Foodie Friday: Breakfast of Champions

Happy Foodie Friday everyone!

Every week on Friday I bring you a fun, delicious meal your kids could love! This week I’m bringing you the breakfast of champs to celebrate The Superbowl on Sunday! This recipe will be so easy and simple to whip up! Todays Recipe is the Breakfast of Champions Waffle Taco.

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Foodie Friday: Breakfast of Champions Waffle Tacos 

What you will need: 

  • Waffle/Pancake mix or frozen waffles
  • Eggs
  • Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Cheese
  • Maple Syrup

Instructions:

  1.  Fix the waffles Frozen of Made by the directions on the box. Set aside
  2. Mix eggs with Milk on a medium skillet until you’ve made scrambled eggs. Set aside
  3. On a separate skillet make Sausage or Bacon
  4. Take a Waffle, and fill the middle with eggs and Bacon/Sausage.
  5. Then Sprinkle some cheese on it
  6. Fold like a taco. If you made a lighter softer waffle use a toothpick to hold taco together
  7. Drizzle Maple syrup over the taco for extra fun!

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Like I said super simple and fun to eat breakfast, and I’m sure the kids will love the drizzle of maple syrup! Who do you think will win this year? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Foodie Friday: Kid Friendly Meatloaf

It’s Foodie Friday!  A new fun thing that will be happening every Friday here at Raising Lost Boys. I will be sharing some kind of delicious, fun, kid-friendly meals, snacks or desserts with you guys! I am truly excited to start this in hopes to help one of you find that perfect meal that your kids will love!

Todays Foodie Friday Recipe is none other than mouth-watering Meatloaf. I know what you’re thinking ” Jessica How will my kids love meatloaf?” Well, the answer is simple. Make it kid size. Read the recipe below to find out!

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Kid Friendly Meatloaf

Cook Time:40 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes
Servings 12 -18 Mini Meatloafs 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef or Ground Turkey
  • 1/2 cup Fine Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 Onion Really finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Ketchup for Topping
  • Muffin Tin

Instructions

  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl except the ground beef.
  • Let the mixture sit a few minutes so the breadcrumbs absorb some of the liquid.
  • Add the ground beef to the breadcrumb mixture and mix well.
  • Form into balls and place the balls in the greased muffin tin.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Add a sprinkle of Shredded Cheese to the top of each mini meatloaf and cook for additional 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Drizzle or Drench with ketchup (whichever your kids prefer)
  • And Serve and enjoy!

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The kids will love that the meatloaf is the perfect size just for them, and being covered in delicious cheese is just an added bonus! If you try this recipe let us know in the comments how your kids liked it!

Easy Pumpkin Cinnamon Playdoh

It’s finally feeling like fall here in Florida, so it gave me some inspiration to make some new fall projects for the kids! One Major sensory project I love to make is Playdoh! Bentley loves to sit and squish it between his fingers and make snowmen out of them, and it even lasts for a few months so it’s a perfect seasonal project!

Today  I want to share with you my recipe for so easy fall cinnamon playdoh that Bentley had a blast with and smells so good.

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Easy Pumpkin Cinnamon Playdoh

 

What you will need:

  • 2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Salt
  • 2-3 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Cream of Tartar
  • 2 Tablespoons of Coconut oil (or Vegetable oil)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Spice
  • 1 1/3 Hot Boiling Water

Directions:

  1. Mix all Dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl
  2. Slowly and carefully Stir in Water
  3. When a good base has formed move to counter and knead until fully mixed.
  4. Let sit and cool down
  5. Pull out some cookie cutters and rolling pins and let the fun begin!

This is such a simple and easy recipe and great for sensory activities. Just store in an airtight container and store at room temperature and it should last 3-4 months! Here are some of the Rolling pins and Cookie cutters we used, The kids love the different designs on them!

Mickey Pumpkin Pie Pops

Food always tastes better if it’s shaped like Mickey, because you feel like you are there celebrating whatever it is with Mickey Mouse himself! I’ve been on a pumpkin everything kick and I’m not hating it. So the other night I decided to make us some Pumpkin Pie Mickey shaped pops. It was a huge hit with the boys! I’m actually thinking about making some for an upcoming PTO meeting if they will let me! I mean whats a better way to make a bunch of grumpy women who are exhausted smile? These treats turned out to be so delicious and extremely easy to make, I would imagine if you would find them at Disney they would definitely look and taste like these! Enjoy!
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Mickeys Pumpkin Pie Pop!

What you will need
Instructions
  1. Defrost the frozen pie crusts on the counter for about an hour.
  2. Roll flat with a rolling pin. Use a Mickey Mouse head cookie cutter to cut out the shapes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  4. Combine the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl and mix well.
  5. On a parchment lined baking sheet or a silicone baking mat, set out half of the Mickey shapes.
  6. Brush the beaten egg over top of each of the entire Mickey shapes.
  7. Carefully press the lollipop stick into the pie dough, making sure it’s indented slightly into the dough. There should be at least 1 inch of lollipop stick pressed into the dough.
  8. Add a small spoonful of pumpkin mixture to the center of the Mickey, over the lollipop stick, being sure to leave at least half an inch of space around the outer edges of the pumpkin shape to seal it closed.
  9. Line up the other half of the Mickey shapes on top of the bottom pumpkin shape and the pumpkin mixture. Press the edges closed slightly with your fingers.
  10. Using a fork, press around the edges of the pumpkin shape to seal it completely.
  11. Brush the top of the pumpkins with the beaten egg.
  12. Bake at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.

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Fall Bucket List

Fall is a wonderful time full of Pumpkin Spice everything, and cute fall colored cardigans. The normal fall things we do is lay around the house and watch Hocus Pocus, while of course, that is still something we will be doing this year I want to spice it up a little and do more Fall activities! Florida is probably one of the worst states when it comes to Fall because it never really happens here. So doing some of what we put on the list will hopefully make it feel a little more like Fall to us! Hope it does for you too! Enjoy.

Captain America M&M Sugar Cookies

The Fourth of July is just days away! When I think of this hoilday the first thing that comes to mid is the great people who are over seas and at home protecting us so we can live in this free country, but Disney wise i think of Captain America. I mean you cant get more patriotic then him! From his Suit, to his shelid it all just screams America! SO to celibrate our great nation in a Disney styled way I made Captain America M&M Sugar Cookies!!!
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What you will need:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1-1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • red food color
  • Blue mega M&M’s

    What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a bowl sift together flour, baking powder & salt.
  3. In another mixer bowl with paddle attachment – beat butter until soft! (or use a Hand Mixer)
  4. Add sugar & beat until light & fluffy.
  5. Add in eggs one at a time – make sure you beat after each one.
  6. Add vanilla
  7. Add dry mixture & slowly beat in until combined all together.
  8. Remove half the dough & wrap in plastic wrap.
  9. Flatten out to 4×4″ piece &  refrigerate.
  10. With the rest of the dough beat in food color to your desired pigment. I added close to 40 drops of gel color to get this red.
  11. *Also- adding this much color will make your dough super sticky. You may want to coat hands in powdered sugar or flour for easier handling.
  12. Remove red dough & separate into 2 equal parts. Wrap with plastic & refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  13. After it has chilled – remove one of the red dough packs
  14. Place between 2 layers of parchment & roll our to a large rectangle
  15. Remove top layer of parchment & roll dough into a log. This will be your center!
  16. Wrap back up with parchment & put in freezer while you work with the next layer.
  17. Remove your white dough from refrigerator & roll out in the same way you did the first batch.
  18. Once you have a thin, even rectangle – place your red log on the white dough & roll into a larger log.
  19. Repeat these steps for the final red dough.
  20. When you are done you should have a large red log
  21. baking sheets with parchment paper
  22. Take the log & slice it into 1/4 inch rounds
  23. Place on baking sheet 2 inches apart so you dont risk them touching
  24. Bake 9-11 minutes
  25. Right when you remove from oven – place your blue M&M’s in the center before the cookies cool down!

    If you enjoy cookies like my family does these will be a hit ! I hoep everyone have a amazing Fourth of July, Stay safe and smart! Also from my family to yours thank you too all our Service Men/ Women for protecting us.

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Disney’s Monster’s Inc. Cake Jars

Bentley has always loved the movie “Monster’s Inc” and “Monsters University”. His first birthday was actually themed as Monsters Inc. Loving this movie, we decided to have a movie night, and I thought making some Monsters Inc. inspired food would be an awesome bonus.

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 What do you need:

Mason jars
Vanilla cake mix and recipe ingredients (water, oil, and eggs)
Vanilla frosting
Food coloring (neon green, neon blue, purple)
Small pastry bag and hairy icing tip

What to do :

CAKE JARS:
  • follow instructions on the cake box and make your cake mix.
  •  After you have your cake mix already separate cake mix into 3 bowlsTake you neon food coloring and mix in Blue into one bowl, Green into one bowl, and in your smallest bowl use purple food coloring.
4. Begin filling jars. For the Mike jar, fill jar halfway with green cake mix. For the Sulley jar, add a layer of blue cake mix, then add small drops of purple cake mix on the sides. Continue adding purple spots as you layer in blue cake mix. Do not fill more than halfway.
5. I baked mine for about 20 Minutes , but keep watch on them cause they can become brown on the bottom if you cook them too long.
6. Let cakes cool completely before icing.
7. For the Mike cake put a quarter dot of icing in the middle for the white of his eyes, and using the blue food coloring  make blue icing and  put a dime size dot on top of the white icing.
8. Making Sully use the pastry bag , put the rest of your blue icing in the bag and pipe the icing on the cake making it look like hair, or use a grass /hairy icing tip.
9. In a separate pastry bag using the purple icing repeat step 8.
10. Serve and enjoy!

Now if you have any cake mix left , make some cupcake with them! Just put the cake mix in cupcake liners , in cupcake pans the same way you did the mason jars (only fill half way) , bake for as long as the box says too and icing just like you did for the mason jars! Serve and Enjoy! These are even good for those mom who wants a snack on the go! Wont be disappointed.
Make them and tell me what you think! Leave a comment below!
Jessica


Mickey Mouse Apple Crumble

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Ever just want something sweet Mickey Mouse shaped? I know my family does! When we are missing the parks I like to make some Mickey shaped treats to I guess you can say to fill the void! Today I made a Mickey Mouse shaped apple crumble! It’s a huge hit in my house, and didn’t even last a whole day!

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My kitchen is Disney inspired, so during our last stay at Disney World my parents got me this adorable Mickey Mouse shaped Casserole Dish, which I fell in love with! I thought Id use this to make my apple crumble!

What You’ll Need:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup  unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large egg
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 med granny smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped (2 cups)
1 Tbsp lemon juice

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350. Spray an 8×11 baking pan with non-stick spray. ( I used My Mickey Mouse Casserole Dish)

 2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
 3. Stir the chopped apples and lemon juice together and put aside.
 4. In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter together.

5. Add in the egg, orange juice and vanilla.

 6. Mix in the dry ingredients, then fold in the apples. Spread into an even layer in the prepared baking dish.

7. Bake for 45-50 minutes, until brown on top and a toothpick  into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

If you want to make it extra sweet pour some caramel on it, or serve it with some ice cream! This was such a hit in my house, and Bentley loved the fact it was shaped as Mickey Mouse!

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I hope you Enjoy! What are some Mickey Shaped treats you make?

Comment below !

Tribe of LIttle’s

Jessica Wallace

Making pancake shapes easier.

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I don’t know about you, but I am the worst pancake maker ever. I always other have the pan to hot and burn my pancakes, or my pancakes come out looking like distorted circles trying to be shapes. Now saying that my mom showed me this neat little idea to make it less painful to make pancakes into less painful cool shapes. So if you are lacking in the cooking deparment on some foods here’s my tip to you!

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This awesome tool is a Dispenser Bottle, obviously you’ve seem them when you go to restaurants, or baseball game for my family where mostly there is ketchup or mustard in them. Every time I make pancakes I seem to be on Facetime with my mom and she normally gets a huge laugh from me failing on the pancake making skill that I do not have. So for Christmas she got me my own dispenser bottle so I can finally make semi decent pancake figures (mostly Mickey Mouse and Dinosaurs).

Just pour the pancake mix in the bottle, and pour it on the pan in desired shape, it’s like decorating a cake. This made making pancake shapes easier. She bought mine here, and it comes in a package of 6 which is awesome if you want to be extra crafty and make different colors in each bottle and make colorful pancakes.

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I’m sure you child will love the new shapes you can make now, just like Bentley did when he saw his Dino on his plate! Enjoy, and show me some shapes you’ve make with your pancakes in the comment section.

Thanks for reading!

Tribe of Little’s.