Whether you are a Grinch fan or not… make your Christmas movies and/or books memorable!
Instead of putting the movie on for the kids come up with ways to make it not just another Christmas movie, or not just one more time watching the same movie.
In my house I have 5 kids left-ages 9-18. We are busy. Some of us have different work, volunteer, school, sports, and college schedules. When we do finally have time together-nobody wants to really take much effort to do anything (especially clean up after it).
Since we all like watching the Grinch movie (some the Jim Carrey version, and some of us like the cartoon). I decided on a couple of desserts that fit the theme of the movie-but are VERY EASY to make!!
I did not want to take the time or the clean the mess from a homemade sugar cookie recipe- Here is what I did, and they turn out SO SOFT!
Roll into balls and put heart in the middle (cover in powdered sugar if you would like)
Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees.
1 Bag of Microwave Popcorn (Or if you are way more talented than me-Fresh Popped Popcorn)
Pop Popcorn and place in a bowl or casserole sized pan or dish.
In a saucepan-melt 3 Tbsp. Butter
Ad 1 1/2 cups of mini marshmallows
Add 3 drops Green Food Coloring and 2 Drops Yellow (makes it more “Grinchy”)
When the marshmallows have dissolved drizzle your green sauce over the popcorn.
Sprinkle in Mini Marshmallows
Sprinkle in Candy Hearts (or Red M&Ms)
This will harden pretty fast and you can divide into serving sizes.
Enjoy the movie with your themed snacks!
Your kids WILL REMEMBER watching the Grinch this time!
You can do this with all kinds of movies-
Frosty the Snowman- Snowman Cookies, Marshmallow Snowman, Snowflake cookies
Christmas Tree Decorating? Make triangle brownies and decorate them with green frosting and sprinkles!
Every year we read the book The Candymaker’s Gift-Legend of the Candy Cane.
I Make Hot Cocoa (yep-the packets) and stir them with candy canes!
I also make some red cookie dough an put pepperming Hershey kisses in the middles
And- Melted white chocolate chips with crushed candy canes is an easy way to make Christmas Bark
ALL CANDY CANE THEMED desserts. Then I can read the book while the kids enjoy their treats-followed by the hanging of the special candy cane ornament on the tree! We have been doing that for YEARS and YEARS and the kids look forward to it each time!
My Favorite 2 Deals at Foods Co this week!
Use $1 off coupon from 11/11 Smart Source
Crest Toothpaste $1.99
Use $2 off from December P&G Insert ex 12/8
Check your receipts- a couple of my toothpastes did not ring up at $1.99 so had to adjust that. It is easier to catch it before you pay!
Still have those Torani coupons from 11/18 Smart Source?
@Smart & Fina;
Torani Syrups $5.49 or $4.49 when you buy 6 or more
Use $2.50 off 2 or $1 off 1
=$4.49 or $3.99 for 2
Buy 6 @$4.49 each
Use 3 $2.50 off 2 coupons
You can creat a really nice coffee and/or hot chocolate station for the winter! The Almond Roca syrup is the BEST (in my opinion of course) There are SO many choices-regular and Sugar Free.
I got this roast for $1.43 at Safeway today!
The Shredded and Block 2lb Cheeses are $5 today too.
The roast is on the crockpot to shred up later-Shredded Beef Quesadillas for dinner!
Roasts are also $2.77 lb. at Sprouts Fir-Sun 12/9 and you can buy one there for a great deal too!
Had a GREAT Sprouts trip today!
the 3 Day sale was on, but it was the other deals that looked good to me.
Here is what I bought
So Delicious Dairy Free Blueberry Ice Cream -FREE offer on the Sprouts App
Sprouts Fizzy Vitamin C Powder -FREE offer on the Sprouts App
Stevia Liquid Drops-Buy One Get One Free $13.99
Asparagus $1.77 lb.
Swaggerty Sausage Rolls $2 (These are regularly $5-and it is REALLY GOOD sausage!)
Zevia Energy Drinks $.99 -Submit for $1 Cash Back from Ibotta
Sprouts Meatloaf-marked to $.99 lb!
All of the Bulk items are 25% off! The Raw Almonds were $3.99lb which is what we eat, so that was great. I also grabbed some Organic Coconut Flour for $2.24 lb and some Dried Mangos for the kids.
Do your kids love Kinder Eggs? Mine do!
Alos, I am working on stocking stuffers so this deal helps me out!
@Safeway Kinder Eggs $1
Choose from Star Wars or Disney Princess
Submit for $1 Cashback from Checkout 51
The offer is good up to 5 times, so I bought 10 for $10
Submitted to Checkout 51 for $5 back
=$5 or $.50 for 10
If you are new to Checkout 51 you can earn a Cash Back BONUS!
Sign up for MyPaneraRewards and get a FREE BAGEL everyday for the rest of the year!!!!
Then when you sign up, you will also earn a FREE Sweet Treat!
I went in this morning and got a free bagel and a free cinnamon roll!!
You have to pay for cream cheese, but butter is free!