Thursday, July 21, 2016

Back to School Teacher Treat.

Tonight was our annual MEET THE TEACHER night at school.  We really hit the jackpot {once again!} with our kiddos teachers.  

I wanted something quick and easy to leave with their teacher's to let them know that I was MORE THAN HAPPY to help out this year in their classrooms.  

Chips Ahoy for the WIN!

Now of course you don't have to purchase a FULL sized package of Chips Ahoy {this family size was actually ON SALE for cheaper than the regular size if you can believe that!}

They sell the little individual packages for $1 at most grocery stores. 

Easy Peasy.
And who doesn't like cookies, right?

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Back to School + Meet the Teacher Printables.

School starts back up here on Monday.
{I'm doing my happy dance!}

7 weeks is the perfect amount of time for summer break here in AZ.  We'd much rather take our breaks in the cooler months when the kids can actually play outside.  

To say that we are all ready to start back up is an understatement. {You don't know HOW excited I am to go to Target all by myself! LoL}.

Tomorrow night we have 'Meet the Teacher' night at the school.  I'm whipping up a little something to give to each teacher and I'll share it with you tomorrow.

For are some of my ideas from years past for you to use!

Details and Printable HERE

Details and printable {with all grades included} HERE

Details and Printable HERE

Details and Printable HERE

Details and Printable HERE

Also - - it's important at the start of the year to find out all of your teacher's VERY FAVORITE things. 
{No sense in buying them chocolate if they don't like it!}

Here are a couple of different forms that I've created that you can print out and hand to your teacher's on the first day of school. Have them fill them out and send them back home with your kiddos. You'll be glad you did - - especially when the holidays and teacher appreciation week roll around. 

Printable HERE

Printable HERE
{This one also has a MALE teacher form you can choose!}

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sunday Night Dinner {with How-To}.

As I've mentioned before - - our family needs QUICK and EASY dinners for Sunday night.  We go to church from 2:30-5:30 pm {if you can believe it} and so when we get out - - we are FAMISHED and want food RIGHT AWAY! LoL.

The last thing I want to do is spend over an hour preparing our dinner.

My sister gave me a suggestion for a yummy meal this past weekend and it was HUGE hit with my ENTIRE family {which usually never happens!} Of course, I made Joe and I's a little different from the kids' {they're picky} but it made everyone happy and that's all that matters, right?

Chicken Pita Sandwiches

Here's whatcha do:


Pick up any kind of flat bread/pita bread.
I found this Stonefire kind at my local grocery store and it was on sale - 2 for $5. Super delish.

Pick up a couple of Rotisserie chickens and SHRED the meat off of it. {I did this BEFORE church to save time}.

Put a few heaping spoonfuls of mayo in a bowl and add to it some crushed garlic {I added about 3/4 teaspoon} and a few shakes of dried basil. 
{Fresh basil would be REALLY good but I didn't have any.}

Mix it all together and spread on top of your flat bread.
{This mayo mixture MAKES the whole thing!}

Add sliced red onions.

Chopped artichokes. {Yum!}

Sliced tomatoes.

Your shredded chicken.

And a bunch of mozzerella cheese.

Broil in the oven for about 5 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

You guys!!!
It hit the spot!!!!

We served ours with potato chips {THIS kind is our family favorite} and the following salad {which I also made up ahead of time}.

Soooooooo yummy!

Fresh Corn and Garbanzo Bean Salad:

4 ears of corn cooked and cut
1 15 ounce can of Garbanzo beans, rinsed
1 cucumber chopped
2 green onions, chopped thinly
2 Tbs. olive oil
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, choppped
The juice from 2 fresh limes

Add the first four ingredients to a bowl and mix together. 
Add the olive oil, cilantro and fresh lime and stir.

Let set in the fridge for a few minutes.

The lime gives it SUCH a good flavor!!!

So now I wanna know......
what are YOUR family favorite Sunday night meals???