Archives for July 2008

Homemade Bagel Tips

I posted this homemade bagel recipe several months ago. Since posting this recipe I have discovered a tip that will make making your bagels easier and taste better. When forming the bagel shape, oil your hands with canola oil. This will make the dough extremely easy to work with. After shaping the bagel, place it on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper, to rest for twenty minutes. The oil … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Monday Week of July 28

I have a full house this week. We will have about 13 people eating with us for most of the week. Breakfast Monday- French Toast Tuesday- Muffins Wednesday- Whole Wheat Waffles Thursday- Pancakes Friday- Cereal/ Oatmeal Lunches Lunch—Sandwiches, muffins, smoothies, leftovers, cut up fruit and veggies Dinner Monday- Shredded Beef Tacos Tuesday - Cuban Chicken … [Read more...]

How to Keep Your Kitchen Cool in the Summer

When I got in the car today to run an errand the thermometer read 95 degrees. I am sure if you live in the south it is even hotter. I know that when my house is hot I don't feel like cooking and there is a huge temptation to eat out or get take out.   When I have to turn my oven on in an already hot house, I am ready to give up. Limiting your oven use in the summer can save you … [Read more...]

Pizza on the Grill

Last week I had high hopes of grilling pizza. I was spurred on by comments from Nancy, Kirstin, and Netherfieldmom, who gave me some great advice and if you ever want to make pizza on the grill contact them, they have been successful. I am not sure if it was the whole wheat crust, the temperature of the grill, or my capabilities as a grill chef, (I am no Bobby Flay), but the first pizza looked … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Week of July 21

Our first week of the kids making breakfast went very well. We still need to improve in the clean up department, but I am happy that they are all trying their best, and the breakfasts taste pretty good too. My pizza on the grill from last week did not turn out as I expected. I burned one pizza and had to throw it away. They other two pizzas were edible, but I think it is easier to make them in … [Read more...]

Healthy Eating for Kids

I mentioned in a previous post that my husband has finally jumped on the heath train. I am so excited because now I can focus on healthy meals for the whole family and get rid of the junk. My kids have been doing great on their Eat More Fruits and Veggies Challenge. Almost everyone has been willing to try our new foods. We have had a few big losers, blueberries and nectarines, but everything … [Read more...]