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How did we get to fall? I swear it was summer yesterday. It may have been the unusually warm weather, but it dissipated quickly, and we have landed square into fall. The leaves have decided to begin to transform into colors even a paintbrush couldn’t recreate. The crisp air and school buses rushing past signify the lazy days of summer are ending. The end of summer means that fall sports are upon us. I have three soccer players, and I am team mom. I need Snack Ideas for Sports.
I found these soft, delicious, cream-filled, satisfying snacks that make my children ask for more. The TEDDY SOFT BAKED Filled Snacks are the perfect snack after a great game. They are made from quality ingredients such as milk, eggs, and chocolate. You can’t help but smile when you see these lovely bear treats. Do you know what they are not filled with? TEDDY SOFT BAKED Filled Snacks contain no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, and no artificial colors.Continue reading
Fall is in the air and today was the perfect day for some yummy fall treats. I found an easy and diet friendly recipe. They tasted delicious and everyone loved them.
I usually cook a Rachel Ray’s recipe but I had to take a break. Why? Well, My friend posted her amazing soup recipe on Facebook. I asked if I could share it with you. This is the best soup I have ever had using squash and it freezes well.
Did someone say football? I will admit I picked my college not based on academics but based on the size and breadth of the stadium. I walked into Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, and I felt like I had gone to heaven. I live, eat, and breathe football sometimes I lose my breath while watching football. You guys, It’s true! And I’ve come to accept and embrace that I would rather watch football than anything else when it comes to fall. That means I do a lot of sitting because let’s face it the only thing I run is my mouth. I can, however, catch pretty well since my kids throw everything at me that they can.
I tell you all of this because if I am sitting in front of the TV on the weekend, I need to make sure I am eating healthy. That is why I love these Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches and stadium veggie cups I make for our family tailgating party. They are easy to make, tastes great, and are easy to feed a crowd. I assume you could use this same basic recipe for any lunch meat, but the ham has the best flavor. I just love these Healthy Tailgating Recipes.
Kids Halloween Recipes:It’s that time of year again, the time for changing leaves, cooler temperatures, fun costumes, and pumpkins! Fall is my favorite time of year, and Halloween is my favorite holiday, so anytime I see a new fall themed recipe I must try it! This Kids Halloween Recipes: Pumpkin Fluff was SO easy to make and it is absolutely delicious. My little girl has been eating it up since I made it. It tastes like pumpkin pie (but it’s much easier to make)
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.