Who doesn't have a sweet tooth? The word dessert is derived from an old french word desservir, which means to clear the table and to serve. Apparently, in the olden days, nobles and servants could eat meals together in the same room but desserts were something special that involved retreating into private areas to consume sweets and treats without sharing with lowly servants. Maybe we should start that tradition up again, only with children...send the kids out to play so the grown-ups can scarf up all the pies and cakes. Might raise healthier kids...or sneakier kids.
The earliest treats came straight from nature such as date palms and other fruit trees, and honeycombs from bee hives. It has only been since the invention of manufactured sugar that the great majority has had easy access to sweet and sugary treats.
An organized kitchen is key to saving money on groceries. The less organized the kitchen, the more time is wasted looking for ingredients, finding substitutes, running to the neighbor's house to borrow or driving to the store to potentially pay more for the item in the long run.
Keep this list handy. When you get low or run out of something, cross it off the list or otherwise make a mark so you can plan for the next shopping trip, check sales and make plans on which stores to visit to save the most money. Keep these items on hand and you will always be ready for spur of the moment meals. Adjust can and bottles sizes and amounts according to your preferences.
Stock up on sale items! Realistially a 3 month supply of the basics is a good money saving goal. Most properly stored items can last for years regardless of sell by date. Items to buy in bulk for a more than 3 months supply include paper and chemical products such as toilet paper, paper towels, shampoos and soaps. You don't have to stock up for doom's day to save a few bucks but a supply to three weeks or longer will hold you over in emergencies.
Paper Trivia: Did you know that you can only fold a sheet of printer paper in half seven times? Give it a try. It doesn't matter how thick or thin the paper is, once you get to the seventh fold, the paper will not bend or budge.
Sun catchers. To create a translucent, stained glass ornaments effect, apply a bit of lemon oil to the back sides of paper ornaments to create a.
Hang the ornaments on trees, in windows, anywhere bright colorful decorations are desired.
Construct a large paper-tree for the wall with shades of green construction paper. Draw a large tree on a sheet of easel pad paper to tack onto a wall or other flat surface, then decorate with paper ornaments.