Christmas is one of the most favorite holidays of the year. It is a genuine time for celebration intended for families to get together, for friends to give each other gifts, and for merry-making. It is no wonder that a lot of Christmas symbols are popular not only during their season. Even in summer, autumn, Easter or Valentines, Christmas decorations are well-received.
Donations. Pick a cause, from rain forest protection to wildlife preservation, and you can find a foundation ready, willing, and able to create a better world and honor your mom. If she has a favorite cause, you can donate in her name. Many organizations will send a gift card or an e-card telling her about the gift. This is an especially good idea for moms who have lots of stuff already.
11. Using regular sugar, honey, jelly or syrup is okay – especially when they are homemade. A teaspoon averages only 20 calories and remember – people do not get diabetes from eating sugar unless they are eating so much that they gain weight.
There are times where I crave for certain types of food. Sometimes I crave for pink gin and chocolates for a month. I eat them like there’s no tomorrow. Other times I crave to nuts. There are other cravings and they seem to run in cycles.
As far as the snacks go, you’ll never mistake the cheese puffs for Cheetos, but they’re really not half bad. They kind of taste like the baked Cheetos. I also like the zesty herb snack mix because it reminds me of the chex mix I often make with my kids.
My first lesson was in counting. On my fingers. When I purchased an International Herald Tribune, I watched the newsstand chap as he computed my change: He started with the thumb and then went through all the fingers, repeating that twice to come out with a figure of what I was owed.
When it’s the kids’ turn to make a special dinner, the only rules are that the food has to be edible. Yes, peanut butter, mayonnaise and pickle sandwiches have a certain appeal, but not when they’re deep fried in batter and served with Tabasco sauce. Older children and teens are perfectly capable of coming up with ideas that will put some pizazz on the table with the antacids. The younger ones may need a little help, in which case, Mom and Dad or an older child can help them whip up a gourmet delight. Do an Internet search for specific foods with terms like “fun food”, “fun family food”, or “gross”. We’re sure the kids themselves will improve on what you find.