Having a #TysonBreakfast for Dinner with #CBias

So- You know what it’s like to have “one of those days”? Like- ALL DAY?
I’m guessing you do. My Little Man and I were running around like chickens without heads all day- then when we got home, it was “Momma, I’m hungry!” Of course, dinner was not ready. But all was not lost. We recently got these Breakfast Bread Bowls from Tyson, and I have to say- they worked really well as dinner in a pinch, too.


Yes, I’m a cheater. What can I tell you. But these are just so easy, quick, ready to grab in a hurry that my night went a whole lot smoother. I was glad to have them in the freezer. They are the perfect size for on the go eating, and I can totally see me taking this with me to let him eat [Read more…]

Getting Your Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

Last year, it was reported on CNN.com that only 22% of children between the ages of 2 and 5 are currently
meeting the government’s regulations when it comes to vegetable consumption. This isn’t good news
because we all know that especially when it comes to a child’s development, vegetables are a vital
nutritional resource; they’re a building block chocked full of the vitamins and minerals that they need to
become healthy and strong individuals.

However, if you have a child, you also know that if they don’t like veggies, it can be an extreme battle of
the wills when it comes to getting them to eat them. The truth of the matter is that kids don’t care much
about what all of the research says. All they know is that “Vegetables are icky.” For them, it’s just that
simple.

If you’re someone who’s at your wits end when it comes to getting your kids to eat their vegetables, here
are some ideas to try.

Do some taste tests. Although there a few, it’s rare that children hate all vegetables. In other words,
if they don’t like peas, they may like carrots. If they won’t want squash, they may be open to some corn
on the cob. Don’t get immediately discouraged because the salad that you make continually remains on
their plate every time you make it. Get creative with your presentation methods. Hold a taste test contest
at home where a first prize ribbon is awarded to the vegetable that your child likes the most (and eats
the most of). There are a couple of benefits to this. One, they had to eat at least a spoonful of a couple of
vegetables to know which one they liked and two, they got rewarded for actually finishing a portion of
their favorite one.

Let them create some of the menus with you. If you’ve ever gone back and forth with your child
about why they should finish the food on their plate, before long, you may notice that it’s not so much
about the vegetables, but them feeling like they are being forced against their will to do something that
they don’t want to do. In the wise words of [Read more…]

Spinach Quiche Recipe

This is a very versatile recipe. You can add pretty much any vegetable you want and it will come out great. My favorite thing to do is use up left over vegetables, this way I’m not wasting any food but we’re also not eating the same old thing. I cook this in a cast iron skillet but you can transfer the mixture into a pie pan or even a baking dish.

Spinach Quiche
Ingredients

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped onion
6 egg whites
3 eggs
2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil
1/3 cup shredded cheese of choice
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 350F.

*if using a pie pan or baking dish grease it

In a skillet heat the oil. Add onions and cook till just see through. Add mushrooms and spinach. Cook till spinach is wilted, it should only be five minutes tops if that at [Read more…]

Apple Bread Recipe

My kids go nuts over this Apple Bread! It makes a great afternoon snack or even a weekend morning treat. It’s moist and bursting with fresh apples but not too sweet.


My favorite thing about this bread is, it’s diabetic friendly. There’s no added sugar to this, the sweetness comes from 1/4 cup apple juice, and the apple itself. Other Apple breads usually ask for a whole cup of sugar! We can all use a little less sugar in our day, so this is a wonderful bread to make. It’s delicious and quick. You can also add chopped up pecans, or walnuts to this if you wanted (about 1/4 cup) .

This is made with cranberries for added flavor!




Ingredients for Apple Bread


1/4 cup raisins
1 egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsweetened [Read more…]

A&P Supermarket- Meal Planning with #Cbias

So now that the hubby is back to work all day and I am working from home, it is time for me to start making some dinners. This is a daunting task indeed. I have never cooked- I know. Don’t laugh. I cook on occasion, but not daily, no mean planning, etc- and I have no idea what I am doing.

He has always been home before me, and he likes to cook, sooo…..He tries his best and makes good food, most times, everyone has an off day or 2. Now its my turn to step up to the plate and I have no idea where to start. I want to make meals that are easy, delicious, nutritious and will get everyone’s seal of approval- even the biggest of critics the husband! (UGH. he’s such a brat.)
A&P is here to help me out a bit. A& P supermarkets are everywhere in my area, so finding a well stocked store is very easy and always convenient. Most of them are also 24 hours, which I LOVE.

Before my big trip to the store, I always do as Santa does: made a list, checked it twice. After that compare the list to the circular we get in the mail and to our coupons and figure out what we are getting in addition to our meal ingredients. Oh I forgot, we are making an American classic- Tuna Noodle Casserole. Can’t mess that up, right? Please? LOL.

Here is the recipe we are using:

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free)
1/2 cup milk
1 cup Frozen Sweet Garden Peas
2 cans tuna, drained
2 cups medium egg noodles, cooked and drained
2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon butter, melted

  • Heat the oven to 400
  • Tyson Breakfast Bread Bowls #TysonBreakfast #Cbias @TysonFoods

    Have you ever been in a pinch in the morning? I mean a real pinch, where breakfast should have been eaten and everyone should have been on the road 20 minutes ago, but everyone is just waking up? The kind of bind where the breakfast you were planning and really wanting is definitely not happening, and now it’s granola bars for everyone! What if I told you there was a way to go from hungry to breakfast in less than one minute.? Ahhh, nice- quick and easy breakfast.


    We recently had the pleasure of trying the new Tyson breakfast bread bowls. These bowls are full of egg, bacon, and cheese all wrapped up in a wonderful bowl made out of a biscuit. These are perfect for the grab and go breakfast or even just the grab and sit breakfast. We enjoyed them on a lazy Saturday morning with coffee for the adults and juice for the kids. It is a bit on the small size, but the plus side is it cooks fast, and is perfect for little hands.

    They cooked very quickly. [Read more…]

    Build A Menu

    Build A Menu is a new online menu planning service designed to help busy families save time and money on meal planning and grocery shopping. Build A Menu takes the most popular features of top recipe sites and combines them to make weekly planning fast and easy.

    Each week, the team at Build a Menu plans a variety of family friendly menus. Then, they visit each of the stores they feature to find the best price available for every ingredient in every recipe, many of which will be on sale that week. Members can choose from any of the menu categories (link for menu categories is http://www.buildamenu.com/menu-options) to mix and match recipes and Build A Menu that works best for their family’s tastes and budget.

    Members can Build a Menu in three easy steps. Here’s how it works:

    Step 1: Choose your store.

    Step 2: Scroll thru the list of menu options for the week. They offer meals that serve 4-6 people as well as meals for 1-2 people. No matter what your needs are, Build A Menu makes it easy to create your meal plan.

    One of the most powerful features of the Build A Menu website is the ability to see approximately how much your total grocery cost will be. After each selection, you’ll see your new running total. If you’re on a tight budget, they have plenty of budget friendly recipes [Read more…]

    Hershey’s Easter Candy Review and Giveaway

    Here comes Peter cotton tail. And of course its time to fill little plastic eggs and wicker baskets with chocolates and other delectable sweets.
    My suggestion is to go with the good stuff, because in the end who is going to be eating the “left-overs”?
    That’s right, mom and dad. In this case? Dad- maybe before Little gets into it, LOL.
    You know the best stuff- Hershey’s!

    Their products range from the milk chocolate greatness of Hershey Kisses in Easter colors to Jolly Rancher Sours Bunnies. Maybe even some Cookies n Creme Drops. The drops are candy coated chocolate pieces, these are white chocolate with little chocolate cookies pieces, perfect for letting them melt in your mouth a few at a time. If the bunnies theme floats your boat, take a look at the Mini Robin Eggs in a bunny themed Easter wrapper. (This one will be Little’s fav, just because of the bunny wrap.)

    Hershey’s are great for their taste, price and [Read more…]