Keeping Big Families Full, Homemade Cocoa Puffs, How to Make it Easy to Throw a Shindig, and More in Today’s Monday Morning Mix-Up 5/6/2013

May 6, 2013 · 11 comments

RFIG coverWe’ve got a special weekend ahead with our youngest’s First Communion and a big shindig here afterward, so miracle of miracles, I’m actually getting this Monday post done ahead of time!  (Update: I added a couple pictures below.)

I told you last week about my all new, revised Real Food Ingredient Guide, but what I used to plan his party was my Real Food Party Planning Guide.  I feel about that the way I felt about my old Ingredient Guidehowever, even though the pictures need major work and I want to expand on the info (it’s next on my to-do list), it’s still a pretty handy little guide if you’re having a get-together, and you may want to snag it before it gets revised and I have to raise the price.

carrot saladOne thing I’ll tell you, though, is that picking foods that can be made ahead makes everything so simple.  My mom and sister are also helping by bringing food, so the only stuff I’m making could easily all be done a couple of days prior:  everyone loves sloppy joes (grass-fed ground beef with heart, organic sauce ingredients, fermented buns), organic baked beans, and this carrot salad with lemon that the kids say is so good that it tastes like a lemon-lime soda!

***I know that a lot of us are throwing parties this spring and summer, please share what are your favorite meals that can be made ahead and that can be made in big quantities to feed large groups???

On to the randomness I have for you today…cocoa puffs

1st Communion

1st Communion fam shot

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    { 11 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Jill May 6, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Just LOVE the family pic, Kelly! And how wonderful your little guy had his first communion too!


    2 Stanley Fishman May 6, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Kelly, You have such a lovely family! Blessings to you all!


    3 Stanley Fishman May 6, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Wow, that Canola oil video is so disgusting! They actually brag about bleaching the oil. What amazes me is that the makers of the video actually think this will help sell their product. Seeing it has made me more determined than ever never to touch that stuff.


    4 KitchenKop May 6, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Thanks Jill & Stan, two of my most favorite faithful readers. :)



    5 Mary May 6, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Great picture. Our grandson received his First Communion yesterday too.


    6 %kelly the kitchen kop% via Facebook May 6, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    prayers for your little one making his First Holy Communion!


    7 Debbie Thompson May 6, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Great family pic. Congrats to your son on his special day. My youngest will be making hers on June 2-Corpus Christi!


    8 Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving May 6, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Thanks so much for the mention Kelly! I’ve been a reader for years and I hope that you like the Coco Puffs :)


    9 %kelly the kitchen kop% via Facebook May 7, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Grats to the new Communicant!


    10 Julie May 7, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I have the same green sweater that your daughter has. It looks very good on her.


    11 KitchenKop May 9, 2013 at 12:09 am

    That’s funny. :) She wore it with a new jean skirt we found her that day that was only $10 at a consignment shop and like brand new (and size ZERO, lol!). It’s so rare for me to actually find a deal!



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