Monday, March 28, 2011

Tinfoil Dinners

DH is a meat and potatoes kind of guy and I am pretty much a chicken and pasta kind of girl. Finding a meal that includes beef that I like is a little more of a challenge. Tinfoil dinners are one of the meals that I grew up with my mom making. They're pretty easy to make and something that even my two year old will eat.

Ingredients: Ground Beef (You can do this with chicken too if you like that better)


Potatoes (I use red, but any works)

Cooking Spray



Directions: Lay out tinfoil and spray with cooking spray. I usually use about 18 inches of tinfoil per serving. Cut up carrots and potatoes. Make beef into hamburger patties and place in the center of the tinfoil. Surround with potatoes and carrots.

Fold up tinfoil. Place on a cookie sheet and cook in the oven at 425 degrees. Bake for 45-60 minutes. Check the potatoes and carrots with a fork to see if they are fully cooked.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Homemade Baby Teething Biscuit

Jack has been teething like crazy lately. I always kind of wonder what's really in of the pre-packaged foods for kids, so I decided to try to make my own. There are tons of recipes online for teething biscuit. I decided to experiment with making my own.


1 cup rice cereal

1 cup flour

1 cup applesauce
3 tablespoons oil

cold water (add as needed)


Mix dry ingredients together.

Add applesauce and oil. Slowly add water as needed. It should form a very sticky dough.

Roll out on floured surface. Cut out using cookie cutters. I choose bunnies for Easter (although some of them look more like pigs than bunnies). Bake at 425 degrees for 12-13 minutes. You can tell they are done when the edges turn a golden brown.

Jack really seemed to enjoy munching on them. I will definitely be making them again.

Sassy Spring Message Board

As a mom of a baby and a toddler, I enjoy crafts that I can finish in less than one nap time. I tend to have crafting ADD, so projects that take longer may or may not every get completed. Projects that take about only minutes to complete are my dream.

Supplies needed:
Frame- Any size will do, but I used a 8" by 10"
Scrapbook paper (Mine is Amy Butler, which I purchased at Joann's)

Trace the insert from the frame on your scrapbook paper and cut it out. Stick scrapbook paper in frame and hang up. Enjoy! Mine will be hanging up in my kitchen to make my grocery list a whole lot cheerier. It would also make a great dorm room gift for any graduates in your life.