Favorites on Friday...Our Favorite Meal and a Giveaway

My favorite little helper in the Kitchen

Jenny at The Southern Institute for Domestic Arts and Crafts invited me over to share one of our family's favorite meals today.  She is doing a great new series called "Meals Kids Love".  She has asked a slew of bloggers to share, I'm so excited to see what others contribute 'cause heaven knows I need all the help I can get coming up with new ideas!  Anyway, to see one of our family's favorites, click on over.

Now on to the 


In the spirit of favorite meals, I thought I'd give you a little incentive to share one of your favorite family meals with all of us (it doesn't have to be a meal, it could be a treat, side dish...whatever)! 

The prize?  A full PDF package of Valentine cards and Posters sent to your inbox!  

So to be entered into the drawing all you need to do is:

Leave a comment telling me about one of your favorite meals and if you happen to have a link to a recipe that would be great too (if not, that's OK, but I may be emailing you for the recipe!)

Ends Monday at midnight!


  1. I adapted a pumpkin bread recipe to make it super healthy. My family had been eating it a few days before I told my hubby it was healthy. He was shocked. I think the chocolate chips do a good job of covering it up.

    Here's the recipe: http://mirrorhealth.blogspot.com/2010/12/whole-wheat-pumpkin-bread.html

  2. Hmmm. I'm not very good at adding healthy recipes...I usually post treats! :) I did post my mealmaker meatball recipe, a while back. You make a big batch of meatballs, and then freeze for future use. It really helps on those busy days. Meatballs

  3. One of our favorites is Chicken Pot Pie from the Betty Crocker cookbook. If I don't feel like making the crust, I will substitute biscuits for on top. Yum, makes me hungry thinking about it :)

  4. ooh, pick me! we're obsessed with pioneer woman meatballs right now. chris & i both crave them waaaay too often! yum yum yum! http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/02/spaghetti-meatballs/

  5. shoot! i can't get my kids to eat fish! i love fish! and then my hubby's coworker complain when he reheats fish for the next day...no win meal for me! but love that recipe...our favorite recipe? a simple one...aztec quiche. i use store bought pie crust...beat 3 large egggs, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin,1 cup half/half...layer pie crust with 1 cup grated monteray jack cheese, then the eggs mixture, then 4 ounce can diced green chilies (i usually use 1/2 can to avoid any complaints!).
    325 in the overn for 45 minutes! yum

  6. We always love soup and salad with "grillies"...grilled cheese. That is my fast meal for days that are really busy. My kids also love Pioneer Woman's chicken enchiladas. Have you tried them? Wow..they are delish. Other staples in our house: Meatloaf {I also use PW's}, tacos, chicken pot pie, and homemade pizza.

    What a wonderful giveaway!!



  7. My family eats up the Vanilla scented granola from epicurious faster than I can make it. We skip the nuts, add coconut, and reduce the sugar. It makes a great breakfast, snack, and even dinner on a crazy day.

  8. Everyone in my family loves Margarita Chicken served with Black or Red Beans and Rice. It is super easy. On birthdays it is the most requested recipe around our home.

  9. Here's a recipe for a super easy (and very tasty) lasagna dish. No boiling noodles, just assemble and bake! Sorry it's a long comment, I don't have a link.
    ~Kim :)

    Spinach Lasagna
    2 cups cottage cheese
    1 package (10 oz) frozen spinach, thaw and drain
    1/8 tsp. pepper
    ¾ tsp. oregano
    2 cups shredded mozzarella
    1 egg
    1 jar marinara sauce
    9 lasagna noodles
    Approx. ½ to 1 cup water

    Combine spinach, cottage cheese, 1 cup mozzarella, seasoning and egg in a medium size bowl

    Layer in a 9x13 baking dish:
    ½ cup sauce
    3 noodles
    ½ cheese mixture
    (repeat above)
    3 noodles
    1 cup mozzarella and parmesan cheese (optional)

    Pour water around the edges of the pan and bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour

  10. i have a recipe for an wonderful split pea soup that seriously takes 10 minutes to prepare. Then cook it in the crockpot. My five kids gobbled it up and my oldest daughter even asked me if it is something she could make in college next year!

  11. I'd be lying if I said Matthew didn't get a little misty-eyed when he saw this picture. There was a two second delay as he tried to figure out who it was. Then the light in his eyes screamed "Warrel".
    we miss you.


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