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Poppy Seed Potato Salad

I have found that packing a picnic for children in two age groups can be challenging. Just finding something they can agree on at home can be challenging, but when you need to make it portable, it’s a whole new ball game. Still, we love picnics, and I plan to do as many of them as possible this summer. That will require an arsenal of go-to picnic foods. This one was a bit of a last-minute throw together, but it turned out wonderful! The baby might not have been able to enjoy it, but I like to think that she would have if she could have. (more…)

Snow Ice Cream

Tired of all the snow days? Has the snow lost its novelty? Try this super fun, easy, and yummy way to bring the excitement back to snow days!

IngredientsSnow Ice Cream

Directions:

  1. Collect fresh white snow into a large bowl (approximately 6 to 8 cups).
  2. Pour in the condensed milk and vanilla.
  3. Stir until mixed well.
  4. Enjoy!

Change it up with food coloring, nuts, sprinkles, flavorings, fruits, whatever strikes your fancy. Use your imagination!

Sweet Potato Fries

Yum, yum, yum! I can’t say enough good things about this quick, simple side dish. The kids love them, and they are healthy! Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber. A perfect companion in the fight against daycare germs. They can be hard to cut in a timely fashion so if you anticipate running low on time, try cutting them the night before. (more…)

Spinach Enchiladas

This recipe is a staple in our house. I’ve tried other vegetables but have found the spinach to be the best. Story loves it so much she conveniently forgets that she doesn’t “do cheese” anymore when this is placed before her.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sliced green onions
1 pkg (10-12 oz) frozen spinach
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
1 can (10 oz) enchilada sauce
1 pkg (10 count) flour tortillas, soft-taco size

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Cook spinach according to directions on the package.

3. In a medium bowl, combine the spinach, onions, ricotta, sour cream, and 1 cup of mozzarella.

20150503_1958444. Put a spoonful of mixture onto a tortilla and fold.

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5. Place tortillas seam-down into a lightly greased casserole dish. Continue until the mixture is gone.

6. Cover the tortillas with enchilada sauce and sprinkle on the remaining mozzarella cheese.

7. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until cheese is melted and enchilada sauce is bubbling.

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