Arkansas Living — September 2012
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Make The Grade


As families launch into back-to-school routines, moms are thinking ahead to get organizer for the busy school year- and seeking easy, affordable mealtime solutions.

"These recipes [chicken tortilla roll-ups, motoring munchies, happy face cupcakes] are great, creative meal solutions that will save moms time and money and- most importantly -please even the pickiest eaters in the family," said Catherine Cassidy, editor on chief of taste of home magazine.

Chicken Tortills roll-ups

3/4 cup sour cream
6 spinach tortillas or flour tortillas of your choice (8 inches)
1-1/2 cups ready-to-use grilled chicken breast strips or cubed cooked turkey
1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded lettuce
1/2 cup chopped ripe olives
1/2 cup chunky salsa

Spread 2 tablespoons sour cream over each tortilla. Top with chicken, cheese, lettuce, olives and salsa. Roll up each tortilla tightly; wrap in plastic wrap or store in a covered container. Refrigerate until serving. Makes 6 servings.

motoring munchies

1 package (18 oz.) granola without raisins
1 can (12 oz.) salted peanuts
1 package (15 oz.) raisins
1 package (14 oz.) milk chocolate M&M’s
1 package (14 oz.) peanut M&M’s
2 packages (7 oz. each) mixed dried fruit

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Store in a Ziploc® gallon bag. Makes 3 quarts.

happy face cupcakes

1 package (18-1/4 oz.) yellow cake mix
1 can (16 oz.) vanilla frosting
Assorted candies of your choice

Prepare and bake cake according to package directions for cupcakes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost cupcakes. Decorate with assorted candy to create smiley faces. Makes 2 dozen.

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