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Feature Day 21 Advent 2014

Sketch-It Sunday: Read and Illustrate Much Ado About Nothing, Acts III-V

Sketch-It Sunday Read and Illustrate Much Ado About Nothing, Acts III-V Today we’ll read and illustrate the second half of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.  [One could also watch or listen to the play and illustrate along.] Don’t forget to draw a “cover image” for your collection! I’ll post the finished illustrations as they become […]

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Stir-Up Saturday: Reverse Chip Brookie Cookies

Stir-Up Saturday Reverse Chip Brookie Cookies The kids have been dying to recreate a cookie they often choose from a local bakery – a half-chocolate white chip and half-vanilla chocolate chip cookie. Their bakery cookie of choice is just fine, but it’s a bit high on the shortening and a bit too crispy for my […]

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Feature Day 19 Advent 2014 final

Festive Friday: Fish and Chips and a Quadruple Feature!

Festive Friday Fish and Chips and a Quadruple Feature Everyone’s home from school by now. It’s time to stay up late and go to town! Tonight, we’ll pick up some fish and chips from our favourite local shop. [Although, if you’re interested in DIYing dinner, check out our Calamari and our Fries with Feta from March […]

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Feature Day 17 Advent 2014

Write-It Wednesday: Holiday Haiku Challenge

Write-It Wednesday Holiday Haiku Challenge Haiku: a 17 syllable poem, typically written in lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. Today, we are going to go all “twelve-days-of-Christmas” and try to write 12 holiday-inspired haiku in a hurry. Check out the prompt below for some possible topics. I’ll post the results as they become available! And, […]

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Feature Day 16 Advent 2014 final

Tonic Tuesday: Donate to the Daily Bread Food Bank

Tonic Tuesday Donate to the Daily Bread Food Bank* Today, we’ll be gathering canned goods, dried beans, and pasta to give to the Daily Bread Food Bank box at our local grocer. We’ll also be making a contribution online. Who’s on your giving list today? _____________ The Food Bank supports more than 200 Food Programs across […]

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Feature Day 13 Advent 2014

Stir-Up Saturday: Cherry and Pistachio Studded Shortbread Cookies

Stir up Saturday Cherry and Pistachio Studded Shortbread Cookies The kids were so excited by the flavours of last year’s Chewy Christmas Nougat that they asked for more Cherry and Pistachio treats this year. Add one more recipe to the Holiday Treats Recipe Round-Up! Here’s an easy cookie to prepare ahead of time and slice and bake at the […]

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Feature Day 9 Advent 2014

Tonic Tuesday: Give a Family an Endless Harvest via Plan Canada

Tonic Tuesday Give a Family an Endless Harvest via Plan Canada Today is one of our giving days. Today, we’ll be purchasing one of Plan Canada’s Gifts of Hope. The gift of an Endless Harvest will support a family in a developing country by giving them the ability to create and maintain their own garden. […]

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Stir-Up Saturday: Make Soft Gingerbread Crackle Cookies with Candied Ginger Bits

It’s Stir-Up Saturday once again! Last week, we guaranteed you a Christmas Cake with absolutely no candied fruits. Well, this week, we’re fitting in the one candied item the kids absolutely adore…Ginger!  When I asked the kids what their “ideal cookie” would be, they both concurred – Gingerbread!  With this in mind, they demanded a new, very […]

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Feature Day 3 Advent 2014

Write-It Wednesday: Compose and Perform an Original Christmas Carol

Today is the first of our Write-It Wednesdays. The day’s task? Compose and perform an original Christmas Carol! Ways to get started…  If you’re having trouble thinking of your own song, try putting new words to an old classic. Then, try to change the melody a bit. Make a list of some sort and write the song from […]

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Feature Day 2 Advent 2014

Tonic Tuesday, Adopt an Animal from the World Wildlife Fund

Tonic Tuesday Adopt an Animal from the World Wildlife Fund Canada.* Today is the first of our “Tonic Tuesdays” or “Giving Days.” Each Tuesday in Advent, we’ll be making a holiday contribution to our favourite charities or causes. Today, December 2nd, is also Canada’s “Giving Tuesday,” in which people around the country and around the […]

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Our Family Advent Calendar Starts Tomorrow!

Each year in Advent, The Lunchbox Season transforms into a virtual Advent Calendar, with a little something fun to do for each day of the season! Our Annual Family Advent Calendar Starts Tomorrow, Stir-up Saturday, November 29, 2014! Join us as we kick-off advent in style!!! Then, keep coming back each day in Advent for […]

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The Lunchbox Season’s Sweet Shop: Our Best Holiday Recipes

Our Family Advent Calendar begins with a Kick-Off Party on November 29th! As a warm-up to the Holiday season, we thought you’d appreciate a little guide to the best of what we’ve made so far. The Lunchbox Season’s Sweet Shop: Our Best Holiday Recipes Bûche de Noël – Christmas Yule Log Cakes Classic Chocolate Bûche de Noël […]

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