Saturday, August 8, 2009

Back to School

For some of us school starts back in a couple of weeks. The rest of you it starts back first part of next month. I thought with school starting back being just around the corner that I would include some great recipes for lunchs and snacks for all of you moms.

Peanut Butter and Jelly stars
(this great recipe I found on the familyfun website)

2 slices white bread
2 slices whole wheat bread
Peanut butter
1 1/2-inch star cookie cutter
1. Use this recipe as an opportunity to teach your kids how to use cookie cutters and spread peanut butter and jelly on bread.

2. TIP: Jazz up your sandwiches by using mini cookie cutters to cut puzzle pieces out of white and whole wheat bread. Swap the whole wheat shapes with the white, then press them into place.

3. Using the star cookie cutter (available at party supply stores), cut two stars out of a slice of the white bread and two stars out of a slice of the whole wheat bread.

4. Fit the whole wheat stars into the star-shaped holes in the white bread and the white stars into the whole wheat bread.

5. Now the bread is ready for the peanut butter and jelly. Have your child use a table knife to smoothly spread on peanut butter and jelly, working slowly to avoid tearing the bread.

6. Assemble the sandwich, then wrap in plastic. Makes 2 star-studded sandwiches

I came across another great website that many of you would probally enjoy. It is called
they have some wonderful recipes and articles. Here are some snack ideas I came across while visiting this site. It is 4 different trail mix recipes for your little ones. Something they will enjoy to snack on when they come in from their long day at school.

What You Need

Just a few minutes is all that is needed to mix together some of these tasty trail mixes:

Zoo-licious Animal Feed

2 C. animal crackers
1 C. dry-roasted peanuts, sliced almonds or pecans
1 C. banana chips
1/2 C. sunflower seeds
1/2 C. sweetened or unsweetened coconut
1 C. cheese flavored fish crackers

Mix well. Store in gallon size plastic bag or plastic container.

Pirates Treasure Treat Mix

2 C. plain popped popcorn
2 C. mini cheese crackers
2 C. mini pretzels
1 C. raisins
1 C. peanut butter chips

Mix together cheese crackers, pretzels, raisins & peanut butter chips. Store in a plastic container. Pop popcorn and store in a separate container. Add the popcorn into the mix the day that it will be eaten for the freshest taste.

Princess Pixie Mix

2 C. Apple Cinnamon O's cereal
1 C. assorted dried fruit mix
1 C. yogurt covered raisins
1 C. granola pieces

Mix well. Store in well sealed container

S'mores Campfire Crunch

2 C. mini pretzels
2 C. chocolate graham cracker cookies
1 C. mini marshmallows
1 C. peanut butter chips
1 C. mini chocolate chips

Mix together and store in a gallon sized plastic bag or in a sealed container.

Be sure to check out these two sites for more great recipes and even family fun ideas!


Disney Family Fun
Family Corner

These sites have the Momma Stamp of Approval.

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