Holiday Ideas Sticky
Do you think we could start a 'NFL Holiday Ideas' sticky? It would be great to have one place to look for things like natural egg dyes for Easter, Halloween treat ideas, Christmas and Thanksgiving recipes, and Birthday cake alternatives. Can we do this?
Consider it done.
Wonderful idea!! Shall we start with "Green" gift wrapping? Useful for lots of holidays.
1st Birthday Cake Alternative:
For K's birthday I filled a plastic martini glass with blueberries, sliced bananas, and peaches (all her favorite fruits), then topped it with plain yogurt and a big "1st Birthday" candle. I let her dig through it on her own, so we still got the fun photos with yogurt all over her face instead of cake frosting. She loved it!
Last edited by byknski; 12-20-2010 at 09:41 AM.
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For holiday gift wrapping I used to use paper grocery bags, but I don't have many around since I started using reusable bags. Any other ideas?
I have a friend who hates wrapping paper, so she would just bring over gifts for DS as they were. Well, this year, she bought a really cute dinosaur reusable shopping bag. That is something I will definitely be doing.
Except, i have saved every gift bag that I I ever got when I was pg. I plan on reusing those for every baby gift I have to give.
That's awesome. you should post pics in NM&MG.
Originally Posted by byknski
Easter Carrot Cake
2 cups fresh pineapple I shred it as much as possible with my grater
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup canola oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
Drain pineapple, reserving 2 tablespoons juice (discard remaining juice or save for another use). In a large bowl, beat the carrots, eggs, sugars, oil, pineapple and reserved juice until well blended. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually beat into pineapple mixture until blended. Stir in walnuts.
Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread over cake. Yield: 12 servings
Here's a tutorial on how to dye Easter eggs with blueberries, beets, and onion skins.
Holiday Ideas Sticky
Am looking for some ideas for our family holiday for next year. Not sure if we want to go on a package sun holiday again went to Portugal this year but also not sure what else we can do. We have 3 small children so we have to take them into account too
Any ideas are welcome..
Mum to 4 year old girl and twin boys who are 1 1/2