A Christmas To Remember!

So we did get to celebrate Christmas in our new house even though we can’t officially move in yet and we had no power… or heat! We set the tree up and decorated it on Saturday and everyone had a lot of fun helping.

 After the decorating was done it was time to kick the kids out of the house until Christmas as I needed a gift wrapping station. We had all helped to bring in a lot of the boxes I had in the shed… there may still be a gift or two hidden in there somewhere!

That was a lot of work to get all of those gifts wrapped and taken care of as I hadn’t wrapped the first gift, other than a couple that we took to a party, and there were a lot of boxes!

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Chocolate-Pecan-Coconut Pie

This is very similar to the German Chocolate Pie recipe that I posted before but this one makes 3 pies!

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Single-Serve Hot Cocoa

Craving something sweet and warm on a cold day? Try this single-serve version of The Best Hot Cocoa and you can be sipping on a warm cup of delicious hot cocoa in just a couple of minutes! Feel free to use non-fat milk and/or try it with almond milk and omit the sugar to sweeten it with your favorite low-calorie sweetener after microwaving! Continue reading “Single-Serve Hot Cocoa”

The Best Hot Cocoa

I remember learning to make this on a wood stove when I was young. We had to be really careful not to let it get too hot and scorch or the whole thing would ruin… I miss those days! Well, some parts of them. We usually only had hot cocoa or hot tea on really cold days. We would get a cup before we left the house to walk to the bus stop which really was at least 1/2 mile uphill! The warmth in our bellies would help us get up the hill but we were always happy to see the old bus come clanking down the dirt road.

This is probably my favorite hot cocoa recipe although it does take a little bit of time and patience to make it… that just seems to make it better though. It’s really good to enjoy on a cold day or after coming in from playing in the snow which is something we don’t get to do here in Florida.  Continue reading “The Best Hot Cocoa”

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”