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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

Super Easy Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Super Easy Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

  • Meat from one cooked rotisserie chicken (or use 2-3 cooked chicken breasts), shredded
  • 1/3 c. mayo
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 stalks celery (optional)
  • 1 boiled egg, chopped (optional)
  • 2-3 T. Pickle relish (optional)
  • onion, chopped (optional)
  • raisins, chopped apples, chopped nuts or whatever other add-ins you might like (optional)

Directions:

Mix everything together in a bowl. Season to taste. Enjoy on a bed of lettuce, in a croissant, or on toast.

Pigs in a Blanket

This recipe is as old as I can remember. You can also used canned biscuits in place of the crescent rolls.

Pigs in a blanket

Ingredients:

  • 8 hot dogs (1-2 per person)
  • 4 slices cheese, each cut into 6 strips (optional)
  • 8 ct refrigerated crescent rolls (or biscuits)

Directions:

Heat oven to 375.

Make a slit down the center of each hot dog (not needed if you are not using cheese)

Place 3 strips of cheese into each slit.

Separate the crescent rolls dough.

Starting with the wide end, wrap each hot dog with dough.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet, cheesy side up.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

 

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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.

Eggless Nutella Muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 c. self rising flour
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 1/2 – 2c. Nutella
  • 6-8 T. mayonnaise (or use 2-3 eggs)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

Spray or line your Muffin Pan. (I haven’t made them in Mini Muffin Pans but they would probably be just fine.)

Mix together all of the ingredients, just until blended.

Spoon the batter, which will be thick, into the muffin pans. 2-3 Tablespoons for each cup.

Gently press the batter down if it is really thick.

Bake for 12-15 minutes. (8-10 minutes for minis.) They will look a bit gooey but that’s ok.

Remove and let cool for 5-10 minutes. (The middles may fall in but that is OK too.)

Enjoy!

**I will be trying these with some ripe bananas too. I will probably use 2 mashed bananas and only 1-2 Tablespoons of mayo. I will be sure to post that recipe after I try it.

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.

 

June 11 – 17, 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:

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole, Jelly Toast

Lunch:

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

PB Toast/Peanut Butter Brownie Dessert


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

PB & J, fruit

Dinner: ++

45 minute spaghetti sauce w/noodles, SaladCheesy Garlic Pull-apart Bread

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

Snacks/Desserts:

Cinnamon Toast


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

Soup, grilled cheese

Dinner: ++

Tater Tot Casserole, veggies

**(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:

Tuna Salad, veggies

Dinner: ++

Shredded Beef, tortillas, rice, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner: ++

Salmon PattiesMashed PotatoesCreamed Peas

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Hot Dogs, mac n cheese

Dinner: ++

Chili Dog Casserole, Chips, Salad

**(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:

Bagels, Cream Cheese, Fruit

Lunch:

PB & J, Fruit

Dinner: ++

Cheddar Chicken,  Mashed Potatoes, Veggies

Free Day

Snacks/Desserts:

Rice Pudding

++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 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.)

May 14 – May 20, 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 (Mother’s Day)

Breakfast:

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread, scrambled eggs

Lunch:

hot dogs, mac n cheese, veggies

Dinner:

Spicy Chicken and BowtiesSalad, buttered bread

Snacks/Desserts:

boiled eggs/ Strawberry Cream Cake


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

soup, grilled cheese

Dinner:

Popover PizzaSalad **fairly easy meal to put together as we will have a squared dance this night.

Snacks/Desserts:

Cinnamon Toast/Easy Banana Pudding


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

tuna salad sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Boston Baked BeansGrandma’s Mac N CheeseCole Slaw

**(This is a fairly easy crockpot meal. The mac n cheese and slaw can be made a little in advance before I go to the dance 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:

Hot dogs, veggies

Dinner:

Easy Chili Mac N Cheese**, Salad, 30 minute Rolls ** new recipe

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fruit

Dinner:

Chicken Pot Pie**, Mashed Potatoes ** new recipe

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Free Day

**(It will be a fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class/dance in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

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


Saturday

Breakfast:

Dutch Puff, Fruit

Lunch:

PB & J Sandwiches, Fruit

Dinner:

Easy Bean TostadasSpanish RiceSalad

Snacks/Desserts:

PB Crackers

Microwave Caramel Popcorn

This is a fun recipe that I learned in Home Ec. many years ago. The kids can help with this but be careful because the caramel does get really HOT so they will need lots of supervision.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. butter or margarine
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/4 c. corn syrup
  • 1 T. baking soda
  • 3-6 qts. (12-24 cups) popped popcorn
  • 1 Large Brown Paper Grocery Bag

Directions:

Grease a large cookie sheet or two.

Place the popped popcorn into the brown bag.

Put the first four ingredients into a microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high for 3 – 5 minutes. Stir every minute. Cook caramel mixture until it starts to boil rapidly. Cook 2 more minutes.

Take out of the microwave and stir in the baking soda until it is a nice creamy color. Quickly pour the caramel mixture into the bag with the popcorn, roll down the top of the bag, and SHAKE vigorously.

Place the bag, with the top still rolled down, into the microwave. Cook for 2 1/2 minutes, remove the bag and shake. Cook for another 2 1/2 minutes, remove the bag and shake again.

Pour the popcorn onto a greased cookie sheet and carefully separate into clumps or form balls. Be careful as it will be HOT!

Let cool and ENJOY!

 

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

January 29-February 4, 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.

This week I have a couple of new/old and forgotten recipes to try. I will mark them with a ** so you will know which ones they are.

Sunday

Breakfast:

Eggs w/Creamy Bacon Grits, Toast

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Black Bean Soup, Rice, Cheddar Muffins

Snacks/Desserts:

** Easy Apple Dumplings (this is one we haven’t had in awhile)


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fresh fruit

Dinner:

Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas, Spanish Rice, Beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Popcorn


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

Egg salad sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Breakfast for Dinner (Backwards Day)

Snacks/Desserts:

** Lazy Dazy Cookie Cake (this is one we haven’t had in awhile)


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Muffins

Lunch:

Grilled cheese, fresh fruit or veggies

Dinner:

** Spicy Chicken Breast Caprese w/pasta, Salad (this is one we haven’t had in awhile)

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

** Cinnamon Roll Pancakes (NEW)

Lunch:

Chicken Salad, sliced tomatoes & cucumbers, lettuce

Dinner:

** Crockpot Taco Soup, Rice, Tortilla Chips (this is one we haven’t had in awhile)

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit/Veggies


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fresh fruit

Dinner:

** Gorgonzola Pasta w/Mushrooms, Salad, Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks  (this is one we haven’t had in awhile)

Snacks/Desserts:

** Fried Apple Pies  (this is one we haven’t had in awhile)


Saturday

Breakfast:

PB & Banana Toast, scrambled eggs

Lunch:

Tuna salad sandwiches, fresh veggies

Dinner:

** Easy Chicken Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, veggies (this is one we haven’t had in awhile)

Snacks/Desserts:

Boiled Eggs