Posts Tagged ‘thanksgiving recipe’

When Family Visits During The Holiday

Written by trishfms on . Posted in Be Prepared, central florida moving, healthy living, Holiday, home owner, Kids, moving advise, Parent, real estate, Uncategorized

At Florida Moving Systems, Inc., we understand when family comes to visit you want them to be comfortable.

Here are a few quick tips to make their visit is fun and stress free!

Put out Slippers or Ask Your Guests To Remove Their Shoes Upon Entry:

You may want to keep your floors clean and ask your guests to take off their shoes OR put out slippers, which you can buy for cheap at Walmart or Target. This will not only demonstrate your welcoming consideration, but it’ll add an air of coziness to your home.

Convert Your Rooms:

You’ll need extra sleeping accommodations, so you might want to start converting any spare rooms into guests’ quarters. Look for some old couches or purchase a blow-up mattress or two. You may also want to go shopping for a futon so your guests can sit up and talk and have a place to sleep. For added convenience, put a mini fridge in your guest room that’s stocked with beverages.

Plan Fun Activities:

Keep your family members on their toes with activities. Look online for places to hang out, like a nearby bowling alley or shopping areas. If the weather permits, set up a volleyball net in the backyard or take the fun indoors with group games like Taboo and Pictionary. At night, play holiday movies, such as A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and A Christmas Story.

Source:  NAVL

Easy chocolate toffee bark | Christmas candy

Written by trishfms on . Posted in healthy eating, healthy living, Holiday, home owner, moving services

Saltine Chocolate Toffee Bark



40 whole Saltine Crackers, May Need More To Fit The Pan

¾ cups Sugar

1 cup Butter, Cubed

2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

4 bars (39g Size) Skor

3-⅝ ounces, weight Pecans, Chopped


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a 11″x 16″ pan with tin foil. Arrange saltines in a single layer, breaking the last row to fit if necessary. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, add sugar and butter, stirring constantly over medium heat. When mixture begins to boil, let cook 1-2 minutes. Pour evenly over crackers.

Bake for 8-10 minutes until bubbly. Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let the chocolate chips sit for 3 minutes to let them soften. Sprinkle with toffee and pecans.

Refrigerate until set, approximately 1 hour. Break into pieces.

Source:  Tasty Kitchen

The Balancing Act of Healthy Living and The Holiday’s

Written by trishfms on . Posted in healthy eating, healthy living, Holiday, home owner, nation wide mover, north american van lines, professional moving company, Recipe, Uncategorized

The Balancing Act of Healthy Living and The Holiday's The balance between Healthy Living and The Holidays is an easy task to manage if you follow these steps below:
  • Eat four to six smaller meals rather than “saving” yourself for that special holiday meal
  • Plan a workout before a holiday party or big meal In contrast to our “sports mentality” to pick up the pace, when eating, SLOW DOWN!
  • Every dessert at a holiday meal, take a bite or two and receive 90% of the pleasure at 10% of the calories.
  • Try recipe modification
  • Beware of liquid calories, especially alcohol
  • Don’t “hang out” at the appetizer table when socializing at a party
  • Exercise in the Morning.
  • Get active at least four times a week, and include protein with your breakfast – both will give your metabolism a boost that lasts all day.
  • Find Balance.
Remember this time of year is all about enjoying yourself with friends and family. Definitely don’t deprive yourself of the things you love most about the season. Just be sure to stay on track during the days before and after the party. When you stick to a healthy lifestyle and stay consistent, you have wiggle room for a little indulgence here and there.

Healthy Holiday Recipe | Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

Written by trishfms on . Posted in central florida moving, Cross Country Moving Company, home owner, moving services, Recipe

A healthy alternative to the “norm” for this Thanksgiving!!

Bon Appétit!! 

Sweet Potato and Apple Soup



1 3/4 pound(s) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch dice

1 small parsnip, peeled and cut into 1-inch dice

2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped

2 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil

salt to taste

6 cup(s) vegetable stock or low-sodium broth

1 dash(es) apple cider

1 teaspoon(s) green Tabasco sauce

finely diced Granny Smith apple and minced parsley,  for garnish


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. On a baking sheet, toss the sweet potatoes with the parsnip, garlic, olive oil and salt.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until tender.

In a blender, puree half of the vegetables with 3 cups of the stock; transfer to a large saucepan.

Repeat with the remaining vegetables and stock.

Add the apple cider and Tabasco and heat through.

Season with salt.

Serve with the diced apple and minced parsley.


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