A Can of Tuna

4 Ingredient Tuna Casserole
Cook one package stuffing mix according to package directions in 11 X 7 baking dish(can also use 2 quart casserole dish).
In separate dish mix:

  •  1 can cream of mushroom soup, chicken soup or any other cream soup)
  • 1-2 cans of  tuna
  • 1 can of peas or corn.

Put on top of stuffing mix and cover with bread crumbs or whatever topping your family likes. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
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Tuna Tetrazzini

¼ C. margarine
¼ flour
¼ C. diced onions
1 small can sliced mushrooms (or a few fresh)
1 C. light cream or half & half (milk will work but isn’t as creamy)
1 C. chicken bouillon (1 cube in 1 C. hot water)
1 Tbsp. white wine (optional but gives best flavor–I use a chardonnay)
½ tsp. seasoned salt
½ C. shredded cheddar cheese
2 (7 oz) cans tuna-drained
2 C. spaghetti – cooked and drained
1 Tbsp. dried parsley

In a microwave safe casserole dish, melt margarine. Add onions (and fresh mushrooms if using) Cook ’til onions are transparent. Stir in flour. Add cream, bouillon, wine and salt. Cook on high 5 minutes. stirring occasionally. Mixture will thicken. Fold in cheese, (canned mushrooms if using) tuna, spaghetti and parsley. Cover and cook on high 3 – 4 minutes or until heated through.

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Leftover ham?

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Casserole

2 c. Cooked rotini or elbows (to stretch I put 3 c.)  Add a tablespoon of butter or even butter spray, while cooking,  to keep noodles from sticking together.
1 1/2 c. Cubed cooked ham or more (I usually get a ham steak)
1 pkg. frozen broccoli spears, thawed and drained
1 c. milk
1 can condensed cream of celery soup
1 c. shredded Cheddar cheese ( divide in half )
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. In a 8X12 inch baking dish, combine hot macaroni and ham. Arrange broccoli spears down center of dish. In a small bowl, combine milk, soup and 1/2 c. cheese and the seasonings. Pour over casserole.

Bake, covered, at 350 for 30 min. or until heated through. Top with remaining cheese and then bake uncovered for 5 min. or until cheese is melted. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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Here’s an easy one that works in the crockpot or the oven either one. I don’t have amounts for ingredients or cooking times for it. I almost always make it the night before in the crockpot, put it in the fridge and turn it on high by noon to be ready for supper at 6:30. I would say to bake it covered at 350 at least an hour so the potatoes are cooked. You can vary the amount of ingredients and number of layers to fit the number you need to feed. Three good layers makes enough for two of us a hearty supper and lunch the next day.

Crock Pot Ham & Potatoes

Layer 3 times in crockpot or casserole dish:

  • Sliced potatoes
  • salt & pepper
  • thinly sliced onion
  • slivered ham (I’ve also used chunks of leftover baked ham & it works great)
  • shredded cheese (cheddar, colby or marbled)

After all layers have been made, top with a can of cream soup.

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Need ideas for that chicken that’s in the fridge or freezer?

 

4 Ingredient Chicken Bake
Cook one package stuffing mix according to package directions in 11 X 7 baking dish or a  2 quart casserole dish). In separate dish mix 1 can cream of chicken or mushroom soup (or any other cream soup), 1-2 cans of  chicken, and 1 can of peas or corn. Put on top of stuffing mix and cover with bread crumbs or whatever topping your family likes. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

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Awesome Chicken Casserole

This is a great Casserole that the whole family loves, even a certain very picky two year old.
1 Box rotini noodles
1 block of cream cheese
2 cans of cream of celery, or chicken
1 can of milk or until desired creaminess
3/4c. Parmesan cheese
2 cans chicken/ or left over chicken, chopped.
Garlic powder to taste. I love garlic, so I put in a good bit.
Onion powder, if you have it.
Two stack of Ritz crackers

While cooking pasta, heat your cheesy cream sauce in microwave. (all ingredients except chicken and crushed crackers.)
Mix well.
Add red pepper flakes, black pepper, salt to taste.
Carefully stir in chicken. Chunks are nice.
Combine mixture to noodles. Put in dish
Add crushed Ritz crackers on top with thin shavings of butter.
Put under broiler until crackers are browned, and butter is melted.
For a nice filler, I will sometimes add broccoli too :) Very yummy.

 When you cook the noodles add a tablespoon of butter or even butter spray to keep noodles from sticking together.
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Chicken and Rice

Chicken pieces
2 Tbsp. butter
1 lrg. can cream of chicken soup
1 pkg. onion soup mix
2 c. water
1c. rice

In a 9×13 pan pour in melted butter. In a bowl mix soup, water and onion soup mix. Pour over melted butter. Add 1 c. rice and top with chicken pieces (can be frozen)
Cover with foil and bake at 400 for about an hour or until the chicken is done and rice is tender.

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Chicken Divan

1(10 oz) pkg frozen chopped broccoli
1½ – 2 C. cooked, diced chicken
1 can cream of chicken soup
½ C. mayonnaise or Miracle Whip (Mirc Whip gives this a wonderful tangy flavor)
1 tsp. lemon juice
½ – 1 C. cracker crumbs
1 Tbsp. melted butter
¼ – ½ C. shredded cheddar cheese

Cook broccoli in microwave and drain well in colander. Place in sprayed casserole dish. Put diced chicken over top. Combine soup, lemon juice and mayonnaise, mixing well. Spread over chicken. Sprinkle cheese over top. Combine cracker crumbs with melted butter. Sprinkle over cheese. Bake at 350º for 25-30 minutes.
(You can put cooked rice under the broccoli if you want this more like a casserole)

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Country Style Mac
One package Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner (original style)
2 Tbsp. diced onion
¼ C. margarine (in addition to amount needed to make mac & cheese dinner)
8 oz can whole kernal corn-drained
1 can Cream of Chicken soup
1½ C. cooked, diced chicken
1 Tbsp. dried parsley
1 C. dry bread crumbs

Prepare Mac & Cheese dinner as directed on pkg except use ½ C. milk. Put into 2 qt. casserole dish. Saute’ onion in 1 Tbsp margarine until tender. Combine corn, soup, chicken, onion and parsley with prepared mac & cheese. Melt remaining margarine. Toss with bread crumbs. Spread on top of mac & cheese mixture. Bake at 350º for 25 minutes or until bubbly.

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Hamburger Meat?

Have a lb of hamburger meat and looking for something different?
Casseroles, are very versatile, fast and easy. You can add, omit and substitute to your hearts content and it will usually come out pretty good.
Hamburger, Rice, Cheese Casserole
1 lb ground beef
1 tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 1/2 tsp salt
Dash of pepper
1/2 small bay leaf
1/8 tsp each -garlic powder, thyme and oregano
1 can (10 1/2 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 can ( 1lb) tomatoes
1 cup minute rice
2 or 3 slices American cheese (cut into 1/2 inch strips)Brown meat in olive oil. Add onion. Cook until tender. Stir in seasonings, soup, tomatoes and rice (from the box). Now bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, simmer for 5 minutes. Stirring often. Spoon into 1 1/2 quart baking dish, crisscross cheese on top. Broil until cheese melts.

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This one is also quick and easy!

Chili Pizza
1 lb ground beef
1 pkg (1.25 oz) McCormick Chili seasoning mix
1 can (14 1/2 oz) stewed tomatoes (cut up)
1 can (14 1/2oz) pinto or kidney beans (I do not add these)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 can (4 oz) sliced black olives

8 large burrito size flour tortillas

Brown ground beef, drain. Stir in seasoning mix and tomatoes, cook 5 -10 minutes.

Arrange tortillas in a circle on a 12-inch pizza pan, overlap edges where needed.

Spoon ground beef minture onto tortillas. Top with cheese and olives.
Bake in 400 degree oven 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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Cincinnati Chili

8 oz spaghetti
1 lb. ground beef
2½ tsp. chili powder
1 jar or can spaghetti sauce
1 can kidney beans-drained
Cook spaghetti. Drain. Meanwhile brown ground beef. Stir in chili powder. Add spaghetti sauce and beans. Simmer 5 minutes. Stir in cooked spaghetti. Serve topped with diced onion, tomatoes and shredded cheese.

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Calico Beans
1 lb. ground beef
½ lb. diced bacon
1 C. chopped onion
½ C, diced green pepper (optional)
½ C. ketchup
½ tsp. salt
¾ C. brown sugar
2 tsp. vinegar
1 lg can pork & beans
1 can garbanzo beans (chick peas)-drained
1 can kidney beans-drained

Brown ground beef and bacon. Add onion and cook ’til transparent. Add ketchup , salt, br. sugar, and vinegar. Stir in beans. Simmer until heated through.
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Taco Casserole
About 1/2 Bag of tortilla chips–I use mission brand
1# Ground Beef–I use 93/7 lean
1 pkt Taco Seasoning
1 can of tomatos and chiles–I use Rotel Mexican Fiesta
1 Can Refried Beans–I use fat free
2 C Monterrey Jack Cheese, Shredded
1 small can diced olives
1 med tomato, diced
Sour Cream
Salsa

Brown ground beef and drain. Add taco seasoning, but omit water specified on package. Add canned tomatoes, simmer for 10 minutes. Cover bottom of 9×13 pan with chips, I cover my pan with Reynolds Non-Stick foil first. Layer ground beef mixture, then beans, cheese, olives and diced tomatoes. Bake uncovered at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until cheese starts to brown. Serve with sour cream, salsa, shredded lettuce, guacamole, etc.

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Creamy Pasta Bake

1 jar spaghetti sauce
1Pkg. rotini noodles, cooked and drained
1 1/2 c. sour cream
1/4 pkg. of frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese

Cook hamburger-however much you want, and drain, mix in rest of ingredients. Bake in 9×13 pan at 375 for 25 min.

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This is our favorite and by far the cheapest and quick.

potatoes(sliced thin)
1 med. onion(diced)
carrots (sliced thin)
green beans
cream of mushroom soup
1 1b. hamburger (sausage is good too)cooked and drained

I don’t have amounts because it just depends on how big of casserole I am making. But in what ever size of dish you want you layer potatoes, carrots, onion, potatoes, carrot, then dump green beans (water and all) then top with hamburger and finally cream of mushroom soup. Bake uncovered on 400 for about an hour (just depends how big and how thin you slice the potatoes. Also don’t forget to salt and pepper.

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Really good and cheap!

Baked Spaghetti 1 c. chopped onion
1c. chopped green pepper
1 Tbsp. marg.
1 can tomatoes (28 oz), diced
1 can (4 oz) mushroom pieces
1 can (21/2 oz) sliced olives
2 tsp. oregano
1 lb hamburger cooked and drained
12 oz. spaghetti cooked and drained
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 can (101/2 oz) cream of mushroom soup
1/2 c. water
1/4 c. parmesan cheese

In a large skillet saute onion, pepper in marg. until tender. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, and oregano. Add hamburger. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Place 1/2 of noodles in greased 9×13 pan. Top with 1/2 vegie mixture. Sprinkle with 1 c. cheese. Repeat layers. Mix the soup and water until smooth, pour over casserole and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered at 350 for 30-35 min.

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Taco CasseroleUse a 9 x13 pan.

Crush tortilla chips to cover the bottom of the pan.
Brown 1  to 1 1/2 hamburger – add taco seasoning, onion….whatever you like in your taco meat.
Put the meat on top of the chips, then put 2 cans of drained corn on top of that.
Mix 2 can of cream of mushroom soup and 1 can of milk – pour over the corn.
Top with shredded cheese.

Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. – it is really good just like this. But; at the table top with lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream – salsa…whatever!

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This is definitely not healthy for you but it’s very good.

Taco Casserole
About 1/2 Bag of tortilla chips–I use mission brand
1# Ground Beef–I use 93/7 lean
1 pkt Taco Seasoning
1 can of tomatos and chiles–I use Rotel Mexican Fiesta
1 Can Refried Beans–I use fat free
2 C Monterrey Jack Cheese, Shredded
1 small can diced olives
1 med tomato, diced
Sour Cream
Salsa

Brown ground beef and drain. Add taco seasoning, but omit water specified on package. Add canned tomatoes, simmer for 10 minutes. Cover bottom of 9×13 pan with chips, I cover my pan with Reynolds Non-Stick foil first. Layer ground beef mixture, then beans, cheese, olives and diced tomatoes. Bake uncovered at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until cheese starts to brown. Serve with sour cream, salsa, shredded lettuce, guacamole, etc.

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Baked Ziti

1 LB Ground Beef
1 Jar Spaghetti Sauce
1 can Hunt’s tomatoes with garlic, basil and olive oil
12 oz box of Garden Rotini (the tri-color spirals)
Mozarella Cheese
Parmesan Cheese

Brown ground beef, add spaghetti sauce, and tomatoes. Cook pasta until al dente. In 9×13 pan, 1/3 sauce, 1/3 noodles, sprinkle with parmesan, and mozarella. Repeat with remaining sauce. Bake, covered, at 350 for 30 minutes.

 

 

This is one of our favorites. a beirock is a staple around here – a German concoction of hamburger and cabbage wrapped in bread (kind of like a Hot Pocket) – but time consuming to make. This casserole is much easier and adds the great flavor of cheese.

Bierock Casserole

2 lbs ground beef
small onion, chopped
small head of cabbage, chopped
1 can condensed cream soup (chicken, celery, mushroom)
2 cups shredded cheddar
2 cans crescent rolls

Brown beef and onion in large skillet or dutch oven. Drain. Stir in cabbage and cover to steam til cabbage is soft. Add soup and mix in just til warmed. Spread one can crescent rolls in the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan, spreading to cover and close seams. Pour beef mixture over, spread evenly and cover with cheese. Separate triangles of second can of rolls. Space evenly over top (they won’t cover completely). Bake at 350 about 20 minutes til cheese is melted and top crust is golden (don’t underbake or the bottom crust will be soggy).

For a lot of good, easy casseroles check the Bisquick site. I remember Impossible Taco Pie from when I was a kid – now they’ve come up with “Impossible” everything!

Also, check out AllRecipes.com Beef  http://allrecipes.com/directory/2133.asp for some great recipes for casseroles. The recipes are rated and reviewed by users, so you pretty much know if it’s going to be good or not.
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BELOW YOU WILL FIND SEVERAL RECIPES USING THE  RECIPE GIVEN FOR Almost Hamburger Helper  Mix
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Almost Hamburger Helper’ Mix in a Jar.
2 cups nonfat dry milk
1 cup corn starch
1/4 cup beef bouillon powder (there are recipes on line if you wish to make your own Bouillon so you don’t get the Gluten Free & MSG!)
2 Tablespoons onion flakes
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 Tablespoons dried parsley
1 Tablespoon garlic powder

 

Mix all together and store in airtight jar and use for recipes below.

NOTE: One can buy seasonings at Walgreens when they were on sale.

Chili Mac:
1 lb (or less) ground beef, browned and drained
1 cup water
1/2 cup (or add extra to stretch) macaroni noodles, uncooked
2 cans chopped tomatoes
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1/2 cup Almost Hamburger Helper’ Mix in a Jar (recipe above).
Combine all and simmer 20 minutes or until macaroni is cooked.

 

Stroganoff:
1 lb (or less) ground beef, browned and drained
2 cups water
1/2 cup Almost Hamburger Helper’ Mix in a Jar (recipe above).
2 cups uncooked egg noodles
1/2 cup sour cream
Combine all except sour cream. Simmer 20 minutes or until noodles are tender. Stir in sour cream and serve.

 

Potato Beef Casserole:
1 lb (or less) ground beef, browned and drained
3/4 cup water
6 potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 cup frozen mixed veggies
1/2 cup Almost Hamburger Helper’ Mix in a Jar (recipe above).
Combine all and simmer, covered, until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove cover and cook until excess water is evaporated.

 

Quick Lasagna:
1 lb (or less) ground beef, browned and drained
1/2 cup Almost Hamburger Helper’ Mix in a Jar (recipe above).
1 onion, chopped
2 cup water
16 oz tomato sauce
3 cup lasagna noodles, uncooked, broken in bits
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
Combine all except mozzarella in large skillet. Bring to a boil, let simmer for 15 minutes or until noodles are cooked. Top will mozzarella. Turn off heat and let cheese melt.

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Tightwad Gazette Casserole Recipe

Casseroles  are so easy, yummy and make a good amount.  This”Recipe”, from the Tightwad Gazette III,  allows you to use whatever ingredients your family will eat or use up whatever you have surplus of…

  • 1 cup main ingredient (suggestions: tuna, chicken, turkey, ham, seafood, hamburger meat)
  • 1 cup second ingredient – more than one item can be used to make the 1 cup (suggestions: celery, mushrooms, peas, chopped hard-cooked eggs, onion, garlic, corn, carrots)
  • 1 to 2 cups starchy ingredient (suggestions: thinly sliced potatoes, cooked noodles, cooked rice, beans)
  • 1  1/2 cups binder (suggestions: cream sauce, sour cream, can of mushroom or chicken soup)
  • 1/4 cup ‘goodie’ -optional (suggestions: pimiento, olives, almonds, water chestnuts)
  • Seasonings (suggestions: garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, Mrs. Dash or what other seasonings you have in the cupboard)
  • Topping suggestions: potato chips, cheese, bread crumbs

Thoroughly mix your combinations of the above ingredients. If it seems dry, add 1/2 cup milk or stock. Place in buttered casserole dish and bake at 350* for 30 to 45 minutes.

 

You use 1 cup of a meat and 1 cup of the secondary item. You can use more than one cup, but I would keep it close. I wouldn’t go adding three cups of chicken instead of one (unless you are big meat eaters!), but if I thawed a cup and a half I wouldn’t have any problem mixing that last half a cup in it.Say you use chicken for the first and broccoli for the second –you would use a cup each of these things. On the items listed above those aren’t set in stone. You can mix to your hearts content! That’s why this is a “Recipe” because you can use whatever! Just fill it up to a cup! Let us know how it turns out!
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Orange soda, sweetened condensed milk and pineapple make great tasting sherbet.

QUICK AND EASY ORANGE SHERBET (ONLY THREE INGREDIENTS)

  • 6 to 8 cans orange soda
  • 1 to 2 cans sweetened condensed milk (depending on how sweet you like it)
  • 1 medium-size can crushed pineapple

 

1. Stir ingredients together.

2. Pour into ice cream container, and follow directions on ice cream maker. When ready, store in the freezer. Remove from freezer approximately 10 minutes before serving.

 

The recipe in the Tulsa World was from 8/20/2008
Richard Roby, a retired journalism professor at Oklahoma City University, never shared his secret family recipe for orange sherbet with anyone.   But as he got older he decided to share it  so it would continue to be enjoyed by others.

 

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Start some wonderful Christmas traditions for your family.

Make some traditions the kids will want to do every year.

What are your memories of Christmas past— all the gifts  you got and can name them or are your memories of the fun things you did at Christmas time?

Slow down and enjoy the season. Take time to enjoy your loved ones. (Read though here  and put some of these ideas together for one or two special nights during the holiday season.)

You could do these over several nights of the season or try to do them on Christmas Eve

  • Have a Christmas movie marathon Watch Christmas movies with the kids for free and start a new tradition. Borrow them from the library or watch for free   on the internet:
  • Make a giant chocolate chip cookie using frozen cookie dough (the smaller package, not the huge one) …using coupons and catching it on sale…. and spread in a pizza pan (you can get the cheap throw away pan at the Dollar Store or Wal-Mart). Make one giant chocolate chip cookie from a frozen log and it is less messy than making a bunch of cookies from scratch. (Since it is a giant choc chip cookie the kids might not even want to decorate it.)
  • Read The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
  • Get out the picnic blanket and picnic basket and sit under the twinkling lights of the tree to eat sandwiches and drink Welchs Sparkling grape juice from your fanciest  glasses–The bottle with a bunch of curly ribbon around  it looks festive; like a celebration itself.
  • Have a family slumber party in the living room using sleeping bags or pallets. There is something special about going to sleep under the Christmas lights.
  • Look at pictures in photo albums from Christmas past and share with kids some of the things you did as a child at Christmas time.
  • Work on a jigsaw puzzle together, as a family. It is fun to do over several nights so you might want to start it early in December. Sharing like this invites family members to talk.  (Jigsaw puzzles can be purchased at garage sales.)
  • Write a Christmas letter, with everyone in the family telling their own story of the past year. Start the letter with “Dad’s Turn” and work  down to the youngest child’s turn. It’s fun to read everyone’s differing perspective on the past year.
  • Make a video for Christmas- sing songs, tell stories, and just have a good time. Your relatives will appreciate seeing how the kids had grown over the year. Record your children singing their favorite Christmas carols so that in twenty years you’ll have the recording to see how much they have changed over the years.
  • Video a time capsule to be opened  in 5 years. (That is a very long time to kids.)
  • Take your family’s picture in front of the Christmas tree. Make it a yearly tradition.
  • Have a family fun night where you spend playing a board game. Kids will like it so much they will want to keep having them.
  • Find a candy that the kids have never had (maybe from your childhood*?–even more fun if you are the grandparent), wrap it up in colorful paper and let them unwrap it. The fun part is to let them see the package and let the excitement build over a few hours and then sitting in the room with the trees lights (or when you have finished caroling) explain how you loved it as a child and let them open it). A new tradition is born.     *Find some by googling candy from your childhood   or childhood candies
  • Simmer some hot cider, either using a good and simple recipe or just heat up some bottled cider. Add cinnamon sticks.

Make an ornament they can hang on the tree that they can take to their own tree when they are grown. Doing this each year is a fun tradition.
christmas-ornaments
ornaments

These aren’t going to last, but aren’t they cute? mice ornaments

Going out-

  • Christmas caroling as a family or with friends can be so much fun!
  • Drive around  town to look at the Christmas lights, drinking hot chocolate from a thermos. Have fun voting on which neighborhood has the best display.  (If you are near Tulsa you must see Rhema and Paragon Pipe!)
  •  Go for a walk to collect pine cones, acorns and such for decorations.
  •  A White Elephant gift exchange with friends will leave you rolling with laughter.
  • A re-gift exchange allows you to trade nice gifts you and your family received, but never used to get something you can use. (Some do this BEFORE Christmas with gifts they got over the year. They can end up with some great gifts to pass on to those they normally have to buy for.)
  •  Send a card to a U.S. soldier that you know. If you don’t know a U.S. soldier, consider making a donation to an organization that supports the troops. Or contact your local National Guard to see how you can help.

CHRISTMAS EVE: 

Go to a Christmas Eve Service. It’s completely free, and it will put you in the right frame of mind to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

Do the bulk of the preparation for a special Christmas breakfast. Cinnamon Buns and Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole are good ones.

On Christmas Eve  by candlelight, Christmas lights and Christmas music playing very low, present the stocking you made    full of freebies that you have collected all year 
 and here have cute tags on the gifts you give:

CHRISTMAS DAY-
Have a birthday party for Jesus. complete with a cake. Invite the neighborhood kids over. For gifts, you could give time or make a commitment to read your Bible, pray…whatever you can think of!

Teach them the joy of sharing with others- Have your family volunteer- Deliver meals at Christmas for Meals on Wheels, at a food bank, help serve a Christmas meal on Christmas Day at a shelter or mission, volunteer at the pet shelter.

GIFTS THAT ARE FUN-

Figure out ways to make things.  I’m not a kid but I’d  personally love this: http://www.pattiewack.com/candygram_bouquet.html   or the older ladies might like this. I do! http://www.pattiewack.com/bouquet.html

What Grandma wouldn’t love this in the guest bathroom? http://www.pattiewack.com/snazzy_soaps.html

And what kid wouldn’t love making these? http://www.dadcando.com/default_MAKING.asp?project=PomPoms_Sheep&catagory=PomPoms[/url]
I could see a boy loving this idea: http://www.pattiewack.com/tiretracks_tshirts.html

Giving money? Then fold in cute shapes:
http://www.pattiewack.com/products/moneyfolding.jpg
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Want to make your own boxes? http://familycrafts.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&zTi=1&sdn=familycrafts&cdn=parenting&tm=27&f=20&tt=1

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