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Monday, November 30, 2009

WIN - Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Cookbook

Your busy mom lifestyle dictates quick get-on-the table meals, but how do you prepare and cook a delicious meal at the end of your busy day when you are simply out of time and energy?

It’s simple! Here's how: Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms Cookbook. This is Jane Doiron’s cookbook of savory, family-favorite recipes that were individually home-tested and selected. Make Ahead Meals are:

• Simple to prepare.
• Simple to assemble ahead of schedule.
• Simple to freeze ahead.
• Simple for the whole family to enjoy.

Jane Doiron helps you, a very busy mom like herself, to put a fabulous dinner on the table every night for friends, or just for the family, with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of flavor.

Jane's goal was to seek out main dish, family-favorite recipes that could be make ahead meals without sacrificing the food’s taste and texture by freezing. After years of home-testing recipes, Jane has compiled this must-have cookbook with specific make-ahead directions. In addition, Jane includes her best recipes for clever side dishes, flavorful appetizers and luscious desserts. Imagine opening your freezer to pick out a family-favorite appetizer, main dish, or dessert, and all you have to do is thaw and heat it!

Make-ahead meals are a healthy and economical alternative to take-out and preservative filled, pre-packaged foods. With make ahead meal planning, you are making fewer trips to the grocery store, and saving money otherwise spent on unhealthy, take-out and fast foods. It’s simple. Give yourself a break during the hectic weeknights with Jane’s make-ahead meal recipes. Spend the time that you save outside of the kitchen doing something that you enjoy.

I personally found many recipes in this awesome cookbook that my family would enjoy this mom making ahead for them to enjoy.

Be sure to stop by Janes Web Site and sign-up for her E-List . Click here

You can purchase your own copy at the 24/7 MOMS Store .

WIN - 24/7 MOMS and Author Jane Doiron are giving away one copy of Make Ahead Meals cookbook.

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MOM Tip - Vinegar

MOM Tip - Eco-friendly, Economical Cleaning Tips: 3 key areas, Showers, Floors, Toilets Tired of cleaning mildew in your shower? keep a spray bottle filled with distilled white vinegar in your shower and spray after each use. Vinegar kills mildew, germs and bacteria is very inexpensive. It also removes odors, and the odor of vinegar will dissipate quickly.


Deal Of The Day - Snap Fish 50% off

Deal of the Day - 50% off Snap Fish photo books. Use coupon code RRBOOK by 12/2 to order your discounted photo book. Click here for more details.


Table Talk

Tonight's Table Talk
....to create conversation

Q: What is you favorite vegtable? What is your least favorite?

Q: Why does Santa have 3 gardens?

A: So he can hoe hoe hoe

(each day 24/7 MOMS posts a question and riddle to help you create dinner time conversation with your families)


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Let's Simplify The Holidays.....Part 1

24/7 MOMS Live webcast is about to Simplify your Holidays with

Simple Appetizers for the Holidays
Simple Sweets and Treats
Simple Table Top Decorations

This week on the 24/7 MOMS Live webcast

The #1 MOM webcast Tuesday night 2 times 7pm PST/ 10pm EST OR 9pm PST/ 12am EST at www.247moms.com

Put your kids to bed - Grab a hot cup of your favorite beverage - Put on your P.J.'s - Surf over to www.247moms.com and join us.

This weeks MOM Fun includes:

- Simple cooking demonstrations
- MOM Tip Talk
- Giveaways
- 24 minutes AFTER the show chat-tin it up with us LIVE.

Tweet, TXT, Facebook , invite all of your MOM friends to this weeks 24/7 MOMS Live webcast. (MOM TV Show on your computer).


WIN - SnuggleBug NapSac

Here at 24/7 MOMS we found a great companion for kids during nap time!

A Washable Nap Mat, Blanket, Pillow and Carrying Sack All-In-One.Perfect for Day Care, Nap Time, Babysitter's and Travel.


How Did SnuggleBug NapSac® Get Started? Since necessity is the mother of invention and I am a working mother of two, the idea for a nap mat, blanket, pillow and carrying sack was born out of need. One day, when my daughter, Leah, was in daycare, I observed her class at nap time and realized that the blanket I was sending to school really wasn't enough. Leah’s face arms and legs were sticking to the school’s plastic mat. I thought maybe a pillow would help, but that wouldn't really solve the problem of not having something clean and comfortable to lie on as well as cover her. Another problem I noticed at the day care was storage. Bed size blankets and pillows are incredibly bulky and don’t fit into little cubbies. And they can't hang on a hook. How to store all these blankets and pillows between naps in a sanitary way is a real problem for day cares. And with head lice outbreaks more and more common, I found that having an attached pillow flip into the carrying sack was an excellent solution.


Large name tag makes identification easy with a waterproof marker

Flip-in pillow for storage ensures less chance for illness to spread

Lined blanket simply stuffs inside bag for compact storage—even a child can put it together!Lining and pillow casing made of soft, pill-resistant polar fleece - the same high tech fabric used in breathable, comfortable athletic wea

Machine Wash/DryOuter shell made of durable, lightweight nylon

Removable pillow insert easily slips out of pillow case for machine washing and drying

Folding and washing instructions are included

Recommended for kids ages 2-5

WIN: 24/7 MOMS and SnuggleBug NapSac are giving away one SnuggleBug NapSac to one lucky reader. Enter for your chance to win:

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Review by Tanya Peila
24/7 MOMS Project Manager


Reindeer hands and feet pillow

The perfect simple craft and gift for you kids to create and give.

Valerie and Janelle showed us this fun craft on our 24/7 MOMS live web show on November 17th.

They suggested using a thick piece of material that you allow your children to place their foot print on as the Reindeer's face, then place their two hand prints on for the Reindeer's antlers. Add wiggle eyes and a red small pom pom nose along with a bow tie. Then sew these into pillows.

* Idea - Use the same idea on a apron, tote bag or t-shirt.

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Deal Of The Day - Yankee Candle Coupon

Deal of the Day - $10.00 off a $25.00 Yankee Candle purchase. Click here for store coupon and online coupon code.


Table Talk

Tonight's Table Talk
....to create conversation

Q: What is your favorite Christmas carol?

Q: What Christmas Carol is a favorite of parents?

A: Silent Night

(each day 24/7 MOMS posts a question and riddle to help you create dinner time conversation with your families)


Saturday, November 28, 2009

25 day Countdown Calender You Can Create

Time to countdown to Christmas with Janelle's fun calender idea she shared with us on the November 10th 24/7 MOMS Live web cast.

She used a large artist's canvas that she painted red, then glued 25 small paper bags ( you could use envelopes) then used pre-bought scrap booking supplies for the numbers and other cut outs to add creativity. For each day she used a large package/price tag to write the 25 day activity idea on and placed it inside of each bag/envelope.

I found a few places you can buy 25 days of Christmas supplies.
Bluemoon Scrapbooking

Scrapbook Doodle

Two Peas in a Bucket

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Singing I'm a 24/7 MOM

Have you hear the 24/7 MOMS Theme song? It says it all about us as moms. It is now available to download from Itunes.

You can even make it your cell phone ring tone. So, why not tell the whole world you are a 24/7 MOM every time your cell rings.

The 24/7 MOMS Theme song was

Written byScott and Alison Anderson

Recorded and mixed at
57th Street Productions

Sung bySavannah Novotny

Listen to and Down load your 24/7 MOMS Song below


WIN - My Life Unscripted

This is a WONDERFUL book for any teen in your life. I gave a copy to my cousin last year!

My Life Unscripted: Who's Writing Your Life?

Using the metaphor of screenwriting, My Life, Unscripted explores relationships in every teenage girl's life-with herself, her friends and enemies, her parents, guys, and with God.
Real-life scripts, screenwriting terms, and timely topics, make this an interesting read for teen girls as they delve into their own inner struggles and outward relationships. They'll also learn the importance of "scripting" their own responses BEFORE challenging life-situations arise, so they are able to think about, pray about, and consider how to face these situations before the scene begins. By contrasting real-life with TV or movies, teens discover they don't have to get caught up in the drama.

Review by Tanya Peila

24/7 MOMS Project Manager


WIN: 24/7 MOMS and Tricia Goyer are giving away one copy of My Life Unscripted to one lucky reader. Enter for your chance to win:

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What's HOT this week at 24/7 MOMS

Leading shower expert Susan Newton has been the go-to guru for all things baby shower, bridal shower and bachelorette party for more than a decade. Today, as "The Shower Diva," she creates memorable events for celebrities and appears at trade shows and in the media to teach consumers how to throw upscale showers.

Bride Bingo Deluxe
Here's a full-color twist on classic bingo -- fun to play at any shower!
In this version, guests are handed colorful cards with love- and wedding-themed pictures: a sunset, a diamond ring, a bouquet, and more. One bridesmaid is the "caller," and guests mark off corresponding items on their cards. The first person to get five in a row and yell "BRIDE BINGO " wins!There are 3 squares on each card which allow each guest to write in the name of the bride, the groom and their wedding date. The bride will blush with joy every time she hears her name called during each game. You supply the markers (m&ms or kisses) - just be sure your guests don't eat them while in play!!

The follow-up to last year’s first Disney Fairies video game allows gamers to play through memorable moments seen in the DVD/Blu-ray release of the same name and create and personalize up to five fairies, from facial features to hair accessories, each with different talents focusing on tinkering, light, water, animal and gardening. Building a stronger bond between you and your fully customized DS avatars is the ability to upload one personalized fairy to Pixiehollow.com - the online virtual world for Disney Fairies where more than 22 million fairies currently reside - where you can embark on exciting quests, play talent games, solve puzzles and gather hundreds of items. Tapping into your creative side, you can even craft your own fashions and accessories, bake sweet treats and build incredible furniture and décor for your home.

JONAS is inspired by the Disney Channel Original Series starring the Jonas Brothers, whose characters juggle everyday school and family life as it collides with the pop star world. The game lets fans play as three of the hottest rock stars on the planet, Nick, Joe and Kevin Lucas. Players help the band, JONAS, tear up the stage in six concerts, hang out with friends Macy and Stella, and visit locations such as the brother’s firehouse and school as seen on the TV show. JONAS also features popular tunes sung by the Jonas Brothers on the show which players can jam to in performance mode. In addition, players can customize the brothers’ outfits for cool looks in school and in performance mode. In story mode, players collect musical notes to power up their guitars and then strike the right guitar chords to overcome obstacles.

I've Never...? The Game of Truth Board Game

What’s it about?

“I’ve Never...®” is the hottest, funniest, and most exciting party game ever! Secrets will be revealed! Embarrassing consequences will follow! Everyone will be talking about this game! Are you ready?

How do you play:

It only takes 5 minutes to learn, but you will play for hours! As you roll the dice and move around the board, you may have to dance, sing, imitate your best friend, spin 5 times in a circle, and answer outrageous "I've Never...®" questions. OMG!!

Is it fun?

Are you kidding? Next question please.

What's a good occasion to play this game?

When would you not want to play this game?! You can play this game just about anywhere: at birthday parties, slumber parties, school socials, dance parties, summer camps, road trips, you name it.

Can boys and girls play together?

Yes, this is a fun game for everyone.

What if my mom or dad walk in while we're playing the game?

Make them roll the dice and start answering some questions! If they answer a question incorrectly you might just get to watch your mom or dad suck their thumb. LOL

Will I Get Embarrassed?

Not as much as that person sitting next to you!!

Baby Alive Whoopsie Doo
Playing “mommy” is more fun than ever with this BABY ALIVE doll that “eats” and “poops” just like a real baby! Feed her or give her a bottle, and then get ready to change her messy diaper! She’ll cry and kick when she needs a change and wiggle and coo when she’s happy—so you’ll always know just how your little one needs you to care for her! Doll comes with bottle, 2 packets of doll juice mix, 2 doll diapers, rattle and t-shirt. Includes 4 “AA” POWRFUEL batteries. Ages 3 and up.

Mr Potato Head Captain Potato Chips
Yarrrr, it be the swashbuckling CAPTAIN POTATO CHIPS spud!! Mix and match the silly accessories and take to the high seas! Perch the green parrot on this spud bud’s arm and search for buried treasure. And if anyone threatens mutiny, make ‘em walk the plank!
• Your favorite potato pal comes with mix-and-match accessories that turn him into a wacky, swashbuckling spud! • Potato body comes with hat, eye patch, parrot, hook, mustache, nose, mouth, pair of ears, eyes and shoe with peg-leg accessories. • Ages 2 and up.

Kota and Pals
Soft and snuggly, this baby dinosaur hatchling figure comes to “life”! Pet its back to "wake" him up. He roars like a real dino hatchling! Its head and mouth really move! And even though he looks rough and scaly, his soft “skin” will have you petting your pet dino all day long! Your prehistoric playmate even comes with a discovery sheet so you’ll know a few interesting facts about your new friend.
• Baby dinosaur hatchling figure comes to “life” with realistic dino roars and movement! • Dino figure comes with discovery sheet. • Includes 3 “AAA” POWRFUEL batteries. • Ages 3 and up.

This eighth audio release in the award-winning Stories and Music CD series for narrator and symphony orchestra is a delightful adaptation of the classic fable is set to an original score by conductor/composer Stephen Simon and performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Yadu, the dramatic and humorous narrator, tells the tale of the speedy Hare who stops to rest while racing with the Tortoise. As the Hare sleeps, the ever diligent the Tortoise lumbers by “slow and steady” and wins the race. The story is animated by a bevy of animal friends, with a French twist in the character of Mrs. Beaver who runs the bistro where haughty Hare stops for some French onion soup. You already know the ending, but it’s as fun as ever to hear it again on this musical re-telling.

Continuing the award winning tradition of beautiful music blended with great stories, this CD includes six supplemental tracks including information about the tale, how the music is composed, and a Dixieland rendition of a funny original song, “Pretzel Vendor of Paris.” The production concludes with a family sing-along. A 24-page activity booklet, including a wonderful illustration of the instruments of the orchestra, laid out in a typical staging, accompanies the CD with illustrations by nationally recognized children’s book illustrator Renee Andriani.
Composer and conductor Stephen Simon, and producer Bonnie Ward Simon originally created and performed The Tortoise and the Hare for the Concerts for Young People series at the Kennedy Center in Washington. The release of The Tortoise and the Hare confirms their continuing commitment to provide opportunities for children and their families to expand listening horizons, hone listening skills, accumulate musical memories and encourage children and adults to listen together.

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We had some OH so yummy cookies this week on our LIVE show. We know how you mommys love to watch us eat!

Sugar Flower Bakery is a Web and mail order cookie company that bakes the kind of cookies you’d make at home …if you had the time! Moms will be happy to give these handmade, all-natural cookies as gifts or serve them at their own holiday events. With traditional flavors like Chocolate Chip and Gingersnap, to more refined selections like Iced Pumpkin and Lemon Sugar, there is a flavor to suit all the taste buds and cookie monsters in the family. Visit http://www.sugarflowerbakery.com/ to shop and order.

· Cookies are hand made from scratch, hand packed and shipped the day they are baked.
· Sugar Flower Bakery flavors are reminiscent of old-fashioned favorites:
Ø Classic Chocolate Chip
Ø Lemon Sugar
Ø Gingersnap
Ø Double Chocolate
Ø Iced Pumpkin
Ø Mint Chocolate Chip (just for the holiday season)
· Cookies are 100% natural and made with high-quality ingredients.
· Orders of 2 dozen or more are packed in beautiful yellow boxes and tied with a brown satin ribbon; Orders of one dozen come in quaint kraft paper gift bag, bearing our yellow label and logo.
· Great gift packages available under $20 or $50 for foodies, chocolate lovers, hosts/hostesses and last-minute gifting (order by Dec. 22 for delivery on Dec. 24th!)
· Visit http://www.sugarflowerbakery.com/ to shop and order.

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Table Talk

Tonight's Table Talk
....to create conversation

Q: What is your favorite Christmas tradition we so as a family?

Q:What do elves learn in school?

A:The Elf-abet

(each day 24/7 MOMS posts a question and riddle to help you create dinner time conversation with your families)


Friday, November 27, 2009

Moms Connect Every Tuesday Night

Every Tuesday night Moms from all over the country connect during the weekly 24/7 MOMS Live web cast. ( TV show on your computer)

Check out what they were chatting about 24/7 MOMS Live

Tired_Mom: I get such great ideas here!! Our kids are benefitting!!

icnsng2: oh my gosh I am in tears! I love you guys and I love my kids!



flutemom: great show ladies

sheilacakes: What a great show

Naddez: Great show!

HypnotiqMermaid: this show tonight is funny!

Lori: can't wait to meet you all!!!


Tired_Mom: Great chat!

sheilacakes: What a great show

Naddez: Great show!


Courtney: but I think coming here is more "supportive" than the group... lol

HeatherM: Great Show!

CrunchyGreenMom: Great show all!!

CouponMom: Thanks!

thefirstladyofbiz: loved the last one that was the first show that i was on

sheilacakes: Wow cool

JenJones: yah, that will be awesome

j14095: CANT WAIT

Courtney: I will BE there


CrunchyGreenMom: Great show all!!

giftgiver: Absolutely great show!!!

flutemom: Great show trishaBold

Courtney: :(

Rea: think this was my favorite show so far

Join us LIVE every Tuesday night at www.247moms.com Two shows Two times 7pm PST or 9pm PST.



Simple Glass Ornament Wreath

Creating Simple Christmas crafts and gifts was the topic of a recent 24/7 MOMS Live show with guest Valerie and Janelle. We promised that we would begin sharing some of their simple ideas on the web site after Thanksgiving today we have instructions for you on How to Make a Glass Ornament Wreath that Valerie showed us.

* Note a great place to purchase your ornaments is at your local Dollar Stores.

How to Make a Glass Ornament Wreath
from eHow.com
Make a Glass Ornament Wreath

Wreaths made of glass ornaments are a glamourous take on the holidays. They can often retail for $50 or more, but you can make yours on the cheap.

Things You'll Need:

  • Glass ornaments of varying sizes and colors
  • Foam wreath
  • Hot glue gun
  1. Step 1

    Heat up the glue gun over a piece of newspaper.

  2. Step 2

    Lay the foam wreath on top of the newspaper and plan how you will lay out the ornaments. It helps if you have a picture of your ideal wreath.

  3. Step 3

    Clip the tops of the ornaments where the ornament hook attaches. Do not remove the entire apparatus, just the loop. Make sure the tops are well attached.

  4. Step 4 Use the glue gun to affix the ornaments on the wreath in a circular pattern.

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WIN- A Glove Of Their Own Book

If I had to pick only one favorite Children's book for 2009 it would have to be " A Glove Of Their Own" A children’s book that is touching hearts across the nation. Written by Debbie Moldovan, Keri Conkling and Lisa Funari-Willever. The first time I sat down with my two little boys and read them this story I struggled holding back the tears, my boys kept saying mommy what is wrong? The story was a gentle reminder once again of how blessed I am and that as a family we need to find ways to serve and give to those in need. The mission of A Glove Of Their Own offers perfect opportunities for all of us to be a part of playing the game forward.

A Glove of Their Own
is for the kids who toss the bat to choose captains and pick teams, playing in a neighborhood field or an empty lot. You’ll find no coaches, no concession stands, and sometimes just an old bat and ball. But once the first pitch is thrown, you’ll find the real heart and soul of America. You’ll find baseball in its purest form. And the publisher of A Glove of Their Own wants to help all kids know this simple joy by donating a portion of the proceeds to help bring equipment to the kids who play without it.

"For few things in life are ever as good, as the smell of your own glove, the crack of the wood. Or being with friends, at that one special spot and sharing what you have…. with those who have not."

Beyond the words of this book is a deeper meaning of the mission behind “A Glove of Their Own.” Bob Solomon is eager to teach the next generation the importance of giving back by becoming aware of those around us who would otherwise go without. He believes this book is the vehicle that will drive us to deliver new and used sporting goods equipment or funds to children in need.

These fundraising opportunities will range from schools to book fairs, baseball venues to retail events. They will be hosting such events including visits by professional players with surprise giveaways, family fun and entertainment. Through these events they anticipate fulfilling their goal of spreading the word of this story as well as raising both awareness and funds for children across the nation. In addition, they welcome the opportunity to join forces with any organization sharing their vision. As a result of that collaboration, they will donate proceeds from the sale of each book to their own organization or children’s charity of your choice.

They are hopeful they will inspire your desire to join them and Play It Forward.

Here are some of ideas to help you join their team and… play the game forward.

  • Your school can earn $3 for every book sold. Request a form from Bob Salomon via e-mail agototellus@aol.com
  • Share the book and its message with everyone you know. By simply telling friends, family, and co-workers about the story and our mission, you become an MVP to kids who play without.
  • Purchase a copy of A Glove of Their Own and a donation is made to three organizations, Good Sports, Pitch In For Baseball, and Sports Gift, so they can collect or purchase sports equipment for kids who would otherwise go without.
  • Donate your old sports equipment to Pitch In For Baseball, Sports Gift, or a local organization.
  • Check out their sites and make a cash donation to Good Sports, Pitch In For Baseball, or Sports Gift.
  • Organize a local sports equipment collection drive. This can be done over a short period of time or it can become an ongoing part of your school or organization’s athletic program. (And just think what you can do with all of that extra space in your garage!
  • Advertise A Glove of Their Own to your group’s members and community and earn $3.00 for every copy ordered by your organization’s members. They will gladly donate $3.00/book sold to organizations that wish to promote the book to their members and communities. It helps them spread the message, raises funds for their three designated charities, and raises funds for your organization. Simply contact , Bob Salomon at AGOTOTELLUS@AOL.COM and he will give you a code to share with your group. You simply advertise A Glove of Their Own and have your members use the special code as they checkout at www.franklinmasonpress.com. A $3.00 donation is made for all books you sell directly or through the Franklin Mason Press website when the code is used at checkout. There are no fees or quotas and organizations never handle the books or need to be involved with shipping. They can even include links to your organization on our website, sharing your message with our thousands of visitors.
Contact Bob Solomon at agototellus@aol.com for more details.

24/7 MOMS and A Glove Of Their Own are giving away one copy of this amazing book.

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Simple Thanksgiving Turkey Leftover Recipes

Turkey Hash Brown Bake
from Nestle Very Best Baking

Just pop in the oven and enjoy time with your family while dinner is baking.

This scrumptious meal couldn't be easier! Simply mix a few ingredients and bake until golden The result? A whole meal in one dish!

  • 1 bag (16 oz.) or 4 1/2 cups frozen, shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 2 cups chopped frozen or fresh broccoli
  • 8 ozs. sliced turkey, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 can (10 oz.) condensed fat-free cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

COMBINE all ingredients in large bowl until well blended. Pour into prepared baking dish.

BAKE for 50 minutes or until heated through. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

• When you visit the deli counter, ask for the amount of turkey you’ll need and it can be cut into one thick piece.

• Looking to reduce the fat? Use NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Lowfat 2% or Fat Free Evaporated Milk in place of the evaporated milk for creaminess but with less fat.

Turkey Tetrazzini
An easy meal to make when time is limited without sacrificing great taste.
  • 8 oz. dry spaghetti, prepared according to package directions, kept warm
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
  • 3/4 cup (2.25 oz.) BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 can (14 1/2 fl. oz.) chicken broth
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 cups cooked, chopped turkey breast meat
  • 2 cans (4 oz. each) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

COMBINE bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons butter in small bowl. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese.

MELT remaining 1 tablespoon butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 2 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat; gradually stir in broth. Return to heat; bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Stir in evaporated milk and remaining 1/2 cup cheese; cook over low heat until cheese melts. Remove from heat. Stir in turkey, mushrooms, peas and sherry.

COMBINE pasta and turkey mixture in large bowl. Pour into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with bread crumb topping.

BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. Serve immediately.
Remember to follow baking instructions before consuming.

Turkey Cranberry Encore Salad
from Nestle Very Best Baking
Make any mixed green salad a little tart and sweet with the bounty of cranberry sauce you’ll have on hand during the holidays. This salad easily transitions into a main dish with its shredded turkey and a generous sprinkle of walnuts. It’s the perfect lighter fare so many of us are looking for after an indulgent holiday meal.

  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 cup jellied or whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1 bag (10 oz.) mixed salad greens of your choice (about 10 cups)
  • 2 cups (about 10 oz.) cooked turkey, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz.) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup dried sweetened cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts (optional)

PLACE evaporated milk, cranberry sauce and Italian dressing in small jar or container; cover tightly with lid. Shake for 1 to 2 minutes. Makes about 1 1/2 cups. (Dressing can be made in advance and refrigerated for up to 2 days. Shake well before using.)

TOSS greens, turkey, blue cheese and 3/4 cup dressing in large bowl. Sprinkle with cranberries and walnuts. Serve immediately and additional dressing, if desired. Refrigerate any remaining dressing.

For a smoother dressing, prepare in blender.
Remember to follow baking instructions before consuming.

What is your favorite Simple Thanksgiving Turkey Leftover Recipe?

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Deal Of The Day - Chronicle Books

Deal of the Day : One of my favorite online bookstores Chronicle Books is having a Friends and Family Holiday Sale 35% off plus FREE shipping. Use promo code FRIENDS at checkout. Offer ends December 4th. Don't delay shop today! Click here to begin shopping.


Table Talk

Tonight's Table Talk
....to create conversation

Q: What was your favorite food you ate yestrday on Thanksgiving?

Q: Why can't you play basketball with pigs?

A: Because they hog the ball!

(each day 24/7 MOMS posts a question and riddle to help you create dinner time conversation with your families)


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Saving Money for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Everyday!

Amy Hannold of FamilyTimeandMoney.com

Black Friday Sites:

Black Friday at Gottadeal.com: Offering the when’s and where’s of shopping now, through Black Friday.


Black-Friday.net: Features a “Create Your Own” Shopping List, ad updates by email and more


Online Shopping “Get Your Discount Here” Sites:

*Dealio.com: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and a Gift Guide. Dealio features a product comparison tool, online coupons, coupon codes, and more. http://www.dealio.com/

*CouponSherpa.com “Reliable coupons, as voted on by consumers”. Find your online coupons, coupon codes, or find a store which offers free shipping. Ask your shopping questions and get answers with the “CouponSherpa Blog”. Discounts are categorized by item, store, and other search terms. Coupon Sherpa offers a Mobile Coupons feature. http://www.couponsherpa.com/

*Pricegrabber.com: Get your IPhone App here! Mobile Price Comparison Tool ; you’ll know where to buy what you’re looking for at the best price – even on the go! Product Reviews and Ratings, a featured “Deal of the Day”, “Shop Green Guide”, Rebates, Online Discounts and more. http://www.pricegrabber.com/

*PriceSpider.com: With free registration, you can receive price discount alerts for the items you’re shopping for, found by their web crawler. Consumers share reviews on products and retailers. Be an informed shopper with their great many user-friendly tools.


*Retailmenot.com: Get the money-saving scoop on printable coupons, grocery coupons, and many online discounts, “Today’s Best Deals”, Top Stores, Black Friday sales, and Cyber Monday Sales. Retailmenot.com is “people-powered”, offering shoppers the opportunity to share coupons they’ve found and their shopping experiences.


*Cellfire.com: Digital coupons; “No Clipping, No Printing No Forgetting” coupons for groceries, dining, shopping and entertainment. From Cellfire.com, you can load grocery coupons onto your participating grocer rewards card and load non-grocery coupons onto your cell phone.


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Happy Thanksgiving

24/7 MOMS wishes every mom a Happy Thanksgiving. Join us today as we count our many blessings and reflect on all we have to be Thankful for this year.

Even in the middle of all your meal preparations and clean up let me remind you to slow down, breathe, and make every moment count as a mom today by telling each of your children individually why you are Thankful for them. I love watching my kids smiles and eyes light up when I do this.

Looking for last minute Thanksgiving Thankful activities :

Thanksgiving Day being Thankful activities click here.

Simple ready to Play Thanksgiving activity click here.

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Deal Of The Day - We Pilates Affordable Chic Clothing

Deal of the Day - Hurry over to WE Pilates chic clothing and begin your shopping they are giving all 24/7 MOMS readers a 15% discount beginning today (Nov. 26th) until December 15th. Click here to begin shopping and use promo code mom09. Be sure to enter for your chance to WIN a Burn out scarf.


Table Talk

Tonight's Table Talk
....to create conversation

Q: Tell us THREE things you are Thankful for this year!

Q. What would you get if you crossed a turkey with an octopus?
A. Eight feather dusters!

(each day 24/7 MOMS posts a question and riddle to help you create dinner time conversation with your families)


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

WIN - PF Chang's Gift Card

The email arrived announcing PF Chang's was launching their first ever kids menu and asked if would I be interested in having my family experience this new menu. So, I quickly responded with a yes knowing my husband would be game for the experience.

Last week we headed up to Seattle with our 2 youngest boys who were ready to test out the new kids menu. We entered the restaurant and were quickly seated and given our menus I was eager to see the new kids menu and was completely surprised at what I found.

- Amazing Kid friendly menu choices

Kid’s Chicken: Kids’ #1 favorite! Served with Honey or Sweet and Sour dipping sauce.

Kid’s Lo Mein: Egg noodles stir-fried with chicken.

Kid’s Chicken Fried Rice: Every kid’s favorite without the veggies.

Baby Buddha’s Feast: Snap peas, carrots and broccoli served steamed or stir-fried.

-Affordable prices that will shock you

$2.95 - $4.95 depending on which kids meal you ordered for your children.

- Fun games and puzzles to keep your kids busy while you wait for your food to be served.

Warrior Wisdom: Can you color the warrior and draw a background scene?

Dot-to-Dot: Connect the dots to finish the picture.

Lucky Cat Fortune: How many words can you make from the letters in “Lucky Cat Fortune?”

Chopstick-Tac-Toe: Best two out of three games wins!

We placed our order and stayed busy completing the games and puzzles on our kids menus.

Then the food arrived and my kids eyes lite up and mouths began watering at the site of their meals.

- Large portions. We had plenty of leftovers to take home.

- Food was flavorful and kid perfect

- We will definitely return as a family to enjoy another affordable dinning experience.

“The new kid’s menu gives parents a great opportunity to dine as a family and order dishes specially created for children and introduce them to Chinese food.”

To find a PF Chang's location near you click here.


Free Lettuce Wraps

Black Friday Promotion. Say “Lettuce Wrap Your Gifts” 11/27-11/28, 10am – 12pm, and receive a free Lettuce Wrap starter with entrée purchase.

Holiday Gift Card Offer

For every $50 in gift cards purchased online or at any P.F. Chang's restaurant you receive a $10 Be Our Guest Card for use in 2010. Offer ends 12/31/09.
Order Gift Cards Online

WIN- 24/7 MOMS and PF Chang's are giving away one $100 gift card to one of our 24/7 MOMS readers.

Enter for your chance to win:

1. Become a 24/7 MOMS Subscriber Enter your email address below then leave a comment that you subscribed along with your email address.

2. If you are already a subscriber just leave a comment that you are a subscriber along with your email address.

US entries only and one entry per person. Winner will be chosen on December 6th, 2009.

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