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March Featured Outfit: Lollybean Kid Couture

There have been many definitions of boys over the years. Two really good ones come to the front of most mothers’ minds including:

“Little boys are made of Snips and snails and puppy dogs’ tails.”  And…

Boys: [boiz] Noise with dirt on it.

Well most Moms of boys would agree both are about right, but nothing rings more true than noise with dirt on it. Lollybean Kid Couture understands that little boys can be loud, full of energy, and can get a little messy. That is why they have amazing clothes for little boys that are not only cute but indestructible, easy to maintain, and dirt friendly. Right now you can find some of their cutest (and durable) outfits for your littlest man at up to 30% off regular price at The Boy’s Store. You can pick up a few of your favorites now at this great price and still have enough left over to buy laundry detergent.  Let’s face it, you will need that too!

Rebel Pant and Shirt Set by Lollybean

Rebel Pant and Shirt Set by Lollybean: This great pant and shirt set is incredibly comfortable with its gray short sleeve shirt and charcoal yoga style pant. It is perfect for that little man scooting, crawling, walking, or running around the house and yard. He may get loud, hence the rebel yell and he may get dirty, but at least he will look great during his playtime. The gray tee features a graphic print of a volume bar, which like with most boys is at full volume, and the charcoal pants read “rebel yell.” The outfit is 100% cotton, made in the USA, and is incredibly easy to wash. Kid tested, mother approved!

Healthy Alternative: Baked Mac n’ Cheese

We all love it. It is rich, cheesy, gooey, and just delicious¾Mac n’ Cheese. But some of us Moms have a tendency to rely upon those horrible pre-made packages when we are in a rush, and let’s face it sometimes we aren’t and we just don’t know or care enough to find a better way to make it, so we cheat a little. But cheating will add up in the long run, ever heard you are what you eat? Do we all want to become cheesy gooey messes? Of course not. We need a better choice once in a while, and today is the perfect day to learn a new way.

By simply incorporating some new ingredients and unique flavors into your Mac n’ Cheese you can create that amazing gooey taste while maintaining a healthier meal for you and your family. Plus, your kids will actually enjoy eating it!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Pound Whole Wheat Elbow Macaroni
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon powdered mustard
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 large egg
  • 12 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or Sea Salt
  • Fresh black pepper

 

Topping:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

1. In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente.

2. While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and mustard and keep it moving for about five minutes. Make sure it’s free of lumps. Stir in the milk, onion, bay leaf, and paprika. Simmer for ten minutes and remove the bay leaf.

3. Temper in the egg. Stir in 3/4 of the cheese, season with salt and pepper. Fold the macaroni into the mix and pour into a 2-quart casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese.

4. Melt the butter in a sauté pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat. Top the macaroni with the bread crumbs. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and rest for five minutes before serving.

Now you and your family can enjoy a new family favorite that will fill you up and still be good for you. It is a simple recipe that will make it look like you are a master chef. So go ahead and share the recipe with your friends and wow them with your kitchen savvy knowledge!

February Featured Outfit: Wes and Willy

The Boy’s Store knows that sometimes you have more than one of those adorable little delights we call boys. You might have a little guy and a medium sized guy, and they may love each other so much they want to do everything exactly the same way. That is why we offer quite a few brands that include great styles that match in an assortment of sizes. Wes and Willy is one of those great brands. They offer great outfits that can coordinate big brother and little brother. This month we are featuring a great look from Wes and Willy that will look fantastic on both big and small fry.

Boys love fire trucks. The big bold colors, the loud noises, and the fact that they carry heroes straight to our houses make them one of boy’s favorite things in the world. That is why Wes and Willy offer some great looks that feature those big red engines in all their glory. Now your little guys can look and dream of being the great heroes they worship, they can even practice rescuing each other all over the house.

Firetruck Romper by Wes and WillyFiretruck Romper By Wes and Willy: This adorable and comfortable romper is perfect for your littlest guy. The light beige long-sleeve romper style is perfect for fall, winter, and early spring. The bold fire truck graphics are always a big pleaser amongst boys of all ages and is available on both the front and back. The front features a bold graphic of the fire rescue seal while the back has the fire engine. The romper is also tagless, a huge comfort benefit, especially amongst the little ones.

Firetruck Shirt by Wes and WillyFiretruck Shirt By Wes and Willy: Just like its twin for the little brother, this shirt for big brother has two great graphics on front and back. It is tagless and machine washes cold tumble dry low. Now even mom is happy. Especially since it is only $16.80.

Elastic Waist Carpenter Jeans by Wes and WIillyElastic Waist Carpenter Jeans By Wes and Willy: Of course not everyone can relax in a romper, so big brother is going to need some great jeans. This pair is comfortable and cool with their carpenter style and elastic waist. Now for only $15.00 they are a steal of a deal and will look awesome with the Firetruck shirt. So mom make sure you have that camera ready when those matching boys come out to play.