Sunday, April 24, 2011

Our Easter Day



 Easter Day

5:45am - Kids awake.  Heard them chattering back and forth for a bit before waking us up.

6:20am – We’re up (too early).

6:25am – Easter Baskets found (they found them before we got out of bed but didn't touch them until we got up).

8:00am – Easter Egg Hunt outside

8:30am – Opening Eggs

8:45am – Begin making breakfast, 
German Pancakes, Turkey Bacon, Melon

9:30am – Eat together

10:30am – Eric and Ethan go out to play baseball.  
Audrey goes to her room to play. 
Mommy takes a catnap.

11:45am – Awake, off to take a shower.

12:00pm – Start to prep Easter Dinner dishes that I’m making –
 A Sweet Potato Puff, Carrots, Asparagus

1:30pm – Coffee Break

3:00pm – Head over to my Mother in Laws for dinner.

4:00pm – Sit down to eat,

The Menu
Turkey
Stuffing
Mashed Potatoes
Seasoned Red Potatoes
Asparagus
Baby Carrots
Puffed Sweet Potatoes
Broccoli

Dessert
Easter Cupcakes

6:00pm – Time to Relax!

Hoping everyone had a wonderful filled day.  I love holidays that simple but so fulfilling!  Easter has to be one of my favorites!

Bonnie





Saturday, April 16, 2011

Springtime Muffins

Recently I picked up a copy of Rachel Ray's Every Day magazine and discovered I loved it!  Colorful and down to earth! There are lots of great recipes to try  but so far I've made one.  And guess who it was for.............  



my dogs!!!  Yup, that's right my dogs Trixie and Dexter.  They deserve good food too!  In the back of the magazine Rachel Ray had a recipe for Springtime Doggy Muffins that I thought my dogs would love (turth is...they pretty much love anything in the food department, but a special treat is always better).


Aren't they cute!  (and yes, that's cat grass that I planted  and grew in jelly jars early this spring.  I needed to see green, our winter was way too long) 


The Recipe for Springtime Doggy Muffins

1 egg
2 tbls honey
2 bananas, mashed with a fork
1/4 cup peanut butter (natural)
3 cups water
3 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 teas baking powder
1 teas cinnamon
cooking spray

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a bowl, whisk togehter the egg, honey, bananas and peanut butter.  Stir in 3 cups of water; whisk until smooth.

2.  In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and cinnamon; add to the egg mixture.

3.  Spray two 12 cup muffin pans with cooking spray; fill each cup three quarters full.  Bake until browned, about 30 mins.

 *  I filled the regular muffin pan 1/4 full to create a smaller muffin and I also used a mini muffin pan for the other half of the mix.  The mini muffns were a perfect size for our 60lb dogs.  I baked them for 20 minutes instead of 30.

Freeze and thaw muffins as needed.  

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!  
Our weekend here in Maine is going to be a wet one. 
 I'm not going to complain since the grass is finally starting to turn green!  Yipee!
Bonnie

Saturday, April 2, 2011

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day


Today is a national celebration of the Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich! According to some legends, American soldiers during World War II mixed their rations of peanut butter and jelly to make this delectable new treat. When the soldiers returned home after the war, sales of peanut butter and jelly shot up. No one could get enough of the delicious mix of sweet and salty ingredients!


Since then, the PB and J sandwich has been a staple in many American lunchboxes. By the age of 18, the average American has consumed at least 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!

To celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, get two slices of bread, a jar of your favorite type of peanut butter, and some yummy jelly. You'll know what to do!and jelly to make this delectable new treat. When the soldiers returned home after the war, sales of peanut butter and jelly shot up. No one could get enough of the delicious mix of sweet and salty ingredients!
Since then, the PB and J sandwich has been a staple in many American lunchboxes. By the age of 18, the average American has consumed at least 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!

Who doesn't love a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?!?!?! We go through a ton of peanut butter at our home (mostly by my husband....it's quick and easy and full of nutrients.  We go for the natural peanut butter since it's not full of sugars and hydrogenated oil. Last summer I picked lots and lots of strawberries and made my own jam....so yummy!  Cheers to P&J! 

Bonnie