Saturday, September 29, 2012

What's Cookin' (next week)

Sunday~Dutch soup, bread, cheese
Monday~Crockpot Cashew chicken using this recipe and this recipe, brown rice, roasted cauliflower
Tues~Weeknight Beef Chili from SlowCooker Revolution, cornbread
Wed~Spaghetti, green beans, french bread
Friday~Pizza party with the VanDen Toorn's
Saturday~Frisco melts, salad
Sunday~Soup and bread
Monday~Mexican chicken, rice, black beans

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Soldier Practice

We went to a Civil War reenactment last week and the boys got to practice their musket training.
Unknown boy, Andrew, Noah, Levi, and Joel watching Sergeant Rob give directions.

Getting into position.

Ready for orders, sir!



Aaron was pretty ambivalent to all the proceedings until lunch time.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Linda's Pumpkin Crunch

Here's a super-easy, delicious fall pumpkin recipe.  I got it from my mother-in-law who got it from the inside of an Aldi egg carton.

Linda's Pumpkin Crunch

1 box yellow cake mix
1 can (15 oz) evap milk
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin (I used 2 c of squash)
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
1/2 c chopped pecans (optional)
1 cup melted buuter

Preheat oven to 350.
Combine pumpkin (or squash), milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in large bowl.  Pour into 9x13 pan.  Sprinkle cake mix and pecans over top.  Drizzle melted butter over pecans.  Bake at 350 for 50-55 min, or until golden brown.  Cool and serve chilled with whipped topping.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Free jeans!

I just did this deal last night.  Buy a $25 Meijer GC and get $10 off jeans, making the kids' jeans free!

Monday, September 17, 2012

What's Cookin'

Mon~Oven tacos (didn't get to this last week), cold veggies

Tues~Pork roast, mashed potatoes, green beans, Easy baguette
Wed~BLT's and grilled cheese, salad
Thurs~Creamy Three Cheese, Bacon & French Fried Onion Penne, corn
Fri~Joe's birthday-bonfire with hotdogs and hamburgers
Sat~Pizza, cold veggies
Sun~Beef stew, bread

Monday, September 10, 2012

Train ride

I got a Groupon a while back to ride the Coopersville train so we went with friends a couple of Saturdays ago.  It was the boys' first train ride.

 See?  Noah's very excited.  

 At least Andrew looks like he's having fun.

 Levi's trying to get Aaron to look at the camera.

 Julia's pretty interested in the little boy to her right...

 Ready to go!

 Watching the engine back up and reconnect.  We were at the back of the train on the way there and at the front of the train on the way back.  

 Waiting for the whistle to blow.

I think he likes it!

What's Cookin'

Mon~Leftover chicken noodle soup, brats, watermelon
Tues~Spaghetti, salad
Wed~Grilled chicken, roasted potatoes, green beans
Thurs~Pork roast, mashed potatoes, corn
Fri~Barbecue chicken sandwiches a la Uncle Johnny, cold veggies
Sat~Oven tacos, fruit

Sun~Meatball soup, bread

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Pinterest recipe reviews

Creamy Fried Corn - Yummy side dish for special dinners.

I started a new board on Pinterest today.  It's recipes that I've tried and I detail whether they worked or not.  Check it out here.  

Monday, September 03, 2012

What's Cookin'

Mon~We had the regular Labor day feast while hanging out at the pool with Chris's family.  Hoping the boys sleep in tomorrow since they were in the water half the day today.
Tues~We're taking advantage of Applebee's Tuesday promotion:  Get 2 free kids' meals per adult entree.
Wed~Taco salad, fruit
Thurs~Pork roast, mashed potatoes, corn and beans
Fri-Sun~Mom's gone for the weekend so dinner's up to dad.  I'll leave a pot of soup and bread for Sunday lunch and Fri and Sat will be mac n cheese, chicken nuggets, or frozen pizza.  Better throw some carrot sticks in with that too.