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Dino Themed Lunchbox

It’s that time of the year! Lunchbox time!
Today I’m sharing a fun Dino Themed Lunchbox inspired by our favorite Tyson Fun Nuggets!
Micah was so excited about this lunch box. The best part is it doesn’t take
much to make the Dino theme come to life when you use the Dino Nuggets.
I just mixed some easy green-colored recipes

and snacks together and more Dino touches and Micah was flipping over it!
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The Dino Nuggets were the star of the lunchbox of course.
Then we paired them with a favorite recipe of my kids, parmesan and pea noodles.
They like it hot and cold!

The recipe is simple! Just boil up your pasta of choice, then use some
of the pasta water in the sauce with melted butter, grated parmesan and salt.
Just toss in your peas and you are done. We usually get a frozen
bag of peas that we zap in the microwave while the pasta boils.

Can’t go wrong with fruit. I sliced up some grapes and then
sliced the strawberries to look like the back of a stegosaurus!
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I wanted one more fun Dino theme detail to add to the lunch box so we made some Dino sugar cookies!
All you need is a sugar cookie recipe (refrigerated cookie dough,
store bought mix or homemade!) and a dinosaur toy!
The kids had fun being my big helpers and pressing the Dino footprints

in the cookie dough before we baked them.
Couldn’t be easier and the cookies made the whole lunchbox come together!
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Do you have a Dino loving kid too? Use the Tyson Fun nuggets as the basis for your
dinosaur theme and to get your creativity going!
Then just put in your little one’s favorite foods that are also Dino themed!
You could do broccoli with dip and make the broccoli look like trees!
You could also make a hardboiled egg, crack some of the shell off and
then soak it in coloring overnight before peeling it completely.
It’ll look like a Dino egg and get all the giggles at lunch time!
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Do you love a themed lunchbox too? Something so cute about it!
Thank you to the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA)
for sponsoring todays’ post!
I’m on the Cool Food Panel and love sharing meal ideas like this one with you guys!
Be sure to check out EasyHomeMeals.com for even more ideas!
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Ham & Cheese Sliders with Special Sauce

We love sandwiches in our house! Especially Ham and Cheese.
But we like to kick them up a notch with this recipe!

Our sweet honey mustard sauce drizzled on top makes them extra special, and delicious!
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For this recipe, Borden®  Cheese American Singles were added for its pure, creamy goodness. The cheese really helps transform this sandwich into something special. We LOVE cheese in our house and any good sandwich has to have a good amount of it! Fortunately, June is Dairy Month, and the perfect time to stock up on all our favorite Borden® Cheese products and varieties of singles, shreds and chunks.


You will love this recipe if you need to feed a crew. I like that I can throw it all in one pan and into the oven!
The warm, melty sandwiches are perfect comfort food when you don’t have a lot of time.IMG_9877

I think the best part about this recipe is that you really can take the general idea
and change up the sauce on top to how you like it! You can put more or less mustard depending on if your kids like it.
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INGREDIENTS
Rolls
Thin Sliced Ham
Borden® Cheese American Singles (or any variety you like)
SAUCE:
Couple squirts of favorite Honey Mustard
1 TB Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar 

DIRECTIONS
Butter a casserole pan
Assemble sandwiches
Mix up sauce ingredients and drizzle over rolls
Bake in oven till toasty and melty!
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I hope you give this recipe a try, I know you’ll love it!
Thank you to the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA) for sponsoring todays’ post!
I’m on the Cool Food Panel and love sharing meal ideas like this one with you guys!
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Be sure to check out EasyHomeMeals.com for even more ideas!

Sausage Egg Strata

I first made this recipe as newlyweds for our first Christmas.
Everyone loved it so much that I’ve been making it ever since!
People are always asking for the recipe so here you go!
Your soon to be favorite casserole…Sausage Egg Strata
This is a great recipe for Holidays because I always prep it the night before, it sets up
all night in the fridge and then you can just pop it in the oven in the morning!
The house starts smelling amazing and by the time everyone is ready to eat it’s toasty and yummy!
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INGREDIENTS:
1 lb pork sausage
6 (1 ounce) slices of bread, cubed
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
6 eggs
2 cups milk
1 tsp ground dry mustard
(I don’t add any salt because the sausage has enough in it.
I prefer to let people salt and pepper to taste on their plate!)
*I originally found this recipe via pinterest-no link available*

 
DIRECTIONS:
-Place sausage in large deep skillet. Cook over medium heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside
-Layer bread cubes, sausage and cheddar cheese in a lgihtly greased 7×11″ baking dish.
-In a bowl beat egg, milk, salt, mustard. Pour egg mixture over bread cube mixture.
-Cover it refrigerated 8 hours/overnight
-Remove from the fridge 30 minutes before baking.
-Preheat 350 Degrees. Bake 50-60 Minutes. Let stand 10 minutes. Serves 8
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I hope you give it a try I promise it’ll become a family favorite.
This would be great for a special brunch or if you have company and need to serve a crowd!
Thanks for stopping by the blog. :)
Be sure to pin this recipe for the perfect day to make it. It’s amazing!