Aquarium Trip and Fish Play Date Planner Roundup

I made this Fishy Play Date Planner  for the day after a day at the Aquarium it is important to reinforce the things that they saw and learned about. With the Movie Finding Dory fresh in their minds the kiddos were excited to go to the aquarium to see a Dory fish.   I am lucky that we can make a day trip out of a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  This is certainly not something everyone can do  (I grew up in the fly … Read more Aquarium Trip and Fish Play Date Planner Roundup

Fishy Fun Food Friday– Mini Aquarium Dessert

  Blue Jello begs to be made into an mini aquarium. Fun Food Friday all about building ways to play with your food and make some memories.  We have made these a couple of times  the best plan is to use the half pint canning jars with lids.  That way you can put the lids on an prevent spills going to the refrigerator plus a little tape on the lid can let the kiddos get there own aquarium to eat.  Much better than remembering who … Read more Fishy Fun Food Friday– Mini Aquarium Dessert

Throwback Pasta Salad

After a busy weekend of checking things of the household list.  I am gearing up for another work week. Every once in a while I get a craving for a classic  pasta salad.   This throwback  was one of our staple foods in college we could have it for a fast dinner or lunch with just a couple additions.  It is also served cold so it is refreshing in the heat of summer.   Last night when I was cleaning out the refrigerator for garbage day I … Read more Throwback Pasta Salad

Fall is in the Air Fun Food Friday

It is cooling off this week the delta breeze is kicking in and we have temperatures in the 80’s.  My Pinterest feed is filling up with fall things and back to school shopping is in full force.  I am not sure how we go from peak of summer heat to dreaming about cool fall mornings and the Pumpkin Spice everything that will soon descend on us. Fall Leaves Looking for a quick snack before we headed out to go school clothes shopping.  I  found a bag of  those … Read more Fall is in the Air Fun Food Friday

Pig Buns made with Fast Yeast Dough for a Family Meal

BBQ Pork sandwiches for a Family Meal Monday. Perfect way to use up leftover pork roast or if you love pulled pork it is well worth just making a shoulder roast for pulled pork. There are some good pre-cooked products that make great sandwiches too.  I am always willing to try the prepared foods to help out in a busy time. These buns with pig faces are fun to make and add a little something new to a sandwich.  I used this 30 minute hamburger … Read more Pig Buns made with Fast Yeast Dough for a Family Meal

Baking Pretzels for Fun Food Friday

I love to make yeast breads and baking in general.  I started cooking and baking in 4-H when I was 9.   I remember learning to knead bread with a piece of dough that was about the size of a sweet potato. My 4-H leader was really good about making sure we had the basic technique first. Then we could refine the skills to make blue ribbon products.  This seemed like a perfect Fun Food Friday. Making yeast bread Yeast breads and baking are allot of … Read more Baking Pretzels for Fun Food Friday

Fun Food Friday- Desserts Kids Love

This week desserts kids love is the Fun Food for your Friday. After thinking about the fun we have had making fireflies.  I thought I should share a few desserts kid love for that first night. I like to have a little fun with kiddos saying we are having dirt and worms, palm fronds or maybe some flowers & grass. You just never know what we may have. Dirt and Worms Pudding Cups Of course the dirt and worms are really cups of chocolate pudding topped with crushed … Read more Fun Food Friday- Desserts Kids Love