Monday, March 14, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

Now that it is a month later. . .I figured it was about time to do a MPM again!
Monday- Crock Pot Chicken Wings, cut veggies, noodles
Tuesday- Tacos and fixings
Wednesday- Potato Soup, Cheesy Garlic Bread
Thursday (CP)- {out}
Friday-pizza or left-overs
Saturday's Snack- Cranberry White Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats (see below)
Sunday (BFS)- French Toast Casserole, fruit salad, ham steaks

Saturday's Snack-- Fancy Rice Krispies
My daughter has this way of smiling at people and making them melt. I think it is her age. And the fact that she knows she is a princess and uses this to her advantage. A week ago we were meeting Daddy for coffee, and the beloved coffee shop owner melted over Princess A and brought her this WONDERFUL treat. It was so simple, yet so good. (I may have snuck a bite or two). Rice Krispie Squares with added dried cranberries, chocolate chips, coconut, and walnuts. Mmmm. . .Her recipe is probably top secret, but I tried to reinvent it at home on my own.
My original recipe came from here. (Not tough when you know the basic rice krispies square recipe) and then I changed it up a little to suit our likes. . .


4 tablespoons butter
4 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 tablespoon good quality vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
6 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal or equal
3/4 cup dry cranberries
1/4 cup toasted coconut
a handful of walnuts (crushed if you'd like)
*If you don't like the last two ingredients, then just up the chocolate chips by 1/2 cup.

1. Butter a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
2. In a large pan on the stove top, melt the butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows. Stir until the mixture is melted, hot, and smooth. Add the vanilla.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients. Stir quickly (the chocolate chips will begin to melt!) until the cereal is uniformly combined with the marshmallow mixture.
4. Remove the mixture to the buttered pan. Evenly distribute the mixture and press it down into the pan with buttered fingers, a piece of waxed paper, or a spatula. Let cool and cut into squares.

Mmm. . .
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