What? Another blog post only 2 days after the last one?

So snacks. We go through a lot of snacks around here. It's a big part of our budget, which I hate, and it encourages mindless snacking. I need to start keeping some healthier snacks around the house. I want to take the money I usually spend on snacks and put it toward fresh fruits, especially with the spring and summer coming up. But my husband does like something sweet to snack on after dinner. So I plan to start making cookies, brownies, etc and freeze them in individual portions to pull out for dessert. I can also do things like chocolate pudding and Jello for dessert with just enough leftover for a snack for CJ the next day.

One of my friends Angie posted a recipe for a Crustless Apple Pie snack. It would make a perfect quick dessert that can be easily tweeked for someone that isn't watching their weight by topping it with whipped cream or putting it on top of a graham cracker crust.

Recipe: Crustless Apple Pie Snack



I can never thing of a good title for my posts. So I've decided to start titling them with the date instead. LOL The weather has been up and down here. I don't think we've ever had as much snow in one winter in my whole life as we've had this winter. But finally we're starting to see some warm days. And so, we've been taking full advantage of it. Monday it was supposed to be in the mid-70s so I dressed CJ and we headed out to the park/zoo with my best friend and her little girl. It was a little chilly when we first got there but it warmed up quickly and best of all the kids had an absolute blast. We saw goats, sheep, llamas, geese, buffalo, turkeys, peacocks and more. The peacocks had their feathers opened and they looked so beautiful. We also spent a couple of hours playing on the swings, slides, merry go rounds and monkey bars. It was so wonderful to get out and enjoy some warm weather.

I've also been trying to come up with some ideas on foods to make with CJ to make lunch time a little easier, more fun and get him away from eating the same foods over and over. He loves to help in the kitchen so Tuesday we headed to the kitchen and made some corndog muffins. They don't taste exactly like corndogs, but they are much cheaper and we loved them

We mixed up a box of Jiffy cornbread mix and cut up a couple of hot dogs. CJ did all the mixing and dumping himself while I cut up the hot dogs. Then he helped dip the mix out into oiled muffin cups. Stick one of the pieces of hot dog in the middle of the cup and bake until they are done. So simple and yet so yummy!


Man I am a slacker

I am such a slacker blogger. LOL I have good intentions of blogging but then I just forget or I don't have time. But I would love to make a goal of blogging 3-4 times a week. So I'm going to set that goal and we'll see how it goes. LOL

So yesterday we celebrated Valentine's Day as a family. I put my burgundy and off white tablecloth on the table, the closest thing I had to V-Day related LOL, and put cut out hearts all over the table. Our meal consisted of NY Strips, baked potatoes, salad, toast and chocolate chip cookies. It was much better than trying to go out to eat and not to mention cheaper.