Okay, I have no idea how to make a button and I'm too lazy to look right now, so this will have to do.
This week I put a new chore schedule in place. The three oldest each have a section of the camper to clean: my room and bath, the living room/kitchen, or the girls room/bath. They will rotate each week. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday they are responsible for vacumming and any dusting that needs to be done in that area. On opposite days they must clean the bathrooms and the person with the living area must wash the floor. This takes them about 15-20 minutes each day.
I also put forth a rotating schedule to help with making meals, washing dishes, and doing laundry. I've decided that the person helping with meals will be able to help menu plan and we will focus on one meal a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) that they will really do themselves, with my supervision. That person will still help out with the other meals, but the focus will be on that one meal. The goal is that after a few weeks rotation, they will be able to do an entire day's cooking with little supervision. I'm hoping this will help out when the flu hits, as it always does. Last year, the girls were awesome making breakfast (cereal) and lunch (sandwiches) when I got sick. The nice thing is that because we're in the fifth wheel I'm close by to help out!
So, here's three recipes. The first is from Pampered Chef. This time I made it in the crock pot, I just put in on high for 3-4 hours until the potatoes were done. Its always been a favorite here.
Double Potato Scallop
1 cup cooked ham, cubed
1 can condensed cream of potato soup
1/2 cup cool whip
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
4 large unpeeled potatoes, sliced thin
Mix all together. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes. Crush croutons on top and cook another 15-20 minutes or until done.
1.5 lbs ground beef
1 envelope of taco seasoning
2 cans corn, drained
2 can chili beans, undrained
2 (14.5) oz cans diced tomatoes
In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning, corn, beans, and tomatoes. Cover and simmer 15 minutes or until heated through. Serve with crushed chips and shredded cheese on top.
This taco soup recipe is great for lunches. Its quick and easy and all my kids (except the picky eater) love it.
Pumpkin Spice Bars
2 cups sugar
1 15 oz can of pumpkin
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups flour
2 tsps baking powder
2 tsps cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 can cream cheese frosting
In a mixing bowl, combine the first 4 ingredients. Combine the rest and add to the pumpkin mixture until just combined. Pour into a 15x10 pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until done. Cool completely and frost.
Have a fantastic week everyone!! We're off tomorrow to celebrate Little Miss Trouble's fourth birthday. Next week we take our first break as my mom and cousin come into town!! yeah!! Haven't seen my mom in about 18 months!