Saturday, October 24, 2009

Vegetable Soup with Hamburger

By: Abby Gertge
This is my Mom's Soup Recipe & it is Perfect for a cool day!

*1 Pound Hamburger Cooked, drained & Rinsed. Then add Salt, Pepper, Garlic Salt & Onion Powder. Put in Fridge...This goes in at the end.

*3 Potatoes peeled & Cubed
*2 Cups chopped Carrots
*3 Celery Stalks thinly Sliced
*1/2 Onion Chopped

*2 Cans seasoned, cut Stewed Tomatos
*3 Chicken Bouillon Cubes... & some Salt & Pepper
*1 Can Green Beans
*Grated Cheese

Put chopped veggies (potatoes, carrots, celery & onion) in Large pot
Add water...just enough to cover the veggies.
Add 3 Chicken Bouillon Cubes & some Salt & Pepper
Bring to a Boil.
Boil till veggies are Soft , but Not Mushy

Add 2 cans Stewed Tomatos with the juice.
Also Add the Hamburger
Remove from Heat & cover. Let stand for 30 min.

Add 1 Can of green beans (drained)
& then Refridegerate.

It's best when all the flavors get a chance to mesh together. I like to make this soup in the Morning or even the night before.

Re-heat Soup & Serve with Grated Cheese on top.

It's always a hit & my kids love it too.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Peanut Butter Snack Balls

This recipe is from one of the my favorite food blogs, unfortunately I don't remember which one (I think it was Bountiful Kitchen). I found it on my snack hunt. I made them and they were great!!! Perfect size, curbs a sweet tooth, and they are filling enough that you don't keep downing the little snack balls of goodness. To me they taste like a mini candy bar or something. My kids love them too! I made a few adjustments but nothing major. I added some wheat germ, and I used the cereals I had on hand (raisin bran, rice krispies, and honey bunches of oats) I am positive you can use whatever cereals you have on hand and it will turn out just as great. (I did a third of what this recipe calls for and got two cookie sheets full of them).

2 cups honey

6 cups peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)

3 cups rice krispies
1½ cups grape nuts
3/4 cup applesauce
2 cups coconut
3 cups crushed cereal
1½ cups chocolate or butterscotch chips - or substitute dried fruit, like raisins, or apricots
5-8 tablespoons powdered milk
4 cups crushed mini-wheat cereal

Mix all but last two ingredients and mix until well combined. Add powdered milk, like flour, to make a soft, cookie-like dough. Form into 1” ball and roll in crushed mini-wheats. A scoop works very well for this. Refrigerate or freeze for a couple of hours until hard.

Monday, October 12, 2009


My favorite snack is to whip up some fat-free, sugar free Pudding, and then top it with some spray Cool Whip. It's a great treat for under 100 calories, AND it gets me some milk, which I don't really love. Your kids will love it too!!

If your a tuna fan

Ok so I don't know that this is really a recipe its just something i eat...a lot.

Tuna with sliced cucumbers and green onions with a little lemon pepper all on top of saltine crackers! YUM!

Snack Challenge...

Okay guys, our blog is slacking a bit. I need your help. I need snacks!! I am ALWAYS hungry. I forget how nursing does that to you. Anyway, I would like some recipes for snacks so I can quit eating such unhealthy things. If anyone has some snack recipes please post them.