Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Shark Week, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, And A Cookie Cutter Review!

There is a lot to talk about today! A cookie cutter review, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Shark Week all in one post! First we will start with my favorite week in television- Shark Week. I am completely terrified of sharks but also find them so fascinating. They definitely get my respect. Sharks are so beautiful and scientists are learning more about their behaviors all the time. My son loves sharks too so when Shark Week comes we get pretty excited. I just recently had the opportunity to do a review for Francesca4me. I got some pretty awesome cutters and the sharks were two sent.

 This is lunch for the boy, A.K.A. the Picky Eater! lol He has a P.B.&J. shark sandwich. I'm going to say it's a great white or a bull shark! He also has a butter cookie, grapes, and an orange. I also cute the leftover bread scraps into triangles and added P.B. & J. to those too. No waste here!

This is lunch for one of the kids. I let the girls choose which they wanted because they all contain the same ingredients. Here is a shark fin P.B. & J., the extra bits are tucked under the fin. There is a butter cookie, carrots, cucumbers, sweet peppers, grapes, and a half a clementine.

The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie is on our watch list. My hubby has been catching everyone up on the movies from our childhood. Here you have a P.B. & J. turtle sandwich, a butter cookie, cucumbers. carrots, sweet peppers, grapes, and a half a clementine.

And last but not least I made a turtle shell P.B. & J. They also have the same in this lunch as the one above.                                                                                                                                                      

The cookie cutters I received from Francesca4me were pretty darn awesome. Before I got these I had never used 3D cookie cutters before today. I used them to make all the lunches. The quality is excellent and it has truly been a pleasure to work with them. I see myself purchasing many more cutters from Francesca4me and her son's store Sweet Prints Inc! You can go check out both stores by clicking on the name link. I think you will be excited to find just about anything your cute little cookie cutter heart desires.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Strawberry Shortcake!

Hello everyone! Summer is here and you know what that means? Lovely summer deserts! My family, well most of them have a thing for strawberries and my husband loves strawberry shortcake! So today I made a quick strawberry shortcake for everyone to celebrate summer!

Look at those pretty berries!

I sliced the strawberries, cut a slice of angel food cake into squares, layered the cake and berries then added a heaping helping of Reddi Whip!

It was yummy!

You can find all the products I used here!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Snack Tray & Chicken Salad, Oh My!

Hello everyone! Today I have a couple of awesome things to share with you! It's not a lunch! Ha ha ha! Summer is approaching fast and I just bet you are wondering how to keep the kids happy and healthy while they graze the day away. If your kids are anything like mine on summer break you will hear the all to familiar sound of your kids in the kitchen! So let's keep them out of the not so good for snacks and help them make better choices throughout the day. Now I'm not saying there is anything wrong with chips but let's face it they CAN NOT survive on chips alone! So here is an idea on how to keep the healthy options available.

Apples and carrots are an easy and affordable option!

Here it is all ready to go in the fridge for easy access. Grapes, apples, cucumbers, celery, and carrots. I also pitted a pound of cherries.

Here is a quick lunch option for the kids or mom and dad. I made the chicken salad for my mom. She loves it and it's something she can grab to put together a quick lunch for work.                                     

Chicken Salad Recipe

1 cup halved grapes
1/2 cup diced apples
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 to 1/2 cup mayo
1 can of chicken breast


Drain chicken and break apart. Add grapes, apples, almonds, and mayo. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well. Viola! Enjoy!

 Now that's a pretty easy lunch! You can use leftover rotisserie chicken also. Change it up a bit also. Use pecans or walnuts instead of almonds. Add cranberries instead of grapes. The possibilities are endless! 
Products used in the making of this lunch. Large Square Cool & Serve. 1-cup,2-cups, and 3- cup prep bowl sets, Apple Wedger. These are all Pampered Chef products! You will find them all here!