Friday, May 22, 2015

BBQ Egg Rolls Recipe

Lately I have been working hard to introduce the kids to new food without breaking the budget. I knew that they would never welcome the typical egg roll so I set out on a mission to make an egg roll my kids would eat and enjoy. After the BBQ Tacos I made I knew the kids were open to bbq with cole slaw. That is where this recipe was born. I hope that you are able to enjoy it and maybe even let the kids help you cook it.

Lately I have been working hard to introduce the kids to new food without breaking the budget. I knew that they would never welcome the typical egg roll so I set out on a mission to make an egg roll my kids would eat and enjoy. After the BBQ Tacos I made I knew the kids were open to bbq with cole slaw. That is where this recipe was born. I hope that you are able to enjoy it and maybe even let the kids help you cook it.


What you will need 
Lately I have been working hard to introduce the kids to new food without breaking the budget. I knew that they would never welcome the typical egg roll so I set out on a mission to make an egg roll my kids would eat and enjoy. After the BBQ Tacos I made I knew the kids were open to bbq with cole slaw. That is where this recipe was born. I hope that you are able to enjoy it and maybe even let the kids help you cook it.

  • Cole Slaw - I bought this bag at Wal Mart and there was enough left over for other meals. I recommend having at least 2 cups of cole slaw on hand. 
  • Egg Roll Wraps - I bought these at my Wal Mart. Not all Wal Marts carry them but many grocery stores do. 
  • Pulled BBQ chicken - You can substitute pork or beef if you would prefer. I made mine in the crock pot. I will share a pointer for you on that in a moment. 
  • Water - 2 cups 

What to do
Lately I have been working hard to introduce the kids to new food without breaking the budget. I knew that they would never welcome the typical egg roll so I set out on a mission to make an egg roll my kids would eat and enjoy. After the BBQ Tacos I made I knew the kids were open to bbq with cole slaw. That is where this recipe was born. I hope that you are able to enjoy it and maybe even let the kids help you cook it.

  • Prepare the BBQ chicken - Place 4 chicken breasts in your crock pot. Cover with BBQ sauce. I used about half a bottle. Let cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8. Shred it half an hour before you will be making egg rolls to get the bbq over all of the parts equally. 
  • Lay out ingredients. - Like the image above it is important to lay out all the ingredients you will need in advance. Make sure your water is in a bowl and ready to use. 
  • Pre-heat Oven to 425 degrees. - Also, use a spray to grease your pans. I used a canola oil based one. 
Lately I have been working hard to introduce the kids to new food without breaking the budget. I knew that they would never welcome the typical egg roll so I set out on a mission to make an egg roll my kids would eat and enjoy. After the BBQ Tacos I made I knew the kids were open to bbq with cole slaw. That is where this recipe was born. I hope that you are able to enjoy it and maybe even let the kids help you cook it.
  • Lay out Egg roll wrap and then layer on meat. - While I did this at an angle it could just as easily work be going along one side a few inches from the edge. 
Lately I have been working hard to introduce the kids to new food without breaking the budget. I knew that they would never welcome the typical egg roll so I set out on a mission to make an egg roll my kids would eat and enjoy. After the BBQ Tacos I made I knew the kids were open to bbq with cole slaw. That is where this recipe was born. I hope that you are able to enjoy it and maybe even let the kids help you cook it.
  • Add cole slaw - Don't be too generous. Make sure your egg roll will be able to wrap closed as it is thin and can break. 
Lately I have been working hard to introduce the kids to new food without breaking the budget. I knew that they would never welcome the typical egg roll so I set out on a mission to make an egg roll my kids would eat and enjoy. After the BBQ Tacos I made I knew the kids were open to bbq with cole slaw. That is where this recipe was born. I hope that you are able to enjoy it and maybe even let the kids help you cook it.
  • Wrap up your egg roll - Each time you fold a layer put a small amount of water on it to help it stick. For ours we folded the bottom corner first, then rolled the egg roll, and pulled the top part down. 
Lately I have been working hard to introduce the kids to new food without breaking the budget. I knew that they would never welcome the typical egg roll so I set out on a mission to make an egg roll my kids would eat and enjoy. After the BBQ Tacos I made I knew the kids were open to bbq with cole slaw. That is where this recipe was born. I hope that you are able to enjoy it and maybe even let the kids help you cook it.

  • Bake at 425 until golden. - Each oven will be different. Watch for the golden color of the egg roll to know when it is done. 
Lately I have been working hard to introduce the kids to new food without breaking the budget. I knew that they would never welcome the typical egg roll so I set out on a mission to make an egg roll my kids would eat and enjoy. After the BBQ Tacos I made I knew the kids were open to bbq with cole slaw. That is where this recipe was born. I hope that you are able to enjoy it and maybe even let the kids help you cook it.
If you have extra components left over, let your children make some to freeze for a future meal.
You can flash freeze them before cooking and then move them to a bag or freezer container until you are ready to cook them. 

What is your child's favorite food? Do they help you cook it? 


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Free Summer Activities and Resources for Kids

Summer is a great time to take the kids out to do something really fun and unwind. It can also be a really expensive time of year if you aren't careful. I have put together a list of activities and resources to make your summer a little bit more affordable while keeping it fun.

Summer is a great time to take the kids out to do something really fun and unwind. It can also be a really expensive time of year if you aren't careful. I have put together a list of activities and resources to make your summer a little bit more affordable while keeping it fun.

This is a working list. I will be adding to it through the summer as I find new and amazing options for you. If you know of something that should be added please comment or e-mail me.

Camps & Programs
  • Apple offers camps at youth programs free to children 8-12 years of age. Find out more Here. 
  • Google Maker Camp - This one looks like something a homeschool group would be able to host and have a lot of fun with. 
  • Home Depot Kids Weekly Workshops - Get your kids building for free with these fun workshops each week. 
Food 
With summer comes the extra hardship for some families to provide meals for their children during the day. There is a great movement by the USDA to offer free meals to these children. Look up locations where you can feed your kids for free this summer here. 

Free Summer Movie
Make sure to get there early. Some of these fill up quickly
R.E.I. Cinemas - Free summer movies 2 days a week.
Cobb Theaters - Visit your local theater for days/times.


Free Summer Bowling
Kids Bowl Free - Kids are able to bowl two games for free each day of the summer through this program.

Free Summer Skating
Sign up with Kids Skate Free to find out when your local rink offers free summer skating and how you can take part. Some places require skate rental fees. Ask about this before going.

Online Freebies for Summer
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge - May 4th - September 4th

Summer Reading Programs 
  • Barnes & Nobles is offering one free book from their list when your reads and documents reading 8 books using their form. Find out more at Barnes & Nobles.
  • Sylvan Reading Program - Your child will read and then answer comprehension questions about the book to earn points that can be redeemed for some cool prizes.  
  • Half Price Books - Read 15 minutes a day to earn an entry into a $20 gift card giveaway. 






Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Geeky Educational Link Up - Homeschool Science Curriculum

Are you looking for a Homeschool Science Curriculum? Well, today over at Waldorf Salad and Cottage Fries,Andrea shares some of her favorites covering grades K-12. Some of these look like a lot of fun. Hope over to Waldorf Salad and Cottage Fries to check it out. 




Introducing my Co-hosts!
There are some great co-hosts for the Geeky Educational Link Up.  I highly recommend checking out their blogs each week as they will have different favorites than I will. Some of these blogs also post some great geek projects and Science projects! You never know. You might be highlighted on their blog.


Come Link Up!


Monday, May 18, 2015

Free Second Continental Congress Mini Unit Study

Over the last few weeks in co-op we have used Liberty's Kids to study The Boston Tea PartyThe Intolerable ActsThe First Continental Congress, and The Green Mountain Boys. This week we are continuing with our series focusing on Second Continental Congress. I have put together a free printable pack for you to use as you study this section. 

Over the last few weeks in co-op we have used Liberty's Kids to study The Boston Tea Party, The Intolerable Acts, The First Continental Congress, and The Green Mountain Boys. This week we are continuing with our series focusing on Second Continental Congress. I have put together a free printable pack for you to use as you study this section.
What we will do: 

  • Watch episode 8 of Liberty's Kids and complete Active Listening Questions. 
  • Complete the Think Deeper worksheet.
  • Complete the Conundrum Word Study page. 
  • Draw a comic to go with the lesson. 
What is included? 
  • Active Listening Questions - These will go with the episode of Liberty's Kids. 
  • Think Deeper Worksheet - The goal is to take your child deeper into the lesson and think about what happened. 
  • Conundrum Word Study - The word conundrum is used in the episode and this will give your child a chance to explore the word and use it. 
  • Comic Template - This will give your child the option to share their understanding of the lesson in a fun way. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Summer Bucket List & a Free Printable

Summer is just around the corner and I am so excited. We have put together a bucket list of things we want to do this summer. However, money is tight so we don't want our list to be filled with things that cost a lot. I have put this together as a printable so that you can print it out if you need a low cost bucket list.

Summer is just around the corner and I am so excited. We have put together a bucket list of things we want to do this summer. However, money is tight so we don't want our list to be filled with things that cost a lot. I have put this together as a printable so that you can print it out if you need a low cost bucket list.

Print yours Here! 

  • Dance in the Rain
  • Laugh until you cry
  • Get into a Tickle Fight
  • Build a box fort
  • Build a back yard secret fort
  • Decorate the driveway with chalk
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Go down a slip and slide
  • Lay under the stars
  • Have a campfire
  • Roast Marshmallows
  • Free Summer Movie
  • Free Bowling
  • Free Skating
  • Make a new Friend
  • Write a silly joke book
  • Read a book under a big tree
  • Make my own scavenger hunt
  • Hunt for hidden treasure
  • Have a teddy bear picnic
  • Have a silly spa day
  • Cow Appreciation Day at Chick Fil A
  • Hallway Bowling
  • Play hopscotch
  • Make Popcicles from scratch
  • Indoor Campout
  • Spend a morning at the library
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Squirt Gun Paintings
  • Shaving Cream Balloon Fight
  • Eat Watermelon in the shade
  • Tie Dye Shirts
  • Watch a sunset
  • Board Game Night
  • Go to a Playground
  • Run through the sprinkler
  • Make and fly a kite
  • Bike riding with friends
  • Jump rope contest
  • Make cookies
  • Hide and Seek in the Dark
  • Find shapes in the clouds
  • Swing really high
  • Jump in puddles
  • Messy Science Day
  • Coloring Book Day
  • Pick something in the dollar store