December Parent Connection News
Upcoming Parent Connection Events
December 1st - 7th - Stocking stuffer donation collectionDecember 5, 12, 19 - Children and Materialism Table Talk
December 7th -10:00 - 11:30 - Parents with a Purpose stocking stuffer organizing
January 10th - Kindergarten Readiness meeting - time TBD
January 29th - Parents with a Purpose - SCAC - 10a.m. - 11a.m.
February 6-9 - Valentines for Veterens
February 20th - March 13th - Tuesday Table Talk - The Five Love Langues of Children
February 22nd - 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. - SPECIAL EVENT - Pallet Painting with Corks and Crafts at Sycamore Country Club - see below for more information
Corks and Crafts Event
*If you try to register and don't see our event yet, it will be live soon. They are updating their website with February events this week!
Perfect decorating icing recipe
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 TBSP softened butter
- 1 TBSP corn syrup (light)
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. almond extract
Use a whisk, not a hand mixer
- Microwave the milk and butter in a microwave safe dish until a little bubbly (around 1 - 1.5 minutes depending on the microwave)
- Whisk in corn syrup
- Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time
- Add almond extract
**Helpful time saver - GFS has holiday pre-cut cookie dough that you "place and bake" for $9.99 for 72 cookies. Then you can just do the fun part - decorating!
Recipe of the month
Ground Turkey Mexican Lasagna
A gluten-free ground turkey Mexican lasagna made with corn tortillas and full of spices, bell peppers, onions, black beans, and cheese. It is a super easy and healthy kid-friendly weeknight dinner recipe!
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 c bell pepper chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper finely diced
- 1 c sweet onion chopped
- 1 ½ lbs turkey lean 93/7
- 1-15 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 1 ½ Tbsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 ½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 15-oz. can kernel corn drained
- 1 15-oz. can black beans drained
- 2 c shredded cheese (Cheddar, Cheddar blend, etc.)
- 12 corn tortillas
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large skillet over medium heat add oil, bell pepper, jalapeno, and onion. Saute for 5-7 minutes, or until almost cooked through.
Add turkey to skillet and continue cooking for 6-8 minutes.
Keep heat on medium and add crushed tomatoes. Let simmer on low for 5 minutes while fixing spice mix.
Combine spice mix ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle into the skillet, stir, and let simmer for another 5 minutes.
Spray a 2 ½ quart CorningWare dish or 9 x 13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Start layering the Mexican lasagna with 1/3 of the turkey meat mixture.
Next, layer 6 tortillas, 1/3 turkey mixture, ½ can of corn, ½ can of beans, and 1 cup of shredded cheese.
Repeat with remaining tortillas, turkey, corn, beans and cheese. Place aluminum foil over baking dish and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
Remove aluminum foil and continue cooking in the oven for 5 minutes.
Let sit for at least 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Ground Turkey Mexican Lasagna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307Calories from Fat 117