Share the love Glen Ellyn Moms Style! We’ve put together a list of ideas to help you create memories your whole family will love!
Share the love with your gift to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry
Family Fun Ideas
Spa Treatments from Cheveux Salon and Day Spa http://cheveuxsalon.com
FROM THE COOKBOOK:
Make It Ahead
- 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
- 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1¼ cups old-fashioned oats, such as Quaker
- 3/4 pound bittersweet chocolate, such as Lindt, chopped in chunks
- 3/4 cup dried cranberries
- Fleur de sel
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line 3 sheet pans with parchment paper.
In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar on medium-high speed for 3 minutes, until light and fluffy. Scrape down the bowl with a rubber spatula. On low speed, add the vanilla, then the eggs, one at a time. Scrape down the bowl again.
Meanwhile, sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl. Mix in the oats. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture to the butter-sugar mixture. Don’t overbeat it! With a rubber spatula, stir in the chocolate and cranberries until the dough is well mixed. With a 1¾-inch ice cream scoop (or two spoons), scoop round balls of dough onto the prepared sheet pans. Sprinkle lightly with fleur de sel. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until nicely browned. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Snow and cold temps are here to stay. We put together a few sanity savers to help you get through this week!
40 Snow Day Boredom Busters for Kids from MommyPoppins.com https://mommypoppins.com/kids/snow-day-boredom-busters-40-indoor-activities-when-the-kids-are-stuck-at-home
Wizard’s Brew is a family favorite! https://babbledabbledo.com/20-science-projects-for-preschoolers/
Glen Ellyn Park District Rain Out Line will tell you what facilities are open along with skating rink info. https://gepark.org/rainout-line/
Ackerman Sports and Fitness will have open gym available from 8am-5pm and open turf from 8am-3pm. Call (630) 317-0130 before heading to the facility
Kline Creek Farm TODAY (1/28) for a little play time ahead of this weekend’s ice harvest (and the bitter cold forecast for mid-week). They pick you up just inside the gate on the path down to the Farmhouse and take you on a 20-minute gambol around the fields and out to Timber Lake, where they’ll be harvesting ice on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The first ride will leave at 1:30 p.m., and the last ride begins at 3:00 p.m. Questions? Call (630)876-5900.
Brunswick Bowl special deals like Monday, Mayhem, $2.22 Tuesday, Half-priced Arcade Games Wednesday! https://www.bowlbrunswick.com/location/brunswick-zone-glendale-heights-lanes
Studio Movie Grill has lots of kid movies this week! https://www.studiomoviegrill.com/locations/illinois/wheaton/2019/1/28
Netflix movies for kids 2019 https://www.commonsensemedia.org/lists/best-kids-movies-on-netflix
Best Hot Chocolate Recipe https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/bas-best-hot-chocolate
12 Must-Haves For An Epic Family Game Night https://www.scarymommy.com/12-must-haves-family-game-night/
Chicago Parent has a full list of activities, events, etc! https://www.chicagoparent.com
Vertical Endeavors will take you to new heights! https://www.verticalendeavors.com/visit-us/hours-locations/glendale-heights-il/
Urban Air Adventure Park also has daily deals https://www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com/locations/illinois/bloomingdale
Goldfish Swim School has family swim for members https://www.goldfishswimschool.com/glen-ellyn?L=true
Fun Family Activities at Home https://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/842477/50-family-fun-night-ideas-for-families/
Good luck and remember Spring is only 51 days away.
Have you heard of education.com?
They have thousands of teacher-crafted learning activities that sync up with your child’s school year plus they empower parents so each child’s needs and potential can take center stage. It’s an amazing site!
A New Year is coming and it’s time to celebrate while we practice our reading skills with this fun word search. The count down is on, find more reading practices like this at Education.com!
Here’s a fun word search they sent us to share with all of you!!