Pumpkin Roll

I finally found the recipe! My original is floating around somewhere but I found a copy of it in my Holiday Binder in the Thanksgiving folder… right where it should be! My oldest daughter and one of my sisters love to make these around the holidays and everyone looks forward to them!

You can also check out this neat idea I saw on Pinterest to make it a little bit more festive. If that link doesn’t work check out this one HERE.

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Old-Fashioned Cornbread Dressing

I got asked for this recipe but I didn’t have it on the blog so I scrounged around my holiday binder to find it… just in time for Turkey Day! This is fairly similar to my Homemade Bread Stuffing except that it is made with cornbread… that is another recipe I’ll have to look for when I get everything unpacked! You can just make the recipe off the back of the bag and it will be fine!

Fun Fact:

What is the difference between stuffing and dressing?

Well, many times stuffing is referred to as being cooked inside the turkey… hence the name while dressing was usually cooked in a separate dish. Many people in the South refer to it as dressing no matter how you cook it.

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Treat Yourself And Make Housework A Little Easier

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I’m always so excited when I see my box from Grove Collaborators  come. This month was a small order as we are pretty well stocked up on supplies but I wanted to share with you what we did get:

Since we are in the midst of the Christmas season I thought it only fitting to get the Peppermint scented soaps. We got one Mrs. Meyers Hand Soap and two of the Mrs. Meyers Dish Soap. We really love both of these products and when we use the Walnut Scrubbers they make dishwashing a breeze.

The cleaners come in a wide variety of scents and I really enjoy trying out the different scents depending on the season.

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Aviation Day

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Aviation Day is celebrated on the August 19th in honor of Orville Wright’s birthday. Click here to learn more about this holiday. This would be a great day to plan a trip to a local aviation museum.

Do you have an aviation enthusiast in your house? Here are some great ideas for them.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

Also check out:

Homeschool: August on Pinterest

Aviation for kids on YouTube

 

Airplane Table Clock CR Retro Vintage Plane Airplane Model Clock with Lindbergh Aviation Aircraft Clocks Home Decoration Toy gift for children kidsTouch the Earth (A Julian Lennon White Feather Flier Adventure)Kids' Paper Airplane Book (Paper Airplanes)

Sisters Day

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Sisters Day celebrates being or having a sister. Click here to learn more about this holiday. It is celebrated on the first Sunday in August.

Do you sister who could use a little encouragement? Here are some gift ideas for them.

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Moon Day

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So here I go again…. adding some more days to those crazy and unusual days that I’ve posted about before. This would be a great way to spice up a dull summer day when the kids are complaining about being bored.

July 20th is National Moon Day. It honors the first day that man set foot on the moon back 1969. It was declared a National Moon Landing Day by President Nixon in 1971. This is a great day to teach our kids about the moon and progress NASA has made.

You can find other ideas to celebrate on my Pinterest Board Homeschool: July. You can also find other ideas for other July Holidays there as well.

I’ve also got this great book that I’ll be reading to the kids on this day.

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I’m thinking I might even get some Moon Pies and/or Astronaut Ice Cream for snack on this day to eat while they listen to the story.In addition to this book we may also check out some of these great videos and activities listed below:

Ham and Cheese Sliders on Sweet Rolls

This is one of our favorite go-to recipes when we go camping. I love to make these ahead of time in foil pans with covers. They can be easily reheated over the campfire or in an oven if you aren’t roughing it.

These are always a hit when I take them to covered dishes and other get-togethers as well. I thought I had posted the recipe before but I can’t seem to find it so here it is again. You could probably use some other small roll if you can find the sweet rolls.

These do well as a freezer meal but I don’t put the butter sauce on them before I freeze them. I usually wait until time to bake and then whip it up real quick. Continue reading “Ham and Cheese Sliders on Sweet Rolls”

A Special Christmas Treat

Ok, so I’m not entirely sure what the real name for this should be but this is the name we came up with last night. Papa D has been talking about this dessert that his Granny would make and how much he enjoyed it and would love to have some. The only problem was no one had the recipe nor did anyone know the real name for it.

When he explained it to me I thought it sounded similar to the Blackberry Dumplings my mom-mom always made. Yummmmmmmy! So for the past few months, I have been researching and trying to find this mysterious recipe. I’ve gone through some of my old cookbooks and then looked online too. I’ve found many similar recipes but nothing that seemed to fit what he was describing so I figured I’d just kind of ‘wing it’ and make my own recipe. Continue reading “A Special Christmas Treat”

Mutt’s Day

Mutt’s Day is the day to celebrate our mutts or maybe adopt one if you don’t have one! Click here to learn more about this holiday. It is celebrated on July 31st.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

9 Great Reasons to Adopt a Mutt | National Mutt Day

Mutts Day | Macaroni Kid

National Mutt Day Activity – Hot!

Recipes: (for your mutt)

23 Simple Dog Treat Recipes: 5 Ingredients or Less – Puppy Leaks

Recipe ideas for quick and healthy homemade dog treats | Cesar’s Way

Also check out:

Homeschool: July on Pinterest

 

mutts for kids on YouTube

Father-in-Law Day

Father-in-Law Day is the day to honor our Father-in-Laws! Click here to learn more about this holiday. It is celebrated on July 30th.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

The Best Gift Ideas for Your Father-in-Law | Travel + Leisure

59 Gifts for Dads and Fathers-in-Law | Martha Stewart Weddings

Father in law gift | Etsy

Images for Father-in-Law Day activities for kids

What to Buy the Father or Father-In-Law Who has Everything | Holidappy

Also check out:

Homeschool: July on Pinterest

 

 

Teddy Bear Picnic Day

Teddy Bear Picnic Day is the day, well its kinda self explanatory, we can set aside to take our teddy bears on a picnic! Click here to learn more about this holiday. It is celebrated on July 10th.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

How to Celebrate Teddy Bear’s Picnic Day: 7 Steps (with Pictures)

Teddy Bear Crafts for Kids – DLTK’s Crafts for Kids

Kids Crafts 7 Crafts to Celebrate a Teddy Bear Picnic – The Spruce

 Teddy Bears 

Also check out:

Homeschool: July on Pinterest

 

National Chocolate Eclair Day

National Chocolate Eclair Day is a day to enjoy the tasty eclair. I will try to get my recipe box out and find my tried and true recipe but I will have some listed below for you to try as well. Click here to learn more about this holiday. This is celebrated on June 22nd.

Below are some of the activities I found to celebrate this day:

(Use at your own discretion.)

Recipes:

Chocolate Lovers Eclairs Recipe | Taste of Home

Eclairs II Recipe – Allrecipes.com

Easy Chocolate Éclair Squares – Kraft Recipes

Mini Chocolate Eclairs Recipe | Paula Deen | Food Network

Easy No Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake – Mommy’s Kitchen

Activities:

National Chocolate Eclair Day – Punchbowl

National Chocolate Eclair Day – Celebrate with FREE Eclairs – Facebook

Videos:

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