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Cook for Mom

9 May

You may take mom out for brunch on Mother’s Day, but she probably doesn’t want to cook dinner on her special day either. Here’s a very simple and yummy recipe dad and the kids can make together. Add a baked potato and a salad (you can make one at the grocery store salad bar) and your set. Click on the picture for the directions.

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Kid Friendly Gardening

3 May

This article has great information on how to start gardening with kids even some suggestions for quick-growing, kid-friendly plants. It’s a quick read, too!

Easy, Peasy Homemade Baby Food

25 Apr

 

Meals Made Easy: Pumpkin Muffins

30 Mar

Click here for materials you will need.

This is a very old recipe from Martha Stewart and I can’t find the link on-line. In the video we make 1/2 of the actual recipe. The full recipe makes nine full loaves of bread.

Here is the recipe cut in half.

 

1 1/8 cups butter, softened

1/4 + 1/2 Tbsp molassas

3 cups sugar

6 eggs

1 cup orange juice or water

3 cups pumpkin puree

3/4 tsp baking powder

1 Tbsp baking soda

3/4 Tbsp salt

1/2 Tbsp cinnamon

1/2 Tbsp ground cloves

1 1/2 cups raisins (optional)

In a very large bowl, cram butter, molasses and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat until light and lemon colored. Add orange juice or water and pumpkin. Mix well. Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add to pumpkin mixture, 1 cup at a time, mixing well. Stir in raisins if using them. Spoon mixture into buttered muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes.

Materials for March 26-30: Meals Made Easy

24 Mar

Putting meals on the table or in lunch boxes daily isn’t always easy. This week we’re going to prep several different ideas to make life a little more simple.

These are the materials you will need this week.

Monday: Week Day Sandwiches

  • 6 Day Old Bread from Jimmy Johns (they are $.49 each)
  • One pound of lunch meat
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Plastic wrap
  • Jumbo Ziplock bags (These bags hold 2 1/2 gallons. If you can’t find them, use gallon Ziplock bags.)

Tuesday: Grab and Go Snacks

  • Snack-size Ziplock bags
  • Various fruits and/or veggies
  • Plastic souffle cups and lids (These are small, lidded containers you can buy at a party store. They hold about 1-2 oz.)
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Plastic shoe box

Wednesday: Homemade Baby Food

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 apple
  • Waxed paper
  • Cookie sheet
  • Blender or food processor (optional)

Thursday: Crock Pot Dinner

  • 1 Boneless beef roast (about 3 pounds)
  • 2 Packages Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 2 Cans beef broth
  • Crockpot

Friday: Pumpkin Muffins

  • Butter
  • Molasses
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • 2 Cans pumpkin puree
  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground cloves

Our Favorite Chocolate Cake Recipe

27 Jan

This is a simple recipe that your kids can help you make.

Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

1 chocolate fudge cake mix

3 oz package of instant chocolate fudge pudding mix

12 oz package chocolate chips

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup oil

4 eggs

powdered sugar

Combine all ingredients except powdered sugar and peat with an electric mixer for four minutes. put in a greased bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour. Cool one hour before inverting. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

*This recipe came from the Volunteer League of San Fernando Valley.

Ice Cream Isn’t Just for Summer

13 Dec

It’s Ice Cream Day so why not enjoy it with your family by making an ice cream pie!

Grasshopper Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 Chocolate pie crust
  • 1 Half gallon mint chip ice cream
  • Chocolate sauce (optional)

Directions

  • Set the ice cream out to soften. Stir it as it softens.
  • Scoop the softened ice cream into the pie crust to make a pie.
  • Refreeze.
  • When you’re ready to serve, set the pie out to soften slightly. Top each slice with some chocolate sauce.

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