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Ringing in the New Year with the Peanuts Gang

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Happy New Year, Charlie Brown! If you're still looking for a family friendly event for New Year's Eve, I would seriously consider Knott's Berry Farm . I'll be going there tonight with my mom even though the park has been open since 10AM. If I had my daughter with me, we might have made a day and night of it (talk about aching feet and back!) I'm going to make sure I catch both It's Christmas, Snoopy and H appy New Year, Charlie Brown!  It's been a long year and I'm more than happy to end it on a fun note. Knott’s Berry Farm will have something for the entire family this New Year’s Eve with a variety of dance music, a family-friendly comedian magician, Clueless Remix Featuring DJ Reesso, a trip back to the ‘70’s with Elton John – The Early Years, line dancing and salsa dancing. All this plus Knott’s rides, attractions and a Midnight Mayhem Fireworks Show in Calico Square will make Knott’s New Year’s Eve celebration the place to ring in 2013.

Finnish Production of The Hobbits

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At the Movies ~ The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey, 2012 (Photo credit: erjkprunczýk ) Well, I haven't yet seen  The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey , But someone posted The Hobbits (Hobitit 1993) on YouTube. It's a Finnish production with English subtitles. There are 24 videos in the playlist and it runs just over 3 hours. Guess what I'll be watching this weekend?    Pin It Related articles 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is box office hit for 2nd week

Wordless Wednesday: Put the lime in the coconut

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Cajun Salmon

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This is another one of those recipes where I just wing it but the results are incredible. It all comes down to the spices. I use Cajun's Choice Creole Seasoning , or you can make your own Cajun Spice. INGREDIENTS: 2 teaspoons salt (or adjust to taste if you want to use less) 2 teaspoons garlic powder  2 1/2 teaspoons paprika  1 teaspoon ground black pepper  1 teaspoon ground white pepper  1 teaspoon onion powder  1 teaspoon cayenne pepper  1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano  1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme  1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)  DIRECTIONS: 1. Stir everything together. Store in an airtight container. Once you have your choice of seasoning (store bought or homemade), grab your salmon (4 4-6oz steaks or filets), some butter (or olive oil, but it tastes better with butter), a sauté pan and get to cooking. Heat sauté pan until water sizzles when droplets are flicked into it Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil or butter and melt. Sprinkle seasoning eve

Menu Plan Monday: Week of December 3

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I couldn't think of any clever title for this week. C'est la vie. I'm too tired from playing Ingress (more on that later). It's almost dinner time and I let my daughter pick tonight's meal - chili dogs. The rest of the week I'll be picking. We're still cleaning out the fridge and freezer and making everything last as long as it possibly can. Monday : Chili dogs - cheap and easy Tuesday : Ghetto fabulous adaptation of Claim Jumper's Jamaican Jerk Sweet Potato Chicken (because I have like 2.5 lbs of sweet potatoes left) Wednesday : Chicken and broccoli casserole (this will probably last the rest of the week) Thursday : Lentil Stew Friday : YOYO Bonus recipe : African Sweet Potato Soup -- I may have this instead of a chili dog. Since cutting out most carbs (meaning rice, idaho potatoes, and most breads), I really don't crave them anymore. Except for when I go on a cookie baking blitz . What are you cooking this week? Leave a comment or

Knott's Merry Farm Savings

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It's Christmas, Snoopy! Who doesn't love a deal?  Thanks to USFamilyGuide.com I'm able to offer you a coupon to "Knott's Merry Farm." How cool is that?  If you haven't been to Knott's at this time of year (sad to say, I haven't. I usually go to Disneyland) here's what you can expect: Knott’s Merry Farm Thanksgiving Day – January 1 Knott’s Berry Farm is filled with the magic of the season as it transforms into Knott’s Merry Farm and celebrates “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with seasonal entertainment, spectacular decorations including a 65 foot tall Christmas tree, and a colorful Christmas parade.  Now a holiday tradition in Southern California, Knott’s Merry Farm is proud to present the holiday ice spectacular, “It’s Christmas, Snoopy!” The show, performed in the 2,100-seat Charles M. Schulz Theatre, is hosted by the famous skating beagle and his PEANUTS friends as they look for the true meaning of Christmas and features Knot