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Why in the world is feeding kids so dang hard? You think you are making their very favorite meal in the world only to find out, today, today it’s the most repulsive meal on the planet!
There is one meal thought that is almost a guarantee win in our house. That would be chicken nuggets. The problem is our family will go through those bags of store bought chicken nuggets so quick and they aren’t cheap! Not to mention I’m not exactly sure what they are made of…
This is not your average chocolate chip cookie people! This Doubletree cookie recipe has two ingredients that I can guarantee you didn’t use last time you made a batch of chocolate chip cookies.
I think Doubletree hotels did their research when they were trying to figure out what exactly they could to create a “welcome home” feel. Did you know that they greet each guest with a fresh baked cookie! They have won me over for sure!
The one thing all of us mom’s look for in our day is convenience! What is going to help our day go more smoothly and with minimal chaos?
It doesn’t matter what it is, we all would probably be willing to pay $10,000 if it could promise to meet the expectations!
Now this recipe for keeping sliced apples from browning is not going to remove all turmoil from your life, it’s a step in the right direction! Plus, it’s going to save you money in the process!
You have seen those individually wrapped portions of apple slices at the grocery store, right?
Have you ever looked at the ingredients? Well it’s not just apples and it’s not just natural ingredients!
Have you ever paid attention to how much those babies cost? Way more than you would pay for a single apple!
Those apples always taste so good though and they are super convenient! It takes way less time to whip out a bag of pre-sliced apples when your little one is asking for a snack then to actually get out an apple and slice it right then.
Well I am here today to show you how super easy it is to make your own pre-sliced apples and how to keep apple slices from browning. This is going to cost you a fraction of what you would pay for the prepackaged things and it is crazy easy.
Recipe for How To Keep Apple Slices From Browning
5 apples, cored and sliced (red or green whichever your family prefers)
½ orange juice concentrate
8 cups cold water
4 Tbs lemon juice
**you will also need some snack bags or reusable snack packs
Start by mixing your orange juice concentrate, water and lemon juice together in a large bowl.
Once you have your apples all prepped by coring and slicing you can add them to your juice.
Let the apples soak in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes up to 1 hour. It is best if you can stir occasionally but is not necessary.
Once the little guys have finished soaking, strain out the liquid and place your apple slices in ziplock bags. Make sure to keep them stored in the fridge until you are ready to eat.
The juice not only keeps the apples fresh but it also adds some delicious flavor to the crisp apples.
What do you think? Have you ever tried something like this before? How did it work for you? This recipe has always been successful so I hope you try it out! Let me know any questions or suggestions in the comments. I would love to chat!
Thanks for stopping in and I will talk to you soon! xoxo
Who doesn’t like a sugar cookie? Really! There might be a handful of people out there who think it’s too sweet. What with all that sweet cookie base and the lusciously soft frosting caked on top! Yum! Well, first, that person is not me! Lets just make that clear. But to those sugar cookie unbelievers and to everyone else, these just might be the cookie to break your boycott!
If you aren’t looking to spend the time cutting out all the fun shapes and frosting the little darlings, then these will be perfect for you! This is my go-to sugar cookie recipe for when I need a sugar cookie fix but don’t feel like going through the “work” of making sugar cookies.
Am I the only one that is always so shocked at how much a salad costs when you are eating out? It’s mostly lettuce anyways! So why not make them at home to save the money? Plus, I bet it will taste 5 times better then anything you will find at a drive-thru!
If you are someone who loves salads then you will definitely love this one! If you are someone who isn’t such a big fan of salads then you will still love this one! My husbands biggest complaint about salads is that he is hungry ten minutes later. Maybe an exaggeration, but I understand his frustration. This is the perfect salad to serve the entire family.
It’s no secret that it is cold outside! Well in most parts of the country. Here in San Diego… waking up to 50 degrees outside is probably a warm welcome to some. But nonetheless, I’m still cold and all I can think about is soup!
This tortellini soup is one of my family’s favorites. It is inexpensive to make and makes a nice big pot full of tasty chunky fresh soup! The best place I have found to buy the tortellini is at Costco. You can get two big packages for around $10 but you will only be using one for this recipe, so put the other in your freezer for a different day. If you go to a regular grocery store you will easily be paying over $8 for a single, much smaller package.
Ready to see how easy this recipe is?
In a deep pot, start by browning the sausage. I like to cook it until just before all the pink is gone. It will continue to cook as the soup is put together, so you don’t want to over do it. About one minute before you are finished cooking the meat you want to add the garlic and cook for just about one more minute. Drain off any fat.
While the meat is cooking you can start prepping your veggies. I like to slice both the carrots and zucchini into small pieces about a ¼ thick. You don’t want to cut them too thin because then they will get supper wilted and gooey.
Now add everything except the zucchini, carrots and tortellini. Bring this to a simmer, cover and let cook for 25 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
You are now ready to add the zucchini and carrots, let that cook for 5-10 more minutes, depending on how well cooked you like your veggies.
Next add the pasta and cook 8-10 minutes then you’re ready to warm up to a beautiful bowl of hot soup! Enjoy!