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February 15, 2018

How to Prepare a Memorable and Special Breakfast for Kids

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cole’s MIDDLES™. All opinions are 100% mine.

How to Prepare a Memorable and Special Breakfast for Kids

Create memories with your kids by spending time with them and by surprising them with a special breakfast that they will love.

As a parent, one of the things that tug my heart is seeing my kids grow up so fast. I watch as their clothes slowly become too small. I listen as their voices change pitch. I hear with my heart the conversations that used to echo around our table.

I wonder if I am able to give them enough of my time or if I can make enough memories for them to cherish and remember when they’re old. Did I fill them up with enough love to last a lifetime?

That is why I want to make the most out of our time with each other. Growing up is something that we can’t control, but making special memories is something that we can do together.

I am tired of trying to balance being a wife, mom, and employer. Then you add on to my schedule managing my children’s schedule which should include a six-figure salary, but it doesn’t. What I can do is accept that I am not perfect but I can deliver a meal that they love.

I am not sure but this morning was a special kind of crazy. I was rushing around as usual. There were kids everywhere. The dog was grabbing homework off the counter in a frenzy of chase me, please. There were two out of my three children at the counter. The third was nowhere to be found. I had to get out of the house, and I had 15 minutes to do it. I had a secret weapon.

The secret weapon every parent should know about. The one that can change your day and it can make their day. It is like the sun as it covers you when you are so cold you can’t feel your nose.

Have more time with your kids by preparing a special breakfast that's delicious and will take you few minutes to prepare. Try Coles MIDDLES! My kids love them and there's a $1 off coupon now. Grab them at Walmart.

These are called Cole’s MIDDLES™, but they will not make the middle of your day better they will make the whole day better.They are available at your local Walmart.  They were produced in a nut and tree nut free facility so my daughter with allergies can have them.

Guess what? They do not require a culinary degree! You can make them in minutes in a microwave! When you serve them your kids will do what mine does.

They will stop everything. The will sit down, and all you will hear is YUMMMMMMMMM.

You will pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Yes, you will because they are that good.

MIDDLES™ come in 6 flavors to choose from:
Pretzel Beer Cheese, Bread 5 Cheese, Bread Mac & Cheese, Pain Bagel Cream Cheese, Everything Bagel Cream Cheese, French Toast Cream Cheese.You can check them out here and make sure to grab the $1 Off Coupon.

Have more time with your kids by preparing a special breakfast that's delicious and will take you few minutes to prepare. Try Coles MIDDLES! My kids love them and there's a $1 off coupon now. Grab them at Walmart.

We are in love with the French Toast Cream Cheese MIDDLES and the Everything Bagel Cream Cheese MIDDLES.

When I say in love, I mean I my kids asks for these and are willing to clean their room to get them. The sweet, savory flavor will draw you in. The MIDDLES™ will keep them satisfied all day long.

Have more time with your kids by preparing a special breakfast that's delicious and will take you few minutes to prepare. Try Coles MIDDLES! My kids love them and there's a $1 off coupon now. Grab them at Walmart.

I know I can’t be everything to everyone, but I can do my best to prepare the foods my kids love. I try my best to make memories every day.

These are my simple tips on how to prepare a special breakfast that kids will love:

1. Prepare their favorite breakfast. Remember, it doesn’t need to be fancy; it just has to be something you know that they will love to eat. You can even ask kids to help you make them. MIDDLES™ is perfect for this! They are done in minutes. MIDDLES™ are stuffed with a delicious, creamy cheese – bringing together all of your favorite things in the simplest way ever.

2. Talk. Ask about their week in school. Or ask what they want to do with you this weekend. Make sure to listen to what your kids want to say. Sit down with them for those couple of minutes and make it an event not part of the routine.

3. Play a fun breakfast game. It’s a great way to start the day with laughter. I will admit we do a lot of trivia and my oldest usually wins. We also like to play 20 questions.

The other thing you can do is set the mood. Since you will have more time since preparation of breakfast is so easy you can actually set a nice table. You can take out the china and make them tea. You can be the parent you want to be because breakfast is prepared for you.

When you think about your life, you realize what matters most is the people in your lives. It isn’t what we can buy them. It isn’t where we can take them. It is how you make them feel. It is the love you give that leaves the best memories in their mind. It is important to start each day with the right intention.

I hope Cole’s MIDDES™  becomes a part of your routine of making each meal one that is memorable.

Create memories with your kids by spending time with them and by surprising them with a special breakfast that they will love.

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February 13, 2018

Mussels Recipe for the Pressure Cooker

Mussels Recipe For The Pressure Cooker

I get asked all the time can you make mussels in the Pressure cooker or Instant Pot? I think it is because my kids love the recipe. I also know that I am not spending $13.00 a person to eat it when we are out but that is what it cost. I figured I could feed my family of five for under $20 if I buy 5lbs of mussels and less if I make less or if they are on sale. I decided because I am cheap and because I love mussels on my plate and the guy with muscles in my home that I would figure out an easy Mussels Recipe For The Pressure Cooker. 

How to cook mussels? I have a super easy mussels recipe for the pressure cooker that will make sure you and your family can enjoy a gourmet like meal at home that's cheap and quick to make.

I did it because I really love a flavorful dinner and I get tired of ground beef and chicken. I also find that mussels are reasonably priced. I get a huge 5 lb bag for $13 at Costco. And believe me cooking mussels in the pressure cooker is super easy.

Spring Spinach Salad Recipe

I can make it last for two dinners if I serve A Cheesy Pull apart Garlic bread, Spring Spinach salad, and pasta with my homemade marinara sauce.

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Superior Source Vitamins Giveaway

February is love month, and it’s a time to remind our loved ones how special they are to us. Why not give them the gift of health with some vitamins to boost their health? This month, we have an exclusive coupon code so you can save 15% and get free shipping. Another good news is that all of you can get FREE VITAMINS! Plus, we’re also giving away $90 worth of Superior Source Vitamins.

We need to make sure our whole family’s health is in tip top shape. It’s important to make sure to have a healthy diet and we give our body a boost of vitamins. Superior Source is my choice of vitamins for my family. I highly recommend you check out Superior Source Vitamins. They have a wide variety of vitamins for adults and even for kids, best part is you can get FREE products below! The Microlingual® tablets from Superior Source are perfect for kids because they dissolve fast.

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February is love month. Show your love to your family and friends with the gift of health. Hurry and join our giveaway for a chance to win $90 worth of Superior Source vitamins.

This is a great reminder for us to focus our attention on family time to spend time together doing healthy and active pursuits. Let’s all eat better, exercise more and make the health of our family a priority every day!

Start giving some time for yourself. Being healthy is a combination of getting enough sleep, eating healthy foods, exercising daily (here’s a printable daily fitness goal), relaxing and taking some vitamins and supplements to boost your body’s defenses.

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Superior Source Vitamins

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February 7, 2018

Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup with Whole Chicken Recipe

Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup with Whole Chicken

I woke up and I thought today is a good day. I got out of bed and I didn’t step on anything. I got in and out of the shower before anyone else was up. Then it happened.

Mom, I am sick. “SICK”, I thought. I do not have time for sick. I decided there is only one way to fight sickness and that is my grandmom’s chicken soup. I didn’t have a lot of time so I wondered Can you use a whole chicken in a pressure cooker for soup? 

We all know I love my Pressure Cooker XL  so I decided I was going to make chicken soup with a whole chicken in it.

This chicken soup is the best comfort food whenever you're feeling under the weather. Try my power pressure cooker chicken soup recipe with whole chicken.

This is how you make a chicken soup in a pressure cooker with the whole chicken. You get out your ingredients. These are mine.

Power Pressure Cooker Chicken Soup with Whole Chicken

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Easy Healthy Quick Meals Free Printable Menu Calendar

I believe every person struggles with what to cook for their family. I struggled so much I used to avoid the thought until someone came downstairs and demanded dinner. I would open up the refrigerator and stand there. I do not know what I expected to happen but the chef I hoped for didn’t tumble out of my freezer.

I realized a couple of things that not planning resulted in. The first was my food budget was out of control. I mean truly mortifying. The second thing I realized is when I walked around the store and threw things in the basket I got home, and nothing went together. The third and most embarrassing thing is we began to throw away a lot of food.

The worst part about all of it is I felt I was failing. Then one day I saw a 7-day meal plan. I figured I could do anything for seven days, so I went through my families favorite recipes, and I wrote down a list of 30. I then created a calendar. I pulled out my family calendar to see what nights I should cook what meal on.

I felt like a rock star. I had a plan and for the first time in years. I wasn’t anxious when I opened up my refrigerator. Then something even better happened.

I figured out that I could double up some of my favorite recipes which saved me time and money and then the next month I would have less to cook. I find that using a calendar and a plan has helped me to become the mom I wanted to be. I no longer hide in the bathroom or the closet. Yes, I have done both hoping they found something to eat so I wouldn’t have to cook.

I use my calendar to save both money and time. You can read about how I have saved thousands using a calendar in this post How to save money using a calendar.

These are tried and true menu ideas that are easy, healthy quick meals that will not drain your bank account or your energy reserve.

Easy, Healthy, Quick Meals Free Printable Monthly Menu Calendar

We made meal planning super easy for you. Save time and money with our free printable menu plan

February 2018 Free Printable Menu Calendar

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Stay At Home Date Ideas

“Sponsored post by Mirum. All opinions are my own.”

Did I ever tell you the story about me making pasta? I was so excited it was the first meal I planned to cook for my beloved. I got the box. I read the directions. I turned on Paula Abdul because we all like Forever Your Girl. Right? I took out my red pot. I turned on the stove. I filled the pot with just the right amount of water. I watched the water boil for 10-12 minutes just like what the box said.

Only the box forgot to mention one very important thing, and my dinner was almost ruined.

The box forgot to mention you pour the pasta into the water as soon as it starts to boil and it should take 10-12 minutes from there. I was so busy singing with the spoon that I didn’t pay attention to the fact that there wasn’t enough water to cover the pasta since I had allowed the water to boil for 10-12 minutes thus evaporation took place.

That wasn’t the worst part.

The worst part was my beloved arrived early saw me singing, saw the pasta burning, and he couldn’t stop laughing. You know the kind of laughing that makes you want to cry because they are laughing at you, but it is so infectious that you start laughing as well. The next thing you know you are grateful you have a roommate who had a box of pasta you borrowed.

I think back to that night as I am walking up and down the aisles at Kroger that it reminds me that Valentine’s day doesn’t have to be about going out.

I think the new Knorr® One Skillet Meal ideas found in the side aisles near the soup in my store on aisle 22 can make you the chef you want to be. I was even able to save by using their $1 off coupon. They have a range of delicious meal starters featuring grains like barley, farro, quinoa & whole couscous. Just add chicken, beef or even shrimp and fresh vegetables to create a satisfying main dish that is full of flavor. They are perfectly seasoned with herbs and spices, with no artificial flavors or colors from artificial sources, Knorr helps you turn some wholesome new ingredients into tasty meals you can feel good about eating. Knorr One Skillet Meals contain only responsibly sourced, organic grains and whole wheat couscous.

Knorr one skillet meals are made from ancient grains and spices that will make cooking meals super easy.

What I like best about Knorr’s one skillet meals are they’re for couples who love to cook together. The best memories I have of my beloved and me are in the kitchen. We enjoy cooking together or cooking for one another. We enjoy laughing together and catching up on the day. I love the Knorr’s one skillet meals because they are in one pan and the directions are so easy that I am sure my former self could have followed them.

Knorr one skillet meals are super easy to make. You have to try this Lemon Chicken with Barley, it's so good and perfect for stay at home date night. Knorr one skillet meals are made from ancient grains and spices that will make cooking meals super easy.

That is why when I think of the best stay at home date nights cooking is tops on my list. Cooking dinner -will fill up your belly and your “love tank.”

Knorr one skillet meals are super easy to make. You have to try this Lemon Chicken with Barley, it's so good and perfect for stay at home date night. Knorr one skillet meals are made from ancient grains and spices that will make cooking meals super easy.

I mean look at this Lemon Chicken with Barley, are you drooling yet? Do not worry you can easily make this I promise. It is perfect for date night, Valentine’s day, or Monday.

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Stay at Home Date Ideas

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