“Mystery Meal” Back to School Family Gathering

Our "Mystery Meal" Back to School Dinner! We had a BLAST!!! It was SO much fun!!! And it was SO challenging!!! But The food and fellowship with my family was the best ever! In fact, we decided that we are going to have MANY MORE "Mystery Meal" Dinner, but have a theme so that we better know what foods to make. In this post, I'm sharing the pictures and links of the different foods that were made for this family get together. Some are links for videos, others are website links. Enjoy! The Buffet . . . The food was placed on my buffet, close to an electrical outlet, because a couple of the dishes were in Crock Pots. That's something to consider when you have a potluck dinner: plug-ins for Crock Pot. Crock Pot Country Steak and … [Read more...]

Sweet and Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies for After School Snacks!

School Days! The new school year began Monday morning. And, with school starting, our thoughts turn toward After School Snacks. After all, every child is hungry when he or she gets home from school. So, I decided to make these Sweet and Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies for my grandchildren. They are a combination of potato chips and chocolate chips. Yum! Candace thought they were REALLY good! Making the Sweet and Salty Chocolate Chip Cookies . . . My grandchildren ALL love chocolate chip cookies, but I thought I'd try something a little different. I found a recipe for Potato Chip Cookies on www.tastesoflizzyt.com. The pictures made the cookies look utterly scrumptious! So, I decided I'd make these. I made the cookie dough and refrigerated … [Read more...]

Chicken Cobb Salad for a delightful lunch!

Chicken Cobb Salad, perfect for a delightful lunch! One salad I haven't made until recently is a Chicken Cobb Salad. Since I'm not a fan of avocados, I have steered away from this salad. But, because I like salads and/or wraps for an easy lunch, I decided to make my first one. Yum! I was pleasantly surprised at all the varied flavors in this delightful salad! If you, like me, don't know much about a Cobb Salad, here is a description in Wikipedia: According to Wikipedia, a Cobb salad is "a main-dish American garden salad typically made with chopped salad greens, tomato, crisp bacon, boiled, grilled or roasted chicken breast, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, chives, Roquefort cheese, and red-wine vinaigrette."  OK. I get the salad greens, … [Read more...]

Oreo Delight, a delicious cool dessert!

Oreo Delight . . . a "Mystery Meal" Dessert Our Back to School Dinner this year was a "Mystery Meal" dinner. My oldest son, Trey, suggested that we all make new recipes and potluck the meal. The rule: NO ONE COULD BRING ANYTHING THAT HAD BEEN MADE OR BROUGHT TO OUR DINNERS BEFORE! OK . . . Does anyone know how difficult this was??? But, by the same token, it was SO much FUN!!! So much so, that we decided to do it often! Since I was going to make one main dish and a dessert, I chose this Oreo Delight for the dessert. It is a recipe of Stacey Little's from Southern Bite. If you haven't checked out his blog, do it! He has LOTS of good foods and recipes! Almost everyone in my family likes Oreo cookies, so I knew this would be a winner! And . … [Read more...]

Three Ingredient Bagel Bites for an Easy School Snack!

School Snacks for School Days! School officially started today. I heard the car lines were something else! Been there and done that! But, I know that when the children got home from school, they headed for a snack! That's where these Three Ingredient Bagel Bites come in. They are super easy and can be frozen, then baked to give the children a hot, but delicious snack after school or anytime. And who knows? Maybe the adults might like them too! After School Snacks for my grandchildren . . . As I posted many times before, my Grandmama Hall had a "snack" for each of her 8 grandchildren throughout the years we all were in school. It might be a piece of her Chocolate Sheet Cake, a Snickers candy bar, a bag of Fritos, or homemade cookies. … [Read more...]