Cream Peas On Toast

As a parent, we enjoy replicating fond memories of our childhood with our own children.  Earlier this week, I was able to share with my little boys a childhood favourite, cream peas on toast.

Now, I was a rural raised little girl so we spent many hours outdoors, cutting and bringing in firewood for the winter months as well as gardening. Continue reading


What Is That In My Cream Cheese?

Out and about during my regular outings with my one and two year old, we are known to pick up a toasted blueberry bagel with strawberry cream cheese and/or a toasted sesame bagel with herb and garlic cream cheese at our favourite coffee shop.  I justify the bagel as part of their diets for their need for fat and calcium accompanied by the filling bagel.

Photo courtesy Wikipedia

Recently, out of consideration of the funds running low in my entertainment budget for this month, I decided I would pick up some bagels and cream cheese from the grocery store.  Continue reading

Mealtimes With My Two Year Old

I expressed recently in Life With a Toddler…  Is A Rollercoaster how my two year old toddler mealtimes were chaotic.  At the time I wrote this post, I was at the highest point of tension with meals.  We experienced various forms of expression during grace, he’d rather discuss all of the other things he would rather be eating than what I’ve prepared.  Flying food was almost inevitable.  A short few days later, I changed my attitude.  I stopped fighting.

I have new mealtime habits: Continue reading

Need A Dinner Idea?

I received my recipe email from yesterday, just in time to inspire me for dinner and it was a hit!  I thought I MUST share it with you today!  I doubled the recipe so we’d have leftovers and it was great!

Honey Walnut Dijon Chicken (Click for printable copy)


 1 tbsp          Canola Oil

3/4lb            Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks Continue reading

Toddler Snacks

One of the secrets to a satisfied toddler is keeping their tummies full and their mind occupied.  My favourite toddler snacks to have on hand are:

Berries – My son likes berries, berries, berries.  I prefer to buy organic berries so during our winter season when organic berries are rare or almost not edible, I like to buy Organic frozen berries from Safeway, mix them with yogurt.

Cereal with Yogurt – Raw oatmeal is usually my favourite because it is more filling but whole grain o’s rate second. Continue reading

Breakfast This Morning

Weekend mornings provide time for breakfasts that take a little more time.  I prepared this last night for breakfast today, but it can be made immediately after preparation as well.  I hope you enjoy.
Baked Cinnamon French Toast
6 slices white, whole wheat or raisin bread
1 tsp  ground cinnamon
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup maple syrup or table syrup
2 tbsp margarine or butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
 fruit for garnish (optional) Continue reading

I like Free – I’ll Take It…

If I am to admit it, I haven’t always been diligent at watching my receipts to ensure I have paid the correct price.  I knew a lady who worked at customer service at the Real Canadian Superstore and she advised me that I should always watch my receipt when shopping at RCS because the prices will often not ring at the till as they are marked on the shelf, especially when prices have just changed when a new flyer comes out.  This advice encouraged me to keep a better eye on my Superstore receipt,  I would return home and have a look at my receipt, often note the wrong price or they charged me for bags instead of giving me points for my cloth bags but think, is it worth my time returning to the store for a few cents, a buck or two. Continue reading

Food Grade Ratings

I was making my ‘no name’ orange juice today and I noticed it said Grade C.  I thought WHAT!? I am buying a very inferior product.  I realize it is ‘no name’ but I’ve never examined the can enough to see the ‘grade’.  I had experience with Grade B beef one time and it tainted me on buying less than grade A from that day forward.  Now to see I am serving a juice that is obviously not a respectable quality!? Continue reading