BORN IN CHINA – New Panda Clip & Fun Facts!

In honor of the occasion and with BORN IN CHINA opening in theaters everywhere next month, April 21st, I wanted to share a new panda clip and fun facts!!

 

Narrated by John Krasinski (“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” NBC’s “The Office,” “Amazon’s “Jack Ryan”), Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure film “Born In China” takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet. Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery, the film navigates China’s vast terrain—from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest—on the wings of red-crowned cranes, seamlessly tying the extraordinary tales together. Opening in U.S. theaters on Earth Day 2017, “Born in China” is directed by accomplished Chinese filmmaker Lu Chuan, and produced by Disney’s Roy Conli and renowned nature filmmakers Brian Leith and Phil Chapman.  

Click for Fun Panda Facts!!

Panda Facts

 

 

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BORN IN CHINA is rated G and opens in theatres everywhere April 21st!

Disney·Pixar’s COCO Opening November 22nd!!

 

 Disney·Pixar’s COCO Opening November 22nd!!

 

Just in time for Thanksgiving!! Pack up the family and head to the movies!!!

 

 

Check out the new trailer!!

 

 

Like COCO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PixarCoco 

 

Follow COCO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pixarcoco

 

Follow COCO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pixarcoco/

 

Visit the official COCO website here: http://movies.disney.com/cOCO

 

COCO opens in theatres everywhere on November 22nd!

 

Mary Poppins Returns! I am too excited!!

I am beyond excited to share with you the first glimpse of Golden Globe® winner Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in MARY POPPINS RETURNS, the all new sequel to Disney’s 1964 film MARY POPPINS.  

 

Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) returns to the Banks home after many years and uses her magical skills to help the now grown up Michael and Jane rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives in MARY POPPINS RETURNS, directed by Rob Marshall.

Directed and produced by Rob Marshall, MARY POPPINS RETURNS also stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Julie Walters with Colin Firth and Meryl Streep.

 

The film, which introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson, also features Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury. The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep). The film is produced by Marshall, John DeLuca and Marc Platt. The screenplay is by David Magee based on The Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers with Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman writing all new songs and Shaiman composing an original score.

 

MARY POPPINS RETURNS will be released in U.S. theaters on December 25, 2018!

 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST OPENING MARCH 17th!!!!

Where will I be March 17th??? Why at the opening of Beauty and the Beast of course….come with!

 

I am excited to share with you a new clip from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST as well as a new featurette about how empowering the character Belle is!

 

Be our guest!

 

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Follow BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beourguest

 

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Visit the official BEAUTY AND THE BEAST website here: http://movies.disney.com/beauty-and-the-beast-2017

 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST opens in theatres everywhere on March 17th!

 

Lasagna Soup (Meatless) (or not!)

Making this for our meatless supper tomorrow night…if you wanna make it too you’ll need to get the ingredients today!!!

Print Recipe Card Here Recipe-Card-Meatless Lasagna Soup

Easy Lasagna Soup

During Lent (Ash Wednesday until Easter each year) my family doesn’t eat meat on Fridays. We do all the usuals like fish, pancake dinner, baked potato bar, and there’s some Fridays we do soup nights. There’s tomato soup and grilled cheese, and vegetable, but I love to mix it up and try something new….this recipe is FABULOUS! And once Lent is over we will make the version with meatballs! I made this with the slow cooker!

 

First here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients

Soup

1 15 ounce can tomato sauce

1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes

6 cups vegetable broth

1 yellow onion, diced or chopped, your preference

2 cups mushrooms, sliced

2 zucchinis, sliced

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 bay leaves

2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 Tablespoon dried basil

⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 teaspoons kosher salt

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

12 ounces lasagna noodles

4 cups fresh spinach leaves

 

Cheese topping

1 8 ounce container ricotta cheese

½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

¼ cup parsley, chopped

¼ cup basil leaves, chopped

Pinch (or 2) of kosher salt

Here’s what you’ll do next!

In the slow cooker put your tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes, then the onions.

Add chopped onion

Next the sliced mushrooms:

Add sliced mushrooms

Next the garlic…

Add minced garlic

And then the sliced zucchini (YUM)

Add sliced zucchini

Bay leaves and spices next!

Add spices

Next either put on high for about 4 hours or low for about 6-6.5 if you won’t be home

4 Hours on High

Noodle time!

Go ahead and break the noodles into smaller (but not too small) pieces and boil according to directions minus about 2-3 minutes. (Ive seen recipes that put the noodles in at the beginning but its too risky for me. Ive had them not soften)

Noodle time

Drain when soft and add them into the slow cooker and stir

Add them to the soup

Almost done!

Next wash and destem your fresh spinach leaves and add them to the mixture and let them wilt

Wash and destem your fresh spinachAdd and wilt

CHEEEEESEEEEE!!!!

Next mix together the ricotta and mozarella cheese, add the parsley and basil and  pinchish of salt

Cheese Topping

Now….on the cheese…a little dab will do ya…so a dollop about a tablespoon is all you need per bowl, give or take on your taste!

Ladel into your bowl and dollop with cheese topping and enjoy the yummy goodness!!!

Enjoy!

I made 2 slow cookers full for the soup supper at church last night and it was a HIT!!!!

Mardi Gras King Cake

Mardi Gras King Cake

Can you believe it’s Mardi Gras time already? Wasn’t Christmas just last week? Well it’s here! And since we all can’t run off to New Orleans (well we could but…SIGH) we can still bring a little bit of Mardi Gras to our tables! The King’s Cake is a fun and easy Mardi Gras tradition and now its even simpler with this cheat recipe! Here’s what you’ll need:

For the Filling:

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup chopped Pecans

3 Tbsp Flour

1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

For the Cake:

Yellow Cake Mix

1/3 Cup Sour Cream

1/3 Vegetable Oil

3 Eggs

2/3 Cup Water

For the Icing:

3 Cups Powdered Sugar

1 tsp Almond Extract

3-4 Tbsp Milk

Green, Purple and Yellow Colored Sugar

 

Let’s Get Started

Preheat the oven to 350

Grease a Bundt Pan (alot…no seriously, spray it on heavy so it doesn’t stick!)

I always get the mixer and each ingredient set out before I start…makes it easier and you don’t start then figure out you’re missing something 😉

Lets Make A Cheat Cake

Mix The Filling

In a smaller bowl mix the filling…

Brown sugar, Flour and Chopped Pecans

Use a small whisk and just blend them all together

Mixing The Filling

Cake Batter Time

Next mix the Cake Mix, Eggs, Sour Cream, Vegetable Oil, and Water on low for about 30 seconds then scrape the sides of the bowl…then mix on high for a minute or so

Ready To Mix

Pour HALF the mixture into the Bundt pan

Add the filling mixture around evenly

Add The Filling

NOW…place a plastic baby, or some people use a jellybean or even a kidney bean…somewhere atop that mixture (not too close to the sides, make sure its in the middle)

Pour the remaining half of the cake batter over that and we are ready to pop in the oven!

Pop In The Oven

Bake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean!

Out of the Oven

Cool That Cake

Cool for 15-20 minutes then invert onto cake plate and cool completely before icing

After Baking

Ice It!

Next mix the Powdered Sugar, Almond Extract, and Milk. It’s going to be thick…and thats ok for this cake, it keeps it from all running off. Once its iced, sprinkle with the Green, Purple and Yellow Sugar

Mardi Gras Cheat Cake Complete!

Now your little piece of Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras is complete!

Mardi Gras Cheat King Cake

And remember, whoever gets the baby (bean, or whatever you used) has to make the King Cake next year for your Mardi Gras Party! ENJOY!!!

 

 

Christmas Eve Fun!

Simple and easy! Fun before bed! Then a poem at bedtime!

Christmas Eve is magical…we love the anticipation of all the littles as the sugarplums dance in their heads….but before they head to bed let them leave a sparkle trail for Santa and his reindeer to see and a little snack for the reindeer to munch on while Santa does the present placement! 

Easy peasy and you can give them out as gifts to preschool classes, nieces and nephews, and neighborhood littles too!!

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2 Tablespoons of oatmeal and a sprinkle of glitter in a little goodie bag! We printed the Reindeer Food poem onto card stock and stapled it over the folded bag!  Thats IT! Really cool! They LOVE the pre-bedtime ritual!!

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Also right before bed, the Candy Cane Poem

We print and give out this poem to all the littles we know as well…a good reminder of the Candy Cane and all it represents and means!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL…

AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!!

Aldi Gift Card Giveaway!

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Schools out…Christmas Crafts…OH YEAH BABY!!! Don’t let those littles get bored!!

OK…Ok…ok…I admit it…I put up 6 (s-i-x) Christmas trees…

Am I crazy…maybe…but oh how much fun my grandchildren have watching them no matter what room they are in!!! So maybe not crazy…maybe just spirited…yeah yeah let’s go with that….Christmas Spirited!!

First, the memories tree…

All my kids are grown now but I still decorate the tree with the ornaments we collected over the years whether it be different store bought balls we went together and picked out to all the different crafts they brought home from school, and church class, etc. Its a big mismatched tree of fun and love….and it is…MY FAVORITE!

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The rest…

They range from the Charlie Brown tree…to a white tree to a small living room tree to special tree in our bedroom they get to pile up in our room and watch it glow… 

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to the tallest tree upstairs that is bare….until we all gather for Christmas together and everyone puts ornaments on…together…img_6633

 

This year’s additions…

I have 8 grandchildren of my own AND I teach a preschool class….I LOVE LOVE LOVE ordering crafts from Oriental Trading to do with them all. They come all together ready to lay out and execute! Takes the big prep time out of it! And they are SO easy to do!!!

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We did snow man ornaments and peppermint candy handprints…

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The handprint craft comes in 3 pieces and includes the paint! We just used a sponge brush to paint the little hands and then glued them on! Easy peasy!

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The snowman ornaments were just clear balls I got online sent straight to my door! Took some puff paint in black and orange to do the faces ahead of time. 

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We let the littles stuff the poly fill in to make the snowman white and snap it shut! We added a tiny top hat to ours that I had used on another craft earlier in the year!

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Red string to make it complete!!! Ready for the tree!!

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Stay tuned! We will be doing a picture frame craft this next week I’ll post! 

 

Get on over to Oriental Trading and get busy not bored!!!

 

 

 

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