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Menu Plan Monday April 21st

Did everyone have a happy Easter?

I know my kids did.  Easter really snuck  up on me this year.  We didn’t even go see the Easter Bunny and get pictures!  I couldn’t believe it.

But the Easter Bunny was still kind enough to stop by our house with a few gifts and candy filled plastic eggs.

For lunch we went to my sister’s house and my nieces hid eggs for my boys and my cousin’s girls.  And by hid, I mean they tossed them around the yard for the little kids to pick up.

Ian would run around grab a couple then put them in his basket.  He was also really good about sharing and making sure his cousins and brother got some.  After all the eggs were found, he picked up his basket and said ‘Whew. Dats a lot of eggs. I’m a natural.’

For dinner we went to one of my aunt’s house where these was a lot of family and good food.

Sid even got some ice cream for dessert.

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I think these kids had more sugar yesterday than they did on Halloween!

 

 

Menu Plan 4/21-4/27

Mon: Roast Chicken with Creamy Mac & Cheese

Tue: Cheese Burger Wraps (been trying to make these for 2 weeks now…they keep getting overlooked)

Wed: Italian Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops with Risotto

Thr: Tomato Basil Parmesan Tortellini 

Fri: Leftovers

Sat: Kitchen is Closed!

Sun: Birthday party to attend 

 

Happy Cooking

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Easter Bunny Juice Boxes for a Preschool Easter Party

Ian has his Easter party at school today.
So what do I volunteer to bring?
Juice boxes of course because I can make them look like super cute little bunnies.
I found these Hansen’s Junior Juice
boxes and thought the would be perfect because there are just 4.23 oz, a perfect size for little 4 & 5 year olds.

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I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out all the parts for the bunny.

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I was grateful that I had two mats!  I could load another one to cut, while I was taking all these little parts off.
I then just glued them all together and wrapped around the boxes.

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I made 20 boxes and was able to use one 12×12″ sheet of pink card stock, scrap pieces of black and 7 sheets of 8.5×11″ white card stock. I also had the googly eyes, so I only had to buy the juice boxes, which I got 20 for less than $7.

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I also broke out my Cameo to make a letter matching egg game. I got the eggs 18/$1 and I already had the vinyl. I cut out an upper case and a lower case letter, and put them on different colored eggs.

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I put the upper case on the top half and lower case on the bottom half. The kids then would match the two letter s together.

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We also had the kids make rabbit masks to hold up for a group picture.

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You need a paper plate, card stock for the ears (white and pink), pipe cleaners for the whiskers and craft sticks for a handle.

We cut out the center of the plate, made a template for the ears and let the kids cut the ears and glue them together.

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They turned really cute and we were able to get a great group picture.

Happy Easter

 

 

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Easter Rolls and Menu Plan Monday 4/1

Happy April’s Fools Day!

I wanted to play a prank on you, but I am not that witty and can’t think of anything that has not been done before, so this is just a boring food post.

You’re welcome.

I was, and usually am, in charge of rolls for Easter Dinner, or any dinner.

This year we, well my sister, decided we should have a full turkey dinner for Easter.  During Thanksgiving time we ended up with 3 turkeys, two of them free.

I saw this pin on Pinterest

Source: flickr.com viaDawn Marie on Pinterest

and thought they were adorable!

The pin says just use a yeast roll recipe, pinch up the ears and poke holes for eyes.

Easy.  Right?

Wrong….

So the link on the pin takes you to someone’s Flickr account and there is just a picture.

To find some directions I Googled ‘Easter bunny rolls’ and found a bread making blog, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes.  What a perfect blog!  I am going to have to go back and search through it, because there is nothing I love more than bread!

Back to the rolls.  They wrote a post about these cute little bunnies, and they claim the above pin is really a COOKIE!

I know! I guess you can’t believe everything to see on the internet…

But I tried anyway, as they also did.

EasterRolls

Nailed IT!

However, if you would like to attempt these rolls the people from Bread in 5 give some tips on how to accomplish them.

Menu Plan 4/1-4/7

Mon: Fresh Fish, my husband caught this past weekend, with pasta

Tue: We will be gone

Wed: One-Pot Chicken & Brown Rice

Thr: Sesame Beef

Fri: Pesto Chicken Tortellini Soup (but made with chicken in the soup and cheese tortellini instead)

Sat: Leftovers shall be consumed

Sun: Easy Pork Chops and Rice
Happy Cooking

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Let’s Count it Down

It’s March.

Yep, already the third month of 2013.

Where did the time go?

There are lots of good things about March.

  • St. Patrick‘s Day.  OK, so we don’t celebrate it like we used to, but it is still a great holiday.

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  • Ian’s Birthday.
  • This year Easter will be celebrated in March.

I have already found great Ideas on Pinterest for decorating Easter Eggs.

 

 

But the greatest thing about this month will be the premier of the HBO series Game of Thrones!

Yep, that’s right March 31, 2013.

23 days and counting….

Source: io9.com via Dawn Marie on Pinterest

 

 

Yes, I have read all the books.

Yes, I read them all before there was a TV show.

Yes, I have read them multiple times.

Yes, I will read them again.

 

 

Winter is coming

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