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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Easy Family Meal Plan Week 28

We have your menu planned for you! 6 family friendly dinner recipes and a fun treat too.  Now when they ask you what's for dinner, you'll have the answer!


    It's the weekend and I think we should enjoy every second of it! Last week was looooooooooong for us. Was it that way for you too? It was busy and hot and so dang muggy. Every day this week we opened the door to go out in the morning and even at 7 A.M. there was a wall of humidity just waiting to hit us in the face. That first step out was brutal each and every morning.  This morning there was a bit of a breeze and about 15 raindrops came down.  Little Dude and I sat on the porch swing and enjoyed every bit of those 12 minutes of tolerable weather.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Ham and Cheese Rolls #BackToSchoolRecipes

These take the classic ham and cheese sandwich to a fun new level! Make the honey mustard dipping sauce to bring it all together. Whether you need a fun new lunch idea or a hearty savory snack, these will surely do the trick!


    There are just some foods and situations that go together.  Are you going to a movie? Of course you have to get some popcorn.  If you're at a ball game, you need to have peanuts and hot dogs. "Get 'yer hot dog!"  Christmas requires cookies, Thanksgiving requires a turkey and cold lunches need ham and cheese sandwiches.  I think those are all rules somewhere, you know in the giant book of food rules according to Carlee if nothing else.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Strawberry Bruschetta

Have you ever tried bruschetta with strawberries? It is so good! Strawberries and basil make the perfect topper for a good baguette.  



      Even though our strawberry patch has been done producing for weeks, the berries have been so cheap at the store we have still been swimming in strawberries.  At the store the past few weeks, I have picked out a pound or two of berries and then my little dude will beg to get one too.  He packs his own bag with his stuff at the grocery store and he needed his own berries for his bag.  You know by now that I am a sucker when it comes to this stuff, so of course we get the extra pound of berries. Every. Single. Time.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cherry Chip Sourdough Muffins #BackToSchoolRecipes

These cherry chip muffins taste like a treat, but are really pretty good for you. They are a great way to use up some of that sourdough starter too!


    Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to school we go... mornings are busy. Whether you're trying to get everyone to the bus on time or just trying to get yourself to work, there is rarely any time to mess around. So the more you have done ahead of time, the better!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Peanut Butter Maple Snack Mix #BackToSchoolRecipes

This snack mix is a perfect after school treat, road trip snack or portable pick me up! It is full of peanut butter and maple goodness and plenty of crunch.


       Shhhhhhhh! It's nearing the end of July and that means back to school is around the corner. Don't say it too loudly or you'll scare the children... and the teachers!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad #SundaySupper

This pasta salad has it all, BBQ, ranch, tomatoes, avocados, corn and more! It's perfect for picnics, BBQs, potlucks and more!


    Summer is definitely in full swing around here! The heat and humidity are up, sure, but that's not what I'm talking about. Nope, I'm talking about BBQs and picnics!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Easy Family Meal Plan Week 28

We have this week's menu planned for you.  With 6 delicious dinner recipes and a fun sweet treat, all you have to do is make it!


    How has summer been treating you? It has me a bit worn out, but I'd still say it's been good so far.  As the weather gets hotter though, I need that much more inspiration for dinners.  I came home from the grocery store last weekend with about a hundred pounds of fresh fruit and not much that my husband would consider "dinner." Hehe! Somehow we survived anyway!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Blackberry Ice Cream - Made by MiMi

Sweet, smooth, creamy and full of fresh blackberry flavor! Summer just got a new favorite treat... blackberry ice cream!


     My husband is one of those (crazy!) People who could do without sweets. In most instances he would just assume have another helping of meat than save any room for dessert. He is also one of those  (even more crazy!) people who's appetite is directly linked to his activity output for the day and therefore maintains a pretty darn steady weight all of the time, but that's a complaint for another day!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Simple Sour Cream and Chive New Potatoes

A perfectly simple way to serve small, tender, new potatoes! The recipe may be simple, but the flavor is delicious!


      My brother came home with a 50 pound bag of seed potatoes early in the spring. He has been planting giant gardens out at my parents' property for a couple of years and now that my parents' can have a large garden at their homestead, he has extra room to spread out.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Dilly Cucumber Salad - Mondays With MiMi


     Pops has been harvesting cucumbers faster than I can use them this year.  Although I throw them in every lettuce salad I make and have shared them with friends and family, we have more than we can eat.  I made a batch of refrigerator pickles and still had more to use.  Cucumber salad came to mind.  We really enjoy a creamy cucumber salad and love cucumber dill dip so I combined the two.  this is a keeper.
-MiMi