Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Story and a Snack

How cute is this idea from Gourmet Mom on the Go? The answer is, real cute. We are doing this today after swimming. I love clever people and especially those who blog about their cleverness.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Apricot Rice Krispies Treats

This is an easy twist on an already super easy and tasty treat. Any flavor Jell-o can be used, but Laurel and her family love apricot, and I agree- you gotta try it.

Apricot Rice Krispies Treats

5 T. butter
6 C. mini marshmallows
1/2 a small pkg. apricot Jell-o
6 C. Rice Krispies

Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and Jell-o and stir til completely melted. Remove from heat and mix in cereal. Spread into a 9 by 13 pan coated with cooking spray. Cut into 2-inch squares when cool. Best if served the same day.

Menu, 6-13-10

Oh how I would love to have this sandwich cutter for lunch time and even parties. Isn't it great?

I fully realize this week is 1/2 gone, but I thought I'd stick my menu up anyway. Here's what we've been/are going to be eating for dinner this week:

Sun: chicken fettuccine with pesto cream sauce, green salad, fruit salad, roasted asparagus, Maren's homemade cookies and cream AND strawberry ice creams. Yum yum yum yum.
M: leftovers
T: Costa Vida pork salad
Th: crock pot pork roast and pineapple ginger rice

Monday, June 7, 2010

Menu, 6-6-10

As a former resident of the San Fran area, this pancake masterpiece made me smile. Jim seems like one fun dad!

Here's what's for dinner at our place this week:

Sun- spaghetti and meatballs, BLT salad, garlic bread, watermelon, layered strawberry shortcake
M- BBQ chicken, potatoes and carrots
W- tostadas
Th- turkey sammies
F- I'm thinking Zinburger
Sat- out

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Breakfast Baskets

I made these for teacher gifts this year and they were a hit! I think they would also be great for giving to a new neighbor, a birthday present, or to take as a meal for a family with a new baby. Contents included:

* Fresh and Easy honey and flax granola
* Trader Joe's buttermilk pancake mix
* Fresh and Easy vermont maple syrup
* Fresh and Easy freshly squeezed orange juice
* a bag of fresh strawberries
* a spatula
* tea towel from Ikea
* napkins from Homegoods