Thursday, March 16, 2017

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts. Some people love 'em, some people turn their noses up to 'em. I used to be a nose-turner, especially after trying them for the first time in my college dorm cafeteria. Bleah. But Brussels sprouts have come a long way since then. A few years ago, I tried some in a fancy restaurant and couldn't believe how delicious they were, so I started making them at home.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & how to roast 'em. It's really simple and goes great with just about anything. Served here with sauteed shrimp, mushroom risotto and plain ol' white Italian bread.

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They're incredibly easy to cook at home and come out really tasty. Even the girls eat them! Big Sis prefers the crispy leaves that fall of the sprout but will eat a few whole sprouts while Little Sis just enjoys it all.

While this isn't really a recipe with specific amounts, here's how I roast my Brussels sprouts:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a cookie sheet/jelly roll pan w/ cooking oil
  3. Rinse in cold water, pat dry, trim and half Brussels sprouts.
  4. Put them in a large bowl and generously coat them in olive oil or grape seed oil and mix well.
  5. Scatter them onto greased pan and sprinkle with some kosher salt and pepper.
  6. Optionally, sprinkle some fresh crushed garlic or a hint of garlic powder
  7. Bake in oven for about 30 minutes or until sprouts are tender (test with fork). Sometimes I tousle with them using a spatula, sometimes I don't. They seem to turn out fine either way.
Remove from oven and scoop them onto your plate or into a bowl. Top with freshly grated parmesan cheese or cheese from a bag, or just eat as-is. Whatever your pleasure. :)

Enjoy!

The meal above is Mushroom Risotto, shrimp sauteed in butter and white wine with a little salt, pepper, garlic powder and parsley, along with a side of plain ol' white Italian bread. :)

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ham n' Cheese Sliders and Cream Cheese n' Chive Crackers for Lunch

Happy New Year! :)

Wow, is this really my first post of the new year? I've been slack! And the funny thing is, I was going to be more consistent with posting this year. I guess not! So much for new year resolutions! lol.

One thing's for sure... I haven't been posting lunches as much over the past year because, while I've still been making them, like EVERY DAY because the girls haven't wanted to buy lunch for couple years now, I feel like it's been much of the same ol' ol'. Well, I actually have a few things to say about today's lunch, so here's my first post of the year! Let's see if I can still remember how to do this! ;)

Ham and cheese sliders for lunch!

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In this lunch:
  1. Ham and cheese sliders 
  2. Celery and carrots with Marzetti's French Onion Dip 
  3. Deliciously sweet fresh pineapples and grapes 
  4. Ritz Whole Wheat Crackers and Philadelphia Chive and Onion Cream Cheese 
  5. Pirate's Booty 
  6. Clif Kid Protein Bar 
  7. Good ol' H20 in our awesome Simple Modern Stainless Steel 17oz water bottle that keeps water cold ALL DAY LONG!
Yes, this is a pretty big lunch for a 10 year old, but Little Sis noted that I did not pack her enough to eat the other day so I'm making up for it today. I guess there's a reason she's been over 5 feet tall since her mid-nines!
Let's start with these ham and cheese sliders from the Girl Who Ate Everything. They are among BOTH girls' all-time faves. They'll gobble them up each and every time I make them and today, I was just in a gobbly mood. I threw them together in no time flat* and popped 'em in my new-ish Breville toaster oven that I am completely in LOVE with... Voila!!

Ham and cheese sliders for lunch boxes. Super easy and super yummy!

*note (did you notice my * above?): To make this a super easy lunch to prepare quickly in the mornings, I make the poppy seed butter ahead of time and just store it in a Pyrex container in my "sandwich fixin's fridge organizer" and simply use as needed. I've found that it keeps for a good long time. Of course you can assemble the sandwiches the night before and spread the butter and bake in the morning IF you like doing stuff the night before. I don't. lol. See my nifty organizer?

Sandwich fixins fridge organizer - makes for quick and easy lunches in the morning

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Sandwich fixins fridge organizer - makes for quick and easy lunches in the morning

Then I can just grab some bread and yank this bad boy out on sandwich lunch mornings. Makes lunch-packing a wee bit more bearable. ;)

On celery and chip dip: Little Sis started liking and eating celery only recently. Sweet! I've never been a fan of celery myself, but lately, I've been enjoying its crispy, crunchy freshness as a snack and I think it must have rubbed off on her. She particularly enjoys them with chip dip. Chip dip is something she discovered a couple years back. This recent Facebook memory had me laughing about it all over again:

While munching on and really enjoying some Utz potato chips (our fave!) last week with her daddy, Little Sis mused "I wish there was something I could dip these potato chips in. I think it would just taste soooo good." Lol. Poor deprived little thing. lol. Her eyes lit up and she let out a big "MMMMMMMMMMM!" when Daddy gave her some ranch dressing in lieu of actual potato chip dip. lol.

Ok. Next stop: Cheese and crackers. For the longest time, Little Sis has been pining over these Lance cream cheese & chives crackers but has never been able to eat them because they either contain or may contain peanuts. They have always just looked so delicious to her. :(


Then it hit me a few weeks ago when I bought some chive & onion cream cheese for some friends who were visiting for the weekend. They love bagels and cream cheese so I bought a flavor other than plain or strawberry! Paired with whole wheat crackers, they were quite tasty.... and quite a hit with both Little AND Big Sisses. Now Little Sis can enjoy these crackers whenever she wants! :) DUH! Why didn't I think of this sooner?!? ;)

Nut-free cream cheese and chives crackers. A delicious snack for all ages.

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Lastly, when I received this awesome set of picks from Pick Ease about a year ago, I was stoked about the soccer pick, as the girls both spend an abnormal amount of time on the soccer fields but I couldn't care less about the baseball/softball one. I'm not sure that I've ever even used it before! lol.


...but as of like last week, Little Sis has picked up a 3rd sport and is loving it so far. Her daddy randomly signed her up for a town league and she even got a few starter tips from an instructor the other night. We've been told she's a natural and we are all excited to see her try something very new. And also very excited about this pick now! She had a huge grin when she saw it in her lunch today. :)


Ok. That's it! See? I told you I had a couple things to say about this lunch today! ;)

And let it be known that while I haven't been writing up posts nearly as often any more, I do post my lunches much more frequently on Instagram... so check me out there if you wanna see more lunches. And food, in general. lol. See?



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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Dilly Snack Mix

This gem of a recipe is fully credited to my awesome sister-in-law Kris who shared it with me about 8 years ago, when Big Sis was just starting school. She said it would be a big hit with the teachers, being one herself. So from that day on, I started making this to share with teachers, friends and family alike on holidays and other special occasions. I can tell it's a hit, because every time I share some, I always get requests for the recipe. So here it is, transferred from my sis' handwritten recipe she so sweetly shared with me. Love ya, Kris! :)

You HAVE to try out this irresistible dilly snack mix, perfect for sharing or hoarding all to yourself. ;)

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Dilly Snack Mix
By Kris B., sister-in-law extraordinaire!
Brought to you by happyvballgirl @ My Epicurean Adventures
http://www.myepicureanadventures.com/2016/12/dilly-snack-mix.html

INGREDIENTS:
~ 32 oz of any crackers (I use a 9 oz bag of oyster crackers, 12 oz of pretzels, and 12 oz of goldfish crackers)
1/2 cup canola oil
2 Tbsp Dill
1 1oz package of dried ranch dressing mix (about 3 Tbsp)

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Empty crackers into a LARGE bowl or pot
  2. In a smaller bowl, combine the oil, dill and ranch and mix well with a fork or whisk.
  3. Pour oil mixture over crackers and  stir thoroughly but gently, taking care not to crush the crackers. 
  4. Continue to stir gently every 5-10 minutes for 2 hours or until the oil mix is completely absorbed into the crackers.
Enjoy!

I've made this snack mix many different times and ways, like in the picture below, I added chex rice cereal to the mix. They add a great light crispiness. You can change the crackers up and totally make it your own. :)

You HAVE to try out this irresistible dilly snack mix, perfect for sharing or hoarding all to yourself. ;)

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Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Baked Ravioli for Lunch

I woke up extra early this morning for some unknown reason and instead of squandering my time playing my mindless games on my phone and going on Instagram like I usually do when this happens, I actually found some unexpected motivation to make PRODUCTIVE use of the time. I promise, it won't happen again. :)

Baked Ravioli for lunch in @easylunchboxes #lunchboxfun #easylunchboxes

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I've really gotten in a rut of packing the same ol' lunches, day-in, day-out, so I pulled out my inspirational lunch-packing cookbook: The Best Homemade Kids' Lunches on the Planet by Laura Fuentes of Momables, started flipping through the pages and stopped at this one for Baked Ravioli. It looked simple enough and I already had frozen ravioli on-hand as it's in my same ol' same ol' rotation, but with a little extra effort, it was revamped into something new and interesting, for them AND for me!

Baked Ravioli for lunch in @easylunchboxes #lunchboxfun #easylunchboxes

I of course had to taste test it and man, was it delicious! I used some panko bread in addition to some homemade breadcrumbs I already had on-hand. Good stuff. Both girls were rather interested in what I was doing and said they were looking forward to lunch. Hope it holds up well in their containers and don't get too soggy... I'll try to remember to report back later. :)

Baked Ravioli for lunch in @easylunchboxes #lunchboxfun #easylunchboxes

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In this lunch:
  1. Baked Ravioli with Muir Glen Organic Tomato and Basil Spaghetti Sauce
  2. Grape tomatoes
  3. Koala Sugar cookie that Little Sis made AND decorated, all by herself!
  4. Pineapples and strawberries
  5. Veggie Straws
  6. Cascadian Farm Organic Granola Bars
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Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

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Monday, December 5, 2016

S'mores Cookies

S'mores cookies. Need I say more? It's the perfect treat for when you feel like a s'more but don't necessarily want to get involved in the mess and work of real s'mores making. They're great for large crowds, especially with lots of kids, because you can make a bunch of them at once - and you won't have to supervise all those pointy objects with marshmallows stuck on the ends of them around a fire. :)

S'mores Cookies! Easy, but mostly DELICIOUS!

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My friend Sherril brought these to our NYE party last year and they were just amazing. Since then, I've made them many times over... to serve at parties or share with my volleyball teammates at games, teachers & friends and each time, they've been greeted with giant eyes and watering mouths.

Of course, I had to tweak it, a bit though, to make it a teeeeny bit healthier because makes me feel a teeeny bit better about letting my kids go to town on them. And no one ever seems to notice. lol. I've made them both ways, each time to huge raves. So here's my version:

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S'mores Cookies
Adapted from: The Girl Who Ate Everything's S'mores Cookies
by happyvballgirl @ My Epicurean Adventures
http://www.myepicureanadventures.com/2016/12/smores-cookies.html

INGREDIENTS:
12 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened (use 11 Tbsp butter if not adding wheat germ and flax seed)
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoon ground flax seed (optional)
2 tablespoon wheat germ (optional)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
4 regular sized Hershey's bars (broken into 48 little rectangles)
1 box of graham crackers, broken into 48 squares

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F and line 2 10" x 15" (or larger) jelly roll/cookie pans with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter with white and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, vanilla and mix well.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, salt, wheat germ and flax seed and combine.
  5. Add chocolate chips and marshmallows and mix well.
  6. Lay graham crackers out, side-by-side on the pans & parchment paper, making sure sides are touching. In my most recent batch, I fit 24 cracker squares in each pan, 48 total, but in my pictures, I made less because I ran out of graham crackers. ;)
  7. Place about 1 teaspoon full or so (I used 2 silverware teaspoons, scooped with one and scraped it out w/ another because they're easier to work with) in the middle of each cracker, making sure the dough comes out even with the number of crackers you have. If you run out, borrow from another, if you have extra, add it to smaller amounts. Then gently press down with your finger to flatten a little.
  8. Bake for 5 minutes then remove from oven and gently press in a Hershey's chocolate piece onto the top of each cookie. I sometimes leave some without because I actually prefer them that way!
  9.  Bake for about 5-7 minutes longer or until cookies are golden brown and the crackers have darkened a bit.
  10. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.
Makes about 48 cookies.

Enjoy!!

The dough....

S'mores Cookies! Easy, but mostly DELICIOUS!

Assembling the cookies... sometimes I'll stick some additional marshmallows into the dough if I think it doesn't have enough. ;)

S'mores Cookies! Easy, but mostly DELICIOUS!

After baking for 5 minutes, pull them out of the oven and add the Hershey's pieces...

S'mores Cookies! Easy, but mostly DELICIOUS!

Right out of the oven. My hubby swears that this is the best way to eat them...

S'mores Cookies! Easy, but mostly DELICIOUS!

But that's not always possible, so it's a good thing they're pretty darn good after cooling, too!

S'mmmmmmores Cookies! Easy, but mostly DELICIOUS!

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Homemade Martin's Breadcrumbs and Chicken Cordon Bleu

Sponsored post: This post is sponsored by Martin's Potato Rolls and Bread but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. #CookbookContest #MoreThanaMeal

Chicken cordon bleu is a family fave. It's also a great dish to serve when having company because while it looks fancy, it's really pretty easy to make. You can make this on the spot and bake immediately, prepare it ahead of time and store it in the fridge a day or two before you plan to serve it, or freeze it if you want to make it even further in advance!

Homemade Martin's Breadcrumbs and Chicken Cordon Bleu and a fun #CookbookContest from Martin's @potatorolls #MoreThanaMeal

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There are many ways to shave off extra time in making chicken cordon bleu, like buying pre-sliced chicken or slicing it up yourself instead of pounding it out. I HATE pounding out chicken! You can use deli-sliced ham and swiss cheese or pre-packaged varieties. Your favorite store-bought breadcrumbs really help simplify things as well.

But SOMETIMES, I like to take that extra step to make it extra good-for-you. I love using homemade breadcrumbs with extra added goodness like wheat germ and ground flax seed to healthy it up even more. Plus, it's a great way to re-purpose those leftover heels of breads that kids just don't like in sandwiches. I simply store them up in a separate freezer storage bag and use them to make a large batch of breadcrumbs that come in handy in a variety of dishes, this recipe being one of them! The flax seed is what gives these breadcrumbs the deeper brown coloring. And kids and adults never even know it! :)

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Homemade Breadcrumbs
by happyvballgirl @ MyEpicureanAdventures
http://www.myepicureanadventures.com/2016/11/homemade-martins-breadcrumbs.html

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Ingredients:
4 slices frozen bread (I used Martin’s Whole Wheat Potato Bread)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp onion powder
1/2 Tbsp Italian seasoning
2 Tbsp wheat germ (optional)
2 Tbsp ground flax seed (optional)
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper

Directions:
  1. Break 2 slices of frozen bread into smaller pieces and place into blender. Mix for about 10-15 seconds or until you get fine crumbs.
  2. Empty the crumbs into a pan or skillet. Toast crumbs over medium heat, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes or until nicely browned.
  3. Remove crumbs into a mixing bowl. Repeat steps 1-3 with the other 2 slices of bread. Note: the breadcrumbs toast much easier in smaller batches.
  4. Add remaining spices into toasted breadcrumbs and mix well.
  5. Use immediate or place in an air tight container and store in the freezer until future use.
Makes about 2 cups of seasoned breadcrumbs.

When making my breadcrumbs, I love using whole wheat bread with wholesome ingredients. Here I opted for Martin's 100% Whole Wheat Potato Bread which has NO high fructose corn syrup, NO artificial dyes, NO cholesterol or trans fat, is NON-GMO and is a good source of protein at 6 grams per slice!

Homemade Martin's Breadcrumbs and Chicken Cordon Bleu and a fun #CookbookContest from Martin's @potatorolls #MoreThanaMeal

Here's a rather rustic looking shot that Big Sis took to of me toasting up the breadcrumbs. Be sure to keep a close eye on them as they can start burning before you know it!

Homemade Martin's Breadcrumbs and Chicken Cordon Bleu and a fun #CookbookContest from Martin's @potatorolls #MoreThanaMeal

Now on to that Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe. Are you ready for it?

Homemade Martin's Breadcrumbs and Chicken Cordon Bleu and a fun #CookbookContest from Martin's @potatorolls #MoreThanaMeal

Chicken Cordon Bleu
by happyvballgirl @ MyEpicureanAdventures
http://www.myepicureanadventures.com/2016/11/homemade-martins-breadcrumbs.html

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Ingredients:
1 whole chicken breast (separate breasts and slice each into 3 even flat pieces, 6 pieces total)
1 1/2 cup Homemade Breadcrumbs (or your favorite Italian seasoned bread crumbs)
3 slices of ham cut in half, lengthwise into 6 pieces
3 slices of baby swiss cheese, cut in half into 6 pieces
1 egg, beaten
1 Tbsp water
2 Tbsp oil

Directions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 13x9” baking dish with oil.
  2. Place bread crumbs in a shallow bowl and mix water and eggs in another.
  3. Place one slice of ham and one slice of cheese on one slice of chicken. Roll starting from smaller end.
  4. While holding the rolled chicken in your hand, dip in egg mixture and then into bread crumbs, making to cover all sides. Although some like to use a toothpick to hold in place, I just carefully place the seam side down in the baking dish.
  5. Bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in the thickest part. *Note that the part of the chicken touching the ham will look slightly pink.
Makes 4-6 servings depending on how hungry you are! :)

Homemade Martin's Breadcrumbs and Chicken Cordon Bleu and a fun #CookbookContest from Martin's @potatorolls #MoreThanaMeal

Homemade Martin's Breadcrumbs and Chicken Cordon Bleu and a fun #CookbookContest from Martin's @potatorolls #MoreThanaMeal

Tada, here's the finished product, right out of the oven. Mmmm mmmmm good.

Homemade Martin's Breadcrumbs and Chicken Cordon Bleu and a fun #CookbookContest from Martin's @potatorolls #MoreThanaMeal

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Hope you enjoy this recipe!!! 

Speaking of recipes, do YOU have a favorite one of your own that you'd like to share? If so, Martin's Potato Rolls is spreading holiday cheer by sponsoring an awesome holiday recipe contest!! 

Homemade Martin's Breadcrumbs and Chicken Cordon Bleu and a fun #CookbookContest from Martin's @potatorolls #MoreThanaMeal

The Grand Prize Winner will be selected to receive the “Ultimate Holiday Host/Hostess Prize Pack” (approximate retail value is $560), which consists of the following:
  • Le Creuset Stoneware Rectangular Dish
  • Crock-Pot 5-in- 1 Multi-Cooker
  • Kitchen Aid Artisan Tilt-Head Mixer
  • Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven
  • Analon 6 Piece SureGrip Nonstick Utensil Set
Oh man, I SO want this set!!!

In addition, the top-voted recipes will be chosen to appear in their "More Than a Meal: Holiday Cookbook". How cool is THAT?!? 

To enter the contest, simply visit  Martin's Holiday Cookbook Contest and fill out an entry. You can enter multiple recipes. Be sure to visit their Official Rules for full details.

Good luck!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and please feel free to make my day by leaving me a comment, joining my blog in the top right corner, following My Epicurean Adventures on Facebook or on Instagram - the more the merrier! :)

Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

I NEED Kidecals In My Life!

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When Kidecals approached me about trying out their labels recently and I was really excited about giving them a try. I checked out their website and chose this set of labels for my family's needs.



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Not only are these labels just adorable, I was able to include just the right amount of info on it (Last name, email address and cell phone - I think that covered all the bases!) and they are:

  • Waterproof
  • Laundry-safe
  • Microwavable
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • BPA-Free
These labels are a must-have in my life for 3 main reasons:

Both girls play competitive soccer for the same club which means they have the exact same warm up pants and jacket as about 100 other kids at any given practice. Somethings are bound to get mixed up or left behind on occasion, and when they do, I want 'em back because they certainly ain't cheap!


With 10 different soccer practices (2 outdoor clubs, middle school team and indoor) between Big Sis and Little Sis during the school week, 2-5 soccer games on the weekends and school, a water bottle is bound to get left behind on occasion, and when it does, I want it back because they certainly ain't cheap!


And here's reason #3: Now that big Sis is in 7th grade, she apparently needs a fancy graphing calculator. It disturbs me to know that she'll be in sole charge of taking it back and forth to school every day and staying on top if it. So guess what? It gets a label, too. On it and on the case and maybe another on on the calculator! This thing is bound to get left behind on occasion, and when it does, I want it back because it certainly ain't cheap!


These labels have been working great! They are super sticky and really stay on whatever surface you put them on. No worries about them coming off! They are clear and easy to read AND just like the they claim, they stick on through washes in the laundry and dishwasher. I have yet to microwave any of the items I've put them on and hope to stay in sound mind and body and never test that part out. Oh, and they are definitely waterproof. :)

So the next time you have something you paid a lot of money for and you really don't want to lose it, but you think it will, you should get these labels, too. You NEED these labels!!


For a 15% discount on your order, use code: summersavings from now until October 28, 2016. You have 4 days left so don't delay!

Thanks so much Kidecals for asking me to review your product! I LOVE it!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and please feel free to make my day by leaving me a comment, joining my blog in the top right corner, following My Epicurean Adventures on Facebook or on Instagram - the more the merrier! :)

Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

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