Kid Friendly, Meatless, Soups, Uncategorized, Veggies

Homemade Tomato Soup

So, I try to have “meatless” night once a week.  When we would have grilled cheese, I always got a can of condensed tomato soup for my hubby to dip his sandwich in.  I didn’t care for the soup all that much.  Then, someone introduced us to this recipe.  Now, the entire family dips grilled cheese sandwiches in this delicious…

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Main Dishes, Soups, Uncategorized, Veggies

Butternut Squash Soup

We started making this soup last fall when we had over 20 butternut squash growing voluntarily in our garden!  I say voluntarily because the butternut squash we threw out the year before in our compost bin starting growing out of the compost bin!  We had only tried this veggie once or twice so we had to figure out what to…

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breakfast, Uncategorized

Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola (from Family Fun Magazine)   1/3 cup honey 1/3 cup brown sugar 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted 1/2 tsp. salt 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1/3 cup wheat germ 1 bag of dried mixed fruit bits   -Preheat oven to 300 F.  Line two cookie sheets with aluminum foil. -In large bowl, combine the honey, brown sugar, butter,…

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Getting Personal, Uncategorized

5 things I’m loving this week

5 things I’m loving this week: 1. A date with my oldest son!  Sometimes, trying to spend time one on one with each of your four kids can be difficult.  It was a blast squeezing in some time this morning with W.  He dressed up a little bit and was such a gentleman!  He says his dad taught him and…

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Meal Plans, Uncategorized

Sept. 9, 2016 Menu Plan

  To keep things simple around my house, I typically loosely follow these guidelines for meal planning: 1 Tex/Mex dish 1 pasta dish 1 meatless dish 1 night for leftovers Sometimes these guidelines overlap.  Like this week the Tex/Mex dish is also the meatless dish. I also try to use my slow cooker at least one meal per week and…

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Meatless, Tex/Mex, Uncategorized

Touchdown Taco Dip

This recipe is one of our favorite meals.  It makes a great meatless meal addition to any menu plan.  I serve it as a main dish and serve prepackaged yellow rice and frozen corn as sides. It is from my time years ago as a Pampered Chef Consultant.  Whenever I take this dip to small groups, folks go crazy.  It…

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Sides, Snacks, Uncategorized

Pita Chips

I hope you have a good hummus recipe you enjoy.   I have tried several, but still go back to my old store bought favorite…Sabra plain/original hummus.  Anyway, you are going to want some hummus to go with these, though they taste great without it, too. PITA CHIPS –Take a package of pita bread.  I buy Tofuyan Whole Wheat Pita…

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August 26, 2016 Menu Plan

I’m so excited to post what I hope will be the first of many weekly dinner menu plans!  This is something my Facebook followers requested and I so appreciate their input! I made this a week’s worth of meals.  To keep things simple around my house, I typically loosely follow these guidelines: 1 Tex/Mex dish 1 pasta dish 1 meatless…

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Beef, Main Dishes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized

Chad’s Hamburgers

My husband has somehow become the hamburger person in our family.  Even my grandparents prefer him to make the burgers when we are there.  His burgers always end up delicious!  And now he’s training our oldest son to make them just as wonderful.  I asked him for a recipe, but there are no exact measurements.  🙂  However, here are the…

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"Dump" Recipes, Chicken, Main Dishes, No Thawing Required, slow cooker, Uncategorized

Honey Garlic Chicken

We’ve been enjoying this new recipe recently.   Usually, I am the only person in my family who eats carrots.  With this recipe, the carrots soak in the marinade and it makes them so flavorful!  My husband and oldest son ENJOY carrots in this recipe!  🙂  And really, what could be easier….freezer to crockpot.  <3