Wishing all our American neighbours a wonderful Independence Day! Loved this tribute to the flag.
Doh!! Sorry to all, that’s what I get for trying to post from my phone. Here is a picture of the flag that I thought was great!
Found this picture on line and thought it would be great to share. Sometimes getting kids to try new fruits and veggies can be made easier with a fun new approach. I know my kids eat more veggies if they’ve got a tray to choose from vs me putting pieces on their plates. It also seems many kids prefer their veggies raw. Keep trying different approaches and fingers crossed you will find something they like. Tomorrow is Family Day in Ontario, for those of you in the province who get to enjoy I hope you all have a special, fun filled, memorable day.
As 2012 rounds out and 2013 is soon to be ushered in we hope any reflections you have on the past year are good ones. Even the challenges we have had to face often make us stronger. And really without the challenges, would the victories be as sweet?
We want to wish you all health and happiness in the coming year. A year filled with friends, family, love, memories and strength. May 2013 bring you all more than you could dream possible.
Enjoy your evening, and don’t forget if your drinking alcohol, drink your water!! It will make tomorrow morning much more pleasant!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
We want to take this opportunity to wish all of you and your families a healthy, peaceful, memorable, loving Christmas. May 2013 bring you a year filled with positive change, positive choices, a wealth of happiness and more love than you can imagine.
A very, very Merry Christmas to you all,
xoxo Anita and Suzanne xoxo
This is a favourite in our home and makes it’s way to every holiday meal, and many others throughout the year. It is fairly quick, exceptionally simple and can be made ahead of time. Perfect for a dish to add to your holiday table.
The Finished Product:
Sometimes I’ll add cashews for some crunch. These are a great alternative to mashed potatoes. The original recipe I hunted down after having this at a relatives included honey! I find the potatoes are sweet enough without adding any extra sweetness, and the lime makes them less “heavy” feeling. Enjoy!!
I came up with this recipe this year for Thanksgiving as I was mid-way through an elimination program to see if I had any food sensitivities when the holiday fell. My mom makes an amazing stuffing, the woman can’t make a turkey to save her life, but her stuffing is top shelf! However, it is “old school” and contains processed pork sausage, summer savory, bread, mashed potatoes…a lot of things I was avoiding, and that I am continuing to avoid. Also, she wasn’t coming to visit, so I didn’t have to worry about offending her and I’m pretty much the only one in the family that eats stuffing, so I was able to tweak this recipe to just the way I liked it. Turns out, hubby and the kids thought it smelled so good they were willing to try it, and loved it. It is gluten and dairy free. I have toyed with the idea of adding pine nuts. I think they would be a nice addition. It is not a very “sticky” stuffing, and there are a fair number of ingredients, which strays from my standard basic recipes – but you have to break your own rules every once and awhile 🙂
In a deep pan – this is for the most part a one pot dish, another reason why I love it!:
I promise – it tastes better than it looks 🙂 Couldn’t get a very good picture.
As I said earlier this is not a very sticky stuffing. In fact it can be quite crumbly. I like it with homemade Cranberry sauce or I am sure it would be good with applesauce as well. We’ve also had it for breakfast with scrambled eggs. My husband mixes it with the Roasted Veggies. Another option is to stuff a small acorn squash, or as I promised in yesterdays post – the bottom half of a butternut squash.