What foods should you serve your grandkids? Meal planning for grandchildren makes life fun and challenging at the same time. Make it easy for yourself. Serve your grandkids simple meals, like chicken soup, that are healthy, tasty, and fun to eat. Provide breakfast, lunch, dinner – and snacks. Ask the kids’ parents what they prefer that their children eat. Find out if there are any foods the parents absolutely do not want them to have, and stay away from those. Don’t want to cook? Take them out to kid-friendly restaurants. My grands love it when I take them out. Breakfast is my favorite meal. SometimesRead More →

Love chicken? Gotta love chicken with orange sauce and garlic mixed with Lo Mein vegetables. You can even wrap it in a tortilla and call it China-Mex. Want the recipe? It’s FREE!  Purchase a large package of chicken the next time you go grocery shopping, and make this yummy Orange-Garlic Lo Mein Chicken. You can make it for 2, 4, or more. It can even be adapted for one. Just buy a smaller package of chicken and use less of the sauce (optional). Cooking Appliance Options You’ll see in the recipe that there are various ways of cooking the chicken recipe. Naturally, the first thingRead More →

  What do you prepare for dinner when there is nothing in the refrigerator or, in a big rig, if there is NO refrigerator? You keep an ice chest handy and full of ice with nutritious food inside. Oranges, apples, nectarines, and bananas are kept on hand, are nutritious, and add a good amount of needed fiber. Cottage cheese is a great protein snack that we like, especially the Cottage Cheese Doubles brand. We stack a few packaged fruit packs in their natural juice, mixed tuna flavored packs, and other items. Jerky is good, but it’s important to get the kinds with low sodium. YouRead More →

Chicken and Mac & Cheese Want to cook chicken in the crockpot but forgot to defrost the chicken? I wanted to make chicken with macaroni and cheese in the crockpot. But I forgot to thaw the chicken ahead of time. Some recipes say to put frozen chicken in the slow cooker. There are differing opinions on this. I read an article about the danger of not thawing chicken before cooking it in a slow cooker. To be sure, I defrosted mine in the microwave. The easiest way is to take it out the day before and let it thaw in the refrigerator. Next time, I’llRead More →