How I feed my Family

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

This is a cheater recipe because it is not a recipe from scratch, although someday, I will post that too. Chocolate Raspberry Cake Prepare a chocolate cake mix (you know, Betty Crocker or whatever) Add a cup of a raspberry jam Follow baking directions Frost This cake is slightly moister with the jam... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 7, 2004

Wow, how can I afford to feed my family?

I went into the supermarket the other day and tried to find something besides chicken or hotdogs that I could afford to buy. Everything is so expensive these days- especially when you are cooking for 6. Needless to say, I walked back out and we had, yes, you guessed it, hotdogs. But the kids like... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 5, 2004


We like to make our own trail mix since everyone here has different tastes. I usually purchase the following items: one can of salted and unsalted peanuts each 1 bag of honey wheat pretzel braids 1 bag of mini pretzels 1 24 ounce package of black raisins and yellow raisins each 1 bag or can of... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 3, 2004

My kids hate veggies so...

I often need to be creative. Summertime is the best time to incorporate some fruit into the diet of your family. Generally, it is a bit cheaper in the summer to buy fruit, too! I have taken to serving a different fruit at the evening meal. No one complains. In fact, they are thrilled to bits to be... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Another Sandwich -- for the summertime!

TOMATO sANDWICH This is not as disgusting as you might think! In fact, it is really quite tasty, simple to make and relatively low in calories. Tomatoes Bread Butter (salted) Wash and slice tomatoes Toast two slices of bread (any variety) Butter the toast (salted butter is best and then you can... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 27, 2004

A Sandwich is a sandwich is a sandwich!

...and this one is a personal favorite. Toasted Ham and Swiss Italian roll (sliced lengthwise) Ham (sliced thin) any variety but I prefer turkey ham Swiss Cheese Slices Tomato (sliced) Sweet Pickle slices Open the roll onto a cooking pan Place meat on both halves of the roll add slices of tomato and... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 26, 2004

Zucchini and Carrots

2 small washed zucchini 4 peeled carrots 1/4 diced onion 1/8 cup butter pepper, salt, dash of garlic salt Slice zucchini into circles and halve them Slice carrots into thin strips Melt butter on medium low heat. Add onion, saute for 2 minutes. Add zucchini and carrots. Turn heat to medium. Sprinkle... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 25, 2004

A Hungry Family is a good thing for me...

No recipe tonight guys...just a little tip. When it's dinner time and the bellies are rumbling, it's a great time to ask for each person to do one small thing that takes less than 60 seconds before they sit down. Each one is willing to do something. Why? 1- because they are hungry and this is the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Summertime Food Blues

This is where it gets really difficult to feed the family. Usually, at this time of year, I am feeding my family as a person one at a time. Summer jobs, sports, visits to friends, etc all wreak havoc with our ability to sit down and enjoy-did I say enjoy-a meal together. Sometimes this is not... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 21, 2004

One Dish Meal

Terrific summer dish! 1 pound kielbasi or smoked sausage 6 medium size potatoes 1 medium size onion 1 bell pepper-any color cooking oil garlic salt Barbecue sauce Slice the meat into pieces and fry it in a small amount of cooking oil. Wash the potatoes, leaving the skin on, slice into thin pieces... Sign in to see full entry.

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