I hate messy food. No, I mean I REALLY hate messy food. I never give the kids sauce or suckers or jello (besides that it’s made of ground up hooves and bone) and I don’t do syrup! I always used powdered sugar when I made pancakes and fruit when I made french toast or waffles.
BUT…they got older, as kids do, and they didn’t appreciate me jipping them out of syrup. One day I decided that I would put chocolate chips in the pancakes and maybe that would appease them. Of course, I don’t have any regular chocolate chips, only white chocolate chips. Well, that will have to do. They turned out amazing! So amazing that the kids NEVER ask for syrup.
White chocolate chip pancakes are the perfect breakfast finger food…no sticky syrup mess! This is perfect for Sunday morning…ENJOY!
White Chocolate Chip Pancakes
2 cups “Pancake Mix”…like Bisquick
1 cup milk
2 Tbsp. Sugar
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1 cup of White Chocolate chips
Stir all ingredients, except the Chocolate chips, together in a bowl until blended. Scoop about 1/4 cup of the mix onto the hot greased pan. Sprinkle the top with 7-8 white chocolate chips. Cook until the edges are dry and then flip. Cook until they are a golden brown but don’t burn the chocolate chips!
Serve with some sliced banana and watch the kids enjoy! Have a wonderful weekend!!
Welcome to everyone who saw me on NBC Live Miami! If this is your first time here…take a look around!
I firmly believe that if you give a mom a magic lamp the first thing she’ll wish for is more time. Even with all of the products on the market to “help” make moms jobs a little easier few actually succeed in doing that. That is until the Baby Bullet came along!
The Baby Bullet let’s you make healthy, all-natural baby food in less than 5 minutes! I know, I know…you’re thinking “yeah, well I’m not some crunchy granola mom and as much as I would love to make my baby’s food that stuff never works for me.” Maybe that’s just what was going through my head. It only took one try with the Baby Bullet for it to become my favorite kitchen appliance!
Did you know that some jarred baby food has a shelf life of up to three years?! Ummm…Gross! How “natural” could that nasty 3 year old banana be?
Let me tell you how bummed I am that I did not have a Baby Bullet when my kiddos were still eating baby food! I remember putting peas into this little tube then attaching a disc and handle. Then I would grind and grind and grind…finally, I would have about 8 bites of peas for the baby! The Baby Bullet makes things so much easier! Now my kids are 2 and 4. They are no longer eating baby food but the Baby Bullet still works great for them. All week we have been blending up strawberries and bananas, placing them in the batch tray with a popsicle stick and freezing them. It only take a couple of hours and the kids have fresh, healthy “totsicles”! How great is that?!
Let me give you all of the official details…
Launching December 2010 from the creators of the world’s most popular personal blender – The Original Magic Bullet ® – comes The Original Baby Bullet™! This safe, non-toxic and BPA-free countertop magician was specifically designed for new moms, on-the-go moms and even Dads too! With The Original Baby Bullet™, parents can prepare, blend and store an entire week’s worth of nutrient-rich, preservative-free, organic baby food – in less than five minutes!
The Original Baby Bullet™, which boasts a warm, cheerful design aesthetic, is much more than a blender – it’s a 22-piece comprehensive baby food making system designed to make mom’s life easier while ensuring baby begins life eating the healthiest, most nutrient-rich all-natural foods. Jarred baby food is much more expensive than homemade food and typically contains unhealthy sugars, preservatives and fillers (even when it’s labeled organic). With The Original Baby Bullet™, moms are in full control of every ingredient that goes into their baby’s food. Fresh is always best!
WHAT YOU GET: The Original Baby Bullet™ Baby Care System
The Original Baby Bullet™ is a Capital Brands LLC product and can be purchased through their direct response advertisements or exclusively atwww.mybabybullet.com.
This really is an amazing product and it will be what I take to EVERY baby shower I attend. It’s something every parent can appreciate! Plus, Baby Bullet has a sister site www.theblendingcorner.com which is an amazing resource for parents. They have expert advice from physicians, nutritionists, other moms and more great recipes to try on your Baby Bullet.
I know you want one! So here is your chance to win one!…I’ll wait for you to stop screaming…ready to hear the details?
I am hosting a giveaway for one 20 piece Baby Bullet set. You will be fully equipt to make your baby healthy, all-natural baby food! There will be a mandatory entry and opportunities for some extra entries along the way. Please make a seperate comment for each entry and INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS! If I don’t know how to contact you if you win I’ll have to draw another name.
This giveaway will begin on July 21st when I will be featured on NBC Live Miami at 11am. This giveaway will close on Friday August 12, 2011 at 11:59 EST. A winner will be drawn using random.org and will be contacted by email. Should the winner not respond within 48 hours, I will draw another winner.
Mandatory Entry: Tell me which feature you like best on the Baby Bullet?
Additional Entry Opportunities:
Follow @Mommies2cents on Twitter – 1 entry
Follow @thebabybullet on Twitter – 1 entry
Tweet the Giveaway to your followers – 2 entries (you can send this tweet up to 3 times for a total of 6 extra entries but the tweets must be at least 2 days apart) PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE LINK TO THE GIVEAWAY!
**I received a Baby Bullet to review in exchange for this post however ALL opinions of the product are 100% my own.
This was my first weekend home after our vacation and I had a LOT of catching up to do! When I left my husband at home I had a pretty abundant stockpile of food. When I came home I was down to 2 boxes of pasta, 6 bottles of soy sauce and 1/2 a gallon of milk that expired a month ago! Seriously, how gross is that…throw it away! If I’ve learned anything, it’s that leaving a man alone for 6 weeks could lead to a very probable case of food poisoning.
I had tons of shopping to do to, at the very least get the kids and I ready for the week ahead as well as make dinners. After spending my Sunday clipping coupons and restocking the house I did NOT want to spend hours making dinner. Now I usually think about all of you out there in blog world when I am trying to solve a problem because I figure if I am having trouble then some of you are too. So this week I wanted to share our Italian Sunday dinner with all of you! It’s easy, inexpensive and your family will love you!
First, I’ll tell you about the salad. I started making this salad quite a few years ago. It is something my mother-in-law almost always has on hand. I don’t care for Italian dressing so I never eat it but my husband and kids can put this stuff away like there’s a $100 at the bottom of the bowl! What I do love about it is it’s healthy, cheap and easy!
Cucumber Salad (Serves about 4)
1/4 cup Italian Dressing
Salt and Pepper
Cut the tomatoes up into 1 inch chunks. Peel cucumber. Slice the cucumber and then cut each slice in half. This makes for easier bites. Add tomato and cucumber to salad bowl. Pour dressing over veggies (you can adjust the Italian dressing to your liking) and salt and pepper to taste. Toss! I usually chill this salad for about 30 minutes but it can be served right away.
Time for a
bottle glass of wine. When in Rome right?!
Now lets talk about the main course. We LOVE pasta in this house! Being a coupon fanatic puts a lot of pasta in my cabinets and I am always looking for ways to jazz it up. I also love when I can make enough of something to have leftovers for lunch. So here it is!
Baked Ziti (Serves ~8)
1 Box of Ziti Rigati noodle
1 32 oz tub of Ricotta cheese
1 lb cooked sweet italian sausage (crumbled)
1 cup of fresh spinach (Use fresh people, the other stuff is just gross…ummm…In my opinion…)
1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese
1 24 oz jar of your favorite pasta sauce or if you are way cooler than me, make 24 oz of your own!
2 cups of shredded mozzarella/parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Combine ricotta and eggs together in a large bowl. Then add spinach, parmesan cheese, Italian sausage and seasoning. Spray bottom on a large baking dish with some cooking spray, add a VERY thin layer of pasta sauce and then your noodles. Pour the rest of your pasta sauce over the noodles and fold it in until all of the noodles are coated. Now it’s time to add your cheese mixture. fold it into the noodles. You may have 1 1/2 – 2 cups of mixture left over. That’s OK! Put it into a bag and freeze it for another dinner! Manicotti anyone?!
Cover the top with shredded cheeses and bake in the oven for 30 – 35 minutes or until the cheese is bubbley!
Have the hubby pick up a loaf of Italian bread on his way home and enjoy! Ciáo!
This weekend the blog will be making the big move over to WordPress. As you can imagine things can get a little hairy! So, if things look a little wonky just bare with me, I should be up and running again by Monday! Have a great weekend!
My 4 year old daughters favorite nail color is hot pink with a glitter top coat. Now, I bet you are thinking, “oh cute….but, who cares?” This information is important to the story I am about to share with you.
A little over a week ago I was sleeping. Blissfully enjoying the entire bed to myself. It’s nice that the kids want nothing more than to run into Grandmere’s bed at the crack of dawn. This leaves me to spread out and have peaceful dreams about redesigning my kitchen…that’s what’s on my mind as of late.
I heard the crack of the door but I didn’t open my eyes. I pulled the classic mom move. I kept my eyes shut and pretended that I was still sleeping. It took about two seconds for my brain to register the smell…NAIL POLISH! My heart immediately started pounding and before I could open my eyes I heard “Look at my toes mom, look at my toes!”
There stood Cole. Nails painted with clear sparkly polish covered in dog hair. I jumped out of bed and followed the smell downstairs expecting a mess I could not fix. Nail polish has got to be one of the worst things to try to clean up. Surprisingly, there was no mess. Just the bottle of nail polish sitting on the leather couch.
I dodged a bullet with that one so you can imagine how my heart sank when I walked into my mother’s living room on Saturday night and the same smell of nail polish hit me again. I scanned the room quickly and there he was. All 10 of his 2 year old toes were painted hot pink. I have to admit that the events that followed were not my finest moments. I wasn’t feeling well that day and I sort of lost my mind the moment I walked into the living room.
I grabbed him up along with the bottle of nail polish and rushed towards the kitchen. I reached out for my mom to take the bottle of nail polish but I let go of it before she could grab it. My heart stopped as I watched the bottle drop, hit the floor, spin in a circle splashing hot pink color all over the beige tile.
I should have been calm and contributed to the conversation on the best way to clean it up. Instead I took Cole to the sink and stood there while a montage of the damage we had caused in six weeks played in my mind. Blue alien egg people on the wall, teal acrylic paint on the stair carpet, a hole in the screen door the size of a toddler index finger and now this…hot pink nail polish.
My parents were in a much clearer state of mind and started cleaning up with some polish remover and things came up just fine. All the while I stood at the sink trying to go invisible.
I think we have caused enough damage here and it’s time to go home. I am hoping that one day my kids will no longer be bulldozers…I’m not counting on it…just hoping.