Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Patriotic Breakfast

Need a quick breakfast with unprocessed food?  Want it to be colorful and patriotic too?  How about healthy?  Here is an answer to those breakfast needs...  I'm sure it isn't unique to me, but it is what I had on hand for a quick and easy breakfast.

The Red, White, and Blue Parfait

In a half pint mason jar, layer....

a dollop of plain greek yogurt
cut up red strawberries
a smidge of maple syrup or honey
another dollop of plain greek yogurt
a bit of chopped, fresh banana
another smidge of honey or maple syrup
last dollop of plain greek yogurt
topped with blueberries or blackberries 
and drizzle on a little more maple syrup or honey

You can vary the layers with other treats like chopped crispy nuts or crunchy granola.  My little A kept digging out her strawberries and Little C was quizzing me on how many seeds a blackberry has.... so it is an entertaining breakfast as well.  I served it with a slice of whole grain toast and a glass of milk.

Friday, June 12, 2015

A simple menu plan for a busy season

We just arrived home from the full week at the Texas 4-H Roundup and now are moving into another busy week.  It is the week of the 4-H Recordbook.  I have 3 kids working on recordbooks and did not need any sort of complicated meals.  This is my plan.  It is both frugal and simple.

Breakfast- instant oatmeal
Lunch- sandwiches, chips, fruit
Dinner- spaghetti with meat sauce, rosemary garlic bread, salad from the garden, green beans

Breakfast:Eggs, Sausage, Toast
Lunch: 7 layer Tostadas, rice, fruit coctail
Dinner: Taco Soup in the crockpot, tortillas, shredded cheese, sour cream, and avocado

Breakfast:Boxed Cereal with milk (no judging...it's hard enough to get to church)
Lunch: Roast Beef with carrots, potatoes, green beans, and bread
Dinner: Leftovers

Breakfast: Oatmeal with butter, sausages
Lunch: Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Dinner: Ham and Scallop Potatoes

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs on tortillas
Lunch: Salmon Patty, peas, raw veggies and ranch
Dinner: Beef and Barley Soup, Bread in bread machine

Lunch:Grilled Chicken on Caesar Salad (buy the kit and add grilled chicken)
Dinner: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, squash from the garden

Breakfast:Scones and eggs
Lunch: Grilled Cheese and Vegetable Soup (from Sue Gregg's lunch book)
Dinner: Sloppy Joes, chips, apple slices

Breakfast: Breakfast tacos
Lunch: Pizza and salad
Dinner: Eating out