Romano Buns

If you are looking for a quick sandwich type dinner, this is it!  These are perfect baked in the oven and even better cooked on the grill or right on the side of a bonfire.  These are a must for our camping trips and as a dinner when we are cooking on the bonfire.

They are like a melted ham and cheese with a buttery rich mustard flavor.

I don’t really measure anything but it’s simple ingredients:

Sliced deli ham (use a good one)
Swiss Cheese
Mustard (any kind you like)
Butter softened
Chopped Onion
Poppy Seeds
Sandwich or Hamburger rolls

Mix mustard, softened butter, and onion in a bowl
Place 2 slices of ham and a slice and 1/2 of swiss cheese on the roll
Place a tablespoon of the mustard mixture on the inside of the roll
Close the roll and spread a little extra mustard mixture on top and sprinkle with poppy seeds
Wrap loosely in tent style in aluminum foil

If baking bake at 350 for 10 minutes to let the cheese melt and the roll get crusty.
If cooking in the fire set on hot coals for about 8 minutes

The roll gets crusty, the cheese and buttery mixture melt into the roll and you have a delicious quick lunch or dinner!

Hot Chocolate Cones

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With Valentines day coming our way, these are a perfect treat for anyone!  Who doesn’t like to receive any simple homemade gift?

These have been around for a few years and we really enjoy sharing them.  You can see step by step how to make them on my Facebook page  here:  Hot Chocolate Cones

Kitchen Tips

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I recently posted two tips I use to keep our busy lives rolling.  The first tip was to let family members (children/husband) choose a meal for the week.  This is a HUGE load off my plate every week in our house with each child picking a meal and the man choosing one as well.  We usually order out or go out to eat once a week so I am left with only planning 3 dinners a week.  That’s awesome in my world as I have enough to plan daily.

The second was to try and think ahead and make “multi-meal” plans.  You can see how I do it on my Facebook page here:  Kitchen Tips

Juice Popsicles

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Natural Juice pops are very expensive in our area. $4.99 for a 6 pack. But they are sooooo good and we are an all year round popsicle eating family.
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Every week I buy a different type of juice and make our own juice pops. This week is Orange Peach Mango juice.
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Making your own is a great way to save a few $$’s

Frugal Homemade Pancakes

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FRUGAL KITCHEN TIP: Store bought pancakes are expensive and take the time to read the ingredients on the box. What is half of that stuff???

Pancakes are a favorite of the kids. One likes Chocolate Chip and the other likes Sprinkle Pancakes (using the rainbow jimmies).

When I make them I always make a few extra to keep in the freezer so they can pull them out on school mornings and microwave them for a quick breakfast.

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Today we made 4 packages of both kinds for the freezer as well as a few for breakfast this morning.

You can find our basic pancake recipe on my blog here:
https://chasenchanceranch.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/sunday-blessings/

This is a great recipe you can add berries, wheat germ, flax seed, chocolate, butterscotch, or white chips, pecans etc. to as it works with anything!

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