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Nutella Breakfast Smoothie

Posted by on Apr 16th, 2014 in Freezer cooking, Freezer Recipes, Kid-friendly Foods, Quick and Easy, Recipes | 4 comments

Have I mentioned before how much I love Nutella?  I really, really love it.  Just give me a spoon and I’m good!

Nutella Breakfast Smoothie

So I was pretty excited the other day when inspiration hit.  Recently I discovered that you can add finely blended oats to smoothies for a heartier, fiber-rich, filling “meal”.  I thought that oats + bananas + yogurt + Nutella = a smoothie that has all the elements of a great breakfast smoothie.  Really, how could anything with Nutella not be good?  I had to try it, and I was very pleased with how it turned out.

I’m so excited to share this Nutella breakfast smoothie recipe with you because it is amazing.  It’s very filling and just the right amount of sweetness, so it’s perfect for breakfast or a snack.   (more…)

How To Get Infant Poop Stains Out of Clothes

Posted by on Apr 14th, 2014 in Baby/Toddler Stage, DIY, Newborn Stage, Parenting, Pregnancy, Saving on Kid Stuff | 13 comments

You know what I mean by “infant poop stains”, right?  I’m talking about the yellow stuff–that mustardy colored poop that breast fed babies have before they start eating solid food.

I definitely did not know how to get infant poop stains out of clothes when I had my first baby.  I spot treated, soaked, dried in the sun, etc.  Nothing worked, so unfortunately I ended up getting rid of quite a few “blowout” casualties.

Luckily with baby #2 I figured out the easiest fix ever.

How to get infant poop stains out of clothes

The solution was so simple!  Dish soap.  

And it’s a good thing, because we are going through a lot of dish soap right now on very adorable girl clothes.  My little princess is keeping me busy with all the laundry I’m doing for her.

Just today, in fact, I was sitting at MOPS listening to the speaker and feeding by baby (more…)

Weekly Menu {April 12-18}

Posted by on Apr 13th, 2014 in Weekly Menu | 4 comments

We have family visiting us this weekend, so it is quite a full house over here!  My older brother and his wife have a 5-year-old boy and almost-4-year-old twin girls, so between their family and ours, we have 6 kids ages 5 and under.  Crazy!  Luckily every one of them is napping at the same time right now so I can make our weekly menu. :)

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Still plugging away at eating freezer meals.  Last week I made one of my freezer meals and it was a big disaster (more on that later in the week).  I had planned on that meal making enough to have the leftovers a second night, so I had to improvise our menu a little.  (You know a meal is bad when I don’t even save the leftovers–I always save leftovers!)  I hope that this week’s meals turn out better.

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I’m only making one new meal that I haven’t had as a freezer meal before–meatballs for meatball subs.  I used the same recipe to make a big batch of meatballs and used half for meatball subs and half for Swedish meatballs.  We’ll see how they turned out this week.

Has anyone else noticed food prices going up lately?  I was so bummed to find that the 2-lb. block of cheese at Costco is now $6.19 where I live.  Wasn’t it under $5.50 a couple weeks ago?  My husband is an avid reader and he informed me that food prices are going up 5-8%.  Ugh!  Hopefully we’ll continue to see how freezer cooking helps us keep our grocery spending down.

Here’s our menu for this week:

Breakfast

Waffles, bananas

Cereal, bananas

Nutella breakfast smoothie (Recipe coming this week–it is sooo yummy!), toast

Bagel and cream cheese, strawberries

Whole wheat banana pancakes, apples

Lunch

Turkey and cheese sandwiches, applesauce pouches, crackers

Snacky lunch

Leftover spaghetti, fruit and veggie smoothies

PB&J, carrots, raisins, goldfish

Dinner

Monday: Leftover spaghetti, garlic bread, steamed carrots

Tuesday: Meatball subs, sweet potato fries, salad

Wednesday: Southwest Stew

Thursday: Lasagna

Friday: Pizza and movie night (BBQ chicken pizza, salad)

Saturday: Out

Sunday: Brats, baked beans, salad, corn

I link up my meal plan at org junkie!

30 Non-Candy Items for Your Toddler Easter Baskets

Posted by on Apr 11th, 2014 in Baby/Toddler Stage, Parenting, Saving money, Saving on Kid Stuff | 10 comments

I don’t know about you, but my toddlers do not need more sugar in their diet.  They don’t have a ton of it, but even the little they do have seems to have quite an effect.  They have plenty of energy all by themselves…they don’t need any help in that department!

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With Easter almost here, I do want them to experience how fun it is to get an Easter basket–I just want to fill it with something other than candy.  The great thing is, my little ones don’t know what they’re missing–yet.  We’ll just go with that for as long as I can. :)

I brainstormed a list to hopefully save you some time and give you some ideas. (more…)

Boston Cream Pie Cake

Posted by on Apr 9th, 2014 in Quick and Easy, Recipes | 12 comments

I’ve been blogging for a year now and have never shared a dessert recipe.  There’s a reason for that (I’m not much of a baker and don’t really enjoy baking–mostly because of how messy it is).  But I just had to share this one.  It’s actually no-bake and so easy.  

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I still remember when I had this amazing Boston Cream Pie Cake for the first time, which says something seeing as how I think I’m suffering from some sort of mild post-pregnancy-induced memory loss these days.

Several years ago I was meeting my sister for lunch at Chick Fil A and she showed up with a tupperware container full of this cake.  Bringing leftovers out to lunch with you?  A little strange, I thought.  She explained that one of her co-workers shared the recipe with her and that I had to try it. (more…)

2 Responses to “Home”

  1. Tynisia Garcia says:

    Love, love, love your blog Kimberly! All of this imformation will be so helpful to me and others. Looking forward to more posts!

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