Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Trail Mix

Last weekend when we went to the Great Wall a sister in our branch mixed up a bag of trail mix. It was so yummy I decided I wanted to make some of my own. The great things about trail mix is you put what you like in it. It has really been quite filling and with some healthy things I don't feel too bad letting my kids (or myself) indulge everyday.
So my filling was:
1 box Multi grain Cheerios
1 box Granola cereal with dried Strawberries
1/2 can peanuts
1/2 can cashews
1/2 can almonds
1/2 bag raisins
1/2 bag craisins
1 pkg. dried pineapple cut into chunks
1 lg. bag plain M&M's
1/2 bag chocolate chips
1/2 bag peanut butter chips
The kids have consumed it. They each have something they leave in their bowls when they are finished but really it has been minimal. Plus it seems to be the perfect after school snack to tided them over until our now very late dinner time of 6:30pm. Sorry for you who don't think this is late but we use to eat around 5:30pm.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Swiss Ham and Noodle Casserole

I meant to take a picture before we ate the casserole but I forgot. Sorry it is not a beautiful picture but this is a really yummy casserole. I got the recipe from a family cookbook that was put together a few years back. This was my first time making it but I am sure I will be making it again here in the future.

The recipe is:
2 T. Butter
1/2 c. onion, chopped
1/2 c. green peppers, chopped
1 lg. can or 2 small cans cream of mushroom soup
1 c. sour cream
1 (8oz) pkg. pasta of your choice.
2 c. cooked ham, diced
2 c. cheddar cheese, grated (I used white cheddar)

In a saucepan melt butter and saute onions and green peppers until tender. Remove from heat and add soup and sour cream. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with pam.

Layer the following:
1. 1/2 noodles
2. 1/2 cheese
3. 1/2 ham
4. 1/2 sauce
Then repeat with next layer. Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I'm back!

Okay so it has been a really long time since I last posted. Unfortuantely this is really not going to be a great post. Today has been super busy and I am trying to get caught up but you will be hearing from me again in the next few days I promise!!

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