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School Lunch Round Up Week 16

School Lunch Round Up Week 16 -- FamilyFreshMeals

…ies.Packed in a Lunchbot Trio Do you love Family Fresh Meals? Never miss out on FUN new meals or easy lunchbox ideas for thefamily andSIGN UPto have my posts sent right to your inbox! It’s EASY PEASY! JustCLICK HEREand enter your email! XO Corey, Darryl, Big D & Little D Here is what I used to make this School Lunch Round Up Week 16   – School Lunchbox Ideas Click on the images for more details  (Post contains affiliate links)…

Crockpot Ravioli Lasagna

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…rock runs hot). So I would give this one a test run on the weekend when you are going to be home, just to play around with the cooking times. I hope you love it! XO Corey   Here is what you need (serves 4-6)– 1 lb ground round (or MorningStar Farms Grillers Recipe Crumbles for veg friendly) – 1 cup chopped onions– 2-4 garlic cloves, minced– 1 (24oz) jar of pasta sauce– 1 (25oz) package or frozen cheese-filled ravioli…

Tiki Cocktail Cake (Food Network)

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…ggscooking spray1 cup buttermilk1/2 cup oil1 – 16oz tub of chocolate frosting1 cup vanilla frosting1 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut 1. Begin by toasting coconut. Spread coconut on a shallow pan and bake at 350 degrees for 7-10 mins. Set aside. 2. Preheat oven for 375. Beat cake mix, buttermilk eggs and oil with mixer. 3. Coat dishes you are baking in with cooking spray. The original recipe called for 2 1-quart bowls and 1 6 inch round c…

Pumpkin Alfredo with Cheese Tortellini

A fun twist on alfredo sauce.

…erves 4) – 18 oz cheese tortellini – 1 TB salted butter – 1 small shallot, diced – 1/2 Cup canned pumpkin – 1/8 tsp of grated nutmeg – 1 & 1/4 cup heavy cream – 1/4 cup shaved or grated parmesan cheese – salt and pepper to taste – optional fresh parsley for topping. 1. Cook tortellini as the label directions. Reserve 1/4 cup of cooking water, then drain pasta. Set aside. Meanwhile, heat bu…

Cream Puffs

How to make Cream Puffs

…ake 20 small mounds) and adjust to a slightly less cooking time. 5. Time to make the whipped cream! Pour the 1 cup of heavy whipping cream into a mixing bowl. 6. Beat on high for about 3-4 minutes. I used my trusty stand mixer 7. After about 3 minutes, you should have pillowy whipped cream. If not, keep mixing until it looks like the picture. Set aside. 8. Prepare pudding according to label directions but use only 1 ¼ cups milk. 9. Fold in whippe…

Easy Lunchbox Ideas for the Family

Lunchbox Ideas for the family - Week One

Need some easy lunchbox ideas that LOOK good too? Back to school is in full swing around here. I now have a 1st grader and a preschooler! Wowzers!   Needless to say there will be a lot of lunch making going on over here, and I hope to post a round-up like this each Friday  Hopefully I can help  ya’ll with some easy lunchbox ideas for everyone in the family. I try to keep the assembly of each lunch under 10 minutes.   Although some may loo…

Puffed Cheddar-Rice Casserole ( All You Magazine)

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…meter       Here is what you need: – 2 Tbsp unsalted butter – 3Tbsp all-purpose flour – 3/4 cup milk – 1.5 cups shredded sharp cheddar – 4 large eggs, separated, plus 1 large egg white – 1/4 tsp salt – 1 & 1/4 tsp paprika – 1.5 cups cooked white rice – 1/4 tsp cream of tartar(not pictured! oops)  1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 3 quart round souffle or other baking dish. 2. In a saucepan…

Cheesy Green Bean & Bacon Pot Pie (with vegetarian option)

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  This is not your AVERAGE pot pie.     This fun twist on a old holiday favorite reminded me of pumped up green bean casserole, which is a  favorite at our house.  Words cannot describe how GOOD this was. All I can say, is that Darryl has requested that I make this pot pie once a week.  LEFTOVERS? Ha!   This recipe never produces leftovers (keep in mind this serves 6-8 people and we only have 4…2 being kids)   The casserole was simple to m…

Fun Food: Cucumber Chain Tutorial

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Pin It     I have done a couple of posts using cucumber chains. The girls LOVE them so much, I thought I would do a quick tutorial for you.   It’s a great way to get your kiddos to eat more green! Little D HATES the skins of things…apples, pears, pickles, etc… But for some reason, she will eat these.  HA!   1. All you need are some cucumbers, a knife and an optional round cutter.You can do it by hand, but the edges are not as c…

Holiday Ranch Cheese Ball

Holiday Ranch Cheese Ball - familyfreshmeals.com

…cheese into a stand mixer. Mix until well combined. 2.  Lay out 2 pieces of plastic cling wrap.  Place about 1 cup of cheese mixture into the center of one piece and the rest on the other. The larger ball  should be about 1.5 cups.  Remember, you want one to be larger for the bottom of the snowman. 3. Wrap up the balls and round them out with your hands. Refrigerate for about 2 hours. NOTE: They don’t have to be perfect, the shredded cheese…

Easy Crockpot Balsamic Beef

Easy Crockpot Balsamic Beef Recipe - FamilyFreshMeals.com

…now!  Easy Crockpot Balsamic Beef  (printable recipe at the bottom of post) Ingredients: 2-3 lb beef (chuck or round) roast 1 cup low sodium beef broth 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 Tablespoon soy sauce 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Directions:  1. In a medium bowl, mix together broth, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, minc…

Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Healthy Breakfast Cookies - FamilyFreshMeals.com

…s with parchment paper. Drop cookie dough in spoonfuls onto the the cookie sheet, and then flatten cookies into round shapes. ( I made about 17 medium cookies) 4. Bake approx. 25 – 30 minutes, or until golden.  Remove from oven & let rest on cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then move to cooling rack. Be careful, cookies will be very soft until they cool entirely. Store in an airtight container for up to a week. Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast C…

Slow Cooker Sandwiches

Yes, these sandwiches are amazing

…!Hope you enjoy! XO Corey     Do you love Family Fresh Meals? Never miss out on a FUN new meal or idea and SIGN UP to have my posts sent right to your inbox! It’s EASY PEASY! Just CLICK HERE and enter your email!XOCorey, Darryl, Big D & Little D   What I used to make this meal XO Corey Slow Cooker Sandwiches   Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 4 hours Total time: 4 hours 10 mins Serves: 4-6 Ingredients one round loaf bread ( I used Tuscan)…

Paprika Chicken with Egg Noodles (w/ optional vegetarian option)

…ed bell peppers, seeded, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced– 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped– 2 round tablespoons ground sweet paprika, a couple of palmfuls– 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice, eyeball the amount in your palm– 2 cup chicken stock (or veggie broth for vegetarian version) 1 cup sour cream2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces2-3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives1/4 cu…

Roasted Smashed Potatoes

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…ly forgot to take a picture of the ingredients. So, so sorry   Here is what you need:  – 1.5 lbs one-bite round or fingerling potatoes – kosher salt to taste – extra virgin olive oil (about 2 tbsp) – 1/4 cup malt vinegar (optional) 1. Bring potatoes to a boil in a large pot, cook for 20 minutes or until you can easily stick with a fork, but not so long that the potato falls apart when it is stuck.   2. Lay a clean dish tow…

Roasted Pepper Pasta Salad

…oil -1 lemon (not in picture) -8 oz bocconcini ( small mozzarella balls) -1 bunch of fresh basil, torn -fresh ground pepper -sea salt  -(optional- I added a tsp of paprika and garlic powder at the end to punch up the garlic flavor)   1. Preheat the broiler. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs. Drain and rinse under colder water to stop the cooking. Shake off excess water.     2. Meanwhile, place the…

FunBites Review & Giveaway

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…t? Apples! Cheese! I was able to make this entire bento using only the FunBites cutters. Best of all, the clean up was a cinch. That is one thing I hate about cleaning up after betno making. All the little pieces that have to be washed and put away. All I had to do with the FunBites was handwash or put them in the top-shelf of the dishwasher… and boom… clean up done!   Let me ask you.. what is better than FunBites? FREE FunBites! FunB…

Review & Giveaway: Lunch Box Love Notes

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…Etsy is one of my new addictions. I am constantly on there finding cute, unique items for the whole family. A couple weeks ago, I stumbled upon Family Times Designs . The site offers tons of cute items for your kiddos.  Family Time Designs  offers a variety of lunch box love notes… something for all ages. Here is part of a set which is designed for the younger ones….having more pictures and less words.       My girls (2 & 4), not…

Thai Chicken Salad Appetizer w/ vegetarian option (Pillsbury)

Super yummy Thai Chicken Appetizer

A simple appetizer that will impress your guests!  It’s Finger Food Friday! I was super excited to give this appetizer a try.   Thai food is a love of mine.   The Thai Chicken Salad Appetizer recipe was simple to make and tasted great. The only complaint I had was about the pie crust it sits on.   On taste only, the pie crust was AMAZING. But it wasn’t very sturdy.   So with one bite into the appetizer, the pasty fell apart, leaving…

Fun Halloween Pizza Ideas

Fun Halloween Pizza Ideas - FamilyFreshMeals.com

Surprise those hungry ghouls and goblins with these fun Halloween pizza ideas! Around here, Fridays are pizza night. I’m preeeeetty sure that there might be a couple other families out there that do the same thing. Well……since Halloween falls on a Friday this year, I thought it would be neat to come up with some fun Halloween Pizza Ideas to share with you.  These were personal sized pizzas I got from Trader Joe’s. I know…