Question Of The Day

How do you like your marshmallows?

Personally, I like mine burnt (D) and smushed between a couple of graham crackers with some chocolate… best eaten on a cool night beside a warm campfire. Continue reading “Question Of The Day”

Campfire Day

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Campfire Day is the day we can set aside to relax and unwind by a campfire! Click here to learn more about this holiday. It is celebrated on the first Saturday in August.

I think I might be the perfect time to plan a Weenie Roast! We might need some of these for roasting our hot dogs and marshmallows for S’mores. It might also be nice to have some campfire songs and stories too.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

Also check out:

Homeschool: August on Pinterest

Campfire for kids on YouTube

S’mores Dip

This was another recipe that I made for the Chili Dog Dangle Dance that we had on June 9th for the Silver Fox Squares. I did not find the graham cracker sticks mentioned in the original, I did however find some Scooby Doo snacks which looked like doggie treats, so I decided to just use regular graham crackers and they worked out fine.

I found this recipe in my Facebook feed. Click here for the original link.

S’mores Dip

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c. Hot Fudge topping (not heated)
  • 1 c. 10x sugar
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 7-8 oz. marshmallow creme or fluff
  • mini marshmallows or marshmallow bits(optional)
  • mini chocolate chips (optional)
  • graham crackers or graham sticks

Directions:

In a large bowl cream together the cream cheese, hot fudge topping, sugar, vanilla, and marshmallow creme until well blended.

Chill for 2-3 hours.

You can stir in, or sprinkle on top, a few mini chocolate chocolate chips and mini marshmallows, if desired.

Serve with graham crackers.

 

March 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, scrambled eggs

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, Fruit

Dinner:

Crockpot Cream Cheese Chicken, rice, Cole Slaw

Snacks/Desserts:

Cupcakes


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Popover Pizza, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Cinnamon Toast


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

hot dogs, mac n cheese, veggies

Dinner:

Red & White PastaSalad

Snacks/Desserts:

PB Toast


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

Egg Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Goulash7 Up Biscuits

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

tuna salad sandwiches, fresh veggies

Dinner:

Crockpot Chicken Marinara w/Veggies, Angel Hair Pasta, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Veggies

Dinner:

Easy Bean Tostadas, Rice, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Cookies


Saturday

Breakfast:

Breakfast In a Cup

Lunch:

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Weenie Roast, S’mores

Snacks/Desserts:

Popcorn

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

S’mores

Who doesn’t love a campfire with and roasting marshmallows. We try to have a ‘Weenie Roast’ every few months and let the kids roast their hot dogs and marshmallows on a stick. They love it!

We also do this at least one night when we go camping. I am so ready to go right now! S’mores are the best when you take a freshly roasted marshmallow from the campfire but you can also make them in the microwave if you don’t happen to have a campfire handy.

S’mores

Ingredients:

For each S’more you will need:

  • 1 whole graham cracker, split into 2 squares
  • 1 large marshmallow
  • 1 or 2 squares of chocolate (I like to try and find the Hershey’s miniatures on sale)

Directions:

Place the chocolate on one half of the graham cracker.

Heat your marshmallow over the fire until it starts to brown. Be careful not to burn yourself.

Place the HOT marshmallow on top of the chocolate and top with the other half of the graham cracker.

Voila! You may want to let it cool for a minute or so before attempting to eat.

Microwave directions:

On microwave safe plate place 1 cracker square.

Top with chocolate and marshmallow.

Heat on high 15 seconds or until marshmallow puffs up.

Remove from microwave and immediately cover with the other cracker.

Be careful, it will be HOT! Enjoy!