On a dark, and spooky night…. Maybe you are hosting a costume party, heading for one or just treating your trick or treaters these songs will put you in the Halloween mood. So download your favorites and turn up the sound. I’ve also included some of the movies and shows if your in the mood for it. Great for adults and some the kids will love too.
Movies and Tv Shows
Treat your family or friends to one of these great finds tonight. Great for slumber parties. We stayed up camped in the living room just catch some of these.
This easy side dish not only looks great but tastes so good even the kids eat all these vegetables.
IngredientsYou can substitute vegetables according to likes and diet needs. These are what have used for both a regular or holiday meal.
1 bag brussel sprout halves ( fresh produce)
2 bell peppers assorted colors
1 pint grape tomatoes (I cut mine in half)
1 purple medium onion in wide strips
Baby or chopped carrots
You can add potatoes if you choose
- Chop vegetables. Cut harder things like carrots in smaller pieces to make for more uniform cutting.
- Put all cut vegetables except tomatoes in large bowl. Add 2 Tbsp Olive oil, salt, pepper, 3 Tbsp lemon juice and garlic powder if desired.
- Mix well to coat in both oil and seasoning.
- Spread evenly, on a baking sheet.
- Place in pre-heated 350° oven for 30 to 45/minutes.
I also add different seasoning depending who and how I’m serving them. I add Rosemary when serving with Christmas dinner. These also save a ton of time and you can skip the oil.
September 13, 2019, in spite of being Friday the 13th is Positive Thinking Day.
Is life getting you down? If your answer is a yes, then Positive Thinking Day (PTD) on September 13 is just the holiday you need to celebrate. Choose to be positive even with all those Friday the 13th superstitions going around. My black cat, for instance brings nothing but love and cuddles.
PTD is a day to set aside all negative thoughts and see that the glass is always half full.
The stresses and struggles of daily life can sometimes fill our heads with pessimistic thoughts. This unofficial holiday promotes the idea that negative thoughts do more harm than good – they drain energy, create more stress and can make one a less likeable person. Nobody wants to spend time with someone who is always negative and pessimistic.
The holiday, also known as International Positive Thinking Day encourages people to deal with difficult situations in life with optimism and positivity.
Positive thinking can have many benefits. Studies have shown that positive thinking can reduce stress and the risk of heart diseases, lower depression and increase life span. Some studies have even shown that positive thinking can increase the body’s resistance to the common cold.
How to Celebrate?
- Think positive! If you are having trouble believe that the glass is half full, then have a friend or a loved one reaffirm you.
- Take or sit in a positive thinking seminar. Sometimes hearing about the benefits of positive thinking from an uninvested party can help.
- Make a conscious decision not to put yourself down every time you do something wrong.
- Laugh as much as you can. Laughter can reduce stress and decrease the urge to think negatively. Go out for a comedy show or movie, do a marathon of your favorite comedy TV show or read a comic novel. You will see a marked difference in how you feel after a few laughs. After all, someone wise did once say laughter is the best medicine!
- Still feeling a bit low? Turn that pity party into an awesome dance party. Studies have shown that physical exercise can help alleviate mood and promotes positive thinking.
- Do something nice for yourself, a loved one or a stranger – doing good deeds can help increase levels of optimism.
Did You Know…
…that the term Debbie Downer is the name of a fictional character on the popular American late-night live television sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Live? The always negative character, played by Rachel Dratch made its first appearance in 2004. These days the term is used to call anyone who is always complaining and negative.
Information for this and other fun holidays from www.timeanddate.com
This melt in your mouth meal will have people thinking you slaved for hours in a hot kitchen. You can literally serve the meat with a spoon.
Pot it on before work, school, or wherever your busy day takes you. Works great for holiday meals too. I’ve made them for Christmas dinner to everyones delight.
By keeping the ingredients simple you can easily turn leftovers (assuming there are any), into a second meal. Slice it thin add the gravy and serve over noodles, noodles, or mashed potatoes. Shred it with two forks and add bbq sauce, buns and have pulled pork sandwiches.
Make clean up even easier with these.Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners 2 Pack (8 Liners Total)
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Mom’s Pork Roast Dinner
7 – 8 lb Boston Butt Pork Roast
3/4 of 12 oz can Ginger Ale
1 1/2 tsp Adobo seasoning
2 pkg pork gravy mix (we buy what’s on sale or sometimes store brand)
- Spray crockpot with none stick spray. Lay roast inside.
- Pour Ginger Ale over the top.
- Sprinkle about 1 1/2 tsp Adobo seasoning on top.
- Cover and set Crockpot on high
- Cook about 5 hours then turn down to low.
- Make gravy mix according to directions.
- Serve warm with gravy.
- You can add potatoes and veggies to crock pot in the morning. The meal will be ready when you come home from work, play, errands, etc.
Comfort food doesn’t get any better than this.
Labor Day 2019
On September 2, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor celebrates and honors the greatest worker in the world – the American worker. Labor Day 2019 is the 125th anniversary of Labor Day being celebrated as a national holiday.
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
Celebrate Labor Day
Labor Day is a day of rest or the last chance for many people to go on trips before the summer ends. For students, it is the last chance to organize parties before school starts again. In some neighborhoods, people organize fireworks displays, barbecues and public arts or sports events. The American football season starts on or around Labor Day and many teams play their first game of the season during Labor Day weekend.
So if enjoying a last mini vacation, football game, parade, or barbeque, remember all the hard work the American worker has put into the lives we currently enjoy. Take a moment to remember all those teachers, doctors, road crews, miners, steel and auto industry, manufacturing, blue-collar, white-collar and everything in between that have given to the American economy and our way of life. Be extra nice to those who don’t get the holidays some of us do. Medical, nurses and health care, all first responders, a lot of retail workers and any others who drill have to work today.
Our family loves these! We even perfected a make ahead version for the freezer. You can easily swap out the breadcrumbs and buns to low carb or keto without sacrificing the flavor. If you go low carb skip the tomato slices and add swiss cheese. Swiss goes really well on all versions. We often swich to muti or whole grain sandwich thins for less carb count.
1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
1 1/2 heaping teaspoons minced garlic
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp dried dill
1 medium red onion
4 oz Spinach (we like fresh vs. frozen)
2 Roma tomatoes
1 lg egg
1/3 c breadcrumbs
1/2 cup crumpled Feta cheese
1 medium cucumber
7 oz plain Greek yogurt
6 hamburger buns or alternative
- Prepare Tazziki or yogurt sauce. Combine yogurt, 1/2 tsp minced garlic, dill, lemon juice, minced cucumber, salt, and pepper. Stir well, cover and place in refrigeration while preparing the rest. This will allow the flavors to blend.
- Chop fresh Spinach into 1/4″ or smaller also dice 1/2 roma tomato and 1/4 of red onion also minced.
- In lg bowl combine ground turkey, with chopped spinach, diced tomato, red onion, 1/2 c Feta cheese crumbles, 1 tsp minced garlic, 1 egg, 1/3 c breadcrumbs, salt & pepper.
- Mix until evenly combined. Shape into 6 patties. (You can freeze these ahead of time. Either freeze individually on cookie sheet and separate with with wax paper. They are easier to cook from frozen.)
- Cook in a nonstick skillet, countertop grill, or open flame.
- Spread Tazziki(yogurt sauce) on both sides if bun. Add warm burger. Top with thin sliced cucumber, and red onion. Tomatoes are optional as is swiss cheese.
- Enjoy…goes great with sweet potato fries and green salad, for a full meal. Makes a great alternatives to regular burgers for grilling too.
This simple recipe is not only a super hit, it’s so easy to make.
Tip: Freeze your grapes and use instead of ice. Your drinks will be cold without being watered down.
6 cans Fresca original
2 bottles wine (red like a merlot or white like pinot grigio)
Fresh fruit 2 peaches, strawberries and grapes. (See tip above)
In punch bowl or pitcher add Fresca and wine, add cut up fruit. Serve with a big ladle, to get some fruit. Top your glass with some more frozen grapes to keep it cold.Classic Beverage Drink Dispenser Hammerd Durable Glass on galvanized Stand 3 Gallon with Spigot
Original recipe from Eddieross.com