Cornbread Hot dog Muffins Monday, Jan 14 2013 

 

This is a favourite for children! Makes a fun lunch, and an easy one to send to school with children. You can easily make a lot of these and freeze them for those on-the-go lunches.

I used this Whole Wheat Cornbread recipe, pushed a chunk of hot dog into each muffin, and that’s it! 🙂

Loaded Baked Potatoes Wednesday, Nov 7 2012 

 

Need an idea for supper tonight? How about a Baked Potato Bar!

1. Bake your potatoes (in the crockpot!).

2. Put out a variety of toppings. Some ideas are: bacon, cheese, sour cream, salsa, peppers, ground beef (taco seasoned!), broccoli, cauliflower, salad, beans, lentils, etc

3. Enjoy! 🙂

Cucumber-Stuffed Chicken/Tuna Salad Monday, Jan 9 2012 

 

Looking for a yummy lunch with a twist? How about this cucumber-stuffed lunch! Simply cut cucumber in half (peel if desired), scoop out the seed, and stuff with your favourite tuna or chicken salad!

Delicious, and easy. 🙂

Breakfast Ideas Thursday, Jan 5 2012 

It’s the beginning of January, which means a lot of us are hoping to start eating healthier, or to go back to our routine after yummy-but-not-so-healthy holidays! Right?! 🙂

I wanted to highlight a few breakfast ideas for you, because starting the day off with a good breakfast is important!

Who doesn’t want to start the day with this healthy, yet delicious Breakfast Banana Split?!

I love Overnight French Toast. It’s a great way to use stale bread, and it’s awesome to prepare breakfast the day before!

This is one of my all-time favourite breakfast: Baked Oatmeal! I love that stuff. You can make it plain, with blueberries, coconut, nuts, or even chocolate chips. 🙂  I’m not huge on regular oatmeal, but baked oatmeal?! YUM! This is also a breakfast you can prepare the night before!

At half of our breakfast each week is a Green Smoothie. We never seem to get tired of it! Since we make it from frozen ingredients, it almost tastes like ice cream. Obviously, my 3 yr old likes it! 😉

This Pancake recipe is our absolute favourite. We make it regularly! You can make extra to freeze for later, or just cook however many you want, and stick the batter in the fridge to finish the next day for breakfast (you may need to add a little more baking powder to add some fluffiness the next day). You may want to try these Multi-Grain Pancakes for variety too!

Then comes these yummy Waffles! I almost always make a double batch of these, and freeze the leftovers for super easy breakfasts later on. I made some of these yesterday to take on our trip this week-end. They make less mess in the car as a snack for my 10-mth old! They are so good plain, that most of the time my sons and I munch on these without any toppings.

Of course, muffins are always a hit too! My favourites are the Double Chocolate Oatmeal Muffins, Bran Muffins, and Healthy Chocolate Banana Pecan Muffins.

There you have it, a few ideas to start the day off with a good breakfast! What is your favourite breakfast?

 

Shared at Holy Spirit Led Homeschooling!

Mexican Pizza Wednesday, Dec 7 2011 

I liked experimenting with pizzas…. Recently, for an at-home date my husband and I attempted a Mexican pizza, with a cornmeal crust, topped with salsa, taco seasoned ground beef, green peppers, and corn.

Next time we’ll do it a bit differently, by using more salsa, and seasoning the meat more (I had seasoned it very mildly), but it was still yummy!

So, help me out for future at-home dates with my husband:

What are some of your favorite pizza flavours, toppings, etc? 🙂

Here is the recipe that inspired me… although I really didn’t follow it! 😉  I’m sharing it in the hopes that it inspires you too! It’s from Fleischmann’s Yeast Best-Ever Breads booklet.

Mexican Pizza

Cornmeal pizza dough
1lb ground beef
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup kidney beans
1 can tomato sauce
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 cup grated cheddar or monteray jack cheese
1/3 cup diced pimientos, drained

In skillet, cook beef and garlic over med-high heat 5 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain. Add beans, tomato sauce, and chili powder; stir well. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed.

Roll out pizza dough, place in greased pizza pan. Spread topping on top of dough. Bake at 425F for 20-25 minutes or until done.

 

Octopus: Spaghetti and Hot Dogs Wednesday, Oct 5 2011 

Do you like octopus? I don’t. I’ve had it. It’s like chewing rubber. You chew, chew, chew, chew, and out of desperation, you swallow! Yuck. BUT, I guarantee that you and your kids will like the kind of octopus I’m posting about today. 🙂

TIP: To make it semi-healthy, use all-beef hot dogs, and whole wheat pasta!

Here’s how you do it! Simply cut your hot dogs into bite size pieces. Then get your kids to help you poke several uncooked spaghetti noodles through the hot dogs. Cook them in a pot of boiling water, as you would cook spaghetti noodles. Once cook, strain and arrange them on your kiddo’s plate. Voila, you’ve got yummy octopus!

My son and his friend couldn’t stop eating these until they were all gone. The only thing I’ll change next time? I’ll make more! 😉

Marinated steaks, cauliflower, and fries Saturday, Jun 18 2011 

This yummy supper was marinated moose steaks, cauliflower, and fries! Something for all of us to enjoy:

Josiah: moose steaks

Me: Cauliflower

Korban: Fries and ketchup!

😉

Happy Supper! Thursday, May 26 2011 

 

This supper made us all happy! Mac ‘n Cheese from a box? Such a rare treat! Korban (3) sure loved it! (Me too, sssshhh, don’t tell!). Moose meat? Well, we live in the North! Salad? Sooo good at this time of the year!

Yes, we were all very happy with this supper! 🙂

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