Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday thoughts...

It's a rainy day here in the south. I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend! 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Crazy Pizza

This is a family favorite that I'm sure you'll enjoy too, especially if you love pizza as much as we do.

  • 8 oz lean beef or turkey (90%) 
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion 
  • 1 3/4 Hunt's Tomato sauce - 15 oz can 
  • 3 packets Sweet 'N Low
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning 
  • 1 can Pillsbury refrigerated buttermilk biscuits - 7.5 oz can 
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded 
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese, shredded 
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8 inch baking dish with olive-flavored cooking spray. In a large skillet sprayed with olive-flavored cooking spray, brown meat. Add green pepper and onion. Mix well to combine. Stir in tomato sauce, Sweet 'N Low, and Italian seasoning. Remove skillet from heat. Separate biscuits and cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Gently stir biscuit pieces into meat mixture. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Bake 20 minutes. Sprinkle shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese evenly over the top. Continue baking until cheese melts, about 10 minutes. Place baking dish on a wire rack and let sit 5 minutes. Cut into 6 servings. This dish freezes well.

Nutrition info:
Per serving - 215 Calories, 7 g Total Fat, 1052 mg Sodium, 24 g Total Carbohydrate, 2 g Dietary Fiber, 14 g Protein

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Happy National Goof Off Day!

It's National Goof Off Day! If you're fortunate enough to have the day off work, how do you plan to spend your day? Here are some ideas to consider:
  • Take the day off everything; Work, school, whatever. There are 365 other days this year to be responsible. 
  • Go somewhere unexpected. Try a local attraction that you haven’t been to in a while. Maybe a museum or a science center or an indoor play park. The nice thing is that since it is the middle of the week, it could very possibly be less busy than on weekends or holidays. 
  • Try a new food, or introduce your kids to a new food. How about sushi? Or something maybe a little more adventurous if you eat sushi all the time.
  • Three words: Breakfast for dinner. 
  • Get down on the floor and play with your kids. 
  • Do an art project. With paint. Or glitter. OR BOTH.
  • What would you love to do if you had nothing on your to-do list? Do that. 
  • Go bowling.
  • Regardless of whether you take the day off or not, have at least one dance party. 
  • Do your nails. Make sure they are bright and colorful and funky. 
  • Play outside. Whether you’re with kids or not. 
  • Play a board game. Or maybe a few. Let your kids pick their favorite.
  • Wear socks that don’t match. 
  • Stay up late with a movie night. Pop popcorn.
  • Binge-watch a season of whatever show you’ve been putting off watching on Netflix. 
  • Go to a local makeup counter and get a makeover.
  • Take a nap. 
  • Have a coffee date. Take your kids, your spouse, or just go by yourself.
  • Dye your hair. Bonus points for a non-natural hair color. Extra bonus points if it is permanent dye. 
  • Pick up a new chapter book that the whole family can enjoy. Read chapter 1 together.
  • Get a babysitter and take your spouse on a date. Don’t have a spouse? Goof Off Day makes for a great first date. 
(Article courtesy of Mommy Miracles)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It's World Poetry Day...

"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance." 
- Carl Sandburg

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