Posts Tagged ‘Meal’

Aug 22 2016

Tuna & Spinach Salad Made with Love

My delicious Tuna & Spinach Salad made by Karlie

A few days ago Karlie was in charge of making the family meal.  She made a super delicious meal.  For my meal she put together a Tuna, Spinach & Tomato Salad.  When I sat down for dinner this beauty greeted me.

I love how she displayed the tomatoes around the edges of the salad and the 1 spinach leaf on the top of the tuna fish salad mix she put together on her own.  It was amazing!  Thankful for a thoughtful and sweet kid who made a delicious and healthy meal.

She made tuna fish sandwiches for the rest of the family, which based on their reactions turned out really tasty as well.  Thanks Karlie for a great meal!  Love you kiddos!

Jul 20 2015

Recipes: Octopus Spaghetti

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One of the Octopus Spaghetti pieces

Our family enjoys having fun in the kitchen.  We have done this recipe a few times especially when the kids are a little younger.  It was one of those days when we had spaghetti on the menu, but instead I decided to alter it to make it more fun for the kids.  The normal spaghetti and meatballs for dinner turned into Octopus Spaghetti which included hotdogs instead of meatballs.

It really is easy.  While the noodles were still hard I stuck them through pieces of hotdogs.  The hotdogs cooked while the spaghetti noodles were boiling.  I added a little bit of spaghetti sauce, a side dish or two (garlic bread and / or a fresh salad are good ones) and dinner is ready.  The kids love it and enjoy helping with this recipe too.

Octopus Spaghetti Recipe:

  • 1 package Hotdogs
  • 40 Spaghetti Noodles
  • 1 jar Spaghetti Marina Sauce (store bought or homemade)

Place a pot of water on the stove and begin heating it up until boiling.   While you are waiting for your water to boil cut each of the 10 hotdogs into 4 equal pieces.  Put 4 dry spaghetti noodles through each piece of hotdog (this allows you to have 4 octopus arms on each side of the hotdog, therefore giving you 8 octopus arms total).  It may take a couple extra spaghetti noodles because you may break a couple when poking them through the hotdogs.  Once the water is boiling place the hotdogs and noodles into your pot and boil until noodles are thoroughly cooked.

While the hotdogs and noodles are cooking place your spaghetti sauce into a smaller sauce pan and heat until it is hot.  Place the hotdogs and noodles on your plate first and put the spaghetti sauce on top.

Our kids think the hotdogs and noodles tastes good even without the spaghetti sauce.  You can do it either way.  It is a fun meal, especially for the kids.


A pile of Octopus Spaghetti on that plate.


Spaghetti marina sauce added on top of the Octopus Spaghetti

Feb 15 2013

Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

I found this Chicken & Broccoli recipe at Pearls, Handcuffs, & Happy Hour.  It is a great combination of chicken, vegetables, and cheese.   This chicken recipe is a hit with our family.   The casserole is best served over rice.

Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

  • 3 Chicken Breasts, cooked & shredded
  • 2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup Colby & Monterrey Jack Cheese
  • 1 bag frozen Broccoli pieces
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Cook chicken and shred.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease a 2 quart casserole dish.  Mix all the ingredients together.  Transfer into casserole dish and cook for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

Feb 14 2013

Travel & Vacation: Always Something Fun to Do

Brina hanging out with Grandpa and Grandma before breakfast

We had a blast on our first full day on the ship.  The girls were up early before breakfast even opened so we hung out with Grandpa and Grandma a little bit.  We went swimming, ate great food, went to the Freeze Frame Show, had our first formal dinner, relaxed, attended the Once Upon A Time Show, and not long after that the kids crashed.  They were sound asleep within minutes of getting back into the room, cleaned up, and into bed.  Thankful for a great time with family during our time on the boat.

Where is Karlie?!  Oh, there she is up in her bed reading a book!  Karlie loves to read.  She finished a couple chapter books while we were on the cruise.

Relaxing for a few minutes before taking off to the next activity of the day

Pizza and fruit were always a hit for lunch at Windjammers!

Reading “Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing” to the girls while we wait for the rest of the group to get ready

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Feb 14 2013

Travel & Vacation: Once Upon A Time Show

Once Upon a Time Show

The first full day on the boat was packed full of fun activities from swimming, playing, Freeze Frame Ice Show, our formal dinner together, and more!  After dinner we went to the Once Upon a Time Show.  They re-told a lot of the traditional fairy tales from Cinderella to Snow White to Pinocchio and more.  The kids were fascinated by all the action on the stage!

They even had fairies flying around!

Fascinating to watch

They even had Cinderella

Some of the outfits made me laugh!

The girls loved this show!

Once Upon a Time Show – Rapunzel

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