Happy Sunday! Hope you all can enjoy a blessed and wonderful day and that you also have tomorrow free from work as well since its Columbus day! We may try to go apple picking in the afternoon!But I SO Love having a 4 day week of school. 🙂
Here's our menu plan this week, Enjoy!
- oatmeal & fruit (still camping)
- Happy Columbus Day! Chocolate Chunk Scones & Pumpkin Pie Smoothies
- Cereal & fruit
- Adapting this Whole Wheat Apple Cake recipe into muffins! -2x
- Personalized Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups-2x
- Baked Tilapia, Kale Feta Stuffed Portobello Caps, brown rice, sauteed spinach
- Beef Strognaoff with brown rice, steamed broccoli
- Healthier Taco Lasagna, salad
- Healthier Potato Spinach Cheesy Frittata, raw carrots/cucumbers
- Lentil Escarole Turkey Stew//kiddies will have Mini Turkey Meatloaves, mashed potato, green beans
- left overs
- over parents house while hubby and oldest on boyscout camp out!
AND NOW FOR THE EXCITING NEWS!!!
I am a contributor for THIS awesome cookbook for Trader Joe's using the awesome EASYLUNCHBOXESby Kelly Lester!!
This cookbook is all about easy, fast, BUT healthy packing for your family! All the recipes use Trader Joe's wonderful products and include incredible recipes by well known food bloggers around the blogosphere!
If you need ideas to pack for picky children or even the hubby, this cookbook is for you! My oldest son hates sandwiches so the the ideas in here are absolutely perfect! I know if you decided to make the purchase, you will certainly not be disappointed in the least and in fact you will be hopeful! Hopeful that NOW you can please everyone in your family when it comes to packing their lunch!
So this is my first time EVER to be in PRINT ! So honored that Kelly Lester asked me to contribute and thankful for such an opportunity! Although I didn't receive compensation for contributing I wouldn't have passed up on this chance in a million years and am very excited to share it!
Here we are..........
and here is my Baked Oatmeal Recipe to Go!
EEEK! So cool!!
It can be bought on Amazon or Barns & Nobles. Unfortunately Rhode Island law doesn't allow bloggers to sell on amazon or have affiliate links.
But the great news is I am an affiliate for Barnes & Nobles! It would totally bless me if you are planning on purchasing anyway that you do so through my website here. The below picture of the cookbook will link you directly to the site!
Thank you so much! I know you will love it as much as I do!
And one day I hope to be sharing with you my very own cookbook full of all the recipes you love!!! I know that God has blessed my life and my blog wouldn't have grown as fast as it has without His hand in it. So all the praise goes to Him for the ideas for recipes to the blogs success thus far.
Putting God first in your life will never be a mistake and will be the best decision you could ever make! He loves you!!
A wonderful blessing from above. Congrats!
Yes! Thank you!
Congrats! How exciting 🙂
Congrats!! 🙂 That is so exciting! Love your recipes!
Thank you Jenna!
Congratulations! And thank you - I just reserved my copy at my local B&N; will pick it up later today. Yea! Even better, I'm one of the lucky ones that has a Trader Joe's nearby ... across the street from B&N no less. How lucky is that? Thanks Brenda - can't wait to go through the book!
That is SO cool! Congratulations! It's also great that maybe parents will be fixing healthier lunches if they get this book.
Yes true Jan, thank you!
The Better Baker
What a nice post Brenda! Congrats on being featured in this lovely cookbook - and photos too?! VERY exciting!
Yes very exciting! thanks!
That's beyond exciting! Now, if only a Trader Joe's were closer than 4 hrs away.......sigh! Someday I will go there and be like a kid in a candy store 🙂
Congratulations!! What a great idea for a book! Makes me want to cry that TJ's is over an hour from me:( I would LOVE for you to write a cookbook!! I would so preorder it!!
Congrats on the book! I would love to have a book like that but I've never even seen a Trader Joe's before, much less been to one. I've heard it's a great store! Best wishes!
Thank you Lacey!
Janel @ Happy Life, Happy Wife
How exciting, congratulations!
thank you Janel!
Kelly Lester of EasyLunchboxes
A joy and an honor to have your WONDERFULLY healthy, grab and go recipe in my book Brenda!! Thank YOU!! ♥
I love it! Thanks for the menu and congrats on this HUGE success!