Thanksgiving Challot

For year’s my mother-in-law has made challot in the shape of Turkeys. They are individual roles that are shaped like a turkey and have raisins for eyes. They are absolutely adorable.

In the last year I have seen a lot of Challot designs. Kveller posted today a picture of a Turkey Challah that I posted to my pinterest page last year. I thought it would be a great idea to post some Challot ideas.

Turkey Bread Recipe

A great way to get kids involved.

Pumpkin Challah Recipe

4- ½ teaspoons dry yeast
½ cup brown sugar
1-⅓ cups warm water
4 tablespoons canola oil
2-½ cups canned pumpkin
8 cups bread flour
1 egg white combined with 1 tablespoon water

See the recipe on Gourmet Kosher Cooking.

Do you hav

Disney Items at SmileMaker

My kids love leaving the doctor’s office and getting stickers. A couple years ago I started looking at their site for deals on stickers before Birthday parties. We’re  just beginning potty training and it’s time to start thinking about praising our little one when she is successful. So I’m thinking about putting some of the stickers away. I might just also put some of them away for work for the next time we need to decorate name tags. Who says you can have fun at work.

50 per unit, 2.5 inches. Includes 1 design. These stickers have accessories for kids to design their own unique stickers!

Disney Princesses Mini Dots Stickers Disney Princesses Mini Dots Stickers
450 per unit, 7/8 inches, 6 designs Per Sheet

Mickey Mini Dots Stickers Mickey Mini Dots Stickers
450 per unit, 7/8 inches, 6 designs Per Sheet

Lion King Lion King
75 per unit, 2 1/2 inches. Five designs.

And Some Fun Band-aids

Disney Princess Bandages Disney Princess Bandages
20 per unit, Bandages are Latex Free – Packaging contains latex. Only $2.99 per box. 

20 per unit. Bandages are Latex Free – Packaging contains latex. Only $2.99 per box. 

The Oyster Festival

As I’m sitting on the train into the city, I noticed the little card on all of the seats. I haven’t really read these cards before, but today I noticed that the LIRR card. On it there was a description of the Annual Oyster Festival. At first I thought it was all about oysters, but actually there is a lot of great activities for the family. Of course I couldn’t forget face painting. So that will be part of the many activities. There will also be lots of crafts. This could be a fun activity to venture out with the whole family and actually use the train to get there or take buses from the Syosset Station.

Find out more about the Annual Oyster Festival put on by the Rotary Club of Oyster Bay.

Fall Pumpkin Patches and Apple Picking

One of my favorite things about the fall is going pumpkin picking, corn mazes, and apple picking. There are so many activities for toddler children and lots of activities for older children. 

A couple things to remember: 
You should dress in clothing you can get dirty in. Often, Pumpkin patches are muddy and chances are someone in your group is going to get muddy. 
Not all farms accept credit cards so plan on bringing cash. 

Where do you like to go, what makes it special?
Benner’s Farm
56 Gnarled Hollow Road
East Setauket, NY
(631) 689-8172

Brightwaters Farms
1624 Manatuck Boulevard
Bay Shore, NY
(631) 665-5411

201 Main Avenue
Wheatley Heights N.Y. 11798

Elwood Pumpkin Farm, Huntington
1500 Jericho Turnpike
Huntington, NY
(631) 368-8626

Fairview Farm
69 Horsemill Lane
Bridgehampton, NY

Friendly Farms
832 Merrick Avenue
East Meadow, NY
(516) 486-2448

Greenland Family Farms Inc.
17155 County Road 48
Cutchogue, NY
(631) 734-5791

Hank’s Pumpkintown
240 Montauk Highway
Wate Mill, NY
(631) 726-4667

Harbes Family Farms
1223 Main Road, Route 25 

Harbes Family Farms
715 Sound Avenue 

Harbes Family Farms
Middle Earth Pumpkin Farm
5698 Sound Avenue 

May’s Farm
6361 Route 25A
Wading River, NY
(631) 929-6654

The Milk Pail Farm, Orchard & Greenhouses
757 Mecox Road
Water Mill, NY
(631) 537-2565

Organics Today Farm
160 Washington Street
East Islip, NY
(631) 650-4424

Albert H. Schmitt Family Farms
6 Bagatelle Road
Dix Hills, NY
(631) 549-1159

Schmitt’s Family Farm
26 Pinelawn Road
Melville, NY

Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm
270 West Lane
Aquebogue, NY
(631) 722-3467

White Post Farms
250 Old Country Road
(631) 351-9373

Woodside Nursery & Garden Center
134 East Woodside Avenue
North Patchogue, NY
(631) 758-1491