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December 2006 Newsletter


Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanzaa from your friends at Frugal-Families. No matter what your faith, this season is about family, friends, the miracles in our lives and the joy of giving. I want to wish you a joyous holiday season!

We’ve had quite a few old members returning to our forums, so it was suggested that the theme of this months’ newsletter be just that, “There is no place like home for the holidays”. I’ve added a few new articles to help you try and enjoy the holiday season a bit more.

Country Christmas Ornaments

10 Cheap and Easy Gifts

10 Ways to stay Sane this Holiday Season

I love spending time doing projects with my children during this season. I found this great article on how to make tin can luminaries which I think you’ll enjoy! This is a great way to put those tin cans to good use and let little imaginations have fun!

Tin Can Luminaries

We don’t leave our home on Christmas, but the grandparents come over to watch the boys open presents. I love making a brunch that we can all enjoy, but I don’t want to spend time in the kitchen on Christmas morning so I’ve managed to find a few overnight recipes that taste great but require only a few minutes that morning to bake. I thought I’d share them with you.

Overnight Brunch

Overnight Cinnamon-Raisin French Toast

Overnight Coffee Cake

Overnight coffee cake

Enjoying warm coffee cake in the morning doesn’t mean you have to get up before the sun IF you use this recipe and prepare everything the night before.

Overnight Coffee Cake

* 1/3 cup softened butter
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup brown sugar
* 1 beaten egg
* 1 cup flour
* 1/2 tsp baking powder
* 1/4 tsp baking soda
* 1/2 tsp cinnamon
* 1/2 cup of buttermilk


* 1/4 cup brown sugar
* 1/4 cup pecans (nut allergy in our house, I use oatmeal)
* 1/4 tsp cinnamon
* 1/8 tsp nutmeg

Cream butter and sugars together. Add egg; mix well. Mix remaining dry items together and then slowly add them to the creamed mixture by alternating with the buttermilk. Beat well. Spread into a greased 8″ square baking pan. Mix topping and sprinkle over the batter. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Removed from fridge in morning and allow to come to room temperature for 30 minutes or so. Bake in 350f oven for 40-45 minutes or when toothpick comes out clean.