Monday, April 28, 2014

Meal Plan {{April 14th - May4th}}

Well the past week was great fun hanging out with the kids. Thursday we had my follow up with my urologist. Great guy went in thinking the worst and so what he said wasn't so bad. Well is was kinda bad but it isn't that great of news either.

What was my bad/good news.....well I am not dying! There me trying to use my sense of humor. So what has to change more drinking water/beverages = more trips to bathroom. Doctor wants to see 3 ltr output! Yep apparently that is normal! Weird! Also her is the not great news a diet change....not a simple you can't have bread or dairy. I am on a low oxalate diet....what is oxalate? It is a mineral that my body does not like it and doesn't get rid of it like normal folk. So now I have to cut it back, add calcium and drink, drink, drink!

Now you are all thinking that can't be all bad. Well unfortunately it isn't bad but it is hard no breads (hard core gluten free - have to make my own mixes - wish me luck!) I would say 90-95% of fruits and veg I cannot eat. No Chocolate. No nuts (So act like a nut allergy). So I think I will just eat air! LOL!

Meal Plan {{April 14th - May4th}}
Monday - (Dance - Cubs) Hot Dogs and KD
Tuesday - (Skating - Soccer) Eat Out 
Wednesday - (Choir) - BBQ'd Buffalo Burgers
Thursday - (Skating - Soccer) - Taco Salad/in a bag
Friday -  (Legging Party) Bang Bang Shrimp & Fish
Saturday - Ribs & Salad (Maybe Potatos for the kiddos)
Sunday - Cilantro Lime Chicken w/rice & riced Cauliflower

So any gluten free recipes that are a fav please share or send me a link! I am ever greatful!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Meal Plan {{April 21st - April 27th}}

There is no meal plan. Yippy! Kids are out of school so we will just eat what ever we want and plus 2 days we will be away see the specialist for a follow up and to just get away Friday we will be prob doing Pizza as the girl is back staking this week so it will be what ever meals.

Sometimes you just need to have a bit of a break! Have a great Easter Break everyone see you next week.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Better Than Easter… Carrot Cake Poke Cake

I have a recipe for another poke cake that is so yummy so I thought this has got to be just as good. Trying it out on family and maybe some friends over Easter. I was holding off sharing it till I got feed back on the recipe but oh no someone need a dessert for tomorrow! Here you go CW.
Better Than Easter… Carrot Cake Poke Cake
  • The 9x13 Carrot Cake recipe of your choice, baked and cooled (I used a box mix)
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • 10.6 oz Cool Whip Vanilla Frosting (Cream Cheese flavor if your store carries it, mine doesn't) - Recipe below (this not available in Canada)
  • 6 oz (half a tub) of whipped cream cheese (must be whipped)
  • Approx. 1/2 cup caramel sundae sauce (just pour on as much or as little as you'd like)
  • Approx. 1 cup chopped pecans (sprinkle on as much or as little as you'd like)
  1. Leave the cake in the dish it was baked in-- this is not a free standing cake.
  2. Poke approximately 20-25 holes, spread evenly, over the top of the cake with the bottom of a wooden spoon. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over top, trying to fill the holes as much as possible.
  3. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to beat together the cool whip, the cool whip frosting, and the whipped cream cheese until smooth. Spread over top of the cake.
  4. Pour the caramel sauce over top of the cake, and sprinkle with chopped pecans.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, really overnight is best.
  6. Cut into 12 squares to serve (you can cut more, 1/12 is a pretty large piece!).

Cool Whip Frosting

Prep Time: 5 mins ~Total Time: 5 mins ~Yield: 4 cups

    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) packages instant pudding mix, any flavor(I used Cheesecake)
    • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
    • 8 ounces Cool Whip


  1. Pour milk into bowl add pudding mix and sugar.
  2. Beat with wire whisk for 2 minutes.
  3. Gently fold in whipped topping.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Meal Plan {{April 14th - April 20th}}

Well we survived another crazy week and we think we are prepared to party like a 10 yr olds all week! I am really surprised he will make it to 10 as he is pushing our buttons this last week and right now as I type! BOYS! 

Meal Plan {{April 6th - April 13th}}
Monday - (Dance-Cubs-Bowl) - Fantastic Taco Casserole
Tuesday - (Skate) BBQ'd Bugers & Salad
Wednesday -(Choir) - Cowboy Spaghetti
Thursday - (Skate - Work) - Sweet & Sour Meatballs
Friday -  Fish & Fries We ate out at Joeys Only so still fish and fries!
Saturday - Leftovers & Pizza
Sunday - BBQ's Steak, potato & Buckwheat (Poor kid he begs for buckwheat!)

This week will be so busy as Monday is Pilates class, grocery price match shopping, wrapping gifts, ordering doughnuts and baking and icing cupcakes for the boys class on Tuesday! Tuesday I am then having lunch with the boy and having cupcakes with his whole class! Wednesday I hope to have a Pedicure and Thursday is big party day getting all our crap to the hotel to party will be on my shoulders! Wish me luck and I wish my imaginary friend lived closer to be my 3rd and 4th hands on Thursday! 

Meal Plan {{April 14th - April 20th}}
Monday - (Dance - Cubs - Bowl) BBQ'd Burgers & Salad
Tuesday - Eat Out  - The Punk Boys Birthday
Wednesday - (Choir) - Pasta w/ Kale, Lemon & Parmesan w/ Chicken
Thursday - (Work) - Party Day - Eat Out - Swim Party!
Friday -  BBQ'd Chicken and Baked Potatos
Saturday - Hot Dogs
Sunday - Easter Dinner - Turkey (infared cooker), Stuffed Potato Casserole, Chinese Salad

I have some recipes I cannot wait to post from last week that the family loved and on left over day was very good! See you all next week! Hopefully!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fantastic Taco Casserole

Our supper from last night was so good I thought for sure the girl would have fought it for sure as she is not a fan of casseroles at all no matter what is in it! This would be great to take to a pot luck as well I made it in a much larger glass dish and it turned out wonderfully! The only this i did different was the refried beans we used had green chilies added and the boy wasn't a fan at all so plain beans for sure next time and I will make my taco meat like I do for taco salad! (Add Catalina dressing!) Also this apparently originally came from Taste of Home years ago!

Fantastic Taco Casserole

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Servings: 7-9

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) packages taco seasoning
  • 1 (15 ounce) cans refried beans
  • 2 cups monterey jack cheese, divided ( or mixed cheddar, jack etc.)
  • 1 cup salsa ( I prefer mild, but if you would like to kick it up a notch, go for it)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 (2 1/3 ounce) cans sliced black olives
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 cups corn chips ( coarsely crushed or chopped)


  1. Brown ground beef and drain.
  2. Add taco seasoning and cook according to package directions, adding proper amount of water.
  3. Put corn chips on bottom of 8x8" dish.
  4. Cook refried beans on stove until hot.
  5. Add 1 cup cheese and 1 cup salsa. Stir until combined.
  6. Pour beans over corn chips in dish.
  7. Add beef to top of beans.
  8. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top.
  9. Sprinkle green onions and black olives over cheese.
  10. Bake in a 375 degree oven until the cheese is sufficiently melted.
  11. Take out of oven and sprinkle chopped tomatoes on top. Wait 1-2 minutes and then serve.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Meal Plan {{April 6th - April 13th}}

Well we survived the week of craziness! Now that I think we are used to it and I kind of have a plan on what we need to do till soccer actually starts then that will be crazy for sure!

Meal Plan {{March 31st - April 6th}}
Monday - (Dance-Cubs-Bowl-Soccer) - Macaroni Scramble (Hamburger Helper)
Tuesday - (Soccer-Skate) Gourmet Grilled Cheese Ate out
Wednesday -(Choir) - BBQ'd Buffalo Chicken Burgers
Thursday - (Skate) - So Juicy Chicken w/Italian Green Beans Eat Out
Friday - (Report Card Day) BBQ's Hotdogs Houstons's Pizza (reward for excellent report cards)
 Saturday - Leftovers or freezer meal BBQ'd Hotdogs & fried noodles
 Sunday -Chicken in Creamy Gravy with Mashed Potatoes & Buckwheat BBQ'd Asian Chicken with Baked Potatos and steamed Carrots

I really felt like we totally fell of the meal plan band wagon because of having to drive across the whole city 2-4 times a night it will be crazy for the next couple of months but we will deal with it!

Meal Plan {{April 6th - April 13th}}
Monday - (Dance-Cubs-Bowl) - Fantastic Taco Casserole
Tuesday - (Skate) BBQ'd Bugers & Salad
Wednesday -(Choir) - Cowboy Spaghetti
Thursday - (Skate - Work) - Sweet & Sour Meatballs
Friday -  Fish & Fries
 Saturday - Leftovers or Pizza
 Sunday - BBQ's Steak, potato & Buckwheat (Poor kid he begs for buckwheat!)
 Will see how well we stick to the week for Tues & Thurs especially! Oh and maybe throw in a home party at our house for some cool leggings!

See you all next week!