Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mac-n-Cheese & Menu-planning Monday!

As I mentioned last week, this week was an EASY dinner week since my husband was out-of-town.  We actually ended up having lots of frozen pizza and cereal!  lol  BUT we did make my sister's homemade Mac-n-Cheese and the kids LOVED it!  Here's the recipe...


Ingredients:
-  2 cups Macaroni or shell noodles
-  Cream of Chicken Soup
-  Cheddar Cheese - grated
-  Milk (optional)

1.  Cook & drain noodles. 
2.  Stir in Cream of Chicken Soup & cheddar cheese.  How much cheese is up to you... (I think I used about 2 cups.)  If you'd like you can add a splash of milk to make it a little creamier...
3.  Sprinkle a thin layer of cheese on top - or you could even add bread crumbs on top!
4.  Pour into a 9x13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until the cheese melts.

YUM!



Back to cooking this week, which I'm actually excited for...  You can only take so much of spaghettio's and ramen noodles!  lol

Monday - Dinner with friends!
TuesdaySkillet Lasagna / Garlic Bread / Salad
Wednesday -  Cheesy Broccoli Rice Chicken Casserole
Thursday -  Tacos / 7-layer Bean Dip
Friday -  DATE NIGHT!
SaturdaySweet & Sour Meatballs / Rice
Sunday -  BBQ French Dip Sandwiches / Potato Salad or Funeral Potatoes


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thursday Thirteen Inspiration: SNOWMEN!

Lot's of fantastic little snowmen crafts out there!  LOVE it!  Here's thirteen to get you started!

1.   Snowman Topiary from Got Chikin? - So cute!!!



2.  2x4 Snowman from Under My Umbrella - I LOVE 2x4 crafts and this little snowman is NO exception!!!



3.  Snowman Soap from Crafts and Crap ~  What a perfect teacher or little gift for a friend or neighbor!!!



4.   Take a look at these snowmen from Lyndsey's Craft Spot!  LOVE them!


5.  Decorative Snowman Balls from The Idea Room ~ Absolutely LOVE this!  How stinkin' cute!?!



6.  Another cute snowman from The Idea Room - Love it!




7.  A Rock Snowman from Not Just a Housewife ~ What a fun craft to do with the kids! 




8.  Another 2x4 snowman!  This one is from Crafty Chic Mommy and is Fantastic!



9.  "FROSTY" Wood Blocks from Punkin Seed Productions - This woman is SO talented and I LOVE this set of blocks!



10.  A cute snowman plaque from Lyndsey's Craft Spot - so cute!


11.  Adorable Snowman Shirts from Harrigan Howdy ~  LOVE these! So much fun!



12.  Snowman Gift Boxes from Blue Cricket Design ~ What a fun little box to put a treat in & give to a friend!




13.  And a Snowman Glove Dryer from Sugar Bee - Craft Edition ~  Oh my, how I LOVE this!  So much fun and so useful!!!

Thank you so much to these awesome ladies for sharing their talents and inspiring us all!

If you want more ideas & inspiration make sure you "Like" my facebook page - I post the inspiration I find on there every day!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Easy Fruit Pizza & Menu-planning Monday ~ Jan 3rd

I LOVE fruit pizza & my I have a couple different recipes for it.  This one is my "easy" version - still VERY delicious - that I got from a neighbor...  So good!

(I made a pan for my family & then my own personal one that I didn't have to share!  lol)

Ingredients:
     -Sugar Cookie Dough (I just use the premade Pillsbury Dough but you can also make your own from scratch.)
     -Marshmellow Creme
     -8 oz. Cream Cheese
     -Fruit (Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Kiwi, Pineapple, Mandarin Oranges, etc.)

Instructions:
     1. Spread Cookie Dough on pizza or cookie pan and bake according to instructions.  Let cook completely.
     2. Beat together Marshmellow Creme & Cream Cheese.
     3. Spread marshmellow/cream cheese mixture on cooled cookie crust.
     4. Arrange fruit.
     5. Chill for an hour (unless you are like me and just CAN'T wait!)


My meal plan this week is WAY simple because my husband is out-of-town all week!  I am planning on easy kid-friendly recipes...

Monday - Pizza Sandwiches
Tuesday - Spaghetti (My kids favorite; the meal my husband DREADS!)
Wednesday - Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Tomato Soup
Thursday - Shepherd's Pie (Maybe?  But truthfully it will probably end up being Spaghetti'Os!)
Friday - Weiner Boats
Saturday - Aunt Kristen's Mac & Cheese (IF I can talk her into giving me her secret recipe!)
Sunday - Leftovers!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday Thirteen

Sorry for the absence...  Life is crazy (lots of family drama) but I'm hoping to be around a bit more...

Today I have Thirteen Inspiration Links for fun neighbor gift ideas!


2.  A Snowman Kit from Make it Do:




4.  A darling Snowman Gift Box to put treats in from Blue Cricket Designs:

 

12.  For those much more talented than me - a Snowman Oven Mitt from The Idea Room:

13.  And lastly - The Greatest Gift from Celebrate the Little Stuff:
For even more gift ideas and lots of other inspiration make sure you visit my Facebook page and my Tumblr Blog!  Lots of fun inspiration added DAILY!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Notebook Entry: Door Knob Pumpkins

How cute are these Door Knob Pumpkins from How Does She?


Notebook Entry: Team Shirts

I LOVE these t-shirts from How Does She? - So cute!



Saturday, September 18, 2010

Notebook Entry: Laundry Sign

LOVE this laundry room sign over at Love Stitched!  Too cute!




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