All you need is a chalkboard, a hand written chart or a whiteboard erected in the kitchen or family area where all can see and track their points.
We do give children the opportunity to re-earn the points back by doing some extra chores or some other activity. And with that, you can get some housework done around the house too.
Moms-to-be, don’t fret about getting left out of the Holiday and New Year’s Eve spirits-sipping this season, we’ve assembled some deeeeelish mocktail recipes for you to try out!
Mix ingredients in a shaker with ice and enjoy!
2 cups boiling water
2 black tea bags (or 2 teaspoons loose-leaf tea in an infuser)
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups pomegranate juice
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 orange, sliced into thin rounds
1 lemon, sliced into thin rounds
1 lime, sliced into thin rounds
1 apple, cored and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
3 cups carbonated water
Pour boiling water over tea bags and cinnamon sticks and steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags and stir in sugar to dissolve.
In a large jar or pitcher, combine tea, cinnamon sticks, pomegranate juice, orange juice, orange, lemon, lime, and apple. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and preferably overnight.
Just before serving, stir in carbonated water. Serve in glasses over ice.
— 8 oz. Daily’s Cocktail Mixers Pina Colada mix
— 8 oz. pineapple juice
— 4 oz. orange juice
— juice of one lime
Put all ingredients in a blender filled with 2 cups of ice. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses, garnish with strawberry and orange slice if desired, and serve.
going, who has time to whip up a homemade dish for every holiday party of the
season? If you have 5 minutes and a little know-how, you can dress up
store-bought items to make a stunning dish, and no one will know you didn’t
spend all afternoon in the kitchen.
goat cheese with whole wheat crackers, Marcona almonds and fig jam for a
stunning cheese plate.
up a vegetable tray, and serve with store-bought hummus. Transfer the
hummus to a serving bowl, drizzle it with olive oil, and sprinkle with
paprika and toasted pine nuts for a “homemade” look
up store-bought salsa by stirring in fresh chopped avocado, canned black
beans or black eyed peas, or fresh herbs. Serve with multigrain tortilla
chips or sweet potato chips.
a fruit tray, or create your own by combine pre-cut fruit from the produce
section. Pair it with a simple dip made by stirring together low-fat plain
yogurt, honey and cinnamon for a burst of color and nutrition.
baguette into thin slices and toast until crisp. Spread jarred pesto over
each baguette slice, and top with sliced roasted red peppers for quick