Frugal Friday: Cooking And Crafting For Kids



I love throwing an annual Christmas party for friends and family. Over the years though I have realize there is no reason to make everything from scratch. I have a few simple recipes that happen to be from scratch. For the most part a lot of my Christmas party recipes are semi pre made at the grocery store. This is a great way to save time, but still look like you went to a lot of effort.

So why are these crockpot swedish meatballs easy so important in the scheme of things? Because they keep us from eating out. They can be frozen after being cooked, which saves me huge amounts of time. We make six to eight meals out of them.

Nothing is sadder than a child that thinks cheese only comes in a can or in its own little plastic wrapper. Forget the individually wrapped slices of cheese food Check the label that's what it says Instead swedish meatballs buy real cheese from the deli or from the dairy section. Do not buy cheese food or processed cheese.

Dessert can consist of a premade cake, a plate of cookies, and maybe a candy bar. These are easy slow cooker meatballs options and don't require a lot of preparation. Be sure to offer your guests coffee and tea for after dinner drinks. As for other drinks, you can set up a self serve bar in an area of the room. Guests can help themselves to cups, drinks, and ice.

I admit, I am not a morning person, combine that with a house full of people to get out the door (two of them being preschoolers) and the need to avoid rush hour traffic and long drop off lines at the school and a morning routine or schedule is not only helpful, but essential. Of course as my children grew up (my oldest is 21) these routines change but there are few tips I can share for preventing morning madness.Prevent Morning Madness: Breakfast at Night?

If you find yourself becoming irritated while doing a chore or task, stop swedish meatballs for 20 a moment. Consider which part of it is bothering you. Or what is more difficult than it needs to be.