#16 Make Ahead Freezer Ingredients

#16 Make Ahead Freezer Ingredients

#16 Make Ahead Freezer Ingredients

by Jolene Philo & Anne Fleck | Home Again

In this episode, which is a follow up to Sanity Saving Freezer Meals, Anne and Jolene listed many make ahead freezer ingredients. Their favorites, pictured below, include turkey broth, pesto, and pie crust.

Here’s the complete list of our favorite make ahead freezer ingredients along with links to recipes if we hae them. Last on the list you’ll find honey-oatmeal breakfast muffins, not really a freezer ingredient, but a recipe that make life easier at the Home Again house!

 

#15 Sanity Saving Freezer Meals

#15 Sanity Saving Freezer Meals

#15 Sanity Saving Freezer Meals

by Jolene Philo & Anne Fleck | Home Again

Anne and Jolene’s favorite games mentioned in this episode’s feature:

To whet your appetite, we’ve added pictures of some of our favorite recipes: Chili, French Stew, Chicken Tettrazini, and Egg Bake

Enjoy this list of our favorite freezer meal recipes, including links to most of them. More links will be available as more of our revised recipes are published on the blog.

 

#14 Dress Up Fun for Families

#14 Dress Up Fun for Families

#14 Dress Up Fun

by Jolene Philo & Anne Fleck | Home Again

Here is Anne’s recipe for basic non-dairy fudge. I just had a piece, and it was delicious.

Non-Dairy Fudge

3 cups non-dairy semi-sweet chocolate chips (Cost
1 can coconut milk
1/8 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 dropper of liquid Stevia (Sweet Drops is Anne’s favorite)
1 1/2 chopped walnuts (optional)

Open coconut milk and drain off 1/4 can of the separated, clear liquid. Put chocolate chips, remaining coconut milk, and cocoa powder in a sauce pan. Heat on low until all is melted. Stir continuously. Add Sweet Drops and vanilla. Stir well. Add chopped nuts if desired.

Pour into 9 X 9 square pan lined with parchment paper. Let set in refrigerator overnight. Will be solid at room temperature after that.

 

Here are links to recipes to Jolene’s favorites, Balkan Meatballs and caramel rolls.

Jolene and Anne took a trip down memory lane by unearthing Anne’s favorite dress up from the old costume box. We hope these pictures give you ideas of how to stock yours.

Left: The beloved peach nighty purchased by Anne’s grandma at a thrift store

Right: Royal robe made by Aunt Jacque. Has been used as Mrs. Santa Claus cape and Queen of Hearts

Left: Blue lame cape with silver and glod rick rack trim

Right: Zoro cape that was Allen’s Halloween costume in kindergarten

Left: Crochet shawl perfect for pioneer and old lady play

Right: Dalmation fleece fabric often pinned into a cape or turban

Left: Hooded red cape perfect for Little Red Riding Hood and any story requiring a disguise

Right: Pink gigham dress Jolene wore to a high school dance.

#13 Getting Ready for Baby

#13 Getting Ready for Baby

#13 Getting Ready for Baby

by Jolene Philo & Anne Fleck | Home Again

Everybody at Home Again is getting ready for Baby Lewella’s imminent arrival. Below you’ll find links to products and establishments that have made getting ready for baby easier. Let’s start with the Pumpkin Patch book and toy store where Grammy Jo found rhythm instruments she and Tad will use to march around the house singing Jingle Bells until the snow melts.

Other businesses and stores mentioned in today’s podcast:

Once again, we’d love it if you would share your gluten-free and soy-free healthy snack recipes we can make ahead and freeze for Tad. You can scroll down and click on the “Contact Us” link to share them or send an email to homeagainpodcast@gmail.com any time you like.

#12 The Long Winter Begins

#12 The Long Winter Begins

#12 The Long Winter Begins

by Jolene Philo & Anne Fleck | Home Again

This episode is named after Laura Ingalls Wilder’s book The Long Winter. We highly recommend the entire series for reading aloud to kids, though winter is not the time to read The Long Winter. Save it for when the weather improves.

Anne also mentioned The Enchanted Chronicles, Dealing with Dragons series as a good winter read aloud.

Jolene and Anne recommend these products for combatting depression when the long winter begins:

Finally, here’s a list of DVDs that make us happy in winter:

  • Parks and Recreation
  • 30 Rock
  • Longmire (rather dark)
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Parenthood (Anne thinks this one is too emotional)
  • Psych
  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
  • Father Brown
  • Pushing Daisies
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show

#11 Combining Christmas

#11 Combining Christmas

#11 Combining Christmas

by Jolene Philo & Anne Fleck | Home Again

We promised links to many of the products, recipes, and crafts mentioned in the Combining Christmas podcast. Let’s start with crafts. First up, is the paper cup/jingle bell ornament that is Tad’s favorite. All you need is a small red or green paper cup, a jingle bell, curling ribbon and a pair of scissors. The pictures below show what to do.

Check out links to some other fun and simple craft links:

Next up, links to recipes that will part of our Christmas celebration:

And finally, here are links to some of the products we mentioned:

Anne’s favorite Christmas CD: John Denver & the Muppets–A Christmas Together
Anne’s favorite version of Dicken’s Christmas Carol: The Muppet Christmas Carol
Our favorite family game: Carcassonne Basic Board Game