• Recipes

    Breakfast Nachos

    Over the course of my dinner planning I’ve noticed we have a Mexican dish at least once a week. Even my picky daughter seems to love anything to do with tortillas and cheese!  So when I found a recipe for breakfast nachos on https://emeals.com/ (no affiliation) I knew I had to give it a try. It couldn’t have been easier (I made half of it with a baby strapped to me) and it was a huge hit with everyone…which as you know, doesn’t happen often. Step 1) Brown sausage, onion & green peppers As you can see there is no trace of peppers in that picture. I’ve come a long way but…

  • Organization

    Meal Planning

    Meal planning. Blech. I feel like meals, specifically dinners are the bane of most people’s existence.  Over the years I’ve come up with a few strategies to make this process a little more manageable or at least routine and not quite as difficult. Freezer meals I cannot say enough about taking an afternoon and bustin’ out some freezer meals (…so stay tuned…).  One of my favorite go to recipes is this easy & tasty bolognese sauce.  One batch of sauce can be used for many different meals-spaghetti, meatball subs or casserole, chicken Parmesan…the possibilities are endless.  I also enjoy baking muffins and freezing them two at a time for an easy…

  • Activities

    Our first fail…

    One of the first projects we attempted this summer was Chalk Rockets.  Sounds awesome, right? Well, in my typical fashion I crossed all of my t’s on this experiment but forgot to dot the i’s.  Let me explain… I found this activity on Growing a Jeweled Rose, their version and successes can be seen here. The idea is to make homemade chalk, load a film canister with it, add an Alka-Seltzer and blast off-messy, colorful chalk rockets! The first step is to add corn starch to water. My messy girl was all about this, my not so messy boy took photos since I was covered in the Oobleck. (If you…

  • Organization

    The Summer Game Plan

    I’ve been a working mom since day 1.  This means I’ve never enjoyed (endured) a summer break with my kids.  They’ve always been in day camps or at home with family…until this year.  Knowing this time I would be the day camp and knowing my kids don’t function without a schedule, I used my four months of bed rest to concoct a game plan. Step 1: Printing off a calendar for each month of summer break.  I used these,  I figured I should have one focused activity for each day and a theme for each week.  I planned a field trip and special snack every week as well. Step 2: Hit…