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This Week’s Meals

4 Nov

This is what’s on the menu for my family this week:

BREAKFAST
Pop Tarts
Crunchy Raisin Bran
Chocolate Milk

LUNCH
Turkey & Cheese Sandwiches
Campbell’s Chunky Soup
Leftovers
Carrots

DINNER
Friday: Birthday Party at Parents’ House
Saturday: Dinner Party at Friends’ House
Sunday: Dinner at Church Meeting
Monday: Salad // Baked Farfalle // Multigrain Bread
Tuesday: Salad // Roast Pork Loin with Crumb Crust // Multigrain Bread // Mashed Potatoes
Wednesday: Church Meal
Thursday: Salad // Chicken Pot Pie

BABY
Apples
Peas
Chicken & Pork

This is an easy week for me–I only have to cook 3 nights!

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Happy Halloween!

31 Oct

jack o lantern

Tonight for Halloween, my family is passing out candy to trick or treaters and making this yummy-looking pumpkin dip.  What will you be doing?

This Week’s Meals

28 Oct

BREAKFAST
Pumpkin Spice, Honey Oat & Homestyle Waffles
Lucky Charms
Chocolate Milk

LUNCH
Turkey & Cheese Sandwiches (My Husband)
Leftovers (Me)

DINNER
Friday: Dinner at Parents’ House
Saturday: Salad // Steak Balsamico with Broccoli // Mashed Potatoes // Garlic Breadsticks
Sunday: Sandwiches // Chips // Apples
Monday: Ham & Cheese Crescents // Chips & Dip // Strawberries & Apples
Tuesday: Salad // Grands Easy Taco Melts // Black Beans & Rice
Wednesday: Church Meal
Thursday: Salad // BBQ Slow Cooker Chicken // Corn // Texas Toast

DESSERT
Pumpkin Dip & Gingersnaps
Chocolate Banana Bread

BABY
Pureed Pear & Apple
Pureed Peas & Chicken

Cookie Pudding Crumble

26 Oct

cookie crumbs

One time when I had to come up with a dessert on a budget, I ransacked my pantry and found cookies and instant pudding mix.  I had a dollar to spare on some Cool Whip, so I grabbed some and created this yummy dessert.

Ingredients:
1 box cookies (any kind that you like)
1 pkg. instant chocolate pudding mix
8 oz. tub Cool Whip

Place cookies in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin.

Mix chocolate pudding according to box instructions.

Layer crushed cookies, pudding and Cool Whip in coffee mug.  Repeat layers.  Sprinkle some crushed cookies on top. Store in the refrigerator until served.

Voila! Done!

I used Fiesta turquoise and brown mugs for my desserts, but use your creativity–ramekins, little bowls, even shot glasses would also work for this easy trifle.  You could also add your own garnishes–pirouette cookies, chocolate chips, sprinkles, etc.

If you do use mugs, the effect is very cute–it looks like a cup of yummy coffee!

This Week’s Meals

21 Oct

BREAKFAST
Biscuits & Sausage
Eggo Waffles
Raisin Bran & Lucky Charms
Chocolate Milk

LUNCH
Turkey & Cheese Sandwiches
Leftovers
Bananas & Carrots

DINNER
Friday: Salad // Roast Pork Loin with Crumb Crust // Mashed Potatoes // Crescent Rolls
Saturday: Skinny Salsa Joes // Sweet Potato Fries
Sunday: Church Bonfire
Monday: Leftovers
Tuesday: Salad // Steak Balsamico with Broccoli // Rice // Garlic Breadsticks
Wednesday: Church Meal
Thursday: Salad // Baked Potato Soup // Cornbread

DESSERT
Whole Wheat Banana Bread

BABY
Cinnamon Pears
Carrots
Chicken & Pork

This Week’s Meals

14 Oct

BREAKFAST
Toaster Scramblers
Biscuit Sandwiches
Eggo Waffles
Lucky Charms & Raisin Bran
Chocolate Milk

LUNCH
Turkey & Pepperjack Sandwiches (My Husband)
Leftovers (Me)
Bananas (Me)

DINNER
Friday: Buffalo Chicken Dip (for party with friends)
Saturday: Salad // Chicken Nuggets // Mashed Potatoes
Sunday: Sausage // Eggs // Biscuits
Monday: Hamburgers // Chips
Tuesday: Spinach Salad // Rotini with Meat Sauce // Garlic Breadsticks
Wednesday: Leftovers
Thursday: Leftovers

DESSERT
Whole Wheat Banana Bread

BABY
Pureed Pear
Pureed Pumpkin
Pureed Chicken

Bakeless Cookies

12 Oct

Bakeless Cookies

If there’s something in life I like more than the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, it’s a quick and easy recipe using both!  Below is a recipe from one of my high school teachers, Mrs. Tucker (yes, it’s so good I’ve kept it all these years).

1 3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup butter

Mix above ingredients and bring to a rolling boil.  Cook for 1 minute.  Remove from heat and add:

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/8 tsp. salt

Mix ingredients.  Add 3 cups oats.  Mix well.  Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper and let cool.