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May 2010

June Menu Plan ~ 2010

By | Cooking, Main Dishes, Menu Planning, Monthly Menu Plan | 3 Comments


Well, here we are, another month has gone by! Seems like I was sharing last month’s menu just last week.

I’ve tried to keep this month’s menu as simple as possible. Andrew graduates next week from High School and Casey’s birthday is later this month. We also will be gone to my Father-in-law’s for a weekend, and Nick has Baseball Tournaments 3 weekends this month. Wow! This month is gonna fly by too!

And, don’t forget, the Dads Rock Giveaway Bash is June 10th! How would you like a Cisco Wireless Router? Or maybe some Thompson’s Water Deck Sealer? And guess what? We even have a FlipShare Camera too! Just to name a few! This event promises to be the highlight of the summer!

So, what are we having during this crazy month? Hopefully I can keep up…

31 ~ Happy Memorial Day! Cookout Menu

1 ~ Taco Ring, Spanish Rice

2 ~ Loaded Baked Potato Bar, Side Salad

3 ~ Spaghetti & Meatballs, Italian Biscuits and Salad

4 ~ Aloha Chicken and white rice

5 ~ Inside Out Burgers, Pasta Salad, Chips and Dip

6 ~ Yay! Andrew Graduates from High School today!! Party recipe to come!

7 ~ Party Leftovers

8 ~ Sandwiches & Salad

9 ~ Strawberry & Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast, Fruit Smoothies

10 ~ Crockpot Chicken, Mashed Potato Casserole

11 ~ Quesadillas, Cheesy Chili Dip

12 ~ Homemade Pizza and Slushies

13 ~ Honey Lime Grilled Chicken, Seasoned Rice

14 ~ Fettuccini Alfredo, Parmesan Knots, Salad

15 ~ Sloppy Joes, Veggies and Dip

16 ~ Tex Mex Chicken Skillet

17 ~ Chef Salad

18 ~ Bacon Cheeseburger Buns (think I’ll use Crescent Rolls though), Roasted Potatoes

19 ~ Out of Town

20 ~ Out of Town

21 ~ Homemade McGriddles, Fried Potatoes, Fruit

22 ~ Chicken Stir- Fry and Rice

23 ~ BBQ Meatballs and Oven Fries

24 ~ Meat Pies, Mashed Potatoes, Salad

25 ~ Grilled Honey-Soy Pork Chops, Salad, Deviled Eggs

26 ~ Casey’s Birthday Celebration – Wow, another teenager in the house

27 ~ Buffet (leftovers from party)

28 ~ Grilled Salsa Chicken, Rice, Veggies

29 ~ Southwestern Salad

30 ~ Chicken Nuggets and Fries

Don’t miss my giveaway for Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken, it’s awesome!

Please visit the Blog Parties in my footer, you might just find one or two new ones!


Memorial Day Cookout Food

By | Cooking, Holidays | 4 Comments

It’s time for a cookout! And, you know me, I couldn’t let Memorial Day go by with out sharing some Cookout Food with you!

We love these Chicken Phillies, I’ve made them 2 ways, on the grill and most recently, with the Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken (psss…I have a giveaway for Free Chicken going on) either way, we loved them.

Add, a yummy Pasta Salad

Or maybe some Baked Beans, there’s a Baked Beans Showdown going on and you could win $50!

This is our favorite way to make Corn on the Cob

Or how about some Corn on the Cob Cupcakes

How about these delicious Deviled Eggs that Amy made

The kids love these Homemade Slushies

And for dessert…of course, lots and lots of dessert

  1. Memorial Day Cupcakes
  2. Fresh Strawberry Layer Cake
  3. Red, White & Blue Jello Cupcakes
  4. Don’t forget the Make Ahead Coffee Cake for the next morning
  5. Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
  6. Blueberry Cobbler
  7. Angel Food Cake with Fresh Strawberry Topping
  8. Twix Bars

I couldn’t leave without showing you who we are remembering this Memorial Day.

Wishing you a very safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend!


More Cupcake Fun

By | Cupcakes | 22 Comments

I’ve been baking like crazy this week! Sharing my cupcakes with 3 super amazing bloggers!

Hop on over to Tatertots and Jello and learn how to make these Super Fun  Cupcakes!

We are celebrating Connie’s new baby, Peyton, over at Smockity Frocks! Head on over and Congratulate her!

I baked up these yummy Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese frosting and shared them over at Moms Need To Cook!


And I’m just thrilled to have my Memorial Day Cupcakes featured on Mom Logic!

Summer Fun! Snow Cone and Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes with a How-to Video.

Please visit these great blogs and tell them the Hoosier Momma sent you!

I’m linking to some of the Blog Parties in the footer, please give them a visit!

Tatertots and Jello~Cupcake Pillow

By | Crafts, Decorating, DIY Projects | 9 Comments

Hello Hoosier Homemade readers!
I’m Jen from Tatertots & Jello and I am so excited to be here!

I just love Liz – she is the sweetest person. And so talented too! I love her Cupcake Tuesdays — yummy! In honor of our love of cute cupcakes I would love to share a tutorial for making a cupcake pillow — with a FREE PDF!

Have you seen the “Keep Calm” memorabilia that’s all over right now? I think it’s fabulous. Here’s the sign I have in my family room:

Here’s what I did to make my Cupcake Pillow:

I made my pillow out of burlap, but you can use any fabric. I bought some transfer paper – you can buy it at any fabric store, but Walmart also sells it. If you are using a light-colored fabric, you can use the transfer paper for light fabric — it will say that on the front. This kind of transfer paper is see-through and you have to reverse your image before you print it out. There will be an option in your Print Options that says “transfer paper” or ” Mirror Image”. If you are using a dark colored fabric, you can buy heavier transfer paper that sits on top of the material and is not see-through.

Here’s what the image looks like if you print it on the heavier material that’s made for darker colors:

I went into Microsoft Publisher and made the graphic. It was really easy to do. HERE is the file, if you want to make your own pillow!

There are so many variations you can make. Some other ones I made were:

Thanks for letting me come over and say hi! I’d love it if you stopped by Tatertots & Jello and said hello sometime.

There’s always something fun going on over here — like:

I’d love to meet you!

I’m linking to some of the Blog Parties in the footer and these…

Quick Recipes

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