Dinner time, the most hated time of day for me. I never seem to know what to make. I need something that will appeal to five different people. The Picky Eater (my 7 yr old), The Pseudo-Vegetarian (my 12 yr old), The Allergic-to-Everything (my 3 yr old) and then my husband and I. I’ve tried the meal prep places like Dream Dinners and they were great for a while, but the hubby thought they were too bland and I couldn’t find time to go down to the store for 3 hours to prep. I also tried recipe apps for my phone and that was okay, but not enough variety. What was I to do?
Nowadays I surf Pinterest for great food ideas and also FoodNetwork.com. Over time I’ve found blogs that have great ideas and suggestions and I often poll our forums “What’s for Dinner?” Click through to find 5 tips/tricks I’ve found to help alleviate the stress of meal planning.
I love knitting. It really calms me down when the kids are driving me crazy or I’m stressed out about writing or deadlines. I knit all sorts of things, coffee sleeves, iPhone sweaters, little stuffed animals for the kids. I’ve even knit Godzilla and Mothra.
Do you ever open your fridge or cupboards and wonder, “What am I going to feed my child today………..?” If you do, you are not alone! I am a pediatric Occupational Therapist and work with several children on their feeding skills. One of the most common problems that young children face with their eating is [...]
I love edamame! My boys actually like it too (well except the baby who is allergic to soy). I was searching for a good edamame salad recipe and couldn’t find one I like, so I was experimenting and came up with this one. I hope you love it! Recipe: Edamame Salad Ingredients 2 tablespoons sesame [...]
I’m sooooooo happy they have come to Denver! They just had a great offer of half off a premier family membership at the Butterfly Pavilion. Savvy Savings is a site marketed to parents. They offer ideas on local activites, camps, classes and more! They often have awesome deals featuring local attractions at deep discounts! The [...]
I’ve dug deep into my dads recipes again! This time for his famous Drunken Chicken! Enjoy! (P.S. – I didn’t take a pic of my meal and then searching for a photo of one like this recipe was like trying to find a needle in a haystack, so enjoy this pic of a passed out [...]
This is Amazing! I made it last week and the kids gobbled it up! Recipe: 3 Cheese Chicken Penne Ingredients 1-1/2 cups multi-grain penne pasta, uncooked 1 pkg. (9 oz.) fresh spinach leaves 1 lb. Boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces 1 tsp. Dried basil leaves 1 jar (14-1/2 oz.) spaghetti sauce 1 [...]
Elitches has a great month of fun going on in October! Check out all the great events below! Sept. 25 – Oct. 31: Fright Fest Face your fears at Elitch Gardens! Celebrate Halloween all month long at Fright Fest every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October. During the day, Fright Fest features family-friendly shows and [...]
I have a NEED to do something with my hands. I went to college to study graphic design, but quickly discovered I didn’t want to just design. I loved the production end just as much, if not more. I didn’t want to just come up with the idea, I needed the follow through. I loved the messy printing end, but didn’t want to give up the creative design end. So I took a break to figure things out. My parents are still bitter. And I got married, and had babies and decided what I REALLY wanted to do was be Mom. But I still need to create somehow.
I’m ready for fall to arrive, how about you?! I was searching for a great pumpkin recipe to get me in the autumn mood and came accross this AWESOME one from Family Fun Magazine! I’m making them now! Hope they turn out just as tasty as they look! Recipe: Pumpkin Cupcakes Ingredients CUPCAKES: 2 cups [...]
Tired of pasta and don’t feel like making a risotto? This is my go-to for pasta night here. My kids LOVE Gnocchi! Gnocchi (pronounced nee-okkee) are an excellent alternative: They’re fantastic with all sorts of sauces, from a simple summer tomato sauce to the richest winter meat sauce. Florentines call them topini (field mice), because [...]
I’ve been lusting over this washer and dryer every time I see an Electrolux commercial with Miss Kelly Ripa herself. These commercials are so cute! I was honored to get the chance to let you all know about a special project Electolux and Kelly are teaming up for. Electrolux and brand ambassador Kelly Ripa are [...]