I am a mom of 4 kids(11,10,8 and 6)who taught preschool for 2 years.
I hope you can use this blog as a resource to find fun activities to do with your children. Some ideas are new, while others have been around a while. This is a place where I can store all our activities without having to actually have to store them in my attic. I hope you find some fun and easy ideas.
Cheyanne just turned 8 and she wanted to decorate her own cake.
I think it looks great and she had a lot of fun creating it. You can not go wrong with marshmallows, M&M's, Skittles and Gummies.
Happy Birthday, Sunshine !!!
Now that I work work about 50 hours a week (if I am lucky), I love preparing meals on Sunday to have later in the week. It is cheaper and healthier than fast food.
One of the meals I like to make is Weight Watcher's Shepard Pie. What is also great about this recipe is the kids love chopping the vegetables and cooking the meat.
Weight Watcher's Shepard's Pie
2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces (es)
1/4 cup nonfat sour cream
1 tablespoon reduced-calorie margarine
1/8 teaspoon table salt
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup onion (chopped)
2 medium carrots (diced)
2 medium celery ribs, diced
1 lb uncooked ground turkey breast
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups canned chicken broth or 2 cups beef broth
Preheat oven to 400ºF.
Place potatoes in a large saucepan and pour in enough water to
cover potatoes. Set pan over high heat and bring to a boil; reduce heat
to medium and simmer 10 minutes, until potatoes are fork-tender. Drain
potatoes, transfer to a large bowl and add sour cream and margarine;
mash until smooth, season to taste with salt and set aside.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add onion, carrots and celery; cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add
turkey and cook until browned, breaking up the meat as it cooks, about 5
minutes. Add flour, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper; stir to coat. Add
broth and bring to a simmer; simmer until mixture thickens, about 3
Transfer turkey mixture to a 9-inch, deep-dish pie plate. Spread
mashed potatoes over top and using the back of a spoon, make decorative
swirls over the top. Bake until potatoes are golden, about 30 minutes.
Slice into 6 pieces and serve.
I keep the potatoes and meat mixture separate until I am ready to bake it.
This Saturday morning Colton, Chey and I decided to try a new recipe I found. Really easy!!!
1 Box (15.25 oz) White Cake Mix
6 oz non-fat Greek Yogurt
1 cup orange juice
freshly grated orange zest, optional
powdered sugar for garnish optional
Instead of powdered sugar I served it with fresh strawberries and Cool Whip.
The cake has the constancy of a pound cake.
In a large mixing bowl combine the first 4 ingredients. Pour batter in a 8x8 in greased pan. Bakeat 350 degrees for 30-33 minutes.
The kids did a great job making it and had fun too.
Then we started on a Shepard's Pie. I love cooking with my kids at this age !!!!