Rachel Adams
I love simple dishes...even though my older post don't reflect that. Don't be scared to try the dishes out and let me know how it comes out.

Well my DS is being the most pickest of eaters of late. So trying to find something that he will eat is a challenge. Well I went with the old stand by...Grilled Cheese sandwiches. I made these babies bistro style and on a forman grill. I got this recipe off the net...and hey why buy a book when I can go on-line?

Here it is...grilled cheese panni ( the cheap way)

Find out if you have the flat sandwich inserts for the George Foreman Grill. If so, the place them in. If yours does not come with inserts,then do not worry about it. Plug in the grill and let it preheat until heated.

Make sure you do not butter the bread. Add the cheese between the two slices of bread and place on the preheated grill. Cover and allow to cook. Alternatively you can add ham with the cheese to give more taste to your sandwich Remember, that since the grill is actually cooking on both sides, it does not take very long for the toast to brown and the cheese to melt. Check on it in about a minute,it might take a couple of minutes.

Place your plate near the grill. When the sandwich is finished cooking, lift the lid and pull the plug out of the wall. Remove the sandwich using the plastic spatula that comes with the grill and place the sandwich on the plate. Serve with a salad and a glass of milk for a healthy meal or snack.

Bon Appetit!
Rachel Adams
I have a hard time trying to get my little man to eat...ARGHHHHHHH I hate picky eater syndrom. So I did an easy recipe that didn't take much time at all and no baking!

Veggie Pasta Primavera
1 cup orzo pasta
1 bag mixed veggies
1 Tbsp. chicken bouillion granules

Cook pasta according to package directions. When the pasta is almost al dente have the veggies in a steamer bag. Microwave according to the bag directions. Drain pasta, add chicken bouillion granules and veggies. Mix well. Serve warm.

Bon Appetit!
Rachel Adams
Well my little man wasn't feeling well and so I didn't make it to MNO (Moms Night Out). And from what I heard I didn't miss much. I did how ever have a great night with my little man. He had too much fun munching on food most the night...He's so lucky to have a mom that cooks.

White Pizza
1-3 7-in premade pizza crusts
1 pkg. 2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 Tbsp. italian seasoning, divided

Follow the heating directions of the premade pizzas. I cut the heat down to 400 degrees due to it not having sauce at all. I just sprinkled the cheese on top of the pizza crust and put a little bit of the italian seasoning on it.Put on a prepared cookie sheet and cook for 20 min or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Chocolate mocha chip milkshake

2 cups of ice cream
1 cup of low fat milk

In a 4 cup pyrex measuring cup or blender add the ice cream and milk. Puree till desired thickness is achived.

Engery Balls
1/4 cup finely grated carrots
1/4 cup dried fruit, chopped
1 cup nature valley cereal, crushed up
1 cup peanut butter, creamy
1 tsp. honey

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Form into 1-in. bite size pieces. Place on wax paper and put in the fridge to harden. Should be ready in about an hour. These are great finger foods and my little man ate them up.

Sometimes it's great to enjoy the hub bub of a toddler running around, hugging and kissing on you. They are really only little for so long and we need to take the time to enjoy things on their level.

Bon appetit!

Rachel Adams
Ok I made this a while back. I'm sorry I must share with you. I bought a handheld blender and have been making smoothes ever since. I love it :) Well I tell you it's the most filling drink in the world and I love it and so does my little man.

Mixed Berry Smoothy

1-1 1/2 cup frozen/fresh mixed berries

1/2 cup milk

1/2 low fat vanilla icecream/yoghurt

  1. In a 4 cup mixing container add berries.
  2. Then add the milk. I process a this mixture a bit.
  3. Add the icecream/yoghurt.
  4. Process till you achive the thickness you desire.
  5. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!

Bon Appetit!

Rachel Adams
I made this thinking that my son would it. Well he ate like 3 noodles and that was it. Me on the other hand I loved it. It was light and filling. The reason behind this dish was it was so nice of day and I didn't feel like slaving over a hot stove. So I whipped this yummy dish up in no time.

My Pasta Primavera

1/2 a box of pasta...any kind will do
5 baby carrots
1 small crook neck squash
1 container pre-chopped sweet peppers
2 Tbsp. pesto sauce

  1. Cook pasta according to directions.
  2. Julien cut the carrots and squash.
  3. Place the veggies in a steamer bag.
  4. Once the pasta is done, cook the steamer bag in the microwave no more than 2-2 1/2 min.
  5. Drain pasta.
  6. Add veggies and pesto sauce. Mix well
  7. Serve warm with garlic bread.

Bone Appetit.