Fall

January 15 – National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

 

Today is National Strawberry Ice Cream Day!


 
Fresh-Strawberry-Ice-CreamIce cream in January? Really? Normally eating ice cream in January would be ok on the west coast, but this year OMGosh it’s cold. Even with the cold weather outside, it won’t stop us from observing National Strawberry Ice Cream Day!

Have you ever noticed fast food chains feature vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry flavors of milkshakes? That’s because the three top flavors of ice cream are vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, Neapolitan ice cream would be a smart choice for those who can’t make up their minds!

Of all the flavors of ice cream, none shows a greater difference in quality and taste between store-bought and homemade than strawberry.
 
A Couple of Fun Facts:

  • Dolley Madison served strawberry ice cream at President Madison’s second Inaugural Ball in 1813
  • One of the earliest documented uses of strawberry ice cream comes from 1744 when Maryland’s Governor Thomas Bladen began serving strawberry ice cream to impress dignitaries and other house guests.
  • In a survey conducted by the International Ice Cream Association, strawberry is the third most popular ice cream flavor, favored by 5.3% of the population.
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    SUGGESTION: Make your own ice cream! You can use the ice cream recipes below.
     
     
    Feel free to use an ice cream maker if you have one or use one of the non-machine methods below:
     
     
    Easiest Ice Cream Ever

    Ingredients: 2 cups buttermilk and 1.5 cups strawberry jam

    Directions: Stir the buttermilk into the jam. Pour into a freezer tray and freeze. Cut into chunks and place into a chilled mixer bowl. Whip until fluffy. Return to tray and cover & freeze until firm. Spoon into sherbet dishes and serve, using crushed strawberries and mint as a garnish (optional)
     
     
    Even Easier Strawberry Ice Cream

    Ingredients:

    • 2 1/2 cups very cold light cream (or half-and-half)
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • One 1.25 pound package unsweetened strawberries, frozen

    Directions: Put all the ingredients in the food processor (or bowl) and process (or use hand mixer) until combined, the cream and strawberries forming soft peaks and bits of berry still visible. Put the ice cream in the freezer in airtight container for several hours. Stir once after 2 hours or when edges start to harden. Best served immediately but it keeps pretty well for about a week.
     
     
     

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December 14 – Target’s Daily Deal

 
Guys look good in pea coats, and bargains look good in your budget.
We think everything’s looking pretty good right about now.

Merona® Men’s Peacoat – Assorted Colors (Charcoal Heather, Ebony, Navy, Olive)

Target Daily Deal 12.14.12 - Mens Peacoat
 
 
List Price: $64.99
Online Price: $40.00
You Save: $24.99 (38%)
4.5 Customer Rating


 
 
 
 
 
Sizing: Men with a Classic Fit
Protective Features: Wrinkle Resistant, Wind Resistant
Garment Detail: Fully Lined
Material: 61 % Wool, 30 % Polyester, 9 % Other Fiber
Fabric Weight: Heavyweight Fabric Construction
Collar Style: Wide Lapels Collar
Sleeve Length: Long Sleeves
Closure Style: Button Front Closures
Pocket Style: Slant Side Pockets
Care and Cleaning: Dry Clean Only
 
 
 

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Shop for Autumn & Halloween

 

Holiday candy!!!


 
 

And just for fun download the Jelly Belly Recipe Shaker app.


 

CLICK LINK THEN SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE FOR LINK TO APP


 
 
 
 

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Get Your Halloween On!!!

 

Two weeks before all the ghouls and goblins come out to “Trick or Treat”


 

 

Get the costumes ready


 
 
 

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The hunt is on!

 

Nothing but DIY…

 

Every year I tell myself I’m going to start Christmas shopping early.
 
This year will be difficult, even more than last year. Money is tighter than last year and I’m racking my brain trying to figure out how to cost effectively do holiday shopping this year.

 

So, I’m on a mission to find the best and most cost efficient ways to decorate, buy food and get gifts.

 

As my search progresses I will share my findings with you all.

 

Sharing is good so if you have any ideas that can help please feel free to share.

 

The hunt is on…….Happy Holidays everyone. Be safe.

 
 
So, to start off here is a link to some DIY costumes for the kiddos. The ideas came from the parenting.com website. Some are cost effective and some are not. Some of the DIY costumes are really cute and inventive.

 
 
 
 

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Goodbye summer……BIG hello to Fall

 

Hello Fall, welcome!

I have never been more happy to say the word “Goodbye” in my life.

California doesn’t usually get, what I call East Coast Summers. It’s been overwhelmingly hot,
humid and just down right sticky. Very uncommon for the West Coast.

This summer was the worst I can remember. It was the kind of heat that drained you of all your energy.

Well, no more FALL has arrived and I say WELCOME come on in and stay a while, a looooong while.

This is my favorite time of year. I love the “Hoilday Season,” the air is cool, crisp, clean and the leaves are changing (just beautiful).

I love thinking about sitting in the high school bleachers watching a Friday night football game drinking coffee or hot chocolate.

I’m in heaven right now.
 
 
 

 
Weight Watcher Guru Inspiring Fall Season Recipes Points Plus Cookbook (Weight Watcher Guru Series)
by: Candice J. Lewis

Amazon Price: $4.97


 
 
 
 
 

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