Monday, November 24, 2014

Simple Supper Tuesday #89~ Thanksgiving Features!

Welcome back to Simple Supper Tuesday, the party featuring QUICK, EASY recipes, perfect for those busy weeknights. So, please share your crock pot, 30 minutes or 5 ingredient recipes (easy desserts are also welcome)!!

Recipe Linky Party

Make sure to visit all three blogs, to see if you've been featured this week! All featured recipes will be pinned to our Simple Supper Tuesday Pinterest page

Recipe with the MOST CLICKS

Brownie Fudge Pie- New Mrs. Adventures

Recipes that CAUGHT MY EYE

Thanksgiving Sides and Leftovers- Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Oreo Cookie Ball Place Card Holder- O Taste and See

Herb Butter Roasted Turkey Breast- Simple Recipes Club

Thanksgiving Side Dishes- Walking on Sunshine

20 Thanksgiving Pie Recipes- More Than a Mom of Three

Turkey Peeps Treats- Simplee Thrifty


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A Crafty Afternoon with Rice Krispies Multigrain Shapes~ #RKFunShapes

I hosted a craft party featuring Kellog's NEW Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes Cereal, for Queenie and some of her friends, on a cold and muddy fall afternoon.

Kellog's Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes

I don't know about any other mom who has a 5-8 yr old in the house, but my fridge is ALWAYS covered with new pieces of artwork. From school art, to craft time at home, it's hard to find room to display new creations. So, when the chance to throw a fun craft party, came about, I knew Queenie and her friends would have a blast. Plus, it was a great reason for me to get together with some girlfriends, before the hectic holiday season.

Kellog's Rice Krispies Multi-Grain ShapesI invited 4 of Queenie's friends, but only two could attend. No matter, the girls had a super fun time! They quickly got to work creating bead necklaces and bracelets, while us mommies caught up and chatted about new babies and babies to come. Soon everyone was feeling peckish, so we dug into the Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes single servings cups. Kids and moms alike ate them with gusto. As big fans of Kellog's Rice Krispies, we were pleasantly surprised at how delicious these Multi-Grain Shapes are. Not too sweet and deliciously crunchy.

Kellog's Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes

Once the girls realized that the cereal comes in fun shapes like leaves, fish, flowers and "me", they decided to add shapes to their paintings and drawings. I was gifted a few of their creations, which have taken up residence on my fridge. It was so much fun to see the kids imagination at work and to see how the fun, whimsical shapes encourage creativity and make snack time, or breakfast time so much more fun!

Kellog's Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes           

Of course as moms, my girlfriends were happy to see that Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes cereal are made with wholesome grains and provide 11g of whole grains per serving. That means that they are a great source of fiber and contain 8 essential nutrients including iron and 20% of the daily value of vitamin D. While we snacked on the cereal dry, the kids have been enjoying them for breakfast with milk; making me confident that they are getting a good start to their day.

Since I only had two guest for our party, I sent them both home with a box of Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes cereal, to enjoy at home with their families. YOU can now find Kellog's Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes cereal in your grocery store cereal ailse.

“Disclosure: I am part of the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own.”


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Kellog's Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes
Super cute crafts made with Kellog's Rice Krispies Multi-Grain Shapes

Sunday, November 23, 2014

What's for Eats? Sunday November 23, 2014

Meal planning is a great way to save money on groceries and you won't be standing in front of the fridge at 4pm, wondering what to make!

What's for Eats? Menu for Sunday November 23, 2014
Image courtesy of basketman at

Happy Sunday! Well it looks like winter is here to stay. I was really hoping our first snow would melt and that we'd have at least another week or so, of no snow before Christmas. I am just thankful that we do not live in Buffalo. The amount of snow they received in two days is crazy! Thankfully all of Hubby's family is safe and sound. 

There is only 31 days until Christmas. Are you ready? I totally am not. We did start our Christmas shopping early, which is very unusual for us. We still have a bit left to get and I still haven't shopped for hubby yet. I am relieved that we are spending a nice quiet Christmas at home this year. With the crazy weather we've been getting, I am leery of traveling up to my parents, or down to Buffalo to Hubby's family. We'll be safe and sound in our little house, LOL. 

We don't have anything planned for this week. Hubby is working all week long. This time of year is busy for him, with Christmas parties and events. I am hoping to get our Christmas tree next Sunday, so I have to get the house ready for that. Here is what I have planned for this week

  • Baked Black Bean Empanadas with Spanish Rice (new recipes)

Cheesy Potato Wedges-
Cheesy Potato Wedges

Chili Corn Dog Casserole-
chili corn dog casserole

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Warm Orange Spiced Apple Parfaits- #CrazyIngredientChallenge

Warm spiced apples are layered with orange scented bread crumbs and pecans, in this delicious parfait.

Hun... What's for Dinner? Warm Orange Spiced Apple Parfaits- #CrazyIngredientChallenge

It's time for this month's Crazy Ingredient Challenge! Where bloggers create a recipe, using two ingredients that you wouldn't normally pair together. This month the ingredients were Citrus and Bread Crumbs. Not too crazy right? Well, I almost backed out of this month, due to lack of motivation and time. I had all these fabulous ideas floating around in my head (cod topped with citrus bread crumbs and baked in the oven), but I just couldn't find the time to get something done. 

So Monday morning, I took the time. I decided to go in a totally different direction and make a dessert. At first I thought of making an apple crisp, but it had already been done. So, I took the apple crisp idea and decided to turn it into some parfaits instead. Layers of warm tender spiced apples, alternate with crunchy orange flavoured panko bread crumbs and pecans. Some whipped cream to garnish and VOILA, a really delicious dessert. (ice cream would also be awesome on top!) The panko bread crumbs got SO crunchy, as I sauteed them with some melted butter, a bit of fresh orange juice and some orange zest, A bit of brown sugar and pecans, bring wonderful flavour and texture to the bread crumbs. I wanted the dessert to be slightly warm, without baking it, so I sauteed my apples in a mixture of butter, sugar, spices and orange juice. The flavours and aromas are intoxication and this dessert is perfect for a cold winter night!

Hun... What's for Dinner? Warm Orange Spiced Apple Parfaits- #CrazyIngredientChallenge

Warm Orange Spiced Apple Parfaits
(makes 2 small parfaits)

1 C panko bread crumbs
4 Tbs butter, divided
4 Tbs fresh orange juice, divided
1 tsp orange zest
4 Tbs dark brown sugar, divided
1/4 C pecan pieces
3 apples, peeled and cored, chopped
1/4 C water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for topping

In a non stick skillet, melt 2 Tbs of butter with 2 Tbs of orange juice and orange zest, until bubbling. Add in the panko bread crumbs and toss to coat. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until bread crumbs begin to brown; about 2 minutes. Stir in 2 Tbs brown sugar and pecans and cook until pecans have been warmed through; another 2-3 minutes. Set aside.

In a separate skillet, melt the remaining 2 Tbs of butter, with the remaining 2 Tbs brown sugar and 2 Tbs orange juice. Once butter is melted, add in apples, cinnamon, cloves and water and cook over medium heat until apples start to become tender and liquid become thick; about 5 minutes.

To assemble: place 1/4 C of the bread crumb mixture in the bottom of a half pint mason jar. Top bread crumbs with 1/4 of the apples, tapping the jar lightly on the counter to even them out. Top apples with 3 Tbs of bread crumb mixture and repeat with another 1/4 of the apples; lightly tapping the jar on the counter, to settle the apples and bread crumb mixture. At this point, you can top the parfait with whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream and 1 Tbs of the bread crumb mixture. Repeat with second mason jar.