Tuesday, November 15, 2011

December All You Magazine

I love this magazine- $91.47 in coupons and great articles!  It just came in the mail today so I started reading. 

There is an article about changing lemon recipes for grapefruit.  This sounds great so I am going to add that to my list.  I can probably get the zest, get some juice and still eat the grapefruit!!!  I have a lemon pound cake that is soon going to be a grapefruit pound cake.  Why does it take someone to write an article about it to make me think of trying it??  Anyone else done this before?

There is another article on how to save during the holidays.  Stock up on pantry items such as flour, sugar, butter, canned goods, spices and broths which are at a lower price during the winter season.  In addition, they say that turkeys are cheaper after Thanksgiving so I guess I will get another one after the holiday so that we might have one on Christmas too.  Also, presents to other by preparing a sweet treat, gift baskets, and other ideas.  I do some of those things already but they are great reminders.  I have been thinking about the gifts for all of the teachers at my sons school.  I am not sure if I only have to give it to the two in his classroom or if I have to give it to the floater that helps them out.  Do I give to the two people in the office?  How about the music teacher?  I can see how this could go crazy quickly.  I think that I am going to try a drink mix or a cookie in a jar but with 6 gifts if I give to all of them, I think that it might get expensive.  I already got some antibacterial stuff from Bath and Body Works because I figure they work with kids all day.  I guess I will have to keep thinking :)

Don't forget the cookie article with mouth watering recipes and pictures to match.  I can't wait to start on the Christmas cookies!!!  I bought molasses so I am making gingerbread cookies for the first time this year.  I love gingerbread cookies so I am searching for tons of different recipes and I will let you know what I think.  My favorite ones are at the bakery connected to Caryle Grand Restaurant in Arlington, VA that are as big as your head and have fresh ginger pieces in them.  If you ever get by there, check them out!!!  There is also information in the article about doing a cookie exchange.  We have done them in years past so maybe we will do one again this year :)

Anyway, I highly recommend checking out the magazine which you can get at Wal-Mart or through a subscription.  I asked for it last year for Christmas so add it to your Christmas list and maybe Santa will bring it to you too :)

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