DIY Make your own Happy Meal

Note**this is a bit of a duplicate post but wanted to combine the post with the video so I can keep it organized!

*** if you are here looking for the “How to” keep scrolling.

Kids are still crazy for McDonalds Happy Meals and it’s mostly for the surprise toy!

Of course you can go to your local fast food joint and grab one or you can let your creative juices flow and make it yourself!

It’s so easy and I promise you the kids will be so excited for something different for dinner or lunch! You can also feel good giving them something that’s a healthier version of the real thing!

I made the chicken nuggets myself and here’s the recipe I used!

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/chicken-nuggets-2770460.amp

For the fries, I cut up apples for slices and used this template for the fry box.

https://thefrugalcrafter.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/lss_frybox_printable.jpg

For the box, there are different templates I saw on line, but I just ordered these boxes from Amazon because I thought it would just be easier! Also I envisioned future crafty uses for them. Here’s the link if you want to copy!

https://www.amazon.com/Microwavable-Carryout-Container-MT-Products/dp/B074GMLPY9/ref=mp_s_a_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1528505449&sr=8-9&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=mt+cardboard+box

Add the drink and the fun toy and you’re good to go! Watch your kids be surprised and happy you did something different for them!

Video with the kids

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Hi, my name is Jill. Welcome to my blog! I am a stay at home mom to three girls.
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I am also trying to take steps to live a better, healthier, and more relaxed life. I hope to start writing about that soon!

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Memorial Weekend Thoughts

Memorial Day Weekend. The name itself conjures up images of girls gone wild. A suitcase filled with fancy, going out… well basically slutty clothes, makeup, and bottles of pre game mixers and alcohol.

I can remember the outfit changes, fashion shows with the girls, the nights out, the drinks, the hook ups, the “list” on the kitchen fridge of beer goggled conquests. Oh the craziness that went on at the shore. What happens at the shore stays at the shore!

I remember the drive to the house, windows down, maybe smoking a cigarette (this was twenty years ago!) the excitement, the start of summer. The hope of meeting someone special if you were single, the looking forward to soaking up the sun by day, dancing the night away by night, and having a blast hanging with your housemates.

Weekends at the shore were a continuous series of laughs, drama, closeness, drinking, and late night pizza ( although that part was an ongoing problem. I think we all would set out saying, “I’m not going to eat pizza tonight!”

But come 2 am, someone would inevitably cave… Waking up to the telltale evidence of a late night pizza binge.

Seems like a distant memory. Those were fun days for sure. But these days, these types of weekends, when my husband is home for that extra day, and we get three days of family time and BBQs with friends, it’s pure bliss.

Hamburgers, pool parties, smiles and s’mores.

This memorial weekend I was happy to be home, hanging with my family, the thought of me in a bar, cocktails and cougars, sends a shiver of scariness down my spine.

Here’s a picture of my watermelon decorated sugar cookies I brought to a BBQ. Will be posting recipe and video soon.