Saturday, November 24, 2012

Off This Weekend

Hi All,

~seven houseguests
~Thanksgiving and "Christmas" in the same day
~60th birthday dinner
~football party
~fundraising concert
~good conversation until 3AM

Tons of fun, all in the space of three days...which leaves no time for blogging.  In fact, I haven't even looked at next week's Meijer ad yet!  I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend as much as I enjoyed mine!


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Recipe Round-up (Meijer Ad 11/18/12 - 11/24/12)

Since you'll all be busy cooking for Thanksgiving dinner this week, I thought I would categorize this Round-up a little differently.  Enjoy your holiday! 

Lemon Snowflakes

[This recipe was originally published in conjunction with the Meijer ad week of 11/18/12 - 11/24/12]

The first time I read the ingredients for this recipe I thought "no way is this going to work."  But I was wrong, and I'm glad!  These soft-and-chewy cookies are a nice change from the typical chocolate treats served during the holiday season.  Make them tiny and add them to your candy platters, or make them a little larger and put them in your kids' lunches. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Recipe Round-up - Not This Week!

Yesterday and today were rather busy.  I just ran out of time, and I won't post on Sunday, so you'll have to do your own menu-planning around sale ingredients...sorry!

Have a good week!

Cheesy Ham and Potato Chowder

[This recipe was originally posted in conjunction with Meijer ad week of 11/11/12 - 11/17/12]

One of the (only) reasons I enjoy cold weather is that I get to make soup again!  There are many different versions of potato soup out there, and after a little trial and error, this is the one I use and love.  Serve this chunky, thick soup with homemade bread and you'll warm right up after a chilly day...and it will warm your heart when your family says "this is soooooo good!" 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Recipe Round-up (Meijer Ad 11/4/12 - 11/10/12)

Here are some meal and snack recipes that you can make, using ingredients that are on sale next week at Meijer.  Hurray for baking ingredients on sale, finally!

I'm using the quicker format for this week's Recipe Round-up, because my day is kind of packed full!

Feta & Spinach Turkey Burgers

[This recipe was originally posted in conjunction with the Meijer ad week of 11/4/12 - 11/10/12]

Quick!  Add these to your menu before it gets too cold to grill!  These burgers are a tasty change from the typical beef burger.  Not only that, but if you're looking to eat healthier, turkey is much lower in fat than beef.  My husband said it was obvious the burgers were healthier because there was hardly any grease dripping from them while he was grilling.  In spite of being healthy, the burgers are packed with flavor, and surprisingly moist.  Come on, don't turn your nose up...these are seriously delicious!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

[This recipe was originally posted in conjunction with the Meijer ad week of 11/4/12 - 11/10/12]

I have three different pumpkin-cream-cheese recipes that I've been waiting to share...and Meijer finally put some of the ingredients on sale for this one :)  We loved the rich, fall flavor of these moist treats!  These bars are an easier (and more dense) version of the classic pumpkin cake roll.  They'll disappear quickly when you serve them for Sunday coffee or pack them in your kids' lunches.