Juice Facts

When you pick up a bottle of juice at the store, how do you know if you are buying the best for your kids? The easiest way is to take a look at the label. If you see “juice cocktail”, “drink” or beverage on the label, it means the juice contains less than 100% juice (and sometimes as little as 5%!). Look at the label closely; water, flavorings, and sweeteners are probably making up the rest. 100% juice or 100% pure means that the juice is “pure” juice. However, you should know that these juice blends are usually made with apple and grape juice as their first ingredient even if you aren’t having that kind of juice. Lastly, if you buy “light” juice, you may be in for a rude awakening. These light versions usually contain less sugar and fewer calories. They are usually diluted with water and/or sweeteners. They are usually priced the same as regular juice. If you are wanting light juice, I would highly suggest that you buy regular juice and dilute it yourself at home. You can save calories and money too!

Sloppy Joe Squares



Sloppy Joe Squares
Serves: 4
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 can sloppy joe sauce
  • 2 cans Pillsbury refrigerated Big & Buttery crescent dinner rolls
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Heat over to 350 degrees. Brown ground beef and drain. Stir in sauce. Heat to boiling; stirring occasionally.
  2. Unroll 1 can of the dough. Place in ungreased 13x9 inch glass baking dish. Press in bottom and ½ inch up the sides. Spread beef mixture over dough. Sprinkle cheese. Unroll 2nd can of dough and place over cheese.
  3. Bake 30 - 35 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and the dough is golden brown. Cut into squares to serve.

Four Foods On Friday #24

Aghhhhh!!!! I forgot to do this last week, because I tried to wait for Friday to actually do the meme!!! Therefore, this week I am doing it now, so I don’t forget! If you’d like to participate, head over to Fun, Crafts, and Recipes.

#1. What’s your favorite food smell? Pork chops. The funny thing is that I really don’t like to eat them all that much but I love how they smell when they are cooking.
#2. What’s your favorite kind of apple? Ummm apple pie? I don’t really eat just apples.
#3. What veggies do you like in your salad? Carrots.
#4. Share a recipe that uses beef.

Lasagna Rolls

lasagna rolls

9 lasagna noodles
1 lb. ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic
1 jar (26 oz) pasta sauce
1 container (16 oz) ricotta cheese
1 1/4 shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Coat a 13×9 baking dish with cooking spray.

Prepare the noodles according to the packaging directions. Drain noodles. Rinse with cool water; drain again. Lay noodles flat on wax paper.

Cook the ground beef, onion, garlic in a skillet until browned. Drain fat. Add pasta sauce and heat to a boil. Spread 2 cups of meat sauce into prepared baking dish.

Mix ricotta and 1 cup mozzarella in a large bowl. Spread cheese mixture over each noodle.

Roll up noodles tightly. Place seam side down on top of the meat sauce in dish. Spoon the remaining sauce over rolls and sprinkle with parmesan. Bake rolls until heated through (about 30 minutes). Sprinkle remaining mozzarella and let stand for 5 minutes.