Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pinterest Finds: New Recipes

A couple new recipes that we devoured recently that I thought I'd share. Pinterest is my friend in the kitchen/recipe department, for real. In all other departments, it's hit or miss. I pin stuff and rarely get back to them it seems. Maybe the summer and a more open schedule will allow time to delve into those pins and decide what's worth a try.

Ok, so how do you do lunch? I usually fly by the seat of my pants which means it gets to 11:00 and I've got no plan. I am pinning a few new things on Pinterest and hope to get an actual lunch menu created over the summer that works for us.

A new lunchtime favorite are Ham And Cheese Pockets. Huge hit with the kids! How have I not thought of this before?!

Simply take Grands biscuits (or store brand knock off), flatten two of them. Lay a couple slices of thin sliced ham and one slice American cheese on one flattened biscuit. Put the other biscuit on top, trying to pinch the edges to hold it all together (as you see in the above photo, clearly I didn't do a very good job). Egg wash over the top and pop in the oven following the biscuit baking temp and directions on the  tube.

Now doesn't that look like a great lunch?

Why not add a simple cookie for dessert? 

Do you have some bananas to use up? This recipe has you covered.

It has three of my favorite things: chocolate chips, peanut butter and bananas. 

Again, how could I go wrong?

2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (I used regular all purpose flour)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (I used regular semisweet chips)

**I highly suggest doubling the recipe as it only makes about 20 cookies for a single recipe.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl combine the bananas, peanut butter, and sugars. Then mix in the egg.
Mix in the baking powder and salt.
Stir in flour.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Use a cookie scoop and drop onto a greased cookie sheet. Flatten the top of each cookie with your fingers or a spoon.
Bake for 9-11 minutes.

These recipes will keep your bellies full and the kids asking for more, 

I guarantee it!


  1. Mmmmm those sandwiches look so so so good! We are so having those as soon as I get off this darn juice fast.

  2. Yum...just might have the try those cookies today! I just happen to have two ripe bananas sitting on my counter and was debating what to make! Thanks! :)

  3. Ummmm I feel like a slacking mom since I don't do a lunch menu! I do dinner, but lunch is just plain standards, mac n cheese, chicken nuggets, spaghetti, sandwiches etc...

    1. When I had my first, I was all about eating whatever typical "kid fare" she wanted. It wasn't until...oh...number 3 or 4 that I really got into any kind of meal planning that involved lunch. You're doing just fine!

  4. Oh my! Love the look of both of these, Sarah! And perfect timing's out and I am always looking for new lunch and snack ideas...will be using these soon! Thanks, friend!

  5. These look amazing and so kid friendly. I'll have to give them a try!

  6. Those sandwiches look great, I'm going to have to try those for the kids!!


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