February 22, 2018

Back to School: Five Days of Kid-Friendly Lunch Ideas

Healthy Bento Lunch Box

Move over frozen chicken nuggets and French fries! Brown bag lunches can be fun and good for you too. Even the pickiest eater can get excited about eating a healthy lunch this year by including these fun ideas in his or her lunchbox.

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Thanksgiving Fun: Family Scavenger Hunt

If you will have kids at your Thanksgiving dinner this year, you need some ideas to keep them entertained. How about getting them out of the house? To do a neighborhood scavenger hunt that is.

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Our Thanksgiving Meal


11 Adults, 3 kids

Fruit Compote with cheese and crackers
Roast Turkey
Gravy (with a little cognac, white wine and cream!)
Sourdough Stuffing with Sausage, Apples and Cranberries
Corn Casserole
Brussels Sprout Hash with Caramelized Shallots
Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar-Pecan Topping
Fresh Cranberry Relish
Pumpkin Tiramisu
Coconut Custard Pie
Fruit Salad

Wish we had pictures to show! We were all so hungry and the food looked so good, we just dove in and forgot all about the camera! This year we used a kosher turkey and the result was fantastic. Juicy, moist turkey. My personal favorite dish? The sweet potatoes were amazing. I particularly liked the crunchy topping.

What am I thankful for? A wonderful husband who cleaned up the whole kitchen!

Hope your Thanksgiving was as wonderful as ours!

5 fun family activities for Thanksgiving

One of my very favorite holidays is rapidly approaching. I just love Thanksgiving. There is something about getting the family together on a brisk autumn day to share in a delicious meal without the worries of exchanging gifts but yet taking the time to remember what we are truly thankful for that I really look forward to each and every year. Each holiday that I am hosting, I make sure to incorporate at least one or two activities that the kids will enjoy with the hopes that they too will look back at their Thanksgiving memories with the fondness that I do.

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