My son’s third obsession is Bananas.
Kind of goes along with the monkey thing, huh? LOL
For breakfast he wants bananas.
For snack he wants bananas.
For lunch he wants bananas.
For dinner….well you get the point!
The only thing is I can’t buy enough bananas at once to make him happy.
If I buy one bunch, he munches through them like a termite destroys wood.
If I buy two or more bunches at once, he suddenly goes on banana strike.
That s#!t is bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!
Also. he loves the dancing peanut butter jelly time banana….
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My son’s second recent obsession is Santa.
And yes, this happened after Christmas was over, not during the season.
And…he is not obsessed with Santa the person as much as what Santa says.
Ho Ho Ho!
Which applies to everything white and fluffy.
Marshmallows are Ho Ho Ho.
Bubble Bath is Ho Ho Ho.
Cotton Balls are Ho Ho Ho.
And of course anyone with a white beard is Ho Ho Ho.
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In honor of my daughter’s Girl Scout Troop camp out this weekend I thought I would resurrect Fabulous Food Friday and share a recipe from my Girl Scout days. It is great for camp outs, family get-togethers and just for an easy to clean up dinner.
Pre-packaged single serving bag of Fritos
1 lb of ground beef
taco seasoning mix
and any other fixings your fam or guests would like for a ‘taco salad’
Brown your ground beef and mix with taco seasoning as directed on package.
Prepare any veggies…dice tomatoes, chop onion, etc.
Open bag of Fritos, be careful not to tear the bag because it is your ‘bowl’. Add meat, veggies, cheese, sour cream…basically whatever your heart desires.
Stick a fork in it and enjoy!
Throw away bag when done, no plates/bowls to clean!
Do you remember any Scout or camping recipes from your youth?
Apple, Cheese and Cinnamon Bagel
This is one of my favorite childhood snacks! I found a picture of me eating them and got all nostalgic and stuff. I whipped some up for me and kiddos STAT! They loved them as much as I had forgotten I had.
1 green apple
2 slices of cheddar cheese
1/8 tsp. of cinnamon
Open up your bagel. Slice your apple in round slices. I usually make them about 1/4 inch thick or so, but it doesn’t matter too much. Knock out any seeds and lay a slice on each bagel half. Put a cheese slice on top of each apple slice and sprinkle cinnamon on top. Use can toast these in a toaster oven, bake at 350 degrees in the oven or do what I do and nuke them in the microwave. No matter what they cook quickly because they are done when the cheese melts. Give them a minute to cool and enjoy!
A peek of our Hawaiian Luau last weekend!
Wordish, Wordless and Wordful Wednesdays I am participating in:
Well that’s when Mom found me and took all my other tots away…
I was not too happy so I gave her the ‘look’.
Apparently the ‘look’ doesn’t work on Mommies because she made me chew up the tater tots in my mouth first.
I love Tater Tots!!!!
I’m linking up at these Wordish, Wordful or Wordless Wednesdays this week!
A very late recipe for you! It’s not new because this week a new recipe night just did not happen, but even if it’s old, it is one of my faves.
1 cup flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp veggie oil
3 tbsp sugar
1 c milk
1/2 tsp salt
Mix all dry ingredients together. Add in milk, egg and oil. Mix until smooth. Cook in a frying pan or on a griddle.
If you use about 1/4 cup per pancake the recipe makes about 12 pancakes. Perfect for a family of five whose kids will only eat one or two.
Also the mix is light and fluffy and perfect with any added fruit or spices.
Another yummy sweet potato recipe.
Fabulous Food Fridays: Sweet & Spicy Sweet Potatoes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a small bowl, stir together paprika, black pepper, onion powder, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.
Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet, or in a casserole dish. Add olive oil and seasoning mix and stir until the sweet potatoes are coated.
Bake in preheated oven until tender, or about 45 min. Makes 4 1/2 cup servings
Number of Servings: 4
Ok, this week has been hellacious for me….I have a houseful of children that have RSV including my tiny premie son who can barely breath from all the mucus. We have now had two trips to the doctor and an emergency room visit under our belts all within the days of a St. Patrick’s Day prep, parade and party for the Girl Scout troop I lead and my first week of the 100 Days til Summer Challenge with the Rants from Mommyland folks. So it goes without saying, this week has left completely exhausted and overwhelmed. I did manage to pull the quickest recipe together one night out of stuff I had in the cupboard (which isn’t amounting to much…I really need to get the store!)
Crockpot Chicken with Black Beans and Corn
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 package of frozen corn
1 can of black beans
1 can of cream of chicken soup
cayenne pepper, to taste
chili powder, to taste
pepper, to taste
salt, to taste
sour cream, to taste
shredded cheese, to taste – we used our fave, Colby Jack
Pour package of corn, can of beans, cream of chicken soup and 3 soup cans full of water into the crockpot and turn to High – 6 hours. Once the soup seems to blend and the mixture starts to warm add chicken breasts (we left them whole, but the way I served them we could have sliced them up also). I then added cayenne pepper, chili powder, salt and pepper to give it a spicy southwestern taste.
6 hours later, we sliced up chicken on our plates, spooned black beans and corn on top and then added shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream. It was heavenly and took me about 10 minutes total to make!
I have given this out to my friends before but I know you all want to try it, right?
Creamy Potato Soup
10 Potatoes, diced – I used large Idaho potatoes
2 cans Cream of Celery Soup
1/2 large Onion (quartered and thinly sliced) – I did not use these bc Jason hates onions, I subbed in Onion Powder, about 2 tsp
4 to 6 slices Bacon (fried and cut up)
2 cup Hot Milk
1/4 stick Butter
Pepper, to taste
Salt, to taste – I used Sea Salt
Ground Thyme, to taste
Celery Salt, to taste
I also added in Rosemary, Basil and Oregano
I put corn in there too bc Jason loves it
Place diced potatoes in pot; add only enough cold water to cover; cook on low until soft; remove from heat but do not drain. Fry bacon; drain but retain drippings. Saute onion in butter (since I did not add onions I added the butter, corn and cream of celery soup to the potatoes at this point); add cut up bacon, seasonings (and strained bacon drippings for flavor if desired); simmer. (To retain creamy white soup color, do not let mixture turn brown or burn). Slightly mash cooked potatoes; add onion mixture; combine milk with soup then add to potatoes. Simmer for 1/2 to 1 hour or until soup is mushy and potatoes are soft. Stir often. (Sprinkle with flour if too thin; add more milk if too thick). Serve with hard bread.
I served it with corn bread and it was heavenly!