Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Book Review: Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook by Anjali Shah

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Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook by [Shah, Anjali]

Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook



Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook gives budding chefs confidence in the kitchen with fun, yummy recipes that they'll enjoy eating and be proud to serve to family and friends.
Children are naturally curious about what goes on in the kitchen, and are eager to step up to the counter themselves. Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook will help kids ages 4-8 develop their culinary know-how as they make healthy, wholesome, kid-approved meals—first with an adult, and eventually, all on their own!
In this kids cookbook, mom of two and author of The Super Easy Baby Food Cookbook, Anjali Shah, teaches children how to chop, whisk, bake, and cook on the stove. Designed to give kids confidence cooking and build essential skills, these recipes develop progressively from easy to medium to hard.
Inside the pages of Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook you’ll find:
  • Cooking 101 includes age-appropriate guidance for learning to cook, and tips for staying safe in the kitchen
  • 25 creative and fun recipes for breakfast treats like Blueberry Blast Banana Bread, healthy snacks like Smashed Silly Face Guacamole, family dinners like Lasagna Rollups, and yummy desserts like Peanut Butter Surprise Brownies
  • Pictures of each recipe that help kids choose what to cook and lets them see just how great their creations will turn out
Kid Chef Junior: My First Kids Cookbook is the ideal first cookbook for little chefs who want to eat their food and cook it, too!


My thoughts:

I can't wait to try some of these recipes with my grandson.  He will love the step by step and making his own food.  I, on the other hand, love the words of wisdom that Anjali Shah gives in the note to grownups and a note to kids.  All good points that everyone should read.   

The recipes are rated from 1 to 3 oven mitts (1-easy, 2 medium, 3 hard) to help you know if your child is ready to prepare this type of recipe.   Of course you know your child and what he or she is capable of.  Supervision is key.  

The pictures are fantastic!  Nice and clear, they give you a idea of what you will be doing and the finished product.  Perfect. 

A great quality kids cookbook!  


I received this book from the author for free. All opinions are my own

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Monday, September 24, 2018

My Menu Plan for This Week 9/24/18!




Menu Plan for this Week 9/10/18


I'm going to take it easy today and just grab the leftovers meals from last week out of the freezer.  We picked a bushel of mustard greens from the garden on Saturday and yesterday I canned 7 quarts.  I also made my husband happy by making a cheat meal with mashed potatoes, mustard greens, soup beans, and cornbread (I left out the sugar).   There was no meat and he was one happy man.   Now that's enough and we are good on cheat meals this week!  Now I know why I'm tired this morning- I wore myself out doing the dishes!  



Monday               From the Freezer:  Smoked chicken fajitas (on a low carb wrap)- onions, tomatoes, and peppers from the garden

Tuesday               Lasagna- made with zucchini 


Wednesday          Hamburger stew

Thursday              Leftovers

Friday                   Low Carb Chili dog Bake -Using my recipe for hotdog coney island sauce.  They loved this last time and I just used my leftover chili!  Listen I could put this on the menu once a week or more and they would be happy!  
                 
Saturday                Big Mac Salad 

Sunday                  Out to eat (I bought a deal for a sub shop)


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Sunday, September 23, 2018

My Frugal Ways this Past Week 9/23/18!

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Here are the ways  we helped our household and saved this past week:


Basket full of Fall Vegetables


Picked flowers, peppers, two personal sized watermelons, tomatoes, broccoli, a bushel of mustard greens (not shown), and pumpkins (small and large).

Vegetable Selling Table



Grandson sold the four pumpkins he dug out of the garden for $12 ($3.00 a piece) and I sold Zinnia bouquets and small pumpkins for another $12.00 yesterday.   We live on a small street but I did this while another neighbor was having a garage sale.  There is more in the garden.  

Sold two items I picked up from the side of the road ($20).  I think I've found a new hobby!

I saved two leftover meals in the freezer.

I requested the book The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine from the library.  Sometimes I have to stop myself especially when the book is more costly than I need to spend.  I won't get this till the middle of October but I'm good with that.

Goals for the week:

Continuing harvesting and cleaning up the garden


What are the ways you saved this week? 

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Grocery Shopping Total for This Week 9/22/18!


We started off the week with great deals on meat on Sunday.   By Monday we were making sure it was smoked and ready to go.  The rest was frozen or cooked throughout the week.  You know it's not only a lot of work getting the deals but it's a lot of work putting it up.  

I remember when I was younger going to grocery shop and bringing it home only to let it go to waste before I did anything with it.  I was young, working, and trying to do it all.   All that stopped when I started watching my pennies more and stayed at home with our children.  Just wish I could have some of that money back!  


A Little Information:


I want to keep our grocery budget at $100.00. I always forget to clarify how many people live here permanently and who we have her to babysit.   We have 3 people that live here (youngest daughter buys some of her groceries) and we babysit two grandchildren (although now they will be in school most days).  

We also want to eat healthy so our grocery bill is a little higher than we are used to.  Like my husband says, "our health is our wealth."




Meijer


Meat stock up!


Bottom Round steak (2.99 a pound) $2.54
Bottom Round steak $2.60
Bottom Round steak $2.66
Bottom round Steak  $2.81
Meijer fryer (.69 a pound)$4.10
Meijer fryer $4.49
Meijer Fryer $4.49
Pork Chops (.88 a pound)$4.54
Pork Chops $4.49
Red Grapes $1.39 (.97 lb)
Coffee $3.99
Total  $39.70


On Monday we smoked Jerky with the bottom round steak for Fall car trips and smoked one of the chickens for dinner.  We save a lot of money making our jerky ourselves.  


Aldi's


Bread $1.79
2 half and half $1.69 each
2 gallons of Milk $1.49 each
2 pork rinds $.79 ea
2 packages of 100 ct. black tea $1.89 ea
2 blocks of cheese $1.69
apples  $1.99
3 advance bars $4.99 each
fruit snacks  $3.99
Total $48.04



Walmart
2 packages of Koegel's bologna  $4.42
2 packages of Stevia $3.96 each

Total $16.76


Grand Total $104.50


How did you do grocery shopping this week?  

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