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Fun Food Friday: Turkey Time

16 Nov

My youngest and I read 10 Fat Turkey’s before lunch yesterday.  It is one of our favorites to read around Thanksgiving.  After, I decided I would try to come up with a “Turkey” for lunch.  This is what I came up with:

To make this “turkey” you need:

  • 1/2 a bagel
  • cream cheese
  • 2 slices Turkey Salami
  • 1 Mom Made Turkey Meatball
  • piece of cheese cut for the beak
  • grape tomatoes, halved for feathers and gobbler
  • 1 pickle  for a feather(we used a sandwich sliced pickle)
  • Blueberries for feather
  • clementine, peeled and in pieces for feather

Spread cream cheese on the bagel.  Place turkey salami on top of cream cheese.  Cook one Mom Made Turkey Meatball for the head of the turkey and place on the salami.  Use a knife to spread a little cream cheese on the meatball for the eyes.  Place half a grape tomato by the meatball for the gobbler. Cut a piece of cheese for the beak and place on top of the tomato and meatball.  Next, place the rest of the grape tomato halves, the pickle, blueberries, and the clementines to make them look like the “feathers”.

Happy Eating!

A Spooky Meal

25 Oct

Halloween is a week away!  My girls are so excited they have asked for “spooky” snacks and meals. Here are a few ideas to “spook” up your meal!

Naked Franken’ Halloween Drink

  • 10 oz Naked Green Machine Drink
  • 2 google eyes
  • Glue
  • Black permanent marker
  • Red permanent marker
  • 1 straw (green preferably) cut into two small pieces
  • 1 straw (green) for drinking

Tear the wrapping off the Naked Bottle. Dry bottle with paper if it has condensation on it. Draw hair and mouth with black permanent marker. Draw blood or “cut” just below hair. Glue on eyes using a tacky glue or glue gun.

Jack-O-Lantern Pizza

  • 1 slice of pizza
  • 1 slice american cheese
  • Pumpkin shaped cookie cutter
  • Knife to cut eyes and face on pumpkin

Use cookie cutter to cut slice of american cheese into pumpkin shape.  Cut out a jack-o-lantern face on pumpkin shaped cheese.  Place on slice of pizza.

The Spooky Eyed Forest

Steam broccoli, heat Turkey Meatballs and place on plate.  Use a butter knife to spread ketchup so that it looks like the eyes are blood-shot.  Tear off a small piece of white american cheese to make pupil.

I served these all at different times.  Serve them all together and you have one “Spooky Meal”.

Mom Made Foods: Making Meal Time Easier {Review and Giveaway}

7 Jun

Last week was a pretty hectic week.  We went away for Memorial Day and when I got back I was rushing to get the class gift together for the last day of school and running around getting ready for my friend’s wedding which was Saturday.  The girls were staying the weekend with my mom so I also had a lot of grocery shopping to do. I usually just go to Whole Foods daily so I needed to make sure I had enough food for my mom and the girls so she wouldn’t have to go out. It was such a busy week preparing for the weekend and catching up from being away, easy meals were the way to go.  I stocked the freezer with Mom Made Foods and made sure to have plenty of pasta, sandwich meat, and anything easy to prepare.  The favorite for the girls was the Mom Made Meals Spaghetti and Meatballs.  My girls love it so much, Pela had to carry the box through Whole Foods one day and ate it as soon as we got home.  The girls have tried the Mom Made Mac & Cheese, Turkey Meatball Bites, Bean Burrito Munchie and Cheese Pizza Munchie and have enjoyed them all.  Mom Made Foods are perfect for when you are getting ready to go away and don’t have time to make a meal.  Mom Made Meals are quick and delicious-my husband has been known to eat the Spaghetti and Meatball on nights we don’t cook.  Click to find Mom Made Foods near you.

Image from Mom Made Foods.

Comes with 4 bite size meatballs. I like serving in our Oogaa bowls to make re-heating easy if the girls don’t finish it all.

See past posts: Turkey Bites, Healthy Meal Fast

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Mom Made Foods Turkey Bites {Review}

30 Mar

A while back I discovered Mom Made Foods at my local Whole Foods.  I posted about Mom Made Mac and Cheese back when I started my blog because it was a quick and healthy meal that I didn’t feel guilty about heating up for the girls.  About a month after my post my mom ran into the Mom Made Foods team while they were doing a promotional event at her local Whole Foods in Virginia.  She found out that Mom Made Foods is based out of Alexandria, Virginia (my hometown) and gave them my card.  Heather Stouffer, founder and CEO, reached out and invited me to stop by the office with the girls to meet her and talk more about Mom Made Foods. After our visit, the girls received a box of Mom Made Turkey Meatball Bites for review.

image from Mom Made Foods

About Mom Made Turkey Bites (Information from Mom Made Foods): Custom-sized meatballs are made with antibiotic-free turkey, and are significantly lower sodium than other ready-to-eat meat products.   Mom Made Turkey Meatball Bites are made from simple ingredients, and taste like homemade. Enjoy them on pasta, with cheese on a roll, or on their own as a fun main dish for dinner!  Ingredients: Turley raised without antibiotics, bread crumbs (bleached wheat flour, yeast, sugar, and salt), Nonfat dry milk, celery, Whole eggs, Onions, Salt, Oregano, and Spices.  CONTAINS: Wheat, Milk and Eggs.


The girls loved the meatballs so much my mom and I decided to try them.  They are bursting with great flavor in every bite.  You can definitely taste the Oregano in them. They are great to add to pasta (Maddie’s favorite), or to dip in ketchup for a snack. The meatballs where also the perfect size for sandwiches.  I tried two different types of sandwiches with the girls: a silly turkey meatball sandwich and a Thanksgiving craving sandwich.   The girls weren’t really into the bread with the sandwiches but they devoured the meatballs. Unfortunately, my Whole Foods does not have the meatballs in stock but when I see them I will certainly keep a stock in my fridge.

Silly Meatball Sandwiches

Thanksgiving Craving (only missing the stuffing)

Maddie says: I LOVE meatballs.

Pela: No comment (she had too many in her mouth, they must have been good)

Mom Made Foods are a staple in our freezer for the hair-raising days that I have no energy to cook, when I am rushing out the door or have a sitter and need something healthy and easy to prepare.

You can find Mom Made Foods in the freezer aisles at Whole Foods, A&P, Pathmark, Waldbaums, Mrs Greens, Fairway, and Duane Reade (as of mid-April).

To find out more about Mom Made Foods and other products please visit their website, their facebook page or follow @MomMadeFoods on Twitter.

Disclaimer:  I did not receive compensation for this post.  I received the Mom Made Turkey Bites for the purpose of this review.  All opinions expressed are my own.