Pin it here. This was a total experiment. An I-wonder-if-that-would-work recipe. And . . . it did! These Waffle Iron Pizza Pockets were great, and a huge hit with the whole family. I had seen Erin mention making cookies in a waffle iron (a new concept to me!) and in the comments, someone mentioned making Grands biscuits or cinnamon rolls … [Read more...]
Packaging Food for a Family Picnic
The vision of a Perfect Picnic generally includes an unpopulated meadow filled with (pollen-free) flowers, a red-and-white-checked tablecloth and . . . no bugs. At all. The whole family sits comfortably on the ground. No one steps on his sister's sandwich. I've never been to that kind of picnic. For us, picnic season is baseball season … [Read more...]
Picnic Ideas: Taco Salad Bags!
I loved your suggestions for picnic meals, and last Monday tried a version of the Tacos in a Bag or Frito Pie that were suggested. We . . . loved these. Here's how I made Tacos/Taco Salads for our Baseball Night Picnic: (If you're a kid and think any meal with the word "salad" in it is likely to be gross, call them Tacos in a Bag. If … [Read more...]
It's picnic season! For us, picnic season is baseball season. With two boys each playing two evening games every week for almost two months, we could drop a lot of cash on fast food. (And gain a lot of weight!) Picnics require more planning than burgers-in-a-bag, but the family loves them and the effort is totally worth it to us! Here are … [Read more...]
Pizza Snowballs (A Pizza Pocket Recipe Kids Can Make) – And a Post-Vacation Menu Plan
I’m writing this as we drive home from Disney World. Before we left, we had our final picnic supper for baseball season, and the unanimously requested repeat meal was Pizza Pockets! But it’s summer, and I was packing for our trip, and I just didn’t have it in me to make even the easy-recipe dough from scratch. So I adjusted an idea I’d heard … [Read more...]
Chicken and Black Bean Burritos – Picnic Recipe
Baseball season is almost over! As crazy as that time is, we're sad. When your kids love something as much as our boys love baseball, you can't help but grieve a little that another year of this phase of life has ended. I said at the beginning of the season that I was going to do a picnic series, using this blog as motivation to be creative … [Read more...]
Menu Plan Monday – And a Picnic Report
Have you been waiting by your computer to see my picnic idea from last week? Technically . . . we did have a picnic. I'm calling it that even though we ended up eating in the car after narrowly escaping a torrential downpour. And I'm calling it that even though on the nifty picnic idea I had planned. We had pizza. As in, $5 pizzas from … [Read more...]
Picnic Ideas – Pizza Pockets
One more week of baseball has been checked off the calendar.As promised, I'm sharing our picnic suppers from the previous week with my Menu Plan Monday post. Last week, for our five-hours-straight-of-games night, we had pizza pockets, warm out of the oven and wrapped in foil. They were a huge hit! The how to: First, remove from the fridge the … [Read more...]
Everybody Loves a Picnic!!!
I mentioned in last week's menu plan that it's officially Baseball Season!!! Crazy, crazy, crazy . . . but fun, fun, fun!!! At least one night each week, we have to spend five whole hours at the fields, so I'm declaring it Picnic Season! And because I have a blog and all, I'm going to be sharing my picnic ideas for the next four or five … [Read more...]