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Share the Love!

Valentines Day

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!

Love Bites!

You can pre-order heart shaped bagels from Einstein through February 13th! Any flavor!
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These cute lil Chick Fil A- Mini sandwiches are perfect for the little nugget in your life!
For the love of Pizza!! Giordano’s Heart Shaped Pizza are available through February 17th.
Wine and Dine your Valentine at Reserve 22. They will feature a special 3 course meal the week of Valentine’s from 2/11 – 2/17 for just $42 per person. Dinners can also be order off of the regular menu.   https://www.reserve22.com
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Treats and cards for your kids and loved ones from GE Sweet Shop

Share the love with your gift to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry

Family Fun Ideas

Top 2019 Valentines Day Pins on Pinterest
Personalized Gifts:
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Spa Treatments from Cheveux Salon and Day Spa                                                          http://cheveuxsalon.com

Champagne Rose Manicure & Pedicure $80
This combo is even better than the real thing! Love yourself this season by pairing our manicure and pedicure with our rose champagne oil and scrub for a truly amazing experience.
Cherry Cheesecake Facial $80!
Sweeten up your Valentine’s Day with this amazing one-of-a-kind facial! This service combines cherry enzymes with a goji berry yogurt mask. Show your skin some love by treating yourself to this seasonalgourmet session.
Chocolate Body Wrap with Relaxing Massage
Experience 90 minutes for $95!
*If you have a nut allergy, please consult your doctor before scheduling an appointment.*
A Valentine’s Day Menu from Nourish and Charm

Let’s Bake!

Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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.


COPYRIGHT 2014, MAKE IT AHEAD BY INA GARTEN, CLARKSON
P.S.  We would LOVE to see your Valentine’s Day photos! Did you order that awesome pizza from Giordano’s or get a mani-pedi from Cheveux?  Email us and we’ll share your photos on our social media pages.
P.P.S. There is still time to register for our BYOB MasterMoms Talk Series.
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Snow Fun!

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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/

Kidlist https://mykidlist.com/things-to-do-when-school-is-closed-west/?fbclid=IwAR14rOYiRMjmiw0g_oBBdBlzINmSdYH5wvVTVtxQaL64vuQ2U6B1Rg6BjQw

Good luck and remember Spring is only 51 days away.

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Learning Made Fun!

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!!

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A Toda Madre celebrates Moms!

A TOTALLY AWESOME evening celebrating the amazing moms in this town.
A huge thank you to A Toda Madre for their generosity in making this Madre Mia event one to remember.  
It truly was a celebration of moms, who managed to survive the summer and are ready to send 124 kids back to school.
Also a huge thank you to Agency H5!!
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Invitation to the Madre Mia event!
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Sangria Station!
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It was such a wonderful evening and a celebration of moms!
#madresmaketheworldgoround
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October Menu

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Photo by Ceyhun Özden on Pexels.com

WEEK 1

Monday: One Pan Meal – Baked Chicken and Potatoes

One Pan Meal of Baked Chicken Drumsticks and Potatoes is all made on one sheet pan with carrots, which makes dinner prep a breeze. Chicken drumsticks are baked with garlic, paprika and olive oil. Comforting ‘Meat & Potatoes’ dinner that takes only 10 minutes of prep, and is all done in one baking dish? Win-win

https://letthebakingbegin.com/one-pan-meal-baked-chicken-potatoes/

Tuesday:  Tex-Mex Sausage and Rice Skillet

20 MINUTE TexMex Sausage and Rice Skillet is quick, delicious and bursting with flavor from the most amazing Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Jalapeno Sauce for a hearty, comforting one pot meal the whole family will love!

http://carlsbadcravings.com/tex-mex-sausage-and-rice-skillet-recipe/

Wednesday: Capellini with Tomatoes and Basil

Capellini with Tomatoes and Basil

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/capellini-with-tomatoes-and-basil-recipe-1949902?ic1=obinsite

Thursday: Garlic-Mustard Grilled Beef Skewers

Garlic-Mustard Grilled Beef Skewers

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/garlic-mustard-grilled-beef-skewers-recipe-2103460

Friday:  PIZZA NIGHT – Order take out!

Saturday: Green Well Salad

https://thebalancedlifeonline.com/bread-wine-part-2/

Sunday: Crockpot Italian Sausage Soup

This Crockpot Italian sausage soup recipe is hearty, filling, and full of flavor. A wonderful and easy set it and forget it soup recipe.

https://www.saltandlavender.com/crockpot-italian-sausage-soup/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes

WEEK 2

Monday: Asian Chicken Skewers for Kids

Asian Chicken Skewers

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/asian-chicken-skewers-recipe-2126107

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/g1903/slow-cooker-recipes/?slide=8

Wednesday: Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Favorite Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe

https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/chicken-enchilada-casserole-recipe/

Thursday: Entree Kitchen Make Ahead Meal

https://www.entreekitchen.com

Friday: PIZZA Take OUT!!

Saturday: Juicy Pan-Seared Porks with Citrus Dressing

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https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/pan-seared-pork-chops-with-citrus-dressing

Sunday: Slow-Cooker Bolognese Sauce Pappardelle Pasta

https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/slow-cooker-bolognese-sauce-pappardelle-pasta

WEEK 3

Monday: Fish Skewers with Basil Chimichurri

Fish Skewers with Basil Chimichurri

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/melissa-darabian/fish-skewers-with-basil-chimichurri-recipe-1921826

Tuesday: Chicken Taco Pasta

http://bevcooks.com/2012/06/chicken-taco-pasta/

Wednesday: Entree Kitchen Make Ahead Meal

Thursday: Roasted Salmon with Green Herbs

Roasted Salmon with Green Herbs

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/roasted-salmon-with-green-herbs-recipe-1925053

Friday: Take OUT!!! Don’t cook!!

Saturday: Roasted Turkey, Apple, Cheddar Sandwich (Panera CopyCat)

Copycat Panera Roasted Turkey, Apple, and Cheddar Sandwich: Slices of roasted turkey, sweet apples, and sharp cheddar cheese are piled high on homemade cranberry walnut bread with a tangy honey mustard.

https://amindfullmom.com/copycat-panera-roasted-turkey-apple-and-cheddar-sandwich/

Sunday: Slow Cooker Potato Soup

Slow Cooker Potato Soup -- so delicious, and made extra-easy in the crock pot! | gimmesomeoven.com

https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/slow-cooker-potato-soup-recipe/

WEEK 4

Monday: Herb and Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken

Herb and Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken – Super easy, elegant roasted chicken with fresh lemons, oranges and herbs! | thecomfortofcooking.com

http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com/2013/04/herb-and-citrus-oven-roasted-chicken.html

Tuesday: Chicken and Black Bean Chimichangas

https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-black-bean-chimichangas

Wednesday: Entree Kitchen Make Ahead Meal

Thursday: Slow Cooker Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff

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https://therecipecritic.com/slow-cooker-chicken-mushroom-stroganoff/

Friday: Take OUT!!!

Saturday: Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Peach BBQ Sauce

http://www.destinationdelish.com/grilled-pork-tenderloin-with-peach-bbq-sauce/

Sunday: One-Pot Baked Pasta with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe 

one pot baked pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe

https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/one-pot-baked-pasta-with-sausage-and-broccoli-rabe

This post is sponsored by Entree Kitchen:

https://www.entreekitchen.com