Friday, March 21, 2014

Books read Mar 21

5 Fun Rhyming Boys Stories: Ultimate Boy's Collection (Fun Rhyming Children's Books) [Kindle Edition]  by Lily Lexington
Illustrated very colorful children's book. First story is about Danny and he's listened to many stories about heroes and he wants to be one also. He finds it hard to get to sleep at night.
He hears a scream, very long and he rushes to save the girl. He finds out she only wanted someone to taste her stew.
Another story is of a dinosaur and he doesn't like vegetables. When he gets tired from a ball game they figure out he needs more energy and if he ate vegetables he'd have more energy.
Cute tales for boys especially that you can turn into a lesson for the day in real life.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Mediterranean Cuisine: 120 Easy and Delicious Recipes for Happy Family Meals (European Cookbook Series)
No pictures or nutritional information but this is for those on a Mediterranean diet. There are many courses starting out with soup, salad and then the main dishes.
Stir fry meals would be my favorite as we seem to accumulate left overs after a few days that fit right into the stir fry category.
Other courses are also available and at the end the author's other works are highlighted.

32 No Bake Pie Recipes - The Ultimate No Bake Pie Collection (Dangerously Delicious Pies - The Best Pie Recipe Cookbook Series)
Love all the pies and the flavor combinations. Only problem is there are no pictures and no nutrtional information.
These would be perfect for a family gathering a few times a year as they could be rich in taste and filling. Love how quick and easy they are to make but not what I was quite looking for.

Cooking in a Cup: Easy recipes for muffin tin meals (Cooking with Kids Series)
What a great way to get kids to help when they can prepare their own food!
Fun way and very well explained that you can experiment. Basic muffin tray breakfast treats can be made within minutes and they are so easy and fun with help from others.
No nutritional information but you should be able to substitute as per your diet needs.
Dessert, lunch and dinner ideas as well. I don't have a favorite I'd want to try them all. Photos of prepared food are also included. Be sure to visit the author's website for more books.

Sandwich Ideas Cookbook. 75 Delicious Sandwich Recipes With Easy To Find Ingredients
Lots of tips and tricks for making sandwiches that can not only be made with bread but other items.
Pictures for the recipes and they are extravagant, whereas I am used to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or tuna fish.
Photos are high quality and there is no nutritional information.  Like the idea of what to use quinoa with, gonna have to give it a try.
Spices and herbs are used along with fresh vegetables.  Also want to try the sloppy joe recipe as I've always just used a package mix and they contain too much salt and cholesterol and fat for our diets.

Afternoon Tea (Breakfast Casseroles, Quiche, Muffins and Scone Recipes)
Most recipes have a picture but there is no nutritional information.  There is quite a selection of foods to choose from that sound very flavor appealing.
Butters, scones with tips on how to achieve success with these, toppings, casseroles, syrups and quiches.  Great resource for one who needs inspiration for breakfast and brunch meals.

Slow Cooker Recipes: 30 Quick, Easy, Satisfying Slow Cooker Recipes That Do The Work For You-Step Through The Door To The Mouthwatering Aroma With Slow ... Easy Slow Cooker Recipes, Crockpot Meals)
No pictures and no nutritional information but it does have quite a selection of recipes. What I liked was that you can scan through Asian,  European, American and oceanian cuisine.
Chocolate mud cake sounds like a good one.
Combinations of the flavors sound interesting enough to experiment with.

The Hope Flower by A.J. Cosmo
Illustrated very colorful children's book about the life of a flower. It grew in a trash covered lot and an angry man would stomp on it.
Despite the rain and sun the flowers continued to grow even though the man would stomp on them. He hated them and they were beautiful.
Love how others came to the rescue and the lot was turned into a park for children to play.
Other books by the author are highlighted at the end.

Mouth Watering Paleo Desserts: Easy, Delicious Recipes For Busy Moms
Healthy nutritious desserts for those on a paleo diet. Love that the recipes sound good but they also include the nutritional information if you are on other diets as well.
If you are new to the Paleo diet you will learn you have to use the ingredients (almond flour and coconut oil) and you can't substitute what you are used to using.  Might take a bit of time to collect all the ingredients from one store
but it'd be well worth it.  Brownie cookies would be my favorite to try.

Children's Book: "It Stinks to be Pink!" (An Illustrated eBook About Self-Esteem and Self-Image) (Adventure Story for All Children ages 3-9) BCB Book Series: EZ as 1-2-3 Access Your Child's Abilities

Illustrated very colorful imaginative children's book about adventure.
Starts out with fuzzipuffs and flora and Hawaii.  So much information about the different flowers!
A fuzzipuff has an exciting day at school and then after.
There are many others who are out playing but Spotty feels left out. He even runs away one day. Many adventures are to come as Spotty finds themselves a friend.
Believe and never give up, dream and wish are good things.  Other books by the author are highlighted at the end.

Bird Bath Soup: A Sweet Little True Story
Illustrated colorful children's book about Annie who spends time with Zia when school is done for the day. One day she is brought soup but it's too hot to eat so it's put on the shelf to cool while Annie tells Zia of her day at school.
A little bird flies in and Zia tells her it must be another girls' pet bird so she makes up signs so others will find them.
The bird is returned to its owner and Zia has a surprise for Annie the next day because of the care she had shown the bird.

 Freezer Meals: Quick and Easy Money-Saving Recipes
Love this book because not only does it give you information on how to safely prepare the food, before during and after cooking but how to reheat it.  And especially the nutritional information about the dish is included.
Features all kinds of meats and poultry dishes along with vegetarian meals.
Chicken pot pie and pizza dough would be my favorites of things to freeze for use at a  later time.

Early Birdy Gets the Worm: A PictureReading Book for Young Children
Illustrated very colorful children's book about a bird and his morning. There is only one page of words. The story is told in the pictures of the book.
Good book for a child to speak what they are seeing on the pages as the story goes along.

Story Book - Kyra's New Zoo [Fun Picture Book for Kids Ages Baby -5] (Kyra and Friends) [Kindle Edition]  by Govind Agarwal  
Illustrated very colorful children's book about Kyra and their new home at the zoo. Kyra has a problem getting used to the new noises at the zoo.
Other animals make different noises and they help Kyra learn all about them.

Lil' Pugs & Ladybugs
Illustrated very colorful fun children's book about pugs and ladybugs. There are 5 different stories in this one collection.
Differences are colors and the things the animals/insects do. Very easy to follow along for a child.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Children's book: Abigail and the Jungle Adventure (Explore the World kids book collection ages 2-6) 
Illustrated very colorful children's book about Abigail  who is able to sepnd time with her grandparents because her parents are on a business trip. She gets to explore every room in their house. Each room has lots of treasures.
She finds a magic bike and book and reads about the adventures she might want to go on and sits on the bike... Love that this book allows a child to dream and make their wish come true.
She does find a new place and explores it and finds all kinds of new things to learn about. More works of the author are highlighted at the end of the book.

Children's EBook: HOW THE COW JUMPED OVER THE MOON (Happy Children's Series - Book 4 -- Fun, Rhyming Picture Book/Bedtime Story about Trying Something New and Being Adventurous, ages 2-8)
Illustrated very colorful children's book showing how a cow spends his days chewing his cud all day long. Other animals stop by and tell him to come along with them, to try something new but he does not know how to do the things they want him to join them.
Love all the animals that stop by.

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