As I looked around me I noticed that I was surrounded by either pregnant women or women having babies. I’m gonna give you a little number throwing out there, in my kids elementary school we have had 4 women give birth and 5 more waiting to give birth. In my church we have had 5 women give birth and are waiting for 4 more to pop. Yah! I know its A LOT!
It’s like an epidemic going on. We have a saying “Something’s in the water!” because there have been waaaay too many babies popping up… literally!
My husband says to me “whatever those women are drinking stay far away”, I just laugh at him because I too am telling myself the same thing. Anyways, the whole reason of me talking about babies and all is that my church started an awesome meal set-up for families in need, whether it be for an accident, surgeries, sickness, or just babies entering the world. It’s great because it really allows us to live life together and bring a family in need a delicious meal that will alleviate the burden of them wondering what to do for dinner.
Of course I wanted to make something for my lovely friends who just brought a beautiful baby girl into this world. I decided to make Eggplant Lasagna. This recipe is so easy and great for families who do not eat meat and want something comforting and oh so yummy!
It’s a beautiful thing but I don’t think I have been around so many pregnant women at one time… LOL! Have you?
Do you like surprises?
Me, I have never been one for surprises, I kind of like to know whats gonna happen before it does. You know like when it comes to parties, or books or even movies… My husband would say to me always stop asking questions and just watch the movie. But one thing which is kind of funny is that I love surprising others!
I love doing small or big things for my family… especially when they don’t know about it. I especially like surprising my kids with snacks in their lunch boxes. Sometimes with a little note saying how much I love them. A usual snack that my kids love are chips.
Chips are a huge part in this house. Actually snacks in general are. You see having two kids as active mine are always snacking at some point in time during the day. ALWAYS! We love all kinds of different chips, but as a mom you know how important it is to try and get your kids to eat the right kind of snacks throughout the day!
When I was asked to partner with The Green Giant and their surprise, we all know who the Green Giant is, don’t we?, I got excited and knew I just had to be part of their big surprise.
So you may ask yourself what is this big surprise you say… Well here it is…
Green Giant had found a way to package all of those needed vegetables into bite size delicious chips. Their new Veggie Snack Chips are available in two different varieties: Multigrain Sweet Potato Chips and Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips.
I eat a lot of bananas. I always have extra sitting on the counter top and sometimes they don’t always get eaten. Of course that doesn’t mean that they go to waste… Oh no no no… They usually end up in some kind of treat, whether they banana fritters, banana shakes, or banana bread. I wanted to change up this banana bread and add chocolate chips and peanut butter.
I know peanut butter, Mmmmm. I love Peanut butter. This recipe is so simple and easy to make. I think banana bread is so comforting and perfect with a nice cup of coffee. If you love banana breads and want to add something special, try adding peanut butter and chocolate chips. If you would rather Nutella then try Nutella swirled banana bread, either way if your like me in the next few days yow will have some ripe bananas begging for some attention.
Do you have a favorite banana bread combination?
Do you guys remember me posting on Instagram this succulent photo of Pot Roast I made? If you don’t then that probably means that you need to start following ThatsSoYummy on Instagram, oh yea and you can also see all of the photos on Facebook as well. But back to the topic on hand of this absolutely delicious yet simple recipe… a one pot, Pot Roast.
The beauty with this recipe is that everything can get thrown into ONE pot or if you want your slow cooker. How simple is that. Perfect for cleaning up as well. This roast is combined with carrots, onion, garlic, red wine, tomato paste, bay leaves and thyme… Yep all that good stuff! Let it cook for 2 1/2 hours and what you will have as end result will be a sure cry of heaven on a plate!
I know I know, I said I was going to get this recipe out to you guys and I apologize for it taking so long. But here it is…
Enjoy and sorry for the wait…. Well worth it though!
February 1st: All snuggled up to watch Juju play his soccer game.
February 2nd: Hitting the weights hard this am… Gotta get it!
Everyone knows how much I love Red Velvet Cake. You know how much I love brownies. Did you ever stop to ask yourself how would Red Velvet Cake Brownies taste? Its the combination of both worlds!!!!
Let’s just say they would taste AWESOME! I wanted to make so sweet and delish because Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and my kids kept asking me to bake. Of course I knew these would knock their socks off especially when combined with Dark Chocolate M&m’s and cream cheese frosting.
These brownies are rich in flavor but gooey in the center like brownies. Plus who wouldn’t smile at the beautiful color they are.
They are so festive and perfect for your Valentine’s!
There’s still time to make these babies, Let’s start baking…
A few years ago when we lived in Atlanta there was a time when I would go to the store and get fast and easy meals to eat for lunch to take to work. Yep… I didn’t always cook meals back then like I do now. Quick and easy was the way to go for me back then, especially working a 8 to 5 job everyday. It was hard. Buying lunch everyday can get pretty expensive after a while and I always wanted to make some healthy choices during lunch anyways, that’s why Lean Cuisine would always be my go to option.
You see now a days, I cook all the time so buying frozen fixes really isn’t on my list of grocery items. However when I was asked by DailyBuzz to review Lean Cuisine’s “Chef Pick” Culinary Collection,” I got excited and was taken down memory lane. These new line of dishes have been created to take Lean Cuisine meals to another level.
According to Lean Cuisine, “The chefs of our Culinary Roundtable are embracing the bolder colors and tastes of the season, creating recipes with exciting flavors for our Culinary Collection. Taste their daring flavor combinations in our Chef’s Pick creations—chef-inspired dishes that are as inventive as they are delicious.”
February is one of the most favorite months of the year for me… Do you know why??? It’s the month of the year where we celebrate the beginning of my blogging career. Four years ago today I started this little thing called blogging, food blogging to be exact. ThatsSoYummy has been my baby for four years and through the good and the bad I absolutely LOVE it! From the very first post I ever shared on ThatsSoYummy to today I have learned so much and continue to grow in blogging, recipe developing and sharing my voice.
I thought that today would be the perfect day to share with you something so delish that I think you all would just love, Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie… Life is always better with pie! It’s funny I make this recipe all the time and just realized that I have never shared it with you guys so here it is, a little something from a little blogger, Bakerella (you may know her as the Queen of Cake Pops )
Well back to the subject on hand of celebration… here’s a slice of pie for you to enjoy!
To many many more slices of pie to come!
Did you guys watch the Big game last night?
Superbowl XLVII 2013, Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers…. Funny that so many I knew were watching it but also were not. My boys were rooting for the Ravens and loving the game… of course because the Ravens took home the victory didn’t hurt. I and my daughter on the other hand love to watch the commercials and of course the awesome half time shows.
Did you guys watch all the commercials and halftime show with Ms. Beyonce last night?
This year they blew it out the park with some beautiful performances, with Jennifer Hudson singing along with 26 kids from Sandy Hook Elementary Choir singing “America the Beautiful,” if you missed it (click here). The kids and Jennifer sounded beautiful. Then Ms. Alicia Keys singing the National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” (click here). Then of course we have the half-time show which anybody and everybody waits impatiently for, this year it was the fabulous Beyonce, and let me just say I think she did an AMAZING job! She looked Fantabulous and her performance was awesome… especially when she had her Destiny’s Child Reunion on stage… I give it two thumbs up!!!!
Another very important thing that is always needed is the FOOD!!!! What will there be for us to chow down on while watching the game and performances… well finger foods always go great and this year I wanted to do a different spin on chicken wings…
These Parmesan Ranch Chicken Wings are a great alternative to fried wings. The mix of parmesan cheese, ranch seasoning and breadcrumbs make these a winner. Pretty finger licking good!
If you missed any of the commercials here is a link to ALL of them… Enjoy!
What did you guys eat last night??? Also did you have a favorite commercial or performance of the night… let me know below!
Have you guys noticed anything different to the recipes that have been posted???
Let’s see how observant you all are… come on anything different at all…
ThatsSoYummy has partnered up with Ziplist. An online place where recipes and shopping lists can be stored and created… I know pretty cool, right. The best part is that not only can you save your favorite recipes from ThatsSoYummy to your personal favorites on ZipList, you can also save favorites from so many other sites as well.
A couple of other awesome things you can do with Ziplist is that you can add ingredients from your saved recipes to grocery lists which can be accessed from your phone, talk about convenience. You can also create your own “Weekly Menu Planner” by adding any recipe to your “meal queue,” just like using Netflix… hehehe!!!
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