25 Christmas Books for Kids

Books are such a great Christmas gift idea. Check out these 25 Christmas Books For Kids on www.drugstoredivas.netI’m sitting here listening to Christmas music because it’s finally that time of year. I also ordered two Christmas gifts today, so the holiday must be right around the corner. If you’re trying to figure out what to get the children on your list, you’re in luck. I put together a list of 25 Christmas Books for Kids.

A lot of parents are doing books instead of a chocolate Advent calendar. It’s a little late to start that this year, but maybe for next year. For now, these books would just be really great stocking stuffers or gift ideas.

25 Christmas Books for Kids

  1. The Biggest Snowman Ever: By Steven Kroll
  2. The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving: By Jan and Mike Berenstain
  3. The Littlest Elf: By Brandi Doughtery
  4. Merry Christmas Stinky Face: By Lisa McCourt
  5. The Christmas Wish: By Lori Evert
  6. How to Catch an Elf: By Adam Wallace
  7. How Santa Got his Job: By Stephen Krensky
  8. God Gave us Christmas: By Lisa Tawn Bergens
  9. How The Grinch Stole Christmas: By Dr. Seuss
  10. Laugh Out Loud Christmas Jokes for Kids: By Rob Elliot
  11. The Sweet Smell of Christmas (Scented Book): By Patricia M. Scarry
  12. The bear Stays up for Christmas: By Karma Wilson
  13. Llama Llama Jingle Bells: By Anna Dewdney
  14. A Wish to be a Christmas Tree: By Colleen Monroe
  15. The Littlest Christmas Tree: By R. A. Herman
  16. Berenstain Bears, The Very First Christmas: By Jan and Mike Berenstain
  17. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: By Rick Bunsen
  18. Corduroy’s Christmas Surprise: By Don Freeman
  19. The Christmas Story: By Jane Werner Watson
  20. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: By Barbara Robinson
  21. How to Catch Santa: By Jean Reagan
  22. Itsy Bitsy Snowman: By Jeffery Burton
  23. Merry Christmas Mon and Dad: By Mercer Mayer
  24. A Charlie Brown Christmas: By Charles M. Schulz
  25. Clifford’s Christmas: By Norman Birdwell
  26. The Polar Express: By Chris Van Allsburg
  27. Twas the Night Before Christmas: Clement Clarke Moore

Thanks for the list Frazzled N Frugal.

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Meatball Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Looking for a tasty meal to warm you up? Try these Meatball Stuffed Peppers from www.drugstoredivas.net.Pete was cleaning off my car once, when we still lived in New York and it was snowing, when he got the idea that he wanted to make meatball stuffed peppers.

And then, hours later, we were eating his idea.

You can pretty much stuff peppers with anything that will fit inside a pepper (meats, veggies, and rice too). This time around, Pete stuffed them with a variation of his mom’s meatball recipe.

Now, you can use your own meatball recipe for this, but follow our instructions to stuff the peppers.

Meatball Stuffed Peppers

What You’ll Need:

  • 5 peppers (variety of red and green)
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Two eggs
  • 1/2 cup Peccorino Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 20oz. ground turkey
  • 1 pack sausage
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Red pepper flakes

What You’ll Do:

Wash the peppers to remove all the pesticides and germs from other people grabbing them in the store, then cut the tops off, and spoon out the insides.

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Measure out the dry ingredients and garlic.

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Cut the casing off the sausage.

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Incorporate the dry ingredients and the meat. Mix until blended (using your hands is the best way to go).

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Put the meat to the side because now it’s time to season your peppers. Pete always says, “Season every step of the way.” I really thought that was overkill until I started watching the Food Network non-stop and realizing they say the same thing.

So season your peppers with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

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Stuff your peppers with the meatball mixture.

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Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes on a foil-lined cookie sheet until your peppers are soft and your meat is cooked through.

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Take your peppers out of the oven, cut them in half, top with a sauce of your choice and a bit of cheese too. Then, serve and enjoy.

If you want to make these, you can save on them right now too! You can save 20% on any single purchase of loose green peppers by clicking that link and loading the offer to your SavingStar account. Then, purchase peppers by December 12. You will receive the 20% back in your account, then you can cash out via PayPal.

Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Green Peppers at participating retailers. See offer info for complete details. Check back every Tuesday for a new Healthy Offer..Expires 12/12/2016.Save 20%.

Meatball Stuffed Peppers
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Ingredients
  1. 5 peppers (variety of red and green)
  2. Italian seasoning
  3. Garlic
  4. Eggs
  5. Peccorino Romano cheese
  6. Bread crumbs
  7. Ground turkey
  8. Sausage
Instructions
  1. Clean the peppers.
  2. Measure out the dry ingredients and the garlic.
  3. Incorporate the dry ingredients with the meat.
  4. Season your peppers with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  5. Stuff your peppers.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes on a foil-lined cookie sheet.
  7. Take your peppers out of the oven, cut them in half, top with a sauce of your choice and a bit of cheese, and serve.
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Giveaway: Win A $25 Firehouse Subs Gift Card (Ends 12/17)

Warm up for the Holidays with Firehouse Subs ~ $25 Gift Card GiveawayFirehouse Subs is one of my favorite places to grab a sandwich. I go every year on my birthday (mostly because the shop gives out free subs for your birthday!). If you like the sub shop, you’re in luck. We’re joining with Tom’s Take On Things to give one lucky winner a $25 Firehouse Subs gift card.

Tom is the one sponsoring this giveaway. It’s open to US residents who are 18 years of age or older. This giveaway is open now and ends at 11:59pm EST on December 17. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to winning email before another winner may be selected.

Good luck.

Drugstore Divas received no compensation for this giveaway and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Kmart: Possibly Free Shoes With 5,000 Shop Your Way Points ($5)

kmartI think Shop Your Way is trying to single-handedly fund my Christmas shopping right now. Check your accounts and you might have 5,000 surprise points ($5) for a footwear purchase — and that can equal free shoes.

Log into your Shop Your Way account and then check your surprise points. If you have it, you’ll see 5,000 points for footwear with no minimum purchase required. I was looking at the sale shoes in my local store and there are a ton of slippers on sale for $5, like the Piper Girls’ Winky Face Yellow/Pink Slipper. This coupon works for them, so that’s great. They’re an adorable gift to give a little girl. Plus, they’re free, so that’s a great price for you. No girls on your shopping list? No worries. There are slippers for men and women priced at just $5 too.

Who are you picking up these free shoes for?

If you’re not a Shop Your Way member, join here for free. It’s Kmart and Sears’ free loyalty program. You’ll earn points on your purchases, plus get bonus point offers, exclusive coupons, and more. All your purchases at Kmart and Sears will earn you points. You can use those points on future purchases. Every 1,000 points is $1. Also, any Shop Your Way member with a personal shopper can get great coupons from their personal shoppers. Get yours by joining here so I can be your personal shopper — for free.

Starbucks: Buy A $10 Gift Card & Get $10 Free (Til 12/22)

starbucksAre you a fan of Starbucks? Then this deal is for you.

Right now, when you load $10 or more to the Starbucks app with Visa Checkout, you will get a $10 eGift card. You must make the purchase by December 22 (or while supplies last). You’ll receive the eGift card within one day. There’s a limit of one per person for this deal.

I always do these offers because, well, I like getting free money, which turns into free coffee. And, speaking of coffee, have you had the Caramel Brulee Frappuccino? I had it the other day to substitute for the Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino that I fell in love with over the summer, but was dumped off the menu for the winter. Sad times, folks. Sad. Times.

When you get your gift card, be sure to use it to register for My Starbucks Rewards, Starbucks’ free loyalty program. By joining, you’ll earn stars for your purchases — and those turn into free refills, free drinks, and more. Join for free here.

And, if you’re a big fan of coffee, be sure to check out our Spiked Mocha Nut Coffee recipe. It’s pretty tasty. You can also make a virgin (non-spiked) version of it too! And if you’re a fan of frappes (like me!), try our Copycat Coffeehouse Frappe recipe. If you do try either of these recipes, be sure to leave us a comment and let us know how you liked them.

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Looking for a hearty soup idea? Try this Butternut Squash Soup from www.drugstoredivas.net.

Says Pete: I couldn’t believe how cold it was. My apartment had no heat. I was so tired of arguing with my cheap landlord to turn it on, so I decided it was up to me to heat myself from the inside.

That was it. I went to the store and wandered the aisles, wondering what sort of creamy concoction I could create to complete the task of self-heater.

As I walked through the produce aisle (that’s always my first stop because I’m a health idiot), something caught my eye. An ingredient that I had never used before that piqued my interest — butternut squash! And they were on sale!

I then roamed the other aisles, trying to create a butternut squash recipe in my head. Here’s what I got.

Butternut Squash Soup

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 butternut squash
  • 2 cans chicken broth
  • 1 medium onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 potato
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pepper
  • 1 tbs. brown sugar
  • Olive oil
  • 1/8 cup heavy cream
  • Green onion, sour cream to garnish

Looking for a hearty soup idea? Try this Butternut Squash Soup from www.drugstoredivas.net.

What You’ll Do:

Preheat the oven to 350.

Dice the bacon. Saute in a stock pot until crispy. Strain and put aside.

Peel, split, and seed both butternut squash. Dice them and toss them with brown sugar, black pepper, and enough olive oil to coat. Lay it out on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Roast in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes.

While that’s roasting, chop carrots, celery, onion, garlic, and potato. Saute everything but the potato, with literally a pinch of cinnamon (cinnamon is VERY strong) for about five to eight minutes in the pot where you cooked the bacon.

When the squash is done (and you’ll know because it’ll be slightly brown and mushy), you’re gonna blend it in batches (in the blender) with a roughly-chopped jalapeno. Add chicken broth when it gets too thick (you’ll wind up using about two cans depending on the size of the squash).

Add the puree, half the bacon, the potato and heavy cream to the pot. Bring it to boil, reduce to simmer, and cover the pot. The soup will be done when the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.

Garnish with green onion, sour cream, and the rest of the bacon. Then, serve and enjoy.

If you’re planning on making this, you can save on it too. Right now, you can save 20% on any single purchase of loose Butternut Squash. Just click that link, add the offer to your SavingStar account, then purchase the squash by December 5. You will receive 20% of your purchase price in your account, and you can then cash out via PayPal.

Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Butternut Squash at participating retailers. See offer info for complete details. Check back every Tuesday for a new Healthy Offer..Expires 12/5/2016.Save 20%.

Butternut Squash Soup
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Ingredients
  1. 2 butternut squash
  2. 2 cans chicken broth
  3. 1 medium onion
  4. 4 cloves garlic
  5. 4 slices of bacon
  6. 1 potato
  7. 3 carrots
  8. 1 jalapeno
  9. 3 stalks of celery
  10. Pinch of cinnamon
  11. Pepper
  12. 1 tbs. brown sugar
  13. Olive oil
  14. 1/8 cup heavy cream
  15. Green onion, sour cream to garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Dice the bacon. Saute in stock pot until crispy. Strain and put aside.
  3. Peel, split, and seed both butternut squash. Dice them. Toss them with 1 tbs. brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. cracked black pepper, and enough olive oil to coat. Lay it out on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Roast in oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
  4. While that’s roasting, chop carrots, celery, onion, garlic, and potato. Saute everything but the potato, with literally a pinch of cinnamon (cinnamon is VERY strong) about five to eight minutes in the pot where you cooked the bacon.
  5. When the squash is done (and you’ll know because it’ll be slightly brown and mushy), you’re gonna blend it in batches (in the blender) with a roughly-chopped jalapeno. Add chicken broth when it gets too thick (you’ll wind up using about two cans depending on the size of the squash).
  6. Add the puree and half the bacon into the pot with the potato and heavy cream. Bring to boil. Reduce to simmer. Keep covered. Soup is done when the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
  7. Garnish with green onion, sour cream, and the rest of the bacon. Serve. Enjoy.
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