Friday, November 9, 2012

The non-recipe recipe post

Okay, so that title probably doesn't make much sense...but, I do have a couple of quick and easy meal/snack ideas that are not really recipes. Maybe the pictures should just speak for themselves!

BREADDDD! One of my favorite things.  In an attempt to get something on the table quick, fast and in a hurry AND having something my kids would eat....I came up with this. We'll call it 'ham n'cheese bread'!

Take a loaf of Italian bread and cut it in about 1 inch slices on the diagonal - but don't cut all the way through the loaf. Then, make 1" slices in the other direction (does that make sense?), but again, do not cut all the way through your loaf. You end up with these cool little pull apart bite size pieces of bread.  Once you have the bread can pretty much fill it with anything you have on hand!  This one I sprayed with a little olive oil and a very light sprinkle of garlic powder (picky kids and all), then stuffed it with whatever cheese I had in the fridge, and chopped Canadian bacon. Wrap in foil and bake until cheese is melted.  It would be a great appetizer, side, or add a side or two and it can be a quick and easy meal.

All you have time for is a Lean Cuisine for lunch?  No problem.  "Soup it up" with some pre-packaged greens (I like spinach and arugula), a few chopped cherry tomatoes, and a sprinkle of grated cheese (I used Asiago). Or, you could have a salad on the side like a normal person, but what's the fun in that?!

This is a super easy, throw whatever is in the pantry together, type snack - but my kids love it!

I used:
1 cup Kashi Cinnamon Harvest Shredded Wheat
1 cup Cheerios
1 cup Nature's Path Pumpkin Flax granola
1 cup Goldfish crackers (nuts would be good, but my son is allergic)
1 cup M&M's (cinnamon, regular and mini's)
1 cup mixed dried fruit (cranberries, blueberries & cherries)

I kept the 1/4 measuring cup in the bowl for some portion control!

Happy Friday!


  1. That ham and cheese bread looks awesome!

  2. OMG, that pull apart bread looks amazing!!

  3. I gotta say...I'm loving that bread! and the snack mix too!

  4. oh my gosh, that bread looks sooooo good!

  5. That ham and cheese bread looks ah-maaazing!

    1. Girl, have you retired from blogging?!

  6. Mmmm cheesy stuffed bread. That sounds amazing!



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