Cineplex Community Day (Free Movie) Sat Nov 16 9am!!

If you do not mind waking early to watch a free movie Saturday morn, then this event is for you!

Cineplex Odeon is having their Community Day this Saturday, with theatres opening their doors at 8:30 am, to show free movies beginning between 9am and 10am.  Check your local theatre for more info, on specific times and movies, as they can vary depending on location.  Concession snacks will be $2 each, with all the proceeds being donated to the Canadian Olympic Foundation.

I think this is the perfect event for those with families, where the cost of paying full admission can be prohibitive.  How much damage can “free” make to your wallet?  The only thing is that you will most likely have to deal with a nice line-up before the start of the movie!

 

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One Cupcake at a Time

I’m slowly gaining weight, one cupcake at a time, or one sugar treat at a time.  Okay, more like 2 or 3 sugar treats at a time, because who can resist the call of Halloween candy, sitting in the box, teasing and taunting you while in the kitchen?  So how do cupcakes fall into this?  During Halloween week, I made a batch of cupcakes for my toddler.  They were vanilla-sugary delicious.  Too sugary, for my taste, but then again, I’m not usually a huge cake fan.  We still have half the batch in our fridge, and they will go in the garbage this week.  (Garbage??  I know, I’m sorry, but nobody in this household can eat them all up before they dry out!)  Also, as previously mentioned, we still have Halloween candy sitting in our kitchen, still in it’s box, calling out to us each time we are in the kitchen.  It says “Heloooo, EAT ME!”  So how can I not??

In the past two weeks, I’ve also baked 4 pies.  Two pies each, of Apple, and Pumpkin.  The apple pies turned out delicious, and the pumpkin pies could use improvement – perhaps a different recipe too, and perhaps a graham cracker crust instead of a pie crust?  I’ll experiment more with pumpkin pies, next year.

Anyway, these past 3 weeks have been full of sugar, more than usual.  And in 6.5 weeks, Christmas will be here, so it will only get worse when December hits, with cookies and pastries galore coming out of the woodwork (or oven), not to mention hot cocoa, apple cider, and candy canes!  Oh my!!

Well, for anybody interested, here is the recipe I used for my cupcakes.  The cupcakes were delicious, but just knowing how much sugar is used in the recipe has made me feel too guilty about eating them up.  We also limit our toddler’s consumption of sugar (sweet desserts), and my husband does not eat cupcakes – hence, why we ended up with so many sitting in our fridge.  BUT if you enjoy cupcakes, maybe you can give this recipe a try!

http://www.marthastewart.com/353205/billys-vanilla-vanilla-cupcakes