Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Works for me Wednesday: Cool Back-to-School Snack!

When my little gets home from school, he is hungry. And like the little man in training he is, that means he tends to get a smidge grumpy when hungry :)

I love to have a snack waiting for him when he gets out of school and the first couple of weeks I try to make it special!

I stumbled along these great cookie ideas a couple years back and he loves them.

You can use any simple sugar / butter cookie recipe. (I won't even tell if you use a mix!) Divide into as many bowls as you want colors, add food coloring and mix. Then roll into little logs and make one end pointy. Bake as directed.

When completely cooled melt some semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave and spoon into a Ziploc baggie. Twist bag until all the chocolate is smooched (that's a technical term) into a corner. Snip the corner and decorate like crayon.

It makes after school snacks fun and that works for this mama!

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Recipe Tuesday: Easy Pork Roast!

I got a great deal a while back on pork roasts. They were B1G1 and were a great price! Since my family loves pork roast, it goes in a crock pot (cue less work for big mama) and is delicious, I scooped them up! This is fantastic with mashed potatoes and green beans....a total harvest meal! (This roast also looks great on a large serving platter with some sliced apples. Guests will think you are Mrs. Fancy Pants :) You don't have to tell them you really didn't do a thing!)

Easy Pork Roast

Pork Roast
Apple Juice
Jar of Sauerkraut

Place a pork roast in a crock pot and pour apple juice on top of roast until almost covered. Then drain a jar of sauerkraut and and dump on roast. Replace lid and cook on low about 6 - 8 hours depending on how hot your slow cooker cooks.

((Smear some Flour on your apron, some splashes of water on your brow and muss your hair to make your hubby think you have been slaving away ... ))