Buddy the Elf School Lunch

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Buddy the Elf

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! One of our favorite Christmas movies has to be Elf. Of course, this is true for many people out there. The movie has so many great lines. We just watched it again and my kids thought it was just as funny as last year. It truly is a Christmas classic. If you disagree, well, then you sit on a throne of lies.


Now I have to make one thing clear. There is no maple syrup involved in this lunch. I wouldn't judge anyone who poured it all over the spaghetti but I personally had to draw the line somewhere. You have to make that decision for yourself though. If you do make this lunch just be prepared to have your kids say, "I love you, I love you, I love you!" Have a merry Christmas!

5 Holiday Present Ideas For People of All Ages

Monday, December 11, 2017


We could all use a little more help picking out presents around the holidays. In fact, if you could give me some ideas for a Christmas present for my wife, I would really appreciate it! Beyond that, my family picked out five presents for the holidays that can work for kids on up to parents. They range form stocking stuffers to gifts that will make that special person's entire year. We picked out items that are especially fun to use together. This year, we even did something different. Instead of writing about each item we did a live video showing how each great each present is. So after you watch the video, check out the website for each present. You can also buy it from my Amazon store.

I haven't been paid to feature any of these products, but a few were sent to me for review. Others I bought myself. If you do buy any item through my Amazon store I will receive a small percentage back. I hope you and your family have a fantastic holiday season!

How to Make a Christmas Trees Lunch

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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You've almost made it to Christmas break but you still have a few days to go and you want to have a little fun with your kid's school lunch. I have you covered! Here is a simple school lunch that brings in the holiday cheer. My kids devoured this one and I even made it for a local TV show! It really only takes a couple of minutes to assemble once you have the ingredients on hand. So get to work and have a Merry Christmas!
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The Thanksgiving Leftovers Waffle Sandwich That You Never Knew You Needed In Your Life

Monday, November 20, 2017

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Pyrex. All opinions are my own.
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I'm going to be open and honest with you. Thanksgiving dinner is one of my favorite meals of the year. I mean, I love other holidays, but when it comes to the act of actually eating, the Thanksgiving meal is king. Sure, Halloween has its candy, Easter has some great delicacies of its own, and St. Patrick's Day food is really underrated, but Thanksgiving is where the culinary magic happens. In my family, we always deep fry our turkey and serve an abundance of pies. It's making me hungry just thinking about that cranberry sauce. However, the sweet potatoes could really just disappear forever and they would never be missed. I have seriously tasted every sweet potato dish imaginable and I am done with that vile root. But let's stay positive, okay?

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I also believe that the day after Thanksgiving is the best day-after-a-holiday all year long. Why? You open up the fridge and all of that beautiful food is still right there. Because if you didn't make enough food for leftovers, you did Thanksgiving wrong. The thing is, after that first day it helps to mix things up a bit. That's why we decided to bust out the waffle iron. Because if something is good on its own, it will be next level if you waffle it. And guess what was pretty much created for waffling? That's right, Thanksgiving stuffing! The amazing thing is that molding stuffing into waffle form, and combining it with the powers of the other leftovers, makes this recipe the perfect dish to send to school or work in a Pyrex storage container with the person that you love.



Disney Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Ears School Lunch

Monday, November 13, 2017

Disney World

So I am going to say something right now that will blow your mind. Our family loves Disney. Shocker, right? Well since we are literally now counting down the days to our first ever trip to Disney World (we've been to Disneyland), I thought I would make a Mickey and Minnie Mouse ears lunch for my kids based on those awesome mouse ear hats that you have to buy when you get to the park! If you are planning your own trip, maybe this will give you some inspiration for a special lunch leading up to the trip. Also I wrote a post sharing how we were able to fly our family to Disney World (and more place) for basically free. Check it out if you want to save money on your next plane trip.

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Good Day, Good Night Will Be Your Kids' New Favorite Book (and This Will be Their New Favorite Recipe)!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

This is a sponsored post in partnership with HarperCollins. All opinions are my own.
Goodnight Moon

You know the drill. Your child goes and gets the same book out of the bookshelf every night. Every. Single. Night. There are those books that you can't really stomach to read more than once, and you do your best to make sure these "accidentally" get lost.  Then there are those that are classics that you cannot wait for your child to choose again. This post is about two books that fall in the latter category, and one recipe that pairs well with both!

If your kids are like mine, they have grown up with Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. From the time they could sit still enough to look at the fantastic pictures by Clement Hurd, I read this to all three of my kids. To tell the truth, my older kids still love to sit and listen to the story when I read it to my youngest at night. Our family's love for Goodnight Moon is why I was so excited to hear about the previously unpublished book by Margaret Wise Brown, Good Day, Good Night.

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We received a copy of Good Day, Good Night in the mail, along with a new copy of Goodnight Moon, a rabbit plush toy, and an exclusive press event kit. By the way, you can win all of these by entering my giveaway below! I wasn't sure if the newly released book would come close to the old one, but after the first reading, my youngest was enthralled. From the familiar way it was written, to Loren Long's enchanting illustrations, it was an instant classic in our house! My son now wants me to read this to him almost every night (and most times twice a night).


How to Make Spooky Spider Snacks for Halloween!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Halloween appetizers

These spiders just appeared out of nowhere! We came up with these Spooky Spider Snacks on a whim as we were planning another recipe. I just thought, we have crackers, hummus, and olives, what if we just put them together in a recipe? That would seem a little weird if it wasn't for Halloween I guess. So it all worked out for the best! Anyhow, you can easily put these together for your own Halloween get together. You just need the ingredients I listed above and to watch the video below. Happy Halloween!


 
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