Last week, our youngest had his 20th birthday. Hard to believe, but true!
I ended up going out of town that day. I hurried and made the cake before I left, and made the frosting when I returned at about 8 pm. I got the frosting made, and the cake frosted by 8:30 when he got off work.
Then I went to get the candles. And discovered that I had only 2 PINK candles in the house. lol
Oh well, he didn’t seem too upset about the candles. lol
I worked on getting the freezer stocked with snacks. The family love snacks. And I don’t like the expense of store bought snacks. Not to mention all the garbage in most of them. While the snacks I made this week have sugar, they don’t have a lot of the other bad stuff. So while not perfect, they are better and cheaper than store bought versions.
I made brownies using my Brownies for a Crowd recipe. I gave half away, and individually wrapped the rest, then froze in a bag.
I also made chocolate chip cookie bars. I can’t believe I haven’t shared my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe yet! I’ll have to do that soon!
I cut the bars into squares, wrapped individually, and froze in a bag.
Individually wrapped, they defrost quickly when you remove them from the freezer. You can take them out one at a time, as needed, or how ever many you need. So convenient. And they taste like they were just made. I think the brownies come out fudgier then they went in.
If you like your cookies or brownies warm, simply remove the plastic wrap, and heat in the microwave for a few seconds. It takes very little time to warm, so don’t over cook them!
Now…. to answer the question that I get asked about a hundred times a day……….What’s For Dinner?
Sunday – soup & sandwich day – pizza
Monday – chicken or turkey – Burgers with all the fixings, squash from my daughters garden
Tuesday – pizza/pasta – Chicken Alfredo, green beans
Wednesday – Taco Night- taco salad with all the fixings, homemade taco sauce
Thursday – pork or venison – Jag
Friday – venison – Cookout – hot dogs, baked beans, homemade potato salad
For more ideas, visit Menu Plan Monday