Thanks, Grandma!!

September 8, 2012

It’s Saturday!  Around here it’s a lazier day.  We sang songs in bed well past 7AM.  We did our chores, and then we chatted about breakfast. “What sounds good to you guys?” “Can we have smoothies?” “Sure!  We have those frozen raspberries that Grandma picked and gave to us!  We could put them in the […]

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Menu Planning

August 13, 2012

Why does it seem like supper is a surprise some days?  It’s 4:30PM and you are wondering what you are going to make for supper.  Ok, maybe this doesn’t happen to you, but if it does the following video might be helpful.  Becky is a mom to 14 beautiful children and they all happen to […]

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Healthier Eating – Spinach and Bean Egg Rolls

July 5, 2012

The other day we tried these spinach and bean egg rolls.  They were easy and yummy!  I guess we ate them so quickly that I didn’t get a great final picture or even one with an egg roll cut open. I adapted this recipe from the 2010 Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes cookbook from Taste of […]

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Yellow Peppers and Onions with Steak ~ Healthier Eating

July 3, 2012

I would say we fall somewhere in the middle of “healthy” eating.  We try not to do fried foods at home.  We work to get fruits and veggies everyday and usually at every meal, but we also do frozen pizzas and mac n cheese especially on nights we are headed somewhere.  So, I have deemed […]

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Strawberry Picking!

June 16, 2012

YUM!!!  Fresh strawberries are the best!! Every year (our 3rd annual) our family and our friends head out to the local berry patch to pick fresh strawberries!  This year my sister and some of her kiddos came with us too.  My dear niece watched Sawyer and Addie while we picked. So, what did we do […]

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Homemade Instant Oatmeal

May 29, 2012

This is our alternative to those instant oatmeal packets that you can buy in the store that the kids go through in minutes.  My kids really like this, and it’s fast in the morning. Homemade Instant Oatmeal 1 C nonfat dry milk powder 1/2 C powdered sugar 2/3 C brown sugar 2 tsp salt 1/2 […]

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