October 20, 2017

Cider-Baked Turkey Breast – Whole Baked Turkey

Dec2

For years, I have recommended my easy recipe for Cider Baked Turkey Breast, but had never converted the recipe to a whole turkey. Being stuck with two eighteen pound turkeys that did not get cooked for Thanksgiving, I realized that today was the day to give it a try.

The results for the whole baked turkey were the same delicious old time harvest flavor that I have received with just a turkey breast.

The Art of Multitasking

Dec1

When you attempt to master the art of multitasking during a Freezer Day, realize that having a definite plan of attack in place is a good thing.

Quick and Easy Appetizers

Dec1

Appetizers aren’t just for parties any more. Here are some of our family favorites.
Easiest and Tastiest Cheese ball EVER!!

Freezer Cooking Day Plan

Dec1

There’s another freezer cook day planned for today and tomorrow, so I am going to benefit from the accountability and jump on in. Since I haven’t had to time to plan out my meals, I am doing a deep freeze clean out.
I’m pulling out chicken, ground beef and veggies, and will have inspiration hit in the next few hours.
I have two pots of beans that I will use for Soup, bags of black beans, and homemade refried beans.

I have my oven filled with potatoes for a baked potato bar at lunch as well as potato skins and some potato soup.

Pottery Barn Inspired Bedroom Decor, Chandelier

Nov30

Hearing that a post has inspired both creativity and frugality in one of my readers delights me to no end.
When Cara emailed me that she had some Pottery Barn inspired bedroom decor and had conquered a Pottery Barn chandelier for under $10, I was delighted when she shared the pictures.

I am in the process (yes, the process has been stalled on quite a few occasions) of finishing my girls’ room with a Pottery Barn inspired butterfly theme. I can’t wait to show you how an entire Pottery Barn room makeover can happen for under $100 (with furniture).

Snapfish Photo Deals – 50% off photobook

Nov28

Get 50% off Photobook. RACHAEL RAY announced this great deal last week on her show. She has partnered with Snapfish to provide a 50% Off Photobook deal that will run through 12/02 via coupon code RRBOOK.

Free Batteries at Staples

Nov28

So why not hop on over to Staples and get some FREE batteries. Oh yes, and it wasn’t even a Black Friday special.

From now until Dec. 26th, buy 20pk of Duracell batteries, get 100% back in Staples Rewards
(must sign up for their Reward’s card) – it’s like getting free batteries! Click here for details.

Enjoying a Real Live Turkey Day

Nov27

As most of you were pulling frozen turkeys from your freezers on Tuesday, my homeschool group was enjoying a real live turkey day.

Family Discussion Starters for Thanksgiving

Nov25

Engaging in meaningful conversation around the table is one of the things with which I am passionate. Yet, I understand that often the busy aspects of life just stand in the way.

Around Thanksgiving time, many families spent the time around the TV watching all their football games. We do a bit of that, but we also slow down and have a blast talking.

Don’t let this Thanksgiving get by with out learning a bit more about your Family Story. See what we did last year in “Do you know your family’s story.” Find out how we intentionally used our family time to make a generational difference.

Gratitude and Thanksgiving Traditions and Activities

Nov25

This month’s free download of family activities and tradition ideas focusing on both Gratitude and Thanksgiving include Conversation Starters about Gratitude, Family Fun Night Turkey Placemats, the Leaves of Thanks tradition of the month, creating a Family Legacy of Gratitude and the Gift of Gratitude card. Download and print these activities for a special time with family.