Saturday, March 7, 2009

Peanut Butter Cups

Oh my my, these are killer!


1 C Peanut Butter
½ C Sugar
1 Egg
1 t. Vanilla

Milk chocolate to melt


Mix all ingredients and roll into balls. Flatten a little
Bake 350 for 8 min,
After they cool dip into chocolate! Yep , I said it. DIP IN CHOCOLATE

White Bean Soup

Would you believe that my kids ate this, even with the Kale? It really is super good and healthy and I wouldn't put it on here if it wasn't right?!!!!
(I'll get a picture soon!)


2 Cups Chicken or Vegetable Stock
3 Cups Water
2 T extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion peeled and chopped
2 Med Carrots peeled and sliced
1 large rib celery, cut into pieces
Two 15-ounce cans great northern beans, drained and rinsed
2 ½ C chopped fresh kale
Salt /Pepper


Sauté Onions
Add all other ingredients into stock pot nad cook over stove 15 min or so. 
This would be good also in a crock pot before church. the flavors would "marry" really well.

Lunch Made Easier Ideas

I try to make lunches the night before school for the kids- but I usually end up not doing it! So, to make it easier I have started freezing the sandwiches that I make all at once on my Saturday baking day. This is when I also make the mini muffins and freeze them too. By the time they are ready to eat they have thawed and are just perfect. My kids never said one thing about something still being frozen. 
I also know that my kids love the lunchable pizza's and well, mira and I started making our own! (pictured above)
These are baked then cooled then put in a baggie, stuck in the freezer until that morning when i yank it out and stick it in the lunch box. 

TIP- if you are doing PB&J. Put peanut butter on both sides of the bread, jelly in the middle. It wont get soggy this way. 
TIP- if you are making turkey sandwiches. Use miracle whip not mayonnaise. Miracle whip wont separate like Mayo. 

This is a great time saver for me. Really, I love this idea.

Taco Soup

Gotta have this in your food storage recipes! This freezes beautifully!
One our most favorite comfort meals. You can be versitile with what kind of beans you use!

(picture from Dinners ready)
Taco soup

½ lb ground beef, browned
1 can tomato soup
1 can water
1 can corn (drained)
1 can kidney beans (drained)
1 can chili beans (drained)
1 can stewed or crushed tomatoes
1 can green chilies
½-3/4 package taco seasoning
sour cream
shredded cheese
Combine all ingredients, except Fritos, sour cream and cheese. Cook over med heat until heated thoroughly. Top with Fritos, cheese and sour cream.