Thursday, March 11, 2010

The best fruit pizza you have ever tasted!

I made this fruit pizza for my sons preschool snack. It was so easy and ridiculously delicious! I hope you enjoy it :)

A tip that I learned: After you remove the cookie from the oven, while its still warm, go around and make an edge with a spatula. This will make a rim that the icing will not run over. Making it look nice and neat.

Fruit Pizza

12" pizza pan
1 pkg. refrigerator sugar cookie dough
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
Several fresh or canned fruits of your choice
1/3 c. pineapple juice
1/2 c. powdered sugar

Thinly slice cookie dough and arrange on pizza pan, overlapping slightly, so whole pan is covered. Bake according to package directions. Cool.

Whip softened cream cheese, pineapple juice and powdered sugar together and spread on cookie crust. Arrange fruit in circles according to your taste. Chill.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

WFMW: Shoe Basket

I try to give my kids responsibility. (As much as I can being that my kidlets are 2 and 4 :) ) I think that having little jobs that they are responsible for helps them to understand that they are part of what makes this family work. Not to mention it lays the groundwork for more "chores" yet to come.

As soon as the kids started wearing shoes on their adorable fat little feet, I started keeping a shoe basket. I keep it on the floor by their door. It keeps their shoes in one place and its accessible.

When we hit the front door the kids take their shoes off and march to their room. They know they need to take their shoes to their shoe basket in their room. It an easy task that they can fill good completing. It also gives mama one less thing to pick up...and that works for this mama!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

This week in our home

Hey all!!! We are just back from spending time with our in-laws from New York. That means that we have been "busy" snowmobiling, watching movies, cooking good things and resting in each others company :)

What a blessing it is to have in-laws that genuinely love you and your children.

My little man got his very own snowmobile and proved that he cannot only drive it on his own but can keep up with his daddy.
We took the little princess out in the high snow. Bundled her up in a big pink fluffy mound and pulled her around on the sled. She had this odd look on her face the whole time that read..."why are we here? Who likes being cold?". She would point a pink fuzzy gloved hand to the house and say a muffled "INSIDE!" So most of the time princess and mama would just be looking at the men folk from the window. Maybe next year she will be a little more bold....or not. :)

Since we just got back, we have a bare fridge and busy schedule.(( Of course I just looked in my sons backpack since preschool is today and found out that he, of course, is the special person this week. )) I thought this would be the perfect week to do another eat from the pantry challenge.

Y'all know I love not going to the grocery store and I am proud to say that I have not gone for 3 weeks. (Minus sending the non coupon man I love for milk, fruit and veggies.)

Therefor I will not be doing a menu plan Monday. Instead I will be trying to come up with meals to use some of the ingredients in my pantry! (And it will be the perfect time to do a re-haul on our pantry....I will post pictures if I am not too embarrassed. It has gotten quite out of control.)

I will post some recipes that I find and use this week. I will also be posting the yummiest fruit pizza recipe I have ever gotten my little hands on!

Hope this is a yummy week for y'all!