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Chicken and Noodles Meal After Birth, Sickness or Death

This past year I’ve had several opportunities to join a “meal train” for those in my community and family who have experienced a birth, adoption and a death. After those life-changing events, the last thing someone wants to worry about is what to feed their family. Finding meals that are easy to make, travel well and is something most people like can be challenging.

Here is a chicken and noodles “support meal” idea complete with links to all of the recipes.

Chicken and Noodles Meal to bring after baby, sickness or death.

Chicken and Noodles with Mashed Potatoes – I don’t usually follow a recipe, but this Pioneer Woman chicken and noodle recipe is very similar to what I make. However, I just cook bone-in chicken breasts in the slow cooker prior to making the recipe. Bone-in chicken breasts are inexpensive and I can purchase them for less than $1.00/lb. I make homemade noodles from this recipe or you can use Reames.

Asian SaladThis asian salad has become a part of all of our family get togethers. Everyone loves it and it doesn’t just go with asian style food. It travels easiest if you place the crunchies and salad in separate baggies and leave the dressing on the side.

Snickers dip – This is another fan favorite recipe that is easy to make ahead of time. It is also delicious with Heath bars in place of Snickers.

Spicy Sweet Potato Cakes with Feta, Bacon and Avocado

Spicy Sweet Potato Cakes with Feta, Bacon and Avocado

I make a lot of sweet potatoes because my kids will (surprisingly) eat them and they are a good source of fiber and vitamins. There are so many fun ways to incorporate sweet potatoes in your diet like this baked sweet potato bar where the kids can choose a variety of different healthy toppings.

One of my favorite ways to eat sweet potatoes are these delicious spicy sweet potato cakes, which are perfect for entertaining. Red pepper flakes give these potato cakes a spicy kick (you could even add sriracha for extra spicyness). The feta adds the perfect touch of saltiness and the bacon adds a crunch. The finishing touches of avocado and Greek yogurt add a bit of creaminess.

To view the full recipe, visit my post on Litehouse foods! Recipe: Spicy Sweet Potato Cakes with Bacon, Feta and Avocado.

Spicy Sweet Potato Cakes with Feta, Bacon and Avocado. (So delicious!)

5 Minute Microwave S’more Chocolate Pudding

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TruMoo Milk  . All opinions are 100% mine.

5 Minute Microwave S'more Chocolate Pudding.

We should at least be starting to see little glimpses of Spring, but mother nature has other plans. This is one of the coldest winters we’ve had! The kids and I are getting a bit of cabin fever because the last thing three seven year olds want to do is stay inside all day. This S’more Chocolate Pudding is a fun and easy food activity that you can do with the kids on a day they are stuck in the house. They can actually make chocolate pudding in the microwave in FIVE minutes! My kids love watching the milk turn thicker and thicker with each time in the microwave- it’s almost like a food experiment! Getting kids in the kitchen at this age is such a good learning tool because they can read the recipe, gather the ingredients and mix them together with just a little guidance. Cooking is a great way to work on reading and math (and not to mention good bonding time).

Here are five, fun food activities that will be sure to help that cabin fever go away!

  1. Make rock candy. This rock candy experiment takes several days, so this would be perfect for when the kids have a few snow days and nothing to do.
  2. Ice Cream in a Bag. You can try the limited edition TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow in place of the half-and-half! 
  3. Homemade butter. I wonder what Chocolate Marshmallow butter would taste like?!
  4. Make your own marshmallows! It’s a cold day, so why not make your own marshmallows! You could put them on top of a hot cup of TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow!
  5. And of course, make your own pudding! The recipe for S’more Chocolate pudding is below.

Easy S'more Chocolate Pudding

Have you seen the limited edition TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow milk in stores? Not every debate with your kids has to be hard. Like TruMoo- it’s delicious and nutritious so everyone wins. TruMoo has no artificial growth hormones, no high fructose corn syrup and is fresh from your trusted dairy. I used the new, delicious TruMoo for this S’more Chocolate Pudding. For product information and availability, visit TruMoo online.

S'more Chocolate Pudding.

5 Minute Microwave Chocolate Pudding


  • 2 cups TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbls cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup crushed graham crackers
  1. Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt in a microwave safe bowl. Whisk in the TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow until combined and smooth.
  2. Microwave, uncovered about 3 minutes. Stir. Microwave 1 minute more. Stir. Microwave 1 last minute! Stir.
  3. Enjoy right away or keep in containers in the fridge for a quick snack.

For more delicious recipes you can make with your kids on a day you are feeling a little cabin fever (or just want something delicious to eat) you can Find TruMoo Recipe inspiration on Pinterest or Join the TruMoo community on Facebook!


Chocolate pudding made in 5 minutes in the microwave!

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