Many parents read Robert Munsch books to their children.
They are wonderful books!
I love so many that I couldn’t just name one favourite!
From the Paperbag Princess to Mortimer, they are apart of all our childhoods.
Many love the book “Love You Forever” especially parents.
It always touches our hearts.
Did you know why Robert Munsch wrote the book?
Robert Munsch shares with us on his Website:
“Love You Forever started as a song.
“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
as long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.”
I made that up after my wife and I had two babies born dead. The song was my song to my dead babies. For a long time I had it in my head and I couldn’t even sing it because every time I tried to sing it I cried. It was very strange having a song in my head that I couldn’t sing
For a long time it was just a song but one day, while telling stories at a big theatre at the University of Guelph, it occurred to me that I might be able to make a story around the song”
I found this recipe on Facebook.
It seemed to be one that gets passed to a lot of people.
So I thought I would make it for my family.
And we loved it!
This is a great one to share! Feel free to hand it to your family and friends!
What you need:
1.5 bunch broc cut in small pieces
1/2 lb bacon cooked and cubed
Half-one red onion chopped
1c cheddar cheese shredded
Mix all first ingredients together in a med mix bowl.
2 tbs vinegar
1/4 c sugar
Mix together then pour over salad, stir to cover, refrigerate for 2 hours or over night for best result!!
2lbs of ground pork $3 each
Chicken drumsticks $3.50
Chicken thighs $3.50
Chicken Legs with thighs attached x2 $4.40
Pork Chops $3.47
Pork Roast $5.00
$15.68 for vegetables this week. (A little more then I usually pay but that includes the vegetables I used for Mike’s lunches for work.)
(I found a lot of these meats with 30% off stickers)
500 g Marble and Cheddar Cheese $5.98
NN Bacon Bits $2.77
Elbow Macaroni .88 x2
NN White Vinegar $1.29
Ragu Sauce for the meatballs $.99 (I grabbed 5)
Bread crumbs $2.00
***My biggest suggestion this week is to use what you have in your cupboards if you can when deciding on recipes. I didn’t this week. And ended up costing me more then normal due to also having to purchase items for Breakfast, Lunches and snacks. I notice a difference when I don’t plan better. ***
This week’s freezer foods list :
Meatballs (are done exactly like meatloaf only placed in little balls on a cookie sheet. Lightly covered with olive oil and baked at 350 oF for 30 mins. cooled then placed in freezer bag. Heat them in a crockpot with the sauce you wish! )
Roasted Chicken Thighs covered with 3 Cheese Ranch and Onion Powder and Parsley x 2 (Simple as it sounds, 1 1/2 cups of Ranch with 1 tablespoon of onion powder and parsley in a freezer bag with the chicken. Seal baggie. Shake up. Rub into chicken. Cook in roasting pan with veggies and potatoes. )
Pork Chop Stir Fry
Roast with potatoes and carrots (Place roast in freezer baggy with your desired veggies and potatoes and seasoning. Then just take it out the night before, defrost in fridge & place in crockpot with water to cook on high. Using leftover meat for hot sandwiches!)
Homemade Mac and Cheese (will post recipe when finish making it)
I also made up a batch of :
Cupcakes without icing (Spencer doesn’t like icing. So easier for us to ice them when we want them.)
I do enough for 14 days plus have things on hand like canned tuna, eggs, pancakes etc. for those nights the family doesn’t feel like a big meal.
Feel free to leave comments on this blog post of some recipes you do for freezer cooking. I am always looking for new recipes!
This recipe is an easy way to make crispy chicken without having that greasy taste!
What you will need:
Chicken drumsticks or wings
2 cups bread crumbs
1 cup of butter
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp of salt and pepper
1/2 tsp of tyme
1/2 tsp of paprika
dash of cayenne pepper
Preheat oven for 350 oF (unless freezer cooking then do this only on the day you are serving the chicken)
Melt butter in microwave in a microwave safe dish
Place all dry ingredients in the freezer bag
Dip chicken in dish of butter
Place chicken in bag with dry ingredients and shake, coating chicken drumstick.
repeat with each drumstick.
Place coated drumstick in a new freezer bag if freezing.
If cooking :Cook at 350 oF for 40-45 mins (or until juices run clear)
Cook in a baking pan.
**** Tip: place on top of a cookie cooling rack in a baking pan to prevent juices for causing the chicken to get soggy.
Lately I have been reading the amount of “bad” stuff is in the foods we eat.
It explains why more of us are having food allergies and issues with our health.
In the past I was one to make a meal using the ingredients that made my cooking time shorter.
Now since I have been sick with Kidney Failure, I am watching what I eat and what my family eats more and more.
I was excited to try Naosap Harvest products for that reason.
Organic Wild Rice
Organic Wild Rice Flour
Before I even received my review package, I checked out their website and saw that their products had No Gmo, it is certified Organic!
That really peaked my interest, so I became more excited to try these products!
When the package arrived I received 1lb of Organic Wild Rice Flour (which is great for the baker in me.) , 1lb of 1 Pound Organic Wild Rice Linguine and 2lbs of Organic Wild Rice. and a small package of Hemp Hearts.
Right away I was trying to think of ideas to make with these products.
I checked out their recipe area! Quite a few excellent recipes but I wanted to make something that would be a normal nightly dish for the family. I wanted to see if the taste changed at all.
The first thing I decided to make was Chicken Alfredo with Organic Wild Rice Linguine.
I was nervous about this, because while I would eat whole wheat pasta in the past, Mike (my husband) was always complaining he didn’t like it and wanted white pasta.
Mike doesn’t like me changing his food up too much.
I cooked up the meal and gave him a plate with a side salad.
He LOVED it! He was wishing there was more!
Mike is a picky eater. So for him to say he loved an item. It was a hit out of the ballpark for the Organic Wild Rice Linguine!
I found something healthy that both my family and I can agree to eat!
Next I wanted to try the Organic Wild Rice.
I love to bake! I am not one for cooking but baking I can spend all day doing!
I had bananas that I wanted to use for some Banana bread.
I have never used rice flour. So I didn’t know how it would affect the recipe or if it would.
I added my ingredients and put it in the oven in the baking pan.
When it came out I waited until they cooled and then tried one.
It tasted exactly how my banana bread always tasted!
My kids can’t tell the difference! (Mike hasn’t been home yet to try it but I doubt he will see a difference either!)
I love that I can have good organic ingredients for my cooking and baking and not notice a change!
A great way to have a healthier lifestyle!
And another great bonus is all these products are Canadian made!
SnapSaves is an app I use every time I shop for groceries
It is simple to use!
Buy a product from the list on the app, at any store in Canada
Snap a photo of your receipt
They send you a cheque with your cash (after reaching $20)
It really is that simple!!
Get cash back on various items like vegetables, diapers, meats, cleaners, etc.
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My husband Mike is someone who when he likes something, that’s all he buys.
So for him to try a new product, it allowed him to expand his waters further, so to speak.
I was requested to have Mike try 2 pairs of underwear from MyPakage.
He tried what is called their Weekday and Weekend lines.
Mike’s words “both pairs were very comfortable and light. It felt like I wasn’t wearing any underwear!”
Mike is a man of few words, but his point comes across loud and clear!
He is quite happy with the MyPakage underwear!
Lighter weight fabric
1-inch no-roll coloured waist band
Support and comfort
95% Modal, 5% Spandex
Heavier and more durable fabric
1.5 inch silk jacquard waist band
Support and comfort
95% modal, 5% spandex
MyPakage has other products such as the Weekday Trunk, Weekday First Layer, Action Series and Limited Addition Tie-Dye (Mike is wanting me to purchase a pair for him! )
The best part of the MyPakage products is the KeyHole Comfort Technology™
It creates the best and most comfortable underwear experience for men. The 3-dimensional internal pouch provides both unparalleled support and comfort!
Another bonus about the MyPakage garments use a special blend of Modal (93%) and Spandex (7%).
Which means not only are they breathable and will remain soft but they will never shrink and stay wrinkle-free!
A great product all around!
Mike has now found a new favourite product! He will be happy to get underwear as a present now! haha just kidding…maybe!
I love that throughout the MyPakage site, you can tell they have a sense of humour and enjoy fun!
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