Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Recipe Tuesday-Back to School Recipes

With everyone back to school, the question on your mind might be, "What do I feed my hungry hoard?"  NEVER fear, Mami Thyme is here! I have found some tasty, easy to put together recipes for you that you can get even the pickiest of eaters to eat: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Let's start with breakfast.

Quick Dish by has a wonderful Breakfast Fondue idea. This recipe calls for cinnamon rolls and crushed Trix , which may not be your idea of a nutritious breakfast, but the idea is a brilliant one.  Instead of cinnamon rolls, use cut up muffins.  Instead of Trix, try crushed Honey Nut Cheerios

I also like this recipe, also from Tablespoon.comBacon And Potato Breakfast Pizza uses Pillsbury Crescents and Green Giant® Frozen Roasted Potatoes with Garlic & Herbs.  This recipe is quick and easy and to save a little of time you can precook the bacon and defrost the potatoes in the fridge overnight.

How about lunch?

These Spaghetti Nests from would be a fantastic surprise in your kiddo's lunch box.  This site also has Project Lunch Box with many clever ideas for fun, exciting, healthy meals your little angel will be proud to tote to school. had these wonderful recipes for Kiddie Kabobs that I thought were BRILLIANT!

They also had a wonderful list of delicious Fun Finger Foods that were all easily portable.
Personalizing your child's lunch was another sweet idea I found that might brighten up you little one's day. had these really cute  Printable Lunch Stickers , best of all they are free of charge!

Now for dinner?

By the time you get back from picking the kids up, running them here or there from one activity to another, who wants to make dinner, right?  But we also don't want our kiddos to eat anything less than a healthy meal. So, what a busy Mami to do?

Cooking Light had these wonderful Chicken Recipes, I especially liked the Quick Chicken Corn Chowder and the Three Cheese Chicken Penne Florentine.  I love that you can prepare it the night before and then all you have to do it pop it into the oven and 25 minutes later, DINNER!
What about surprising your kids with this colorful pasta recipe from Quick-Dish at

The possibilities are endless. For ever more ideas, you can take the Eating Healthy Start for Back to School Challenge.  It has seven days of healthy recipes for lunch and dinner that are yummy and easy to make.

Hope you found this post helpful.  Go forth and COOK!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Manic Monday- Back to School Organization

It's the most wonderful time of the year, again!  Boys and girls are getting up early, wiping the sleep from their eyes and getting ready to board the school bus.

I just love this commercial, it always marked the beginning of the school year for me.  All too soon this will be me and the prospect is daunting.  But just when I was ready to lose hope, I found that there were many tools to help organize any Mami, literally at my fingertips.

If you're a Mami looking to stay organized, my friend Leticia at Tech Savvy Mama  recommends the momAgenda Spiral Refill and has a wonderful giveaway you can enter now until September 10th.

This planner not only allows you to keep your own schedule but also four others as well.  WONDERFUL! has a wonderful line of age appropriate printable charts ranging from preschool through the 8th grade.  These are wonderful to keep the kiddos on track in the morning, evening and all during the week.

We all want our children to be successful and to help them in any way we can. has a wonderfully helpful check list of school supplies that you should have at home to help you child tackle their homework.  I especially love that it suggests you have 2-3 pieces of poster board in the house.  How many of you have had to run out to the office supply store right before closing because your little angel had a project due the next day they forgot to tell you about????

Last but not least, my favorite thing was on . They suggested making a back to school celebration.  Ingenious idea!  I especially liked the Kindergarten Time Capsule and I will definitely be doing this for my boys.

Hope you enjoyed this post, I really enjoyed putting it together.  I also hope that you found something useful.