Friday, November 18, 2011

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

2 c. crushed pretzels                        8 oz. cream cheese
3 T. Sugar                                        9 oz. cool whip
¾ c. butter, melted                           ¾ c. sugar
1 large pkg. strawberry jello           16 oz. Frozen mixed berries
15 oz. crushed, drained pineapple

Mix pretzels, sugar and butter and press into a 9x13 pan.  Bake at 400 for 10 minutes.  Blend cream cheese, cool whip and sugar.  Spread on cool crust.  Dissolve jello in 2 c. boiling water then add frozen berries and pineapple.  Set until slightly thickened. Pour over cream cheese. Cool in fridge for 2 hours.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Are you prepared for an Emergency?

Check out these scenarios for emergencies. It really makes you think about your food storage plan. It made me really think about how my freezer based 3 month supply wouldn't work in some situations. Yikes.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pop-Up Pancakes.


I made these. I just had to when I found THE RECIPE.

Delish looking eh?


The recipe in case the link ever fails:

Pop-up Pancakes

1 cup milk
1 cup flour
6 eggs
1/4 cup melted butter
dash salt

1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
2. Blend all the ingredients, works best in a blender to get the batter smooth.
3. Grease your muffin tins or baking pan very generously. Makes 24 muffins or fills a 9×13 inch baking pan.
4. Bake them for 15 minutes, or until puffy and golden on top.
5. Use a knife to pry them out, hopefully they were greased well enough and should pop right out.

**I put this under three month supply because I think you could use all of these things, but the powdered versions.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sausage and Tomato Rigatoni

It's one of our favorites. My kids love it.

HERE is that recipe.

I use an entire box or Rigatoni.

My version:

1 Box rigatoni pasta
1 lb. Italian sausage, cut into chunks
1/2 red onion, sliced
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup KRAFT Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

COOK pasta as directed on package.

MEANWHILE, brown sausage in large nonstick skillet; drain. Stir in onions and tomato paste; cover. Cook 10 min. or until onions are tender and sausage is cooked through, stirring occasionally. Stir in dressing.

TOSS sausage mixture with pasta. Sprinkle with parsley and cheese.

**Tip--cut the sausage while it's a little bit frozen. It makes it much much easier.



It came out of the Kraft food and family magazine that I get quarterly. I've found a few recipes from there.

It's a super easy recipe. Find it HERE.
I added a little more dressing and used a pound of spaghetti instead of a 1/2 pound.

My Version:

1lb. capellini or spaghetti, uncooked
2/3 cup KRAFT Tuscan House Italian Dressing and Marinade
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups halved grape or cherry tomatoes
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
1/3 cup fresh basil, finely sliced

COOK pasta as directed on package.

MEANWHILE, heat dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 2 min. Add tomatoes; cook 5 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

DRAIN pasta. Add to tomato mixture; mix lightly. Sprinkle with cheese and basil.

Spinach Alfredo Pasta

This is one of my kids favorite meals. Honestly.

Spinach Alfredo Pasta

1 Bag Bowtie Pasta
1 Jar Alfredo Sauce
1 Clove of Garlic (optional)
1/2 Bag of Chopped Spinach

Sautee Spinach and chopped or minced Garlic, until heated through

Add 3/4 jar of Alfredo Sauce (or more if you like) into Spinach

Pour over Cooked Pasta and Serve.

Hawaiian Haystacks

This is a Mormon dish. No one else eats this. It's not Hawaiian for sure. But it's still tasty.

2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts *(you can use canned chicken)
2 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup

Diced Green Onions
Diced Tomatoes
Pineapple Tidbits
Chow Mein Noodles.

Grill or Pan fry Chicken Breasts. Slice into bite size strips.

Pour Cream of Chicken Soup into pan, Heat through add Milk to thin.

Serve over rice and add toppings

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Buys of the Week 8/26-9-1


Cereal $1.39 (mix or match) TMS
Aquafina Water 24 pk $2.99 (m or m) TMS
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls $.88 (m or m)
Tropicana OJ in carton 1.99 (m or m)
Grapes $.67 SUPER DEAL!
Super Lean Ground Beef $1.57 # (sold in chub--I'm not a fan of chubs but that's cheap!) TMS

Fresh and Easy

Eggs. $1.25


Cereals Buy 5 save $5 (Corn flakes, Cheeri0s, Honey Bunches etc.)
They end up being $1, or $1.50, or $2.00 TMS


MILK $.88 1/2 gallons (Cheapest of all stores)

Buys of the Week

I've decided to list my "buys of the week". These are things I will most likely be purchasing each week from the ads. I only list things that my family eats, so I know there are other deals out there, we just don't eat those items. My friends had told me that they don't know what is a good buy. I was raised watching the ads for sales so I have a pretty good idea of what's a good deal. Oh, and I don't coupon, so that doesn't matter to me.

Many of the buys are just what we are eating, that is not involved with our Three Month Supply. But, if it is part of our Three Month Supply I will put a TMS at the end of it.

Hope this helps.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Rosted Tomato Penne with Asparagus


This is actually my friend Sarah's recipe. She served it at bunko years ago and we all had to get the recipe. It's not hard, but it is somewhat time consuming. But super de-lish. I scanned in the recipe so at the bottom the parsley and olive oil is 1/4. It was kind of blurry when I pulled it up on my screen.

Before Roasting

After Roasting

Olive Oil, Parsley, Butter and Basil