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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Everything Easter Egg-stravaganza - Giveaway, Ideas, Recipe


Today is the first day of 24/7 MOMS 2 week Everything Easter Egg-stravaganza. We will feature Daily Giveaways along with a variety of fun ideas from crafts, creative basket fillers to recipes for that special family meal.

Be sure to stop in each day and tell your MOM friends about the 24/7 MOMS Everything Easter Egg-stravaganza.

Everything Easter Basket Filler Idea:




DVD's for the whole family.

Today's Easter basket filler idea is not only one of my kids favorites to receive but our entire family often gets the enjoyment of these gifts as well for years to come. You can choose to purchase new ones or be a frugal mom and purchase used ones. Some great places to purchase used ones are at your local video store, Goodwill, Children's consignment stores or other thrift stores. Online you can purchase used DVD's at Amazon.com , half.com at secondspin.com.

This year one of my children will be receiving The Tale of Despereaux in their Easter basket which will be released on April 7th just in time for Easter.

In The Tale of Despereaux, the world’s bravest mouse embarks on a noble quest that leads to discovery, courage, honor and ultimately redemption. Journey along with Despereaux as he encounters an unforgettable group of colorful characters and learns about life’s important messages in this charming and fun-filled story. Based on the heartwarming children’s best selling book and featuring the incredible voice talents of Matthew Broderick, Emma Watson, Dustin Hoffman, Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Kline, William H. Macy, Tracy Ullman, and Stanley Tucci, The Tale of Despereaux has something for everyone – excitement, adventure, and a hero for boys, a princess and a love story for girls, fun and entertainment for adults and kids alike! For people of all ages, this is a timeless story about finding one’s place in the world.

BONUS FEATURES:

THE TALE OF THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX: A (MOSTLY) NON-FICTIONAL MAKING-OF: In this behind-the-scenes featurette we see how a modern animated film is made from beginning to end – starting with the story’s initial conception and taking us through all the various animation steps. The piece will showcase all of the amazing talent behind the creation of this film.

TOP TEN USES FOR OVERSIZED EARS: Our hero and role model for the child with similar physical anomalies demonstrates with enthusiasm and creativity the exemplary benefits of having oversized ears, in a top ten countdown.

SNEAK PEEK OF CURIOUS GEORGE 2: FOLLOW THAT MONKEY: Only on the Tale of Despereaux DVD, be the first to see an exclusive sneak peek of the all-new movie, Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!

Here is a quick clip of these adorable movie. You can pre-order it now at the 24/7 MOMS store





Today's Egg-stravaganza Giveaway:




WOW! WOW! WUBBZY!: Pirate Treasure DVD
Another great DVD idea for your Child's Easter Basket. Especially if you have a Pirate fan as I do in my home.

Set sail for adventure as Wubbzy and his friends discover a whole new world of fun in this collection of wild escapades and silly songs from the Nick Jr./Noggin animated sensation. Tag along with Wubbzy, Widget and Walden as they search to find buried pirate treasure. Find out what happens when Wubbzy gets lost in the woods and why Walden is afraid of the beach. Take a trip with the gang to the nearby town of Plaidsville! Get ready for hours of singing, dancing, laughing and learning in this Emmy®-award winning series that puts the WOW! WOW! back into pre-school entertainment!

You can purchase your child this fun DVD at the 24/7 MOMS store

Thanks to MOM Central , 24/7 MOMS and Anchor Bay Entertainment we are giving away One DVD of the WOW! WOW! WUBBZY!: Pirate Treasure DVD. To enter for your chance to win, enter your name and email address in the box below you will be signed up for today's giveaway as well as be added to the 24/7 MOMS E-list (if you are not already a 24/7 MOMS subscriber).



Eggstra Yummy Recipe:

Scrambled Egg Nests
By: Family Fun




In these easy and charming bites, shredded potatoes are baked in a muffin tin to form crunchy cups, which are then filled with scrambled eggs to make a festive and kid-friendly finger food.




Ingredients:


1 (3 1/2-cup) bag frozen shredded potatoes, defrosted (we used Simply Potatoes)
1/3 cup vegetable oil or butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 eggs
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup finely diced onion
1/3 cup finely diced bell peppers
3/4 cup diced cooked breakfast sausage Shredded Cheddar
Chopped parsley for garnish (optional)

Directions:

1. Heat the oven to 400°. In a large bowl, toss together the potatoes, 1/4 cup of the oil or butter, salt, and pepper. Spoon about 1/3 cup of the potato mixture into each cup of a 12-serving muffin tin. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of each cup, then bake until golden brown, about 30 to 35 minutes. Remove the nests from the oven and allow them to cool.

2. Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs and milk. Heat a large nonstick saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the remaining oil or butter to the pan and heat. Add the onions and peppers to the pan and saute until both are soft and the onions are slightly golden, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the sausage and cook until heated through. Add the egg mixture and stir until the eggs have set and small curds have formed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Remove the potato nests from the muffin tin and place them on an ovenproof platter or cookie sheet. Fill each cup with some of the egg mixture, top with a sprinkling of the cheese, and place the nests in a 375° oven until the cheese is melted, about 2 to 3 minutes. If you like, garnish each nest with a little parsley. Serve warm.


Share your Easter Ideas, Recipes, Crafts and Traditions with us at trisha@247moms.com or leave a comment.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Pamela said...

sounds yummy

March 27, 2009 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Susieqtpie said...

yummy.... I second that!

April 13, 2009 at 6:18 AM  

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