Sunday, November 30, 2014

Netflix, Friends, Family, & being Thankful

Being thankful in our family is a huge deal, God is a big part of our life and being able to see a new Veggie Tales movie is just what we needed. Veggie Tales in the House streams November 26th. I apologize for being so very late with this post but I have been battling being sick on and off all month. Right now the antibiotics that seemed to be working seem to be making me sick in a whole new way, if I am not better soon another trip to see the Dr. will be needed.  Even with being sick there isn't a day that goes by that I am not thankful for the time I have with my friends and family. 

Below you can see what  you can do for a craft with your children to go with the Veggie Tale Theme.

 Check out how to make your own veggie stamps here.

A nice veggie treat recipe is below.

Cucumber Rolls with Veggie (Tales) Cream Cheese  
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped roasted red peppers
  • ¼ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 6 baby carrots or 1 small carrot
  • 1 stalk celery
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) package regular cream cheese or reduced-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • A few cucumbers, either English cucumbers or medium garden cucumbers
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add all the vegetables plus salt and pepper. Pulse until the vegetables are finely chopped, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add the cream cheese into the food processor, and continue to blend until cream cheese is incorporated with the vegetables, scraping down the sides of the bowl if needed.
  2. Now for the cucumbers: There are two ways to achieve cucumber slices. You can use a mandolin to make the thin, lengthwise cucumber strands. Or, you can do as I did and use a vegetable peeler to also make lengthwise strands. With either one, you want to stop once you reach the seeds of a cucumber, switching to use the other side of it. (Save any remaining cucumber parts to toss into a future salad.)
  3. Then, place 1 or 2 cucumber strips on a cutting board (2 cucumber strips on top of each other allow for a sturdier vessel). Spread a thin layer of the veggie cream cheese down the cucumber strip. Starting on the smaller end of the cucumber, roll it up. Continue with remaining cucumber strips, making as many rolls as needed. Note: There will be leftover veggie cream cheese—all the better to slather on things like bagels, crackers, cherry tomatoes, and more.

Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber are the perfect pairing. Did you know though that Netflix has a ton of other shows that offer perfect pairs? Check out the list below which also includes Veggie Tales in the House!

20 Dynamic Duos Available on Netflix

Little Kids NetflixFor the Little Kids
1. Bob and Larry: VeggieTales in the House
2. Bert and Ernie: Sesame Street: Elmo and Friends
3. Bo and Dezzy: Bo on the Go!
4. Justin and Olive: Justin Time
5. Tod and Copper: The Fox and the Hound 2
6. Clifford and Elizabeth: Clifford
Little Kids NetflixFor the Big Kids
1. Phineas and Ferb
2. Shaggy and Scooby: Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
3. Vada and Thomas: My Girl
4. Martin and Chris: Wild Kratts
5. Finn and Jake: Adventure Time
6. Mario and Luigi: The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
7. Charlotte and Wilbur: Charlotte’s Web
Little Kids NetflixFor Mom and Dad
1. Rory and Lorelai: Gilmore Girls
2. Schmidt and Nick: New Girl
3. Ted and Barney: How I Met Your Mother
4. Liz and Jack: 30 Rock
5. Walter and Jesse: Breaking Bad
6. Mulder and Scully: The X-Files
7. Wayne and Garth: Wayne's World
Here in Marksville we enjoy our own medley of family favorites this month such as Dutch, Funny Farm, and new to us Free Birds. Of course Christmas is right around the corner so we have been watching plenty of movies to get into the spirit such as, Christmas with the Kranks, Heart of Christmas, Frosty the Snowman...etc.
To do with the friend theme I would like to add The Baby Sitters Club, Beaches, Steel Magnolias, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Stand by Me, as well as Now and Then.
Some of our favorite finds this month were Season 2 of WolfBlood, as well as watching Deep Space Nine. Our family is diverse in what we watch but we always have time for movie night which can happen at the drop of a hat, and since I have been sick the girls and I have had plenty of downtime to do just that. 

Disclosure: MarksvilleandMe is a part of Netflix Stream Team receiving free streaming service and other gifts through out the year in exchange for us blogging about Netflix and Netflix streaming services.

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