Big Hero 6 Dinner and a Movie

Dinner and  Movie this week fell on Sunday instead of Saturday, thanks to a camping trip this past weekend (no technology allowed on camping trips!)  We watched Big Hero 6, one of the Frog family’s favorites!  Because, let’s face it, camping is a lot of work, I kept it simple.  Classic hero subs with a homemade oil and vinegar dressing and “healthcare chips”  – some chips that the froglets picked out during our shopping trip.  Instead of popcorn, I made Baymax Chex mix (recipe at the end of the post) and the kids used marshmallows to create their own Baymaxes.  DSCN0686  DSCN0701

To make your own Marshamllow Baymax you will need:

Extra Large Marshmallows

Small Marshmallows



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The skill set ranged mightily at my house, but this edible craft was a hit with all of them!  DSCN0693


The Boy could hardly wait to chomp into his.




Lizard Breath used scissors and some serious skills to make her Baymax.  Before it was all said and done, she melted chocolate to add the face.  Unfortunately, she didnt take a picture of that part, but rather, a video….


Big Hero 6 Chex Mix


1 box rice or corn Chex

1 bag of white chocolate chips

2 c. powdered sugar

2 c. red cake mix (Pillsbury created a line of cake mix with bright colors and we were able to find red)

red sixlets or other other red chocolate candy


Divide Chex cereal equally between two bowls.  In one large ziploc bag, add the powdered suage.  In another add the cake mix.  Melt chocolate chips over low heat until completely melted.  Pour one half of the melted chocolate into each bowl and mix to coat evenly.  Pour one bowl into the bag containing the powdered sugar and shakle to coat.  Repeat with remaining bowl and cake mix.  Shake excess powder off both the red and white cereal.  Combine into a large bowl and add the red sixlets. Enjoy!



June Meal Planning Update

I know, I know, it is the end of June.  I completely forgot to come back and upload the rest of the June Menu goodies.   With apologies- here you are.  🙂

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June Meal Planning Recipes 2015

June Meal Planning Menu 2015

June Meal Planning Cover 2015

Princess and the Frog- Dinner and a Movie

Princess and the Frog Movie Night was a HUGE success.  We had Mufaletta, Cripsy Frog Legs (Chicken fried potato wedges), Voodoo Punch and Spicy Caramel Corn.


The gorgeous olive mixture that fills the mufaletta.


Ray Bear Made some voodoo top hat centerpieces.  We also played Pin the Kiss on the Frog.


A big mound of sweet and spicy caramel corn- Yes Please!




To make your own Voodoo Punch:



coconut extract


half and half

cream soda colored blue

Fill a glass with ice.  Add 1/4 t. coconut extract, a splash of the grenadine and a shot of cream soda.  Fill the glass the rest of the way with the cream soda.  For best visual effect, do not mix.


Download your own Princess and the Frog flyer here:

The Princess and the Frog

May Meal Planning Part 4 – In Which Mama Frog Unveils the Shopping Lists


It has been the world’s longest day here today- if you want to get technical about it, is has been the longest week ever.  However, May’s lists are finally done.  I am shopping this Sunday.  Are you?

Print your shoppings lists below:

May Meal Planning LISTS 2015

May Meal Planning (Part 3)- Or Mama Frog Shares Some Downloadable Printables

I will have the shopping lists posted tomorrow, but I wanted to make sure you could get a head start printing and planning for May!  Here are some sample.  I included a cover page so you can tape it to a 3 ring binder if you choose, or slide it in the little clear pocket thing in the front.  I would love to know what you think!  Shopping lists are coming tomorrow.  🙂

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May Meal Planning Cover 2015

May Meal Planning Menu 2015

May Meal Planning Recipes 2015

Elves Strike and Santa Does Christmas

December is half over!  How is that possible?  We celebrated what would have been ERs 10th birthday on the 9th.  Forgive my absence as this time of year is sucky and hard and I hate to spend the entire month telling those same story over and over.  However, I have been keeping busy between orders and the remake of the 12 Days of Christmas recipe booklet I made for Kid’s gifts.  It is free to download.


1. Elves strike


Download your copy for free here:   CHRISTMAS


Merry Christmas!

Making Dem Bones….Breadsticks That Is

Making dinner tonight with my Tiny Tadpole helper.  I am making Italian Wedding Soup for my Frogs to enjoy, and what better spooky bread than bones.  How do you keep a one year Froglet happy and out of trouble while you are cooking dinner?  Lots of different ways.  Some nights we baby wear.

Mama works

Other times one of the Big Froglets lends a hand.


But tonight I let him help.  Because really what is bread dough but play dough you can eat?


 He munched and squished while I made bones.  That’s how we do things on the Pond.  DSC04389

  I have the best breadstick recipe that I found via Pinterest.  But I have to admit, that knotting the ends so they look like bones makes them taste the best.