Thursday, May 31, 2012

Recipe Review: Easy Crab Cakes

We tried this crab cakes recipe from Allrecipes and OH MY was it good!!  We followed the recipe almost exactly.  I ended up leaving out the Old Bay seasoning because I didn't have any on hand.  For the actual crabmeat itself I used Trader Joe's canned crabmeat.  No one even suspected that it wasn't fresh!

The best part about this recipe... so quick and easy to make!  I assembled the mixture in the afternoon during nap time, put plastic wrap over it, and stuck it in the fridge.  When we were ready to eat I just formed the patties, dipped them in panko, and stuck them in the pan to cook!

These crab cakes would also be a great dish to make for company if you didn't want to spend hours in the kitchen.  Serve them with a dipping sauce, a yummy salad, and some fresh bread, and you have an entire meal in under 20 minutes!
Review: A++ 

(I will definitely be making these delicious and VERY easy crab cakes again!)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Heart Healthy Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Heart Healthy Spaghetti Sauce


  • 1 tablespoon EVOO
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (8-ounce) jar of low-sodium tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


Warm oil in a large saucepan on medium heat.  Add onion and bell pepper and saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute.  Add ground beef and season liberally with salt and pepper.  Continue to cook and stir mixture until meat is browned.  Drain off excess fat.  Add tomato sauce and seasonings.  Cover and simmer on low for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Serve over pasta.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
(Servings: 4 - 6)

To Freeze:
After completely cooled, put sauce in desired portions into freezer bags or containers and put into freezer.

To Reheat:
Remove from freezer and place in refrigerator to thaw for up to a day.  Reheat on stove, in the microwave, or in crock pot.  For a quick thaw method, place under warm water for 10-15 minutes, then reheat.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Toddler Tuesday: Wallaby Key Lime Yogurt

For those of you with toddlers/preschoolers at home, you know how tricky it can be to find healthy foods that they will actually eat.  At our house, we only make/buy foods without any added colors, preservatives, or artificial anything.  Every Tuesday I will blog about a new food or product that we have tried and loved, and hopefully your toddler will love it too!

This week's choice...

Wallaby Key Lime Lowfat Organic Yogurt


My toddler loved it!  She loved that the container was green!  She would have eaten three containers in one sitting if we would have let her!  The best part is that it has all natural and healthy ingredients.  This is definitely a new breakfast/lunch/snack option for our household.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Menu Plan Monday 5/28

(Memorial Day Cook-Out!)
(30 Minute Meal)
Tossed Salad
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

(Nap time prep)
Easy Crab Cakes
(Mixture can be prepared ahead of time and put in refrigerator)

(Freezer Friendly)
Spaghetti Sauce (Make triple batch for freezer)
Bucatini Noodles
Salad w/ Caesar Dressing

(Prepare in the morning)
Greek Chicken and Potatoes
Toasted Bread
Corn on the Cob

(30 Minute Meal)
Garlic Herb Couscous
Fresh Bread
Provencal Apple and Walnut Pie with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Dinner Out!

Fruit Salad

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Welcome to Busy Mom's Menu Plan!!

Welcome to Busy Mom's Menu Plan!  The main goal of Busy Mom's is to provide quick and easy, healthy menu plans.  Read more about our menu plans here!  Busy Mom's Menu Plan has more than just menus!  Check out our simple and healthy recipes, fun activities for kids, homemade projects, and everything else related to being a busy mom!
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