Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone!

I am so happy to start the weekend.  I love some down time with my family.  We have a few soccer games this weekend and Butter Beane will sing at his Preschool's church Sunday. 

Last weekend was a new experience for me.  String Beane, Mr. Homegrown, and I went on a Cub Scout Camporee for the weekend.  There was no 'glamping' involved.  This was straight up CAMPING.  Surprisingly, I had a wonderful time!  I had always wanted to try camping but I have been a little nervous to actually do it.  This was a great way to start.  String Beane was so busy playing with the other cub scouts and doing all the Star Wars themed activities that he was totally occupied all day and totally exhausted at night.  I really don't think I have ever seen him any happier than he was at the camporee. 

Cub scout camp was totally different than the Brownie scout camp I went to when I was little.  I didn't see any stringing beads or cute arts and crafts projects.  There was a lot of Star Wars light sabre fighting and burning holes in leaves with a magnifying glass.  Boys are a different breed. 

String Beane as Darth Vader
Using the newly constructed Marshmallow Shooter to take out a few Androids.
So happy!
Totally exhausted.
In honor of our new found experience of camping I am going to show you my top five favorite camping finds.  These would be fun in the backyard or in the great out of doors.
This one can easily be made milk free.  The lemon flavored Snack Pack puddings are milk free and so are Crescent Rolls.  Just skip the whipped cream and you are good to go. 
Dutch oven meals
Curly Dogs
I am hopeful that we will go camping again this summer and try out some of these camp foods.
I am linking up with Finding Joy in my Kitchen.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!  This weekend concludes our Spring Break :-(.  I use the term Spring loosely.  It sleeted the South.  Whatever.  I think the groundhog should be shot. 

We have had fun this week, despite of the disappointing weather.  String Beane has participated in a tennis clinic.  He has really enjoyed it.  I have had a good time watching him play.  We will have two soccer games tomorrow and a final tennis clinic followed by a swimming lesson. 

On a different topic, we moved into a new house last summer.  It is on a small lake.  The dam on the lake broke before we bought the house.  So, our lake front home looks more like an unused football field.  The dam repair was completed about a month ago and water has slowly, but surely been filling up.  I can actually look out the window and see some water out there!  Now if it will not sleet in April anymore and water fills up the lake, we will be ready for some summer time fun here. 

Here are my favorite finds for this week.

S'more pizza
S'more Pizza

Banana Split Bites

Shrimp Lo Mein

Honey Lime Chicken Skewers

Chocolate Chip Cookie S'more

What made the top of your list this week?

I am linking up with Finding Joy in my Kitchen.  Go check it.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Menu Plan Monday March 18

Happy Monday!

We did not get around to everything I had planned last week so I am rolling one of the meals over to this week. 

Here is my line up for this week.

Tutti Fruity Chicken Kabobs

I am not sure!  We have to be at soccer at 5:30 and then scouts.  We will not be home until after 8:00.  I may get them a happy meal after school!

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Chicken Tamale Pie


Chicken Gyros and homemade Pita bread
French Fries

Irish Skillet Dinner

Baked Beans
Fried Pickles
Fried Pickles
Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

I hope you have a great week planned.  I am linking up with Menu Plan Monday

Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

It is supposed to be a beautiful weekend!  72 degrees tomorrow.  It should make a nice day on the soccer fields.  I can't wait to see how my little guys have improved in soccer since last week.  They were finally able to practice.  Every practice had been canceled due to rain. 

I found lots of favorites on the internet this week.  Here are my top 5 favorite Pins

Bacon mushroom honey Dijon chicken.

Coconut Almond Bites
Almond Joy bites

Dairy Free Caramels

Cookie Dough Ice Pops

Coconut Cream Pie

Those are my picks.  I am linking up with Finding Joy in my Kitchen

Monday, March 11, 2013

Menu Plan Monday March 11

I am so glad that warmer temperatures have arrived.  We had a campfire this weekend and we all loved being outside eating and playing with our friends.  I am looking forward to more campfires and maybe an occasional camp out. 

We have the usual busy week ahead.  Gymnastics, church, soccer practice, church, soccer games.  It is a fun time, but a busy time!

Here is the line up for this week.


Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken



Smothered Burritos


Oven Chicken Fajitas

Crock Pot Refried Beans

Tutti Fruity Chicken Kabobs

Dutch oven meals
Dutch Oven Pizza

campfire cones
Campfire Cones

What do you have planned for this week?  I am linking up with Menu Plan Monday.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday Favorites


We have had a busy week and a have a busy, but fun weekend planned.

My boys had their first soccer games last week and String Beane had his last basketball game.  String Beane played a great game of soccer and it was clear that he had improved from last season.  He also scored a goal in his basketball game!  He was thrilled.  Butter Beane is on a 4 year old soccer team.  No one on the team has played soccer before.  It was like watching the coaches try to heard cats!  Butter Beane did enjoy playing and loved being on the field, but he has a long ways to go to score! 

They each will have a soccer game tomorrow and I can't wait to watch them!

Here are my top 5 favorite finds for this week.

Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Soft Pretzel Bites with Salted Caramel Dipping Sauce
Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels with warm Salted Caramel

Beer Battered Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mexican Pizza
Mexican Pizza

Peeps S'mores

What are your favorite finds for this week?  I am linking up with Finding Joy in my Kitchen.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Favorites

Welcome to the weekend!

We have a big sports weekend here.  My little Butter Beane will play his first soccer game on Saturday!  He is so EXCITED.  He is number 81.  He tells everyone.  If you see him, he will tell you he is #81.  You should have seen them practice last night.  It was so funny.  There is nothing like watching a bunch of four year olds try to play soccer....for the first time.  It was like herding cats.

String Beane will also play his first soccer game of the season.  He will also play his last basketball game of the season. 

I am tired and excited thinking about all of it.

Here are my top 5 favorites for this week.

Butterfinger Cupcakes
This is, by far, my favorite cupcake ever seen on the internet!

Pretzel Bottom Brownies

Gooey Chocolate Skillet Cake

Teeny Tiny Rainbow Cakes

Coconut Chicken
Coconut Chicken

These are my favorites for this week.  What are your favorites?

I am linking up with Finding Joy in my Kitchen