Do you have an Elf on the Shelf? Our family does. Jingle will be joining us from The North Pole beginning this Friday. I’ll be sure to share his adventures while he visits our family with all of you! <3
This is a lovely keepsake that you will treasure for years! I love doing this with my kids. Always have. <3
Brown, orange, red and yellow paint
How to make:
Paint your child’s palm brown. Paint their fingers different colors – red, orange or yellow.
Press their painted hand onto the paper to make your turkey handprint.
When the handprint is dry, use markers to add an eye, feet, a waddle and a beak to the handprint to turn it into a turkey.
1 (9 inch) deep dish pie crust
5 cups apples – peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup white sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Arrange apple slices in unbaked pie shell. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over apples.
Mix 1/3 cup sugar with flour; cut in butter until crumbly. Spoon mixture over apples.
Bake in preheated oven until apples are soft and top is lightly browned, about 40 minutes.
Have an old end table in the garage? All you need is a coat of chalkboard paint (can be found at most hardware stores, and a helper to cut a hole in the middle to hold a silver cup (purchased at a dollar store).
Don’t forget to grab a box of colored chalk!
This is great, inexpensive way to allow your little ones to create timeless art on a rainy afternoon. They’ll love it!
Toilet paper roll
Red, Yellow, and Orange Construction Paper
2 Googley Eyes (or you can cut out eyes with black construction paper if you’d like)
How to make:
Cut feather shapes out of the construction paper. You’ll need 2-3 feathers of each color.
Cut a small triangle out of orange construction paper for a beak.
Cut a small peanut shape out of red construction paper for a waddle.
Cut two feet out of orange construction paper.
Tape the feathers onto the back of the toilet paper roll.
Glue the eyes, beak, waddle, and feet to the front of the toilet paper roll.
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
6 cloves garlic
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon butter
Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Rinse the mushrooms and pat dry. Season the flour with salt and pepper and dredge the chicken breasts in the flour mixture. Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat and saute the chicken until it is nicely browned on one side (about 3 minutes).
Add the garlic. Turn the chicken breasts and scatter the mushrooms over them. Continue frying, shaking the skillet and stirring the mushrooms. Cook for about 3 minutes, then add the vinegar, broth, bay leaf and thyme. Cover tightly and simmer over medium low heat for 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
Transfer the chicken to a warm serving platter and cover with foil. Set aside. Continue simmering the sauce, uncovered, over medium high heat for about 7 minutes. Swirl in the butter or margarine and discard the bay leaf. Pour this mushroom sauce mixture over the chicken and serve.