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I’m doing that thing again where I refuse to buy cereal because we’ve had this giant Sam’s Club sized box of instant oatmeal in the pantry for, like, 3 months now and I. Want. It. Gone.

I’m told that there are people in this world that enjoy oatmeal and happily eat it but my children and I are not those people.

Why’d you buy 52 packs of oatmeal, Amanda, if you guys don’t eat oatmeal?

I don’t know, y’all. I black out in Sam’s the second I start thinking about getting a slice of pizza and I don’t even realize I have the oatmeal until I’m already out the door and flinging boxes into the Jeep.

No, this isn’t the first time we’ve ended up with the oatmeal.

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How was your weekend?

We had the best of both worlds. On Saturday we were eating watermelon in the backyard while wearing shorts and then Sunday we watched snow fall all day long! It was very strange and pretty fun.

I’m assuming most of your had nice Spring weather so I wanted to share this Spring treat! I think it’s my favorite thing I’ve made in months.

It’s basically Chex cereal coated in chocolate pudding mix and then you stir in crushed up Oreos and gummy worms! I know it looks like it’s for the kids but I won’t lie, it hit all my weird cravings on Saturday night – sweet and crunchy, chocolate, sour, chewy. I mean, everything all in one cute little bucket!

And my kids went nuts for it, of course! They’re boys so they like anything gross and eating bugs and dirt was pretty exciting for them.

One year ago: Smothered Burritos
Two years ago: Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Three years ago: Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese
Four years ago: Guacamole

Dirt and Worms Chex Mix

adapted from Better Crocker


4 cups Chocolate Chex
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons chocolate pudding and filling mix
1 cup coarsely chopped Oreos
2 cups gummy worms


  1. Preheat oven to 300F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with oil.
  2. Place cereal in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter on very low heat (or in the microwave). Remove from heat and stir in pudding mix until pudding has dissolved. Pour over cereal and toss gently, making sure each piece of cereal is coated. Pour onto prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake 15 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  5. Stir in Oreos and gummy worms. Spread mixture onto wax paper to cool completely before serving.



Today I brought you a mess of a dinner.

But it’s one that my kids LOVED so I figured I had no choice but to share it with you.

I’ve avoided these hobo pack recipes for years now because I assumed those guys I live with wouldn’t like them. But this one has cheese, ranch dressing, and bacon. All things my guys love! And it even has the only veggie they all agree on.

They’re super simple to make because you just put all the ingredients in an piece of aluminum foil and then bake until the chicken is done. And clean up is a breeze since the mess is contained in the aluminum foil and you can even skip plates when it comes time to serve it up.

Cheesy Chicken Hobo Packs


1 box chicken flavored stuffing
1 1/4 cups Water
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups chopped broccoli
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4 slices cooked bacon; crumbled
4 tablespoons ranch dressing


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Spray 4 large sheets of aluminum foil with oil. Set aside.
  3. Mix stuffing and water together in a mixing bowl. Spoon 1/4 of the mixture onto each aluminum foil sheet and set a chicken breast on top of each. Top each one with 1/2 cup of broccoli. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese, 1/4 of the bacon, and a drizzle of ranch dressing.
  4. Fold the sides of the foil up into a packet.
  5. Place all the packs onto a baking sheet and bake 35-40 minutes depending on the thickness of the chicken.
  6. Let stand about 5 minutes before serving.


Cheesy Chicken Hobo Packets - stuffing, chicken, broccoli, bacon, and cheese all layered and cooked in foil packets. Easiest dinner ever!