Waffle Iron Day

Waffle Iron Day is a day to enjoy those delicious waffles but our waffle irons can be used for so many other things as well. Click  here to learn more about this holiday. This is celebrated on June 29th.

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

(Use at your own discretion.)

Recipes:

22 Waffle Iron Recipes – How to Cook With Your Waffle Iron – Delish.com

Waffles I Recipe – Allrecipes.com

Waffle Maker Recipes: 25 Things Better Than Just Waffles | Greatist

22 Things You Can Make in Your Waffle Iron – PureWow

Waffle Iron Recipes – BettyCrocker.com

Activities:

Waffle Iron Day, June 29 at Holiday Insights

National Waffle Iron Day – Punchbowl

Videos:

YouTube

May 28 – June 3, 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:

Banana Crumb Muffins, scrambled eggs

Lunch:

PB & J, fruit

Dinner:

Briarpatch CasseroleSalad, buttered bread

Snacks/Desserts:

Russian Tea Cakes/Sopapillas


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Free Day for Memorial Day. (We may have a cookout but we haven’t planned anything out yet.)

Snacks/Desserts:

PB Crackers


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

hot dogs, mac n cheese

Dinner:

Mustard Crusted Pork Chops, Baked Sweet Potatoes, green beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Lazy Dazy Cookie Cake(** I will try to make an extra to take along for refreshments later.)


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

egg salad sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Salisbury Steak w/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, veggies,  30 minute Roll

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

soup, grilled cheese

Dinner:

Baked Salmon  **, Baked Potatoes **, veggies   **new recipe, link will update soon.

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

chicken salad w/lettuce and sliced tomatoes

Dinner:

Meatball Sandwich Casserole, French Fries, Salad

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

Snacks/Desserts:

Cinnamon Toast


Saturday

Breakfast:

Waffles, Fruit

Lunch:

PB & J Sandwiches, Fruit (We have a family outing planned so we will be packing these in a cooler to take with us.)

Dinner:

Free Day

Snacks/Desserts:

Cake

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

April 30 – May 6, 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:

Pancake Poppers,  Fruit

Lunch:

hot dogs, mac n cheese, veggies

Dinner:

Fix It and Forget It Crockpot Chicken30 minute Rolls

Snacks/Desserts:

cupcakes


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Egg Salad Sandwiches, Veggies

Dinner:

PintosEasy Collard Greenshoe cakes

Snacks/Desserts:

Popcorn


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fruit

Dinner:

Broiled Parmesan TilapiaSteamed AsparagusSteamed Red Potatoes

**(Fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

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


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Red & White PastaSaladCheesy Garlic Bread Sticks

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Poppy Seed Chicken, Rice, Green Beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Soup, Grilled Cheese

Dinner:

Taco Ring, Salad

** (I will be making an extra taco ring or two as I have a special dance this night.)

Snacks/Desserts:

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


Saturday

Breakfast:

Waffles, sausage

Lunch:

Ham and Cheese sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Upside-Down Meatloaf , Mashed Potatoes, Veggies, Cheddar Muffins

Snacks/Desserts:

Boiled Eggs

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

Waffle Day

There are actually 2 calendar days to celebrate waffles. National Waffle Day is March 25th and International Waffle Day is August 24th. Click here to learn more about these holidays.

Listed below are some links to various waffle recipes. I have even included one for pecan waffles as March 25th is also Pecan Day.

My Pancakes recipe can also be used for Waffles.

Classic Waffles Recipe – Allrecipes.com

SIMPLE HOMEMADE WAFFLES recipe | Epicurious.com

Basic Batter Waffles Recipe – Food.com

Easy Waffles – Martha Stewart

Pecan Waffles Recipe | Taste of Home

Fruit-Topped Whole Grain Waffles Recipe – Pillsbury.com

Blueberry Waffles Recipe – Food.com

153 Waffle Recipes | MrBreakfast.com

10 Best Fruit Waffles Recipes – Yummly

11 easy waffle topping recipes: Cinnamon roll, berry, cheesy and more …

 

 

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

Pumpkin Honey Pancakes

This is a brand spanking new recipe in our house! It came about after I made some Pumpkin Muffins for our Pantry Challenge week. I was trying to use up some of the frozen pumpkins I had in the freezer. My 3-year-old fell in love with them and he insisted that on Thursday, Pancake day, we needed Pumpkin Pancakes.

He was up bright and early Thursday morning to help Momma. We made our basic Pancake recipe and then added the pumpkin. Added a little spice and it needed to be sweetened so he suggested some honey. (Yesterday was Winnie the Pooh day and we know what he loves to eat.) Below is the recipe that we came up and they were delicious! Continue reading “Pumpkin Honey Pancakes”

Blueberry Syrup (with healthier options)

My kids love this stuff. Serve over waffles, pancakes, or french toast. Top with whipped cream for special occasions.

Note: If you don’t have the glucomannan or xantham gum you can mix 1/3 c. water with 2 T. cornstarch to use as a thickener.) Continue reading “Blueberry Syrup (with healthier options)”

Easy Pancakes and Waffles

In our house Thursdays are always Pancake Days. Waffles are usually saved for weekends as they take a little bit longer to make. For special occasions top these with Blueberry Syrup and whipped cream.

This will make about 8-10 pancakes and 6-8 waffles. I usually double or triple this recipe to feed my crowd.

(I am not against using mixes either because I know that mornings can be hectic. Our favorite is the Krusteaz brand of pancake and waffle mixes.) Continue reading “Easy Pancakes and Waffles”

Breakfasts

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. During the week we have a schedule that we go by:

  • Mondays: Cereal/Oatmeal
  • Tuesdays: French Toast
  • Wednesdays: Muffins or Toast
  • Thursdays: Pancakes
  • Fridays: Cereal/Oatmeal

This helps keep the morning chaos to a minimum as there is no fussing about what we will be having.

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Breakfast videos

The Healthy Breakfast Book

No Dairy Continue reading “Breakfasts”