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If you live in New Jersey, you know that school kids get a lot of days off in the fall. It seems that almost every week they have a day or two off. The first of these fall holidays fell last week, when my daughters had both Thursday and Friday off. Their school holidays coincided with a bad cold that ran through my house, so my husband was home, too. I was lucky that I had a few ingredients on hand that made putting meals together easy those days.
A Quick & Easy Pancake Breakfast
I started the day by making my family buttermilk pancakes with Krusteaz pancake mix. I was able to create a great breakfast for my family in minutes by adding water to the mix and cooking the pancakes in a hot pan on my stove. I usually have frozen fruit and breakfast sausages in my freezer, so I served these delicious pancakes with berries and sausage. We topped our pancakes with butter and real maple syrup. This meal was a welcome way to begin our day, especially when we were feeling under the weather. Yum!
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A Light Salad
I like to make salads for my family for lunch or dinner. Having salads is a good way to up our veggie intake during the week. So later that day, we all had a salad.
Salads are a healthy solution when we are pressed for time or want a quick meal. I like to add toppings like cucumber, shredded cheese, and dried fruit like raisins and dried cranberries to our salads. Rice also tastes great in a salad. Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice cooks up in just over a minute in the microwave. The flavor I tried in our salad, Spanish Style, includes delicious tomatoes, peppers, herbs and spices.
I stored our leftover rice in Rubbermaid TakeAlongs®containers. The containers are big enough for a fair amount of leftovers, but don’t take up too much space in my fridge.
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During my kids’ school holiday, one of my daughters and I had fun making the Duncan Hines Perfect Size Chocolate Lover’s Cake together. We both love chocolate! All we had to do was add an egg, a little bit of butter and some water to the mix, and in a few minutes, we had chocolate cake that was just big enough for our family. We mixed some butter and water with the enclosed frosting mix and easily frosted the cake.
With my family and I feeling under the weather, it was good that we were all able to enjoy some good food together without leaving the house.