April Fool's Fun

Sometimes, we get so busy we forget to fully embrace the most mischievous day of the year.  Release your inner prankster and get loved ones laughing with some harmless antics.  We go a little beyond making up a story and then screaming April Fool’s.

Last year the kids got a kick out of our Dr. Seuss themed dinner of green eggs and ham.  I let them help me add blue food dye to our scrambled eggs (if they don’t help they’ll probably not eat it because it looks super gross!)  We decorated smiley faces on Canadian Bacon with mustard and made a stack of purple pancakes.  We invited grandparents, aunts and uncles and let them join in and be victimized by our shenanigans.  I’m expecting serious pay backs this year. 

I always remind my kids that as with all pranks, timing is crucial, nothing should be mean spirited and don’t dish more than you’re willing to take.  Here are some ideas we’ve used in the past and a few new ones to torture each other with this week. 


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0 comments | Posted by Andrea Everhart on 03/27/2015 at 6:04 AM | Categories: Crafts and Entertainment - Holidays - Kid Friendly -

Gluten Free Spinach Wraps

When I first began researching this article, I pictured grabbing some big leaf spinach, throwing in some meat, veggies and cheese, wrapping and then munching.  It did not go as planned.  Spinach does not behave like Romaine and some of the other leafy bread subs that I've been using.  Big funky failure.  Fortunately, I've become a quick learner from my mistakes.  So, I've adjusted my strategy and found some tasty gluten free spinach recipes to share.

 

 

 

 


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0 comments | Posted by Andrea Everhart on 03/20/2015 at 6:07 AM | Categories: Gluten Free - Recipes -

8 St. Patrick's Day Tips to Save Some Green!

Until my kids came along, St. Patrick's Day was mostly about avoiding getting pinched.  Now, we have a blast celebrating with green drinks, leprechaun mischief, Irish fare and even adding some green living habits.  Here are 8 tips to make the most of the day and save some money!

 

 

 


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0 comments | Posted by Andrea Everhart on 03/13/2015 at 11:17 AM | Categories: Crafts and Entertainment - Holidays - Kid Friendly -