Easy Rice Dinner

This is a very easy meal that I made last night for the kids. The plus, they LOVED IT! 
I used my rice maker to make four cups of rice. 
It takes only 25 minutes.

Results: fluffiest white rice ever!

Five cups of water to four cups of dry medium grain white rice. I throw in a little sea salt and a few capfuls of olive oil. Give it a stir, and walk away…

The valve will pop up when it’s done. 
After it’s done I open up a can of beans, (black or pinto) whichever is your kids favorite. 
Mine like both, so I opened both. 

I drain the juice from both cans, and then add them to the cooked rice. I did the same thing with a can of corn and a large can of chicken breast. So simple! And just as easy as going through a fast food joint. 

Although that’s fun sometimes too. 😉
The kids topped it with shredded cheese, and ate till their hearts content. 

My kids have never been very big meat eaters, but they love beans. If your kids like beans, then chances are good that they will enjoy this meal. 

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Special K baked Chicken 🍴

I am not sure if this is an actual recipe or not, but I got creative; as I have become addicted to using my crock put for every meal this past year, and I wanted to feel as if I was a more hands-on sorta cook. 😉
Ingredients:

6 boneless chicken breasts

2 eggs

2 cups of crushed Special K cereal 

Salt,pepper & seasonings of your choice

(I used Adobo and Italian seasoning)

1/2 cup of Parmesan Cheese

1 cup of Ranch salad dressing (pre-made)
I threw everything in a large bowl, mixed it up, and then coated/patted it onto each chicken breast.

I used stoneware so I didn’t need to spray the pan, as it is well seasoned.

 I baked in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

I served it with potatos and green beans.

Super Easy, with little clean up. 😉

Leftovers

Wednesday leftovers:
Left over cooked rice

Some veggies from the garden

•1/2 onion

•1/2 green pepper

•1 Zucinni 

One pound of ground beef

I sautéed the veggies in butter, garlic, salt and pepper.

I ground the burger up in a pot, then threw in the leftover rice and veggies in it.

Super Easy! 

It served 6.

Homemade Cold Stone ice-cream

We went to Cold Stone Creamery for date night a few weeks ago. Two sundaes, $14!
I came home and googled homemade Cold Stone Creamery icecream,  which took me straight to YouTube.
As long as you have a Pampered Chef stoneware, or some other type of stoneware, you can make this too. 
I used my Pampered Chef cookie sheet.

I placed it in the freezer for ten minutes, then took it out and placed a healthy scoop of ice cream on it. Then I added some fixings. 

For mine I added a few vanilla wafers and a banana. 

Then using my Papered Chef slicer  I began to cut the wafers and banana into the ice cream. 

Just a few minutes later….wa’la!

Banana Pudding Cold stone ice cream. 

Cost: .50 per serving.


I made the kids some chocolate,peanut butter, marshmallow, cookie ones.

It looked like this after it was mixed.

I made dh’s a ‘little bit of everything’  

Homestyle Vanilla Ice cream, gram crackers, Carmel, walnuts, and fudge. Mmm!

The finished sundae!

The key is to have the stoneware very cold. 

This was a much cheaper option then having icecream sundaes out. It was also a lot of fun to make. 

I definitely will be making these again. 

Maybe once a month for movie night. 😉

Homemade Cold Stone ice-cream

We went to Cold Stone Creamery for date night a few weeks ago. Two sundaes, $14!
I came home and googled homemade Cold Stone Creamery icecream,  which took me straight to YouTube.
As long as you have a Pampered Chef stoneware, or some other type of stoneware, you can make this too. 
I used my Pampered Chef cookie sheet.

I placed it in the freezer for ten minutes, then took it out and placed a healthy scoop of ice cream on it. Then I added some fixings. 

For mine I added a few vanilla wafers and a banana. 

Then using my Papered Chef slicer  I began to cut the wafers and banana into the ice cream. 

Just a few minutes later….wa’la!

Banana Pudding Cold stone ice cream. 

Cost: .50 per serving.


I made the kids some chocolate,peanut butter, marshmallow, cookie ones.

It looked like this after it was mixed.

I made dh’s a ‘little bit of everything’  

Homestyle Vanilla Ice cream, gram crackers, Carmel, walnuts, and fudge. Mmm!

The finished sundae!

The key is to have the stoneware be very cold. 

This was a much cheaper option then having icecream sundaes out. It was also a lot of fun to make. 

I definitely will be making these again. 

Maybe once a month for movie night. 😉

Blueberry Muffins

The kids felt like blueberry muffins today.

 So here they are. 

Jumbo ones!

I didn’t follow an actual recipe.

3 cups of SR flour

1/2 cup of quick oats

1.5 cup of sugar

1/2 cup canola oil 

1 cup of almond milk

2 large eggs

2 cups of frozen blueberries

2T homemade almond extract
I baked them on 375 for 18 minutes.

It made a dozen jumbos.

They were very moist with s nice spongey crumb. The kids devoured them! 

Blueberry Muffins

The kids felt like blueberry muffins today.

 So here they are. 

Jumbo ones!

I didn’t follow an actual recipe.

3 cups of SR flour

1.5 cup of sugar

1/2 cup canola oil 

1 cup of almond milk

2 large eggs

2 cups of frozen blueberries

2T homemade almond extract
I baked them on 375 for 18 minutes.

It made a dozen jumbos.

They were very moist with s nice spongey crumb. The kids devoured them! 

A cake sorta day!

Today’s cake came out super moist.

Semi-homemade. Meaning, it started off as a box mix, then the oil got exchanged for a stick of butter, an extra egg was added, along with a couple capfuls of vanilla extract and hearsheys cocoa powder.
The icing is completely homemade. I feel it always should be.

It’s a blend of coffee, cool whip, cream cheese, and powdered sugar.

Leftovers 

It’s mid week again and that means that it’s time to Amelia Bedelia a recipe…

This soupy stew consists of potatoes, almond milk, onion, garlic,broth, smoked hot dogs, a pack of shredded cheddar cheese and salt and pepper. 

Super easy to throw together. 

And less then a hour later we had some very happy kids.