Menu Plan Monday – Week of November 30, 2015

I’m back at work after a week off.  So it’s back to the daily grind.

On Saturday, I asked the boys what they wanted to have for dinner.  The Imaginative One asked for brown sugar ham and the Wee One asked for chicken noodle soup.  Actually he asked for chicken nugget soup.  At least that was the joke on Saturday.  The Wee One loves chicken noodle soup.

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Lesser Known Recipes – 2010

Here are lesser known recipes from 2010

I started my blog in 2010 and then stopped it for a year and half in 2014 until September 2015.  I’m going through all the recipes I’ve posted in the last 5.5 years.  According to the stats, these are the lesser known recipes on my blog.  Some of them need pictures which I hope to get on the blog soon.

Onto the list:

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Snickerdoodle Oatmeal

Snickerdoodle oatmeal
Snickerdoodle Oatmeal

Snickerdoodle Oatmeal

 

Stars of the recipe:

  • ½ c. quick cooking oats
  • ⅓ c. milk of your choice
  • ⅔ c. water
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ tsp. butter
  • 2 tsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

 

Steps:

  1. In a large microwavable bowl, combine oats, milk, water, and salt.
  2. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  3. Top with butter, maple syrup, and cinnamon.  
  4. Stir to combine.
  5. Top with sugar and chopped pecans or walnuts if desired.
  6. Enjoy!

For a printable version of the recipe, click here.

Happy Eating,
Traci

Honey Vanilla Creamer

I made this for my coffee and then shared it with Hubby.  Hubby loves the flavor combination.

honey Vanilla Creamer #3Honey Vanilla Creamer

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 (14 oz.) can of condensed milk
  • 1 3/4 c. heavy cream or milk
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 2 tsp. vanilla

Steps:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mason jar or some other type of jar.
  2. Shake the ingredients until combined.  (I shake it up each time I use the cream.)
  3. Use about 1 Tbsp. or more in your coffee.
  4. Enjoy!

Happy Eating,

Traci

The Boys’ Top 5 Favorite Christmas Treats

As soon as Thanksgiving is over, we will start our annual Christmas making and baking.  The boys look forward to this annual tradition.

Hopefully, this tradition becomes a favorite childhood memory.  I know they look forward to the treats and have been begging for “test runs” of some of their favorite treats.

Here are some of their top 5 favorite treats I make every year:

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Menu Planning Monday – Week of November 23

Menu Plan Monday

Hello!  Happy Thanksgiving week!

Last week, I didn’t make a menu so our eating was kind of crazy.  Actually it was crazy part of the week.  This week I’m going to have a plan since it’s Thanksgiving week.  I need to simplify my life this week.

My Menu

Monday – Leftovers from Saturday’s and Sunday’s meals – either chili or cheeseburger pie – If you don’t want either of those, then you can make yourself a sandwich.

Tuesday and Wednesday – One day we are going to have pumpkin chili and the other day we are going to have pulled pork sandwiches from the freezer.  We have new bbq sauce from Jungle Jim’s that Hubby wants to try.

Thursday – Thanksgiving Dinner (Link with menu and printables)

Friday – Leftovers

Prep for this week:

Monday – peel and cut potatoes, soak potatoes in water, peel and cut up carrots, hard boil the eggs in the oven, pull out the Cool-Whip from freezer

Tuesday – peel eggs & put in red beet/vinegar mixture, drain potatoes and cook in the slow cooker, make mashed potatoes, make the pumpkin pie sheet cake, make the makes it own crust apple pie, & white salad

Wednesday – Make Honey Glazed Carrots, Macaroni and Cheese, and Stuffing, Cut up veggies for veggie tray, Make Mini Monkey Bread for breakfast and Young’s Dairy Pumpkin Muffins, pull out rolls, cranberry relish, and pumpkin butter out of the freezer

Thursday – Make green bean casserole and sweet potato casserole, Bake the rolls, Whip the whipping cream, put together the relish and veggie tray, ENJOY the dinner

Have a great Thanksgiving!
Traci

 

Pudding Fruit Dip

About 15 years ago, my mother-in-law and father-in-law were on the Adkins’ diet.  They created a dip/ dessert that we used to eat with cut strawberries.  Their recipe contained sugar free pudding.  Usually the pudding was either cheesecake flavored or white chocolate flavored.

When I was a new teacher, I would make this recipe with regular pudding to take to carry ins.  One of the retired teachers loved this dip.  She would request it every time there was a carry in.

I posted this recipe back in 2010 when this blog was still new.  I didn’t have any pictures to go along with the recipe.  This would be a good side dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.  You can serve it with a tray of fruit.  That way people can pick and chose their favorites.

Pudding Fruit Dip

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 small box of pudding mix (I highly suggest white chocolate flavor or cheesecake flavor)

Steps:

  1. Pour the whipping cream into a mixing bowl.
  2. Open the box of pudding and pour it over the whipping cream.
  3. Using a hand mixer, whip the pudding and whipping cream until it is stiff.  (I usually start at the lowest setting and gradually move toward the highest setting.)
  4. Serve.