Carsten and Kellan have fun in the kitchen making their very own slime.
Summer has arrived, and that means kids need things to do. My boys are thoroughly enjoying summertime, and so am I. I don't miss the hurried schedule of the school year and my hectic commute. Instead we are able to relax and make our own schedule each day.
When a craving for Asian food hits look no farther than your own
kitchen. With a few steps you can serve your family a fake-out, take-out
meal at home.
One recent weekend I was feeling particularly lazy and not wanting to
make a trip to the grocery store to get something for dinner knowing I’d
still have to make my dreaded weekly grocery run before Monday. Then it
dawned on me, I had several freezer meals in my freezer just waiting
Is it possible — no measuring and no mess on a busy weeknight? Yes it is
with a little help from freezer meals. Stock up on freezer bags and
prepare all of the ingredients at once. Be sure to label the bags with
the name of the dish and the date. Also squeeze out as much air as
possible from each bag before freezing.
If you have leftover beef roast and shepherd’s pie, beef hash or
barbecue beef sandwiches don’t sound appealing to you, head south of the
border for some new ideas.
If the weeknight dinner rush causes you to panic, never fear, freezer
meals are here! Recently my school staff took part in a freezer meal
workshop at my school. A local grocery store brought all of the
ingredients, and we lined and assembled 10 freezer meals.
If you’re around kids, you know kids always eat with their eyes first.
My youngest, son, Carsten, 5, especially loves colorful things and
always chooses the doughnut with the most sprinkles.
You can plan your Easter dinner from start to finish in a snap. Start
with dill pickle deviled eggs everyone will enjoy. Next serve up cheesy
hash-brown and ham casserole and a fresh fruity salad. Top it all off
with mini bird nests filled with candy. Your family will be filled to
the brim and ready for the annual Easter egg hunt.
Celebrate the luck of the Irish with a tasty meal bursting with the
color green. Begin with bacon-wrapped asparagus and hearty green bean
casserole. Top it all off with a mint green and chocolate pie.
With a little bit of extra thought you can transform leftovers in your
fridge into dinners your family will love. Take a good look and you
might have some ingredients just waiting to be made into a delicious
As a teacher by day and mom of two boys by night, my energy level runs
low in the evenings. Typically I have more energy on the weekends so
I’ve made it a goal of mine to cook two meals each Sunday. My family and
I don’t mind leftovers, and it’s so much less stressful to come home on
a school night knowing that our dinner is ready and waiting. All I have
to do is warm it up and add fruit or veggies to make it a complete
Chicken and rice is a universal meal everyone seems to like. Its roots
go back thousands of years and stretch across many cultures.
Say “I love you” to those who mean the most to you by cooking your
sweethearts a Valentine’s dinner to remember. Dress up your table with
traditional Valentine’s colors of pink and red even in the food. Begin
with pink pasta and end with red cherry dessert pizza or strawberry pink
A great way to make the most of your time is by making recipes that can
be served more than one way. This practical way of cooking cuts down on
your shopping list and preparation time. The added bonus is your family
won’t groan when you tell them you’re serving leftovers for dinner.
The biggest game of the year is fast approaching. The clock is ticking
which means it’s time to get ready to serve up some fan favorites for
your hungry and rowdy crowd.
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