Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mom's busy! Have a TV dinner.

What? Did Ma Bacon just suggest a TV dinner? Aren't those expensive and unhealthy?

Guess what, I've been busy lately!  Hard to believe right?  Honestly most days I'm not sure when one ends and the next begins.  So I've needed to take some steps to help out around the house during this busy time.
Why am I so busy (besides running a household and raising 4 kids!) I've decided to take on the challenge of staring my own etsy store.  EEK! It's a big task, but I love sewing and making things besides just cooking.  And I thought perhaps a little extra bacon in my pocket would be nice, especially going into Christmas season.  What, it's not Christmas season you say? Sure it is, Christmas is only 171 days away!  So add one more thing to my busy plate.  If you are interested in taking a peek, feel free to click on the banner below or here.  I've just started so hopefully there will be many more wonderful items added to my store if time allows.  But it's a start anyway.

 So I've been sewing away making things.  And time happens to slip away from me and before I know it, it's dinner time. Again. We need to go grocery shopping bad, it's been 3 weeks since our last trip.  I also have no set meal plan so we've just been winging dinners.  A very dangerous thing, but luckily we've managed to eat out of our freezer and pantry without making extra tips to the store!   Mr. Bacon was off working and the kids were hungry, and I needed to think fast.  The muffin pans for lunch the other day were a success so I thought, why not for a special treat for dinner!  The kids were ecstatic!  They even got to eat their 'TV dinners' in the living room in front of the TV.  Ok I'll admit it was because I had my sewing stuff all over the kitchen table but they didn't complain.  We turned on a movie and they happily munched away.  So what did I put in the TV dinners?  I was under orders from Bacon Jr it couldn't be lunch stuff, lets just say we compromised! 

Mini peanut butter sandwiches cut with the little star cutter, chips, pizza puffs I had in the freezer, strawberries with cool whip, and in Little Miss Bacon and Little Boy Bacon's cut up hot dog with ketchup, and Bacon Jr (since he doesn't like hot dogs) tortilla's with cheese and pizza dipping sauce.  Another successful dinner!


  1. muffin dinner/lunch! Such a great idea! My kids would love this!

  2. we used to call this a suprise plate because I pretty much used whatever we had and the kids thought these were great.....

  3. I LOVE this idea!