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2017 Holiday Gift Guide & GIVEAWAY

Wean Green’s annual holiday gift guide is here and we hope you love it!! This year, we were focussing on quick and easy ideas for holiday parties. Before Wean Green, Melissa spent a lot of time in the classroom as a teacher and has recreated a lot of the foods she used to see at her holiday parties. We’ve chosen our favourite holiday themed recipes that will be great in the classroom or on the dinner table. These recipes are designed to be fast and easy. If you don’t have the ingredients already in your kitchen you will be able to pick them up at your local grocery store. We understand the importance of getting those last minute holiday snacks into the classroom and still having time to wrap gifts:)! The best part is that you can get your recipes ready to go and pack in Wean Green or just throw your leftovers in Wean Green and store for the next day. We like to prep all the food ahead of time and store them in the fridge in the containers so it is even that much easier. HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY! Can anyone ever have enough Wean Green? We don’t think so! Checkout the 2017 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway HERE! List of Recipes (click to be redirected) Gingerbread People Grinch Kabobs Marshmallow Snowmen Stirrers Popcorn Cake Reindeer Rice Treats Strawberry Santa Hats Tree Brownies Christmas Tree Fruit Tray Festive Layer Dip Meat & Cheese Tree Platter Pita Trees Roasted Beet & Cashew Dip Sandwich Wreath Snowman Cheeseball Veggie Santa

Hello domestic goddess, goodbye store-bought bread

I’m feeling a bit smug. The smell of freshly baked homemade bread is wafting through my house. It’s the third batch this week and my family is not tiring of it… and neither am I tiring of making it. Forget about needing a bread maker, forget about labourious kneading. The secret is in the preparation and the preparation is, well, easy. Really, really easy. The recipe comes curtesy of the wonderful Chef at Home, Michael Smith. No Knead Bread – a beautiful bread recipe that requires no kneading. It is truely amazing. Just four simple ingredients (flour, yeast, salt and water) in a bowl, quick stir, leave overnight, gather into a ball, leave a little longer, then bake. The result is picture perfect crusty bread requiring all of about 5 minutes effort from you. Here is the recipe: http://chefmichaelsmith.com/Recipe/country-bread-city-bread/ There are lots of yummy variations on the basic recipe, like whole wheat and multigrain or you can get a bit creative and start throwing in combos like garlic powder and dried rosemary or sun-dried tomato and basil. And if a bread recipe that requires so little effort doesn’t convince you to whip up a batch for your family, then take a quick peek at the list of ingredients in a loaf of bread from the store. There are way more than four, that’s for sure.