Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last Minute Bean Soup in a Jar Gift...


Okay so this is a great idea for a last minute gift...maybe you forgot about someone when you were finishing up your christmas shopping or you just want to try to make a homemade present for someone this year, this is also a great way to let the kids help..

So what I did was filled the jar with the ingredients, I used a recyled spaghetti sauce jar, you can use a mason jar or whatever you have, then I cut a circle (a little bigger than the lid) out of christmas fabric and hot glued it to the lid. Then I tied some christmas ribbon on it and added a tag, it's that simple. I didn't spend a cent making this. I save everything so i had jars and fabric scraps and ribbon lying around my craft room. You can get even more creative, and add a label made with scrapbooking paper, just hot glue it to the jar... Have Fun!!

Bean Soup Mix in a Jar

1 cube bouillon
1 Tbls of italian seasoning
1/4 cup dried minced onion
1/2 cup dried great north beans
1/2 cup uncooked macaroni
1/4 cup barley
1/2 cup dry lentils
1/3 cup long-grain white rice

Use a funnel to fill the jars with the ingredients. Layer ingredients in the jar. Layer the noodles last so you can remove and cook later.

The tag should say:

Bean Soup

Remove pasta from top of jar and reserve.
Add the rest of the jar contents to the kettle with 12 cups water.
Bring to a boil and simmer 45 minutes.

Add pasta and simmer 15 minutes more.

Monday, December 20, 2010

So this is the Blood baby...this kid is so cute!!

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Poor Mans Trail Mix

Any moms out there with a considerable amout of plain wic cereal taking up room on top of your fridge or in your pantry...At times cant get picky eaters to get rid of it for you?  Well at my house we just try to kick it up a notch by adding other yummy stuff and making it a whole new treat:

Try adding raisins or craisins and choc chips, peanuts, pretzels, or even goldfish crackers, or whatever you have lying around that your kids like...it may sound crazy but kids love the different colors, textures and flavors. Booker uses his pretzel sticks as chop sticks to pick up the cereal:] ... Try making a big batch and put into individual baggies or cantainers and put in a drawer or pantry for anytime or to grab on the go..Enjoy.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Holiday Thumprint Cookies

Okay so last night my family got together to make christmas cookies, we all picked our favorite kind, Tanya made peanut butter cookies with hershey kisses, Rylee made sugar cookies, Cody made oatmeal chocolate chip, my dad tried his moms favorite christmas cookie recipe for polish angel wings and i chose this recipe, i have made these cookies before but i tried something a little different last year i melted white chocolate chips with butter and filled the tip of a sandwich bag then i cut a tiny hole and I drizzeled it criss cross over the cookie and sprinkled with red and green sprinkles.. just idea to make it a little more festive...

Raspberry Thumprint Cookies

1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter, softened*
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 large eggs yolk
1 cup all-pupose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg white
1 cup finely chopped nuts, optional
About 6 Tablespoons jelly or jam

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat brown sugar, shortening, butter, vanilla and egg yolk in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour and salt.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Beat egg white slightly with fork. Dip each ball, roll in nuts. Place about one inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Press thumb in center of each cookie to make indentation, but do not press all the way to the cookie sheet.

Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown. Quickly remake indentations with end of wooden spoon if necessary. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Fill each thumbprint with 1/2 measuring teaspoon of jelly.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fun twist on a traditional recipe for the holidays...

Payton's Pumpkin Pancakes
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon pumpin pie spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoom salt
2 eggs
2 cups low fat milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 Tablespoons oil
*applesauce optional

Heat electric griddle to medium. Mix flour and sugar in a large bowl. Add baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and salt. In a small bowl beat eggs, add milk.Add pumpkin and cooking oil, mix well. pour wet ingrediants into dry ingrediants and mix, might be lumpy. Brush oil over skillet pour a 1/4 cup of pancake mixture onto skillet. cook until bubbles begin to burst, turn and continue cooking for 1-2 min, Repeat with remaining batter. Top pancakes with applesauce or maple syrup.

An easy way to get the kids to eat a wholesome breakfast...

Cheesy Apple Bacon Brunch

Prep: 10 min
Bake: 30-35 min
Serves: 10-8

1 medium cooking apple
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups bisquick original baking mix
4 eggs
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1 pound bacon, crispy cooked and crumbled

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease rectangular baking dish. Mix apple and sugar, spread in baking dish. Stir  baking mix, milk, and eggs until blended; pour over apple. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My Recipe of the Day


PREP: 10 Min
COOK: 35 Min

1 (10 oz.) pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 (8 oz.) pkg cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup Mayo
1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar
1 package Knorr® Vegetable recipe mix
1 (14 oz.) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine all ingredients except 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese. Spoon into a casserole dish, top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.
Bake for 35 minutes or until dip is hot. serve in a bread bowl with slices of asiago cheese bread.
MAKES 4 cups