Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving at Home

My husband and I decided to start our family tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving at home. This is our very first time as we always celebrates the holiday with the whole family. It was also my first time  preparing different  Thanksgiving menu that I learned from my in-laws.  Me and daughter made  green bean casserole,  macaroni salad, baked beans, ham, scalloped potatoes, store bought and ready to bake garlic bread, and hubby bought pumpkin pie.
I made several menus so I would know which one we like the most and  eliminate the ones that we  did not  like very much.  Next year, I will just prepare a couple of these since  we don't really eat that much anyway.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Fried Dough

My kids love to munch on the fried dough whenever we goes to the pumpkin farm at Janoski's.
How's everyone's weekend so far?

Decorating Cookies

Kopykake Kobra K5000 Artist Opaque ProjectorToday is the last day of school of my kids then they have five days off for Thanksgiving.  We already have plans on what to do  with those  days off.  My kids are the type  of children that  couldn't be contented in watching TV, they have to  do something or else  they would go  bananas lol.   One of the things that they both enjoy doing is decorating  cookies.  I am not good cookies and stuff so to remedy the situation, I always buy the ready to cake  mix and just let them decorate it after   baking is done.  Kopykake projector is a good one to have  to decorate cake and cookies.   Projector to decorate cookies is a great  gadget for those who has a a business related to baking cookies and other pastry products.  I remember when  we order  our little girl's birthday cake a couple of years ago, it  has  an edible photo of her favorite cartoon character on  top of the cake and she was very happy.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tomato Sauce

I finally finished  dealing with my tomatoes.  Our pantry is now filled with canned/jarred tomato sauce and juice.  We have enough to last for a long time.
Juicing the tomatoes is one great bonding that me and my kids had.  They love doing this kind of stuff at home.
For my tomato sauce, I added some oregano, pepper, salt,  diced onions and peppers.
I borrowed Dad's food strainer and sauce maker and I returned it after we got done with the last batch of tomatoes that we canned.  I bought two dozens of jars with lids this year in addition to what I already have at home.
Juicing tomatoes is a lot of work but it's fulfilling especially if you do it with your kids.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Halloween Class Party Snack

I was assigned to bring snack for the second graders during their Halloween Party at their classroom last Wednesday. That was my first time bring snack so I didn't really know what to bring. I just asked my daughter what her classmates like and that's what I brought. I volunteered to bring drinks but the homeroom mom assigned me for a snack wahhh..  It wasn't bad though.
My daughter said that they usually have cake or cupcake during parties but I didn't really want to kids to get messy so I just brought different stuff like brownies, chips, cookies and I made some pigs in a blanket because they are quick and easy to make.
Overall, they had so much fun with the games, arts and crafts and other treats that other parents brought.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Manitoba Harvest

I was given a chance to try Hemp Heart product from Manitoba Harvest.  Hemp hearts or raw shelled hemp seeds that   can be  sprinkled on salad, cereal, yogurt,  or you can eat it right out of the box.  I like its nuttiness and very soft texture.
Hemp hearts are a raw, vegan, and certified source of protein, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. The CEO of Manitoba Harvest shared his story  on how hemp hearts  helped  him to be a healthy and  happy  man that he is now.
My daughter love yogurt so we tried it and she likes it.  Hubby tried it too but he is cautious because  they get random  drug tests from his work so eve though  the packaging say that  it won't affect anyone who would eat it.  He wants to stay on the safe side.
I also added some hemp hearts when I roasted the coconut meat that I used as topping for the treat (palitaw - Filipino dessert/snack)  I made for my kids at home.
You may check out their Facebook Page for more  products and  see how they  harvest  hemp hearts.

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