New Year’s Mise en Place

Happy last day of 2017! Another spin around the sun and we are still here for another trip. Thank you to all my friends, family, and readers that have been enjoying the Mise en Place all year long- and, all that other random stuff I post. I am excited about a big 2018 but, I…

Sunday Mise en Place (Dec. 11 to 17, ‘017)

The 17th already! It feels like the end of the year sneaks up faster the older you get. As a blogger, it moves even faster after breaking down every week. This is the 50th Mise en Place of the year! Crazy. 2018 may be fast approaching but, there is still lots happening and plenty coming…

Sunday Mise en Place (Dec. 4 to 10, ‘017)

Hooo! What a long weekend. Jenn’s family was in town for a little pre-Christmas cheer. We had a wonderful time, and the kids got to spend the weekend in the hotel with everybody. We shared some excellent meals, some great laughs, and an afternoon at the science centre. But, ugh, am I wiped. And, this…

Sunday Mise en Place (Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, ‘017)

Welcome to the first Sunday Mise en Place of December. This is an exciting month for bloggers as December operates a bit differently than other months. Besides getting ready for the holiday season, the end of the year brings wrap-ups, years bests (and worsts), and look ahead’s. I have a few posts on the docket…

A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz

There is no better way to get yourself ready for the Christmas spirit than TV specials.  The month leading up to the big day, networks are filled with airings of Will Ferrell’s elf.  1960’s classics like Rudolf, Frosty and Grinch and if you’re lucky you will catch Muppets Family Christmas.  One timeless favorite has become…

How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

Talking about favourite Christmas stories this week, one modern classic cannot be ignored.  The story of a monstrous Grinch, his dislike of the holidays, and a town that shows him what the Christmas is truly about.  How the Grinch Stole Christmas is considered one of Theodore Seuss Geisel’s greatest works and has warmed the hearts…

Sparkle the Christmas Light

Kicking off this weeks Christmas extravaganza on the Green Onion blog, I thought I would start with a personal favorite.  One, that nobody is talking about and nobody else probably cares about.  He is a friend of Santa Claus, he is a hero to all of the other tree decorations, and he is a king…

Sunday Mise en Place (Dec. 12 to 18, ‘016)

One week left before Christmas.  What?  It seems the older you get the quicker it sneaks up on you.  In fact, I specifically remember when I was 8-years-old the first few weeks of December being at least 3 months long.  Well, it’s Sunday and that means it is Mise en Place time.  Where we have…

Canadian Children’s Christmas Books

One of the hardest things about being Canadian is the American influence.  We grow up on American television, American food, and American news.  It can be difficult to distinguish our identity from our abundant neighbors.  I am not complaining, American media is way better than our one major television channel and our C-grade (C is…

Sunday Mise en Place (Dec. 5 to 11, ‘016)

Happy Sunday, welcome back to the Mise en Place where the Green Onion Blog gets organized for the week.  I had a fun time this past week with an eclectic collection of posts, adding to the diversity of the blog.  Before we get into that, or what you can look forward to next week, I…