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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Tis the season! Our favourite season for sharing our favourite recipes and DIY gift ideas. This is our 8th annual Holiday Gift Guide and this year we highlighted our top ten favourites from previous years! These are the gift ideas that we have used repeatedly whether in the classroom for the holiday party or to gift to our besties. Do you like an idea you see? Take 30% off any of the sizes using the code ‘Happy Holidays’ on our website!  With careful consideration, we present you with our top ten favourites: 10. Grinch Kabobs are the CUTEST and EASIEST classroom snack for the busy mama. If storing for a litterless snack, we love using the SNACK CUBES. I love making these for school lunches and snacks during the holidays. Check out the recipe HERE. 9. Spice Kits are such a nice way to show the foodies of your life that you care….and you’d like them to cook for you more! I love going to the spice store and going through the different spices with their teams. I always add some cloves and cinnamon sticks, just in case my foodie friends feel like whipping me up a hot holiday drink. The best part? Putting them in Wean Green is a double gift! We like to use the full KITCHEN SET so the receiver has a full selection. 8. Gingerbread People are a MUST HAVE. These are my favourite because they are chewy and full of flavour. And of course simple. These are great to gift inside a Meal Cube, just put a bow on top! Need a go to recipe? You can have ours HERE. 7. Loose Leaf Tea is my favourite teacher gift. I used to be a teacher so I feel like I am highly qualified to recommend this gift. Instead of purchasing loose leaf tea and presenting it in disposable bags, get them to fill the Wean Cubes right in the store! The tea will say fresh longer.  6. Chunky Toblerone Shortbread is DIVINE! This recipe came into my family along with one of my soul sisters. I was never a huge shortbread easter but this recipe has changed my world! I love keeping these in the freezer for the entire holiday season so I have them on hand when my friends swing by. Also a great gift for our favourite bus driver who loves these as much as I do.  I portion these out into Lunch Cubes for a quick snack! Grab the recipe HERE. 5. Reindeer Rice Treats are almost cheating…almost. These sweet little treats are a very easy, last minute addition to any holiday celebration. SO easy even your smallest chefs can whip these together for you! Pack them up into a Lunch Bowl to keep it litterless this holiday! Share the recipe HERE. 4. Rooibos Chai Poached Pears….Seriously-who would have knew how brilliantly these flavours would go together?! Annaliisa’s recipes are always crowd pleasers and this one does NOT disappoint. Serve them up at the dinner […]

Thanksgiving Leftover Shelf Life Guide

scroll to the bottom for the ‘quick guide’ for leftover shelf life;)  Thanksgiving Leftovers Do you know what is better than a great Thanksgiving feast? THE LEFTOVERS! We have a few tips for storing those amazing, delicious leftovers that we dream about the entire first part of November. Our family likes to eat light before our Thanksgiving meal so I like to have a few dips  out for snacking while I get everything else ready. Check out my favourites: CASHEW & BEET DIP, PUMPKIN SPICE DIP Seriously though?! Is it EVEN? We like to whip our potatoes up with extra butter& garlic. How do you eat yours? We have even froze our leftover mashed potatoes. I use them to make the best Shepherd’s Pie. Stuffing (aka dressing) is my FAVOURITE part of the meal! Since I am not a fan of stuffing the bird this Weelicious recipe has become an absolute staple for our holiday meals. Get the recipe: Apple Sausage Stuffing Bites. They last just as long as regular stuffing and taste even more divine. Want to know my clean up secret? I try to serve as many of my sides in Wean Green so that I can just throw the lid on the leftovers. Yep. That simple. On the off chance that there is any Turkey leftover, try making some Turkey Pot Pies! They freeze well and are great for lunches or on the fly dinners.  No more guessing how long your leftovers are going to keep! Use our quick guide to help with meal prep and freezer meals. Happy Happy Thanksgiving!

Quick & Easy Gluten Free Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup is one of my all time favourite soups. With celiacs in the family we need a good gluten free option. Sometimes, we need it fast. This is my quick, easy & gluten free soup that you can easily make anytime. I love doubling this recipe and throwing the extra soup in the freezer for an easy school lunch on cold winter days.

Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bites

Make mornings a little bit easier by baking these mimi oatmeal bites ahead of time and throwing in the freezer!

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Bath Soak

Rest & Relaxation for one please! This bath soak can be customized. Try switching it up and doing a peppermint for the holidays!

Pita Trees

Print Recipe Pita Trees Instead of sending sandwiches this holiday season create some Pita Trees for lunches! Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 3 pitas12 pretzel sticks1/2 cup guacamole1 red pepper, thinly sliced Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 3 pitas12 pretzel sticks1/2 cup guacamole1 red pepper, thinly sliced Instructions cut pitas into wedges place pretzel stick in bottom of pita for a tree trunk spread guacamole on pitas use the red pepper to decorate your tree

Popcorn Cake

Print Recipe Popcorn Cake Wean Green’s own, Patty, uses her famous Popcorn Cake to win over the hearts of everyone in the office! It may have even gotten her a raise or two;) Course Appetizers, Dessert Servings Ingredients 3/4 cup popcorn kernels1 bag jumbo marshmallows1 cup butter2 cups chopped jujubes Course Appetizers, Dessert Servings Ingredients 3/4 cup popcorn kernels1 bag jumbo marshmallows1 cup butter2 cups chopped jujubes Instructions spray or butter a 9 x 13 pan pop kernels and pick out any that didn’t pop stir in jujubes melt butter over medium heat add marshmallow and stir until melted pour marshmallow mix over popcorn mix press mixture into pan allow to cool, cut and serve

Meat & Cheese Tree Platter

Print Recipe Meat & Cheese Tree Platter Decorate your meat & cheese plate into the shape of a tree to celebrate this holiday season! Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 1 cup cheddar cheese, cubed1 cup gouda cheese, cubed1 cup jack cheese, cubed1 package sausage, cut into pieces10 cherry tomatoes5 sprigs of fresh rosemary Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 1 cup cheddar cheese, cubed1 cup gouda cheese, cubed1 cup jack cheese, cubed1 package sausage, cut into pieces10 cherry tomatoes5 sprigs of fresh rosemary Instructions layer ingredients in the shape of a tree place rosemary in between each layer

Marshmallow Snowmen Stirrers

Print Recipe Marshmallow Snowmen Stirrers Hot chocolate will never be the same. These tasty marshmallow candy cane stir sticks are a perfect addition to your hot chocolate on a cold day. Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 12 marshmallows5 candy canes1/2 cup mini chocolate chips5 orange tic tac candies (or orange icing)10 pretzel sticks1/4 cup melted chocolate chips Course Appetizers Servings Ingredients 12 marshmallows5 candy canes1/2 cup mini chocolate chips5 orange tic tac candies (or orange icing)10 pretzel sticks1/4 cup melted chocolate chips Instructions skewer 3 marshmallows on candy cane use tic tac (or orange icing) for nose using melted chocolate, stick on eyes, mouth and buttons press pretzels in as arms dip in hot cocoa