PB&J

Are you are a “choosy mom” who has an even choosier child who thinks Sushi is Yucki? Jif has a three ingredient, three step, and three minute recipe she will find yummi.

This week’s Recipe For Fun is brought to you by, you guessed it – Jif.  We had so much fun making our own kid pleasing Sushi.  Who likes crusts anyway?  The chopsticks though, they will take a while to master.  Hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as we did.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 tablespoons jam, jelly or preserves of your choice
  • 2 slices bread


Directions:

  1. REMOVE crusts from bread. With a rolling pin or large soup can, completely flatten bread.
  2. SPREAD 1 tablespoon peanut butter and 1 tablespoon fruit spread on each slice of bread
  3. ROLL each slice into a tight spiral. Cut each spiral into 4 pieces.

Give this a try and please share with us your opinion. So, okay then, you still think Sushi is Yucki?.

Worse than a lump coal in your Christmas stocking! This macabre new age torture chamber could start a revolution in many homes. Imagine requiring all family members to lock up their cell phones before sitting down to dinner. Without flying fingers, texts beeping, and eyes locked firmly on a phone screen, kids could learn to talk with their parents.

The Cell Lock-Up has enough capacity to hold a gang of six cellphones, and comes complete with bunk beds and stands for supporting imprisoned devices. At the push of a button they can be locked down in 15, 30, 45, or 60 minute sentences, complete with a judge’s voice announcing the verdict and slamming cell door sound effects.

If someone tries to break a device out the toy slammer, an alarm sounds and a recorded voice barks “Alert! Alert! Break-out in progress.”

Lock up those phones, because disturbing the peace is a crime, especially at dinner.

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday have past us by, and here we are now at Cyber Monday, the day when everyone apparently spends the bulk of their workday shopping online.

 

Shop Totally Kids fun furniture & toys on Cyber Monday.


 

Sunday Cans

“Can” you imagine a Sunday filled with fun and exciting ideas for the entire family to do together?

Visit KugAlls for inspiration on making these Sunday cans full of great ideas and activities.

Sticks

Lorraine used Popsicle sticks and then Mod Podged the printed ideas on to them. For a complete tutorial with downloadable printable ideas hop on over to her blog.

Tin Can Telephone

Hello?… Anybody recall the tin can phone? Can you remember how they were made? They could make a comeback with instructions from education.com.

Can Cakes

“Can”t let the can ideas go without remembering can cakes. Oh Happy Day will teach you how easy it is to make these delightful little cakes from everyday tin cans.

Tomorrow, from coast to coast there will be turkeys appearing on many Thanksgiving tables. But, have you ever seen a turkey like this turkey? It is sure to please both kids and adults. We suggest having an experienced adult do the the carving honors and surprise, surprise look what you’ll find inside!

There are corn cobs holding a surprise inside too.  Instructions for crafting this fascinating turkey can be found here.

 

 

The Idea Room always has the best ideas. How about serving up hand print turkey plates that can easily be decorated with edibles, pasta and seeds.

Life at the kids’ table begins here.

Table & Chairs at Totally Kids

You’ll find a great selection of  at child size table and chairs at Totally Kids fun furniture.

Thursday is the big day and there must be a kids table at every Thanksgiving dinner, it’s practically an American tradition. For me, growing up, it was most likely for the preservation of  fine china, crystal and family heirlooms from precocious little cousins.

Creating a decorate it yourself table for your little guests will make them feel special, and best of all, does not need to take much time or planning. Emulating this kids’ table idea from Country Living by simply using a roll of craft paper and some crayons or markers, you can easily become the favorite aunt or grandma. Not only will kiddos think that they have the best seat in the house, but this budget friendly cover, provides doodling entertainment before, during, and after the Thanksgiving dinner while waiting for pumpkin pie.

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Life at the kids’ table begins here.

You’ll find a great selection of  at child size table and chairs at Totally Kids fun furniture.

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Keep your kids’ table guests happily occupied with a few colorful sticks of clay; allowing the adults more time to enjoy their meals. (Yay!) Ask the budding artists to create pieces that can be auctioned off for a few coins after everyone has finished their meals.

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After dinner have the adults hold an auction. Start the bidding on the new clay sculptures with a few pennies. The young artists can be encouraged to tell stories about their creations to increase the bids.

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Pass this tray of clay and tools around and let the sculpting begin. What will they make? How long can it take? Could you make something that you are thankful for?

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After dinner when the table covering has become over decorated, drop this Pairs in Pears game on the table for a fast, fun and requiring no pencil, paper, or gameboard challenge.

Ready to have some cook together fun with your family this weekend? Try these classic Turkey Handprint Cookies, this week’s recipe for fun. Gather up the small hands at your house. Your little ones will surely get a kick out of watching their handprints turn into edible turkeys. This is a fun group activity allowing kids to not only make their own creations, but eat them too!

Family Corner has the recipe, so go ahead and gobble up a few cookies.

Kitchens at Totally Kids fun furniture and toys

Kids love the pretend kitchens at Totally Kids fun furniture & toys.

Upcycle Martha

Leave it to Martha to upcycle sweaters into these warm gifts.

Large and small pieces of felted-wool sweaters can create a variety of attractive pouches: A hot-water-bottle cover was cut from a turtleneck sweater, an eyeglass case began life as an argyle sweater, a waistband forms the top of a tiny stocking, and a portion of a sleeve became a case for an cell phone.

Gather ye old sweaters while ye may, old time is still a-flying by: and that same sweater that smiled yesterday will smile again tomorrow. Do not forget any of your Ugly Christmas Sweaters.

Who on your list would enjoy these lovely little gifts?  Martha will show you the how to.

Plant FamilyYour family roots rooted in time for gift giving. Find some fascinating family faces, then pot them to delight Grandma after your ride over the river and through the woods.

You could find a great picture of Grandma’s funny face and had her roots.

 

Crazy kid plant.

 

Even if your thumb isn’t green, go ahead,  give this project a try. It doesn’t look too difficult.

All you need to do is, gather up the perfect plants, a basic pot, family face photos and a transparent plastic pot. For the 411, and pictorial, check out good.kz.

Beer

These old ads are real! Just last week in the office we were discussing how far women have progressed. I shared a memory of a downtown Minneapolis restaurant, the Oak Grill, where women were only allowed in if accompanied by a man. Dave recalls his aunt taking him there as a young boy. Bingo, she qualified to luncheon there.

The next two ads below are not for the faint of heart.

Heinz

This ad claims that most husbands nowadays have stopped beating their wives. Yawn no more.

spanking

This guy must be one of the exceptions.

clean harder

Her secret’s out.

Monday’s Memories – the good old days?