10.28.2021

20 Essential Preps Every Household Should Have | Supply Shortage Preparedness

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One of the mottos of The Daily Connoisseur is Being Chic is Being Prepared. We must be prepared for any eventuality that arises, whether it be a natural disaster or a supply chain crisis that spurs shortages. 


In today's video I'm sharing 20 Essential preps that every household should have. 

I am linking everything I discuss here for your reference as well: 

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Here is the typed list for your reference. 

Food 
• Emergency food
• Canned food 
• Long shelf-life food
• Home grown produce
• Pet food 
• Water filtration 

Medicine 
• Prescription medications, generic ones like children’s Tylenol, medications for your pets 
• Vitamins and supplements 
• Band aids, Neosporin 
• First-aid kit 
• Aloe with lidocaine for burns 

Sanitary care 
• Reusable diapers 
• A way to prepare for possible toilet paper shortages again – travel bidet, cloth wipes 
• Feminine products- reusable- menstrual cup, cloth pads 
• Soap- bar soap 

Home Items 
• Candles 
• Flashlights 
• Matches 
• Batteries 
• Medicine and Survival handbooks 

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Toni W. writes, "We often invite foreign students who are studying in the US at a local University to our Thanksgiving dinner. The are often so excited to share our Thanksgiving tradition and we send them each back to their dorm or apartment with our Thanksgiving leftovers. My husband’s father was a college professor and this was the tradition that my husband grew up with. 🥧 🦃"

Toni, I love this. You can be sure that the students will never forget their American Thanksgiving experience!


I hope you found today's video useful. Let us know in the comments how you prepare for emergencies. Thank you for watching and I'll see you on Monday!


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10.25.2021

What's for Dinner? Delicious Fall Meals

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Welcome to a new episode of What's for Dinner? In today's video I'm sharing 3 delicious and easy-to-make fall dinners, plus my favorite pumpkin pie smoothie. I hope you enjoy today's video. 


I have included the printable recipe cards for you down below. We are making Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie, Vegetarian Cheese and Vegetable Twist, Spaghetti Squash Casserole, and Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. 


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Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie

Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie

Thanksgiving Turkey Pot Pie

This is the perfect dish for Thanksgiving leftovers

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked stuffing 
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 oz soft cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup turkey gravy
  • 2 cups shredded, cooked turkey
  • 1 cup broccoli florets (cooked or raw)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 2 cups prepared mashed potatoes
  • 2 Tbs melted butter
  • 1/2 cup French Fried Onions for topping
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine stuffing and broth to moisten. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Bake 10-15 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and gravy until smooth. Stir in the turkey, broccoli, cheese, salt and pepper. Spoon over crust.
  3. Placed mashed potatoes on top of the pie. Drizzle with melted butter. Sprinkle with French Fried Onions. Bake until heated through and lightly browned, 25 minutes.
  4. Serve with a side of cranberry sauce. Enjoy! 

Vegetarian Cheese and Vegetable Twist adapted from the Kraft website recipe. 
Vegetarian Cheese and Vegetable Twist

Vegetarian Cheese and Vegetable Twist

This vegetarian dish makes a great party appetizer or main course, when paired with a salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups broccoli florets (cooked or raw)
  • 1 pint sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup whole cherry tomatoes
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 8oz cans refrigerated crescent rolls

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375ºF. Mix eggs, cream cheese, and shredded cheese until blended. Stir in broccoli, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and green onions until well incorporated. 
  2. Unroll crescent dough; separate into 16 triangles. Arrange in 11-inch circle on a greased baking pan, with bottom sides of triangles overlapping in center and points of triangles toward outside. (It should look like a "sun".) Spoon cheese and vegetable mixture onto dough near center of circle. Bring outside points of triangles up over filling, then tuck under dough to create the ring.
  3. Bake 35 minutes or until crust is golden brown. 

Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 large spaghetti squash, cut in half and de-seeded
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 to 5 cups of Spinach 
  • 1 pint mushrooms, sliced
  • 28 oz Spaghetti Sauce
  • 12 oz Sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Slice the spaghetti squash in half and take out the seeds. Place sliced side down in a large casserole dish filled with 1 inch of water. Bake until fully cooked, around 1 hour. Allow squash to cool slightly. 
  2. Cook the sausage on the grill or a grill pan until fully cooked through. Set aside. Chop into smaller pieces once cool enough to handle. 
  3. Meanwhile, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add mushrooms and cook until soft. Add spinach and cook until wilted. 
  4. Scoop the cooked spaghetti squash into a large bowl. Add the spaghetti sauce, cooked sausage, and cooked vegetables. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine fully. Place squash mixture into a greased casserole pan. Sprinkle with half the cheese. Bake for 30 minutes, or until fully cooked. Sprinkle extra cheese on each individual topping. Enjoy! 

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Yield: Serves 1

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup whole fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 Tbs ground flax seed
  • 1 Tbs almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender until well incorporated. Serve in a pretty glass with a reusable straw. Enjoy! 

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Greta, I'm so happy The Chic Assignment has encouraged you to use your German skills! Thank you!


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10.23.2021

The Chic Assignment Check-In October 2021| Corelli x Rilke

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Welcome to The Chic Assignment Check-in for October. We are going to learn 5 interesting facts about Corelli, and dive into Rilke's transcendent poetry. 


Chic Assignment No. 1 Corelli Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 8 

Arcangelo Corelli (1653 - 1713) was an Italian violinist and composer in the Baroque era. We are listening to his concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8 this month. Even though this is known as The Christmas Concerto, it is also wonderful to listen to in autumn. We are learning 5 fun facts about Corelli from the Orchestra from the Age of Enlightenment. 



Chic Assignment No. 2 Enjoy the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

                                     Portrait painting of Rainer Maria Rilke by Leonid Pasternak - public domain


Rilke was an Austrian poet and novelist. You can read his poems for free online at the Poetry Foundation or you can read a book of his collected poems.  Today I'm sharing his biography and a selection of his excellent poetry. 



Chic Assignment No. 3 Stock your freezer for the winter 
I shared a chest freezer organization and bake with me video this month to help motivate you to prepare your pantry for the upcoming winter. 

Chic Assignment No. 4 Define your interior design style 
In my blog post on 5 Ways to Create a Jewel Box Room, I share our interior design style with you. How would you describe your own interior design style? Let us know in the comments. 


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Thank you for joining us for The Chic Assignment for October. I would love to know your experience in the comments below. How enjoyable it is to seek out the arts with you. 

Love,

Jennifer 

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