What’s Cookin’ Week of April 14th

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After weeks and weeks of travel, I feel like I am getting back into the groove.  I was successful at making all the meals on my menu last week and I always feel great when that happens.  If it does not, I do not beat myself up over it but, it is nice to set a goal and meet a goal.

This week, I got my new popsicle holders in the mail and I am so excited to use them next week.  I am anxious to give them a try.  My one question is how long my kids will fight over which color they get!!!  I am going to start off with these Strawberry Shortcake pops but will simplify the recipe.  I think I will use vanilla extract in place of the vanilla bean and vanilla wafers instead of the shortcake.  The simplification is due mainly to time purposes.  I am always trying to find ways to do that.  I will let you know how they go.

My other great purchase this week is a book called Feed Zone Portables.  This is a book geared towards athletes and fueling naturally during long distance racing, however, I find that it is going to be very useful in creating fun bite-sized meals for the kids.  It is broken down into savory bites and sweet bites.  Some of the recipes look a bit difficult, but as stated in the last paragraph, I will find shortcuts!!

Have a great week….Here’s some menu suggestions…

Meal 1:  Slow Cooker Parmesan Honey Pork Roast with oven roasted green beans, asparagus, and tomatoes and small new potatoes

** This is a family favorite.  Super easy and super yummy!**

Tip:  Make two at one time and freeze one of them.

Meal 2:  Lemon Herb and Garlic Baked Shrimp served with basmati rice and steamed broccoli

Meal 3:  Parmesan Garlic Chicken served with side of steam carrots and salad

Meal 4:   Pan Fried Tilapia with Crispy “Fried” Parmesan Asparagus Sticks

Bonus Freezer Snack:  Healthier Zucchini and Carrot Fritters using my Pancake Mix, which is truly THE BEST pancake mix EVER!!!

The bonus recipe this week is to make and use as a snack for kids when you are driving around town between events and you need something quick for them to snack on.


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