Pain of Undecorating…”

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

So yesterday morning something was smelling really funky in my kitchen. I had a bowl of really ripe bananas that I thought may have been the reason for the smell. I decided to make some muffins with them but DS4 wanted chocolate chips in them too. He loves chocolate just about as much as I do so I thought it sounded like a pretty good idea.

If you want to find out what the funky smell was then click here. Continue reading “Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins”

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. Continue reading “PB & Jelly Swirl Muffins”

Eggless Nutella Muffins

This recipe came about one Wednesday morning when I had not been to the grocery store in over a week. It was one of those days where I was feeling like a walkie zombie too. I had been tempted just to make some toast spread it with peanut butter and sliced apples for breakfast. My four year old would have no part in that because it was ‘muffin day’.

I knew I didn’t have any eggs, as I hadn’t bought any in a while nor had I checked the henhouse yesterday. That’s what happens when you don’t stay on routine around here. I did have mayonnaise though so I knew there was hope. Below is the recipe, that I thought was an utter fail at first, and I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does.

These could be made with eggs if you wanted to. Just replace the mayo and water with 2-3 eggs. You could probably also add in some white chocolate chips or nuts if you wanted to make these as a special treat. These are rich enough that they could probably be considered dessert!

These little yummies have a lot of potential and I’m sure you may see them popping up in various forms in upcoming recipes. Continue reading “Eggless Nutella Muffins”

June 4 – 10, 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:

Overnight Coffee Cake, scrambled eggs

Lunch:

Soup, grilled cheese

Dinner:

Easy Chicken Casserole, steamed veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Boiled Eggs


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Tuna Salad, Veggies

Dinner:

Chicken NachosSalad

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Philly Cheese Steak SandwichesSalad , Chips

Snacks/Desserts:

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


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

PB & J, fruit

Dinner:

Mexican Tortilla SkilletSpanish Rice, Black Beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

Egg Salad Sandwiches, chips

Dinner:

Oven Fried ChickenMashed PotatoesCreamed Peas

Snacks/Desserts:

PB Crackers


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Hot Dogs, mac n cheese

Dinner:

Crockpot Italian Chicken, Rice, Salad30 minute Rolls

**(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.)


Saturday

Breakfast:

Monkey Bread, scrambled eggs, Bacon Grits/Cheesy Grits

Lunch:

Pepperoni pockets, salad

Dinner:

Breakfast for dinner: I plan on making 7 Up Biscuits, with Tomato Gravy, and maybe some bacon or sausage.

Free Day

Snacks/Desserts:

Popcorn/ German Chocolate Pie** (new recipe, link will update soon.)

February 19- 25, 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 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

Lunch:

hot dogs, mac n cheese

Dinner:

Creamy Chipped Beef Over Toast, Scrambled Eggs

Snacks/Desserts:

Mama’s Banana Split Dessert


Monday (National Cherry Pie Day)

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Egg Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Cheesy Crockpot Chicken and VeggiesButtery Bread Sticks

Snacks/Desserts:

Cherry Sonker


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fruit

Dinner:

Pepperoni pocketsSalad

Snacks/Desserts:

Peanut Butter Toast


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Muffins

Lunch:

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Chili Dog Casserole, Chips, Cole Slaw

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Daddy Can’t Wait CasseroleMashed Potatoes, Corn Muffins

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit/Veggies


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Grilled Cheese

Dinner:

Crockpot Tortellini Soup, Buttered Bread

Snacks/Desserts:

Boiled Eggs


Saturday

Breakfast:

Waffles, Sausage

Lunch:

tuna salad sandwiches, fresh veggies

Dinner:

Crockpot Cabbage Rolls, Grandpa’s Fried Potatoes, Green beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Cookies

February 5- 11, 2017 Meal Plan

January 22-28, 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 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, sausage

Lunch:

scrambled egg sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Easy Burrito Casserole, rice, salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Blonde Brownies (National Blonde Brownie Day)


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fresh fruit

Dinner:

Chicken Pillows, Mashed Potatoes, Veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Boiled Eggs


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Laura’s Sweet Pork, Cheese Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Rolls

Snacks/Desserts:

PB Toast


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Peanut Butter Muffins (National Peanut Butter Day)

Lunch:

ramen noodles, grilled cheese

Dinner:

Sweet Pork Quesadillas, salad, Rice, Beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

tuna salad sandwiches, fresh veggies

Dinner:

Mom’s Oven Stew, 30 minute rolls, Rice

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

hot dogs, mac n cheese, veggies

Dinner:

Free Day **use food from the pantry or freezer or order out for a special treat

Snacks/Desserts:

Sopapillas


Saturday

Breakfast:

Breakfast In a Cup, Toast

Lunch:

Egg Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Weenie Roast, S’mores, Potato Salad….fixins…. (We do this every 3-4 months when the weather is nice. If it’s not nice outside I will usually cook the hotdogs on an indoor grill and make S’more in the microwave.)

Snacks/Desserts:

Cookies

Pumpkin Muffins

This is a great way to use up any frozen pumpkin you may have in the freezer. You don’t have frozen pumpkin? Am I the only one with an overabundance of frozen pumpkin? Don’t answer that, please. If you don’t have the frozen you can use canned pumpkin.

I have also added the instructions for a crumb topping which is optional. My kids love muffins, especially Cinnamon muffins, so I add this to them to keep them happy. Continue reading “Pumpkin Muffins”