Monday, October 31, 2011

Hulu: Watch Movies and Shows Online for FREE!

Hulu, a on demand website, provides FREE movies and shows with limited commercial interruption. My husband and I have not had a television since  we got married (by choice) and we like that Hulu provides us to watch shows like Burn Notice and Psych. We also use it to occupy our kids occasionally, and they get to watch our old favorites like The Littles.

Right now Hulu is offering many Halloween Specials you can stream on demand. My kids love "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown." They are actually watching it right now.

Hulu also provides an one month trial of Hulu Plus , but you do need to enter credit card information and cancel your subscription before the month is up or you will be charged $7.99 for the following month. Sammy made it through almost all of the Quantum Leap episodes with our free trial.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

Delicious Pumpkin Pancakes
1 Cup Milk (add extra to desired consistency)
2 Eggs
4 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg (freshly grated)
1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
1 Teaspoon Allspice (or Pumpkin Pie Spice)
2 Tablespoons Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Cups Flour

Mix until incorporated, some lumps are fine. Add extra milk to desired consistency. Let rest 5 minutes. Pan cook on medium heat, lightly oiled. The pancakes will be more moist than regular pancakes because of the pumpkin puree. Serve immediately with syrup or whipped cream. Refrigerate left over batter.
Don't be afraid of the spices, I'm always worried the amounts are too great, but it comes out wonderfully.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ihop Scaryface Pancake FREE for Children 12 and under Friday Oct 28, 7am-10pm

Ihop is offering a Scaryface Pancake FREE for each child 12 and under on Friday Oct 28th from 7am-10pm. Yay! Dine in only, adults can purchase all you can eat pancakes for $4.99! Sign up for the mailing list and receive your own updates and promotion deals via email.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hoosier Homemade: Great Spooky Ideas for Halloween!

Hoosier Homemade is one of my favorite blogs! Liz is so resourceful and creative. Every Tuesday she sends out the Cupcake Chronicles this weeks is Monsters, Mummies, and Ghosts. Check out her blog for fantastic and affordable Halloween ideas (and cupcakes). Subscribe to her blog by email to receive ideas year around.