Watkins Newsletter – Around the Kitchen Table – January 2010 Issue

Welcome to another issue of Around the Kitchen Table! 

As we begin a new year and a new decade we make plans for the year ahead. Grow personally by learning something new and believing in yourself. Then share your talents with others.

Watkins has a beautiful new catalog that includes both the mainline products and the sales products for two months, January and February. Read this month’s newsletter and request your free catalog.

Recipes this issue are Appetizer Meatballs, Bacon and Onion Stuffed Mushrooms, Broccoli Cheese Soup, and Peanut Butter Crunch Cookies.


Enter January’s Giveaway! You could win your choice of a jar of Icy Blue Ointment or a jar of Warming Analgesic Balm to relieve winter aches and pains.


The winner of  December’s Customer and Newsletter Giveaway is Jodi from Ohio! She wins a bottle of J.R. Watkins Lavender Hand and Body Lotion certified 97.9% natural by the Natural Products Association.

Broccoli Cheese Soup
1/4 c Watkins Cream Soup Base
2 T flour
1/4 t Watkins Dry Mustard
1/8 t Watkins Onion and Garlic Pepper
Dash Watkins Cayenne Pepper
2 1/2 c milk
1 c water
1 pkg frozen broccoli, thawed, chopped to desired size
1 lb Velveeta cheese

Cut Velveeta into cubes. Combine all dry ingredients in a medium saucepan. Add milk and water and mix well. Cook over medium-high heat stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat and add Velveeta. Stir until sauce is smooth. Add broccoli and simmer for 10 minutes. Makes 6 servings. You can use other vegetables in place of the broccoli (asparagus, cauliflower, and potatoes.)

If you are considering a home based business please take a look at Watkins. I will give you a $30 gift certificate to buy products for yourself. Just join with me as your sponsor, Eleisia Whitney ID# 335001. Sign up at my business information web site http://www.vanillasage.com , at http://www.watkinsonline.com/eleisiawhitney under Join Us – As an Associate, or by calling Watkins at 1-800-928-5467. Give my name and ID# as your sponsor.

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Wishing you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

Until next month,

Moms At Home

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Landscaping With Plants You Can Eat

I am blessed to be able to grow food almost year round where I live. We've been trying to design a garden that is both beautiful as well as functional. I've been reading a lot about edible landscapes.  Keeper of the Home has an interesting post about how to grow food while creating a pretty landscape. We Continue Reading

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Genius Ideas for Homeschool Families

As a fairly new home school family (we're going into our 2nd year) I'm always on the lookout for some genius ideas for our homeschool. Tricia Goyer has shared 8 of them on her site. I'm really liking Genius Ideas #1, #3 and #5. What are you genius ideas for homeschooling? I sure could use some! Continue Reading

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