Every week we sit down at the dinner table on Wednesdays and make our menu for the following week to prepare for our grocery shopping trip that night. We try to have a good combination of kid friendly recipes, family favorites and something new each week so we aren’t just eating the same things over and over again.
Being associated with Life Made Delicious (General Mills) as a brand ambassador for the next year, I am most excited about trying out new recipes and finding new foods that our whole family can enjoy.
I was recently sent a list of easy recipes to look at and chose to add the Mini Meat Loaves recipe to our line-up this past week. So on the weekend, I prepared the Mini Meat Loaf with some mashed yams and carrots and I couldn’t get over how quick the recipe was. I thought I would wait until the loaves were cooking before starting our side dishes, but it turns out that the whole recipe itself could be made in the same amount of time it takes me to boil the yams so I had to stop making the loaves half way through so I could get my sides started so we wouldn’t be waiting on them.
The prep time was about 5 minutes, and the baking time listed was 20 minutes. Meatloaf in 25 minutes – – total. And it tasted great. It was a basic recipe and tasted a little like a burger without the bun which is great for kids or adults who don’t like spicy meals. You can also add your own spices to satisfy your own tastes.
Feeling adventurous, Little Bird and I decided to make Cereal Fun Cookies, also from the Life Made Delicious recipes for kids section. These were really easy and a lot of fun to make together and the best part was that there was no cooking time involved. This was a fun recipe to make and Little Bird was so proud of her baking accomplishment. We substituted Cheerios for the new Banana Nut Cheerios and they were delicious.
So, if you are like us and you are a menu planner and shop with a list, check out the Life Made Delicious site for some new, fun and easy recipes. Here’s a great hint, you can also search the term ‘quick’ or ‘easy’ when looking for a recipe if you are looking for something to make after a busy day that will save you some time.
Disclosure: I am part of the Life Made Delicious Connector program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.