Back to School…Back to Menu Planning!

SMores Galore
S’Mores Galore

I am bound and determined to get it in gear this week. My goal is to get back on the Fly Lady bandwagon, gain control of my diet/exercise program, and to commit to menu planning again.

I used to participate in Menu Planning Monday over at the Organizing Junkie. There is something about putting your weekly menu plan out there for all to see that makes you a little more committed to sticking to it each week.  For your viewing pleasure, here is what is on the menu at the Dine & Dish household this week.

Earlier in the day yesterday, we had told the kids that in the evening we would light the outdoor fire pit and make S’Mores. It had been fairly cool all week, but of course last night it turned out to be sticky and warm, so my hubby felt like it was too warm to light the fire pit. I had a couple of disappointed kids when they heard the news that there would be no marshmallow roasting. When we came inside, I looked at all the S’mores ingredients laying out and suddenly remembered the cookbook I borrowed from my sisters house this summer. It was a Pampered Chef cookbook called Delightful Desserts. The recipe that I remembered was for oven S’mores, called S’mores Galore. I adapted the recipe to fit a 9×13 casserole dish and just played things a little by ear. As gooey as campfire s’mores with the same roasted flavor, this is one dessert that will turn disappointed tears into cheers.

S’Mores Galore from the Delightful Desserts Pampered Chef Cookbook

10 whole honey graham crackers — (about 5 x 2″), divided
6 bars milk chocolate — (1.55 ounces each), coarsley
chopped
1 package mini marshmallows — (16 ounces), divided
6 tablespoons butter or margarine — divided
3 tablespoons milk

Preheat oven to 350º.
Arrange a single layer of graham crackers to completely cover bottom of bar
pan, breaking crackers to fit. Toast in oven 2 minutes. Remove pan to
cooling rack.
Coarsely break remaining graham crackers into large bowl. Set aside.
Combine 3 cups of marshmallows, 3 tablespoons of the butter and milk,
microwave on high 1 minute. Stir until smooth. Add half of the chopped
chocolate. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
Spread marshmallow mixture evenly over graham crackers in pan.
Melt remaining 3 tablespoons of butter. Toss with remaining graham crackers.
Add remaining marshmallows and chopped chocolate. Toss lightly.
Spoon mixture evenly in pan.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until marshmallows are lightly browned. Cool 15
minutes. Cut into bars.
Serve warm or cool.

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Comments

  1. says

    That looks so good it looks evil.

    How on earth do those of you who don’t eat leftovers actually make a new meal each night? Aren’t there some nights where you just cannot stand the idea of cooking? My dad won’t eat leftovers and I never used to until my husband got on my case. Now I thank goodness we do, lol, because otherwise I shudder to think at what I might feed the kids some nights. I’m impressed at your menus for the week!

    Lauras last blog post..Taste & Create: HoneyB’s Brooke’s Best Bombshell Brownies

  2. says

    YUMM–MMY!
    Those s’mores look absolutely delicious! And how clever to still pull it togther for your kiddos and not let them down. You rock!

    And, oh yeah, I’m on the new school year/ new start kick over here, too. I’m ready for a little structure (and a little exercise!)

    Thanks for the yummy idea and recipe!

  3. says

    I always LOVE reading your blog…and I so appreciate you sharing your weekly menu with us. What a wonfersul, easy idea…a weekly menu for us would save me so much time and stress…and probably a few trips to the store!! :) Hope to see you soon…we need a movie might out!! :) ~Jen

    Jen Mullinaxs last blog post..Coming Soon

  4. says

    kristen this sounds like a 5 star menu plan. adopt me for the week lol! i really like the idea of a weekly meal plan. i normally do it only for the weekend.

  5. says

    I’ve been getting the Fly Lady emails forever, and one day I hope I can stick with it. For now, they just get deleted…

    This is my kind of dessert. It’s been too hot at night here for anything with a flame, but this sounds just as good as the real S’mores!

    Deborahs last blog post..Alfajores de Dulce de Leche

  6. Lisa says

    Just when I want to give up sugar (chocolate, cookies, etc., again), I see this yummy yummy post. I LOVE smores! I haven’t had them in years and years. Isn’t that sad? Should I not correct this tragic oversight???
    : )
    Ooh–Friday’s menu looks good! I’m about to start on a dough for some pizza myself in an effort to get rid of some tomatoes! (I’m actually online for the purpose of trying to find the darned “easy” recipe!!!)
    :)

  7. Cindy says

    OK…. I have been reading your blog for quite sometime and I have NEVER written to a blogger before but this inspired me to. A quick suggestion…. how about posting a menu plan every week? I always look to you for suggestions and always love what you cook. This way we are both happy: I get great menu ideas and it keeps you on track because you have posted it! :) What do you think? :)

  8. says

    I really have to start menu planning again too. Summer was really all about sandwiches and salads and easy stuff at the last minute. These smores would make my kids (and me!) happy too! Maybe even make me forget school starts in a few days!

    LyBs last blog post..Blueberry Daze

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