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These books are not for the faint of heart!
One of these days I’ll write a more thorough review on each of them, but for now I’d like to talk about meat. Real meat. The kind that is generally missing from most, if not all, grocery stores.
The following is a collection of our favorite children’s books with a winter theme. Each title is a treasured friend here at the Yankee Homestead.
It is by no means an exhaustive list! I will continue to add more to this list as I discover new favorites (or remember ones I forgot to add to the list).
So be sure to check back often!
Favorite Winter Books for Children
This will be the third year for our Christmas Countdown and it’s already become a firmly established tradition.
Older Brother talks about it all year long. I guess when you’re six, a three-year-old tradition adds up to half your life, and all of your remember-able life.
The first year, I actually made a sort of frugal-crafty creation involving a cookie sheet with magnetized calendar squares for each of the 25 days leading up to and including Christmas Day. It wasn’t anything spectacular, but Older Brother loved it.
The following year (last Christmas), I simply was not up to recreating anything remotely involved. So I printed the activities on regular computer paper, cut them into strips and placed each strip in its own white, mailing envelope and sealed them with Christmas stickers. I wrote each day’s number on the front of the envelope. So completely and utterly NOT Martha Stewart or Pinterest worthy. But it worked. Older Brother was five. He doesn’t know about Martha Stewart OR Pinterest.
Two of my favorite brands of make-up are running great deals for Black Friday!
If you’re in the market for new, “clean” make-up, or if you’ve been wanting to try either of these brands, now is a great time to do so!
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I love Elana’s Pantry!
I do NOT love agave (more on that another time), which is heavily employed in many of her recipes. Her recipes are a great springboard, however, although some recipes-with-agave are harder to adapt than others.
We’ve used her recipe for Raw Cranberry Sauce for several major holiday meals now and really like it.
If you need a good GF/SF recipe for cranberry sauce, you should check it out! (Note: it does call for dates, which I try to use sparingly. Therefore, I usually substitute Vanilla Creme Liquid Stevia, to taste)*. It also calls for fresh cranberries, one orange and one lemon.
*Update: Since then, I’ve loosened my standards a bit 🙂 and am totally fine with the dates now. In fact, this year (2013) I added more dates to take the edge off the tartness.
And by the way, my sauce pictured above was made in the Vitamix. Pre-chopping the dates and making the sauce in a food processor should yield a more chunky sauce, if that’s what you’re after.
Looks like Elana is also currently highlighting a variety of Thanksgiving-ish recipes….let me know if you try any of them!
Have you tried elderberry syrup? It’s a natural way to support the immune system, especially during the cold and flu season.