The Friday Fave Five

1. Now that I’m feeling completely bloated after two nights of matzoh, turkey and sweet potato pudding with marshmallows, it’s time to get serious and this spring Weight Watchers has just the plan to give me the momentum to get moving. Once a member joins, they will have the chance to create a walking team or register for a 5K event and if they sign up for this challenge, they will get access to a free eight-week online training program – to help reach an activity goal of walking a 5K. In addition, all participants who complete the eight-week walking training program will be eligible to download a special President’s Challenge Award from Weight Watchers. The President’s Challenge is a free, motivational tracking program of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and encourages making activity part of everyday life.
2. Getting ready for Easter? Well, over at The Recipe Mom, she’s got some fabulous ideas for the holiday. Or, try this mouthwatering chocolate dipped Rice Krispie treat recipe.
3. Best looking Easter Eggs on the web. If you want to get creative with your kids, try this on for size!
4. Want to find out how to win a quick $25K? Simple, ask Jessica Silverman, who just won that much money after selecting the precise number of jelly beans in a jar. If winning money were only that easy.
5. Should you go see the Hannah Montana movie? Well, according to the first review I’ve read from the Seattle Post Intelligencer, the flick got a thumbs up from his kids. Despite the hype, my kids are actually over Hannah so I think we may escape this sequel. Incidentally, I’m secretly counting the days to “17 Again.” Come on, who’s with me on that one?

The Passover Fave Five

Well, today’s the day. In less than eight hours, guests will start arriving in droves to partake in a festive meal at my house. And that’s just the first night…you see – we’ll be hosting round two tomorrow night which means I’m cooking up two turkeys this year and with the help of my mom, several favorite dishes that’ll have our guests asking for seconds and thirds. Today’s fave five will feature some of our favorite recipes, plus a sampling of our favorite Role Mommy recipes around the web. So without further ado, here’s the Passover Fave Five Recipe Guide:
1. Cooking a turkey? We’ve got you covered. If you search on Google right now, the top recipe that comes up is Elise’s Turkey Recipe. We don’t know Elise, but we’ve tried her recipe several times and we love it (as do our guests). So if you have no clue how to cook a turkey, have no fear, Elise is here!
2. Over at Self Made Mom, is an out of this world recipe for Matzoh Kugel. We’ll be trying that one out after we finish whipping up our morning matzoh brei!
3. Grandma Dora’s Matzoh Brei and Matzoh Pudding. For beginners, try the scrambled version and if you’re up for a challenge, go for the pudding!
4. Dr. Gwenn’s favorite passover dessert recipes compliments of her friend Tanya. The best recipes are always passed down from one friend to another! Meanwhile, if any of your kids are feeling under the weather, visit Dr. Gwenn Is In for a treasure trove of great advice!
5. Ciaran’s Matzoh Roca – Our favorite southern California mom Ciaran with Popshopology offers a another fabulous dessert that’ll have the kids clamoring for more.
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The “This Economy Blows” Fave Five

Since it’s officially spring break, I figured I’d give some shout outs to five things we’re doing with our family since we’ve decided to stay home due to this ridiculously depressing recession.
1. Take your brood to see Monsters vs. Aliens in a movie theater that is frequented by no one. Strange but true, we took our kids to see this flick yesterday and while I admit maybe no one was at the movies because it was a beautiful day, this marked the first time in our lives that we were the only four people in the theater. I guess spending $31 on tickets and $9 on two sodas is starting to grate on people’s nerves.
2. Get ready to make matzoh balls, matzoh brei, matzoh kugel, and matzoh cake. In less than 48 hours it will be all matzoh, all the time. At least for the Feldmans. Stay tuned for some fabulous recipes in tomorrow’s blog – including a matzoh brei with splenda that’s to die for. (shrug shoulders after you read that sentence).
3. Search online for places you’d like to visit if you suddenly won the lottery. Just got an email today from JetBlue offering amazing rates to St. Maarten. Clicked on the link and thought, “wow, they are not kidding.” Then realized I just paid our taxes, my daughter’s sleepaway camp bill, the orthodontist and still have to pay the property taxes and instantly came to my senses.
4. Watch Jurassic Park instead of Space Chimps (good choice) because the damn cable company blocked us from ordering a pay per view flick because we couldn’t remember our secret pin. Considering I never even created a secret pin, I think Optimum Online has officially lost our pay per view business for life. Hello Verizon Vios, I think it’s time to make a switch.
5. Promise myself that when I hit New York Sports Club tomorrow morning that I will truly work up a sweat. No more watching the morning news and reading my latest book of the moment while pedaling on the recumbent bike at a snail’s pace. With six weeks left until shorts season, I’m ready to kick it into high gear or else risk another season of cankles and knee fat.