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Weekly Menu {June 3- 9}

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It’s Menu time again and I have some delicious recipes to share!  One of my most loved food magazines is Taste of Home.  I always earmark half the pages and rarely try a recipe we do not like.  Another favorite cookbook {and blog} is Our Best Bites…Two moms who share family friendly recipes that are not too complicated.

Monday: Appetizers…Hosting Bunco {Ladies Night}

Tuesday: Spinach & Chicken Stromboli from Our Best Bites {We ALL Love this recipe, but I was unable to link it to you because it is from a cookbook}

Wednesday: Kid’s Choice!

Thursday: Pioneer Woman’s Pork Chops with Pineapple Fried Rice{We never ate this last week}

Friday: Taste of Home’s Spinach Penne Salad {NEW Recipe I found in Taste of Home and it looks Yummy!  Don’t worry, I’ll let you all know!}

Saturday: Stuffed Pizza Rolls from Our Best Bites {These are Yummy and the boys can help make dinner! Fill them with any of your favorite toppings!}

Sunday: Leftovers or Picnic at the Park

Why not try out a new recipe…and Have a Happy Week! 

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Weekly Menu {May 27- June 2}

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Happy Memorial Day Friends! 

Hope you are able to enjoy a relaxing day celebrating with friends and family.  We are off to a rainy start here is Missouri, but it promises to be steamy and hot tomorrow…With that in mind, I am not planning to hang out over a hot stove much this week.  I’m putting the crock pot to work and cooking outside as much as possible!  Enjoy!

Monday: Leftovers

Tuesday: Spaghetti and homemade meatballs with salad and garlic bread

Wednesday: Crockpot Chicken Caesar salad sandwiches {Using leftovers for Mr. Kriegerchick’s lunch} We LOVE this recipe! I could eat it every week!

Thursday: Pioneer Woman’s Pork Chops with Pineapple Fried Rice {One of my Favorite meals! I use canned pineapple and frozen peas…Delicious!}

Friday: Pizza or Dinner out

Saturday:  Grillin’ burgers…dinner with friends

Sunday: Creamy Chicken Enchiladas with chips and salsa {We never ate this last week and I already have it in the freezer}

Happy Summer everyone! 

Do your recipes change depending on the season?  What are your summer favorites?

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Growing Sprouts {gardening with kids}

Hello again! It’s gardening time of the year…Today I’m going to share an easy, but fun way to garden indoors with your kiddos.
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We’re going to grow sprouts!  Sprouts are perfect for kids to grow because they start to change in just a day. They are full grown in just a few days and kids can eat them right out of them jar.  Instant Gratification!

Let’s get started!
What you’ll need:
Sprouting seeds
A clean (sterilized) jar
A 6 in. square of clean mesh screen
A rubber band
How To…
Start by prepping your materials and cleaning and sterilizing your jar.  Running it through the dishwasher will work.

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Measure out about 1 tsp. seeds and pour into jar.  Place screen on to and seal with a rubber band.
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Rinse seeds.  Set jar on its side on a towel.  I set mine on the kitchen counter.  The seeds do not need to be in direct sunlight, so filtered light is just fine.
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Rinse seeds two times a day.  In just a day or two, the seeds will begin to sprout.  This is really cool for the kids to see!  Keep rinsing daily until it appears all seeds have sprouted.  Sprouts may be kept in fridge for up to 3 days, but we eat them sooner!
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Ideas for using your sprouts:  Add to a salad, use in wraps, in a pita pocket, on sandwiches, in a cold pasta salad or plain.
Besides being a fun way for kids to watch something grow, sprouts have many health benefits.
Purchasing sprout seeds: I purchased mine at the Green Acres Market, but any Health Food Store like Whole Foods should have them.  Just make sure you are purchasing “sprouting seeds.”
This idea was introduced to me at my monthly MOPS meeting by a friend and mentor, Laura Lee.  She is both an amazing cook and gardener, talented beyond belief, always coming up with wonderful teaching ideas.
Have fun gardening with your kiddos!
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Weekly Menu {May 20-26}

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Some weeks go better than others in terms of meal planning.  Last week, I was off the mark…No one (meaning Mr. Kriegerchick) wanted what I planned on the night I planned.  Frustrating, yes.  Let’s see if we can stick to the plan this week!

Monday: Pulled pork sandwiches with Apple Coleslaw

Tuesday: Creamy Green Chile Enchiladas with chips and salsa

Wednesday: Dinner at Church

Thursday: Taco Salad

Friday: Breakfast for Dinner…Homemade Whole Wheat Applesauce Waffles

Saturday:  Homemade Pizza night

Sunday: Wahoo! We’re opening the pool!  Poolside Grillin’ Fare…hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, salad, Mexican 7-layer dip, and whatever else my mom and sister bring!

Note:  We may not eat what is planned on the scheduled night, we may switch it up depending on what sounds better that day…If Mr. Kriegerchick is working late, I make it easy on myself and fix something kid friendly like Mac-n-cheese with chicken nuggets or hot dogs.

I’m happy to share any of my recipes…Please comment if you would like one that does not have a link. 🙂

Enjoy the week!

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Frugal Chick Friday {Favorites}

Welcome  to One {Frugal} Chick Friday!

Happy Friday Friends!  Today I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite {Frugal} finds…These just happen to be ideas for use around your home…

Let’s start with this cool set of Unpaper towels from A Blossoming Life.  I would LOVE to have a set of these for my kitchen…I’d even display them on the counter!


I’ve had my eyes on this faux photo canvas technique from Carrie This Home for a while now.

easy diy photo canvas

Create two banners in one with a reversible banner!  Love this idea at My House and Home!

Mix up some of your own chalkboard paint…in ANYcolor at The Idea Room.


And why not use an old hanger to hang artwork…Switch out the artwork whenever you need a change!

Let the Sun Shine In Original Print // 8x10

Your Sis The Earth Shop {etsy}

Just a few of the awesome frugal ideas out there…Hope your weekends are filled with fun times!

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