Hamburger with a Twist!


4 cans of croissants

3 lbs. of lean ground beef

2 pkgs. of onion soup mix



2 c. of shredded medium cheddar cheese (or cheese of your choice)

Sliced dill pickles

Onions (optional)

Any other toppings that your prefer


Preheat the oven 375°.  Cook the ground beef and onion soup mix together.  Once it has completely browned, drain the grease.  Place the croissant triangles on the stone in a circle and then repeat the opposite way.  Scoop the meat onto the croissants.  Quickly fold and tuck the croissants.  Put in oven for 11-13 minutes. Slice and enjoy!

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Cheap and free things to do to entertain your kids during the fall

1. Take your T.V. outside and watch a movie. We put the T.V. on a table, sit on big blankets and pillows on the ground and eat popcorn. The kids love it!

2. Bake desserts together

3. Go to your local library. See if they have a local Zoo DVD to watch to receive free tickets to your local zoo. We can rent our DVD and go to the Atlanta Zoo for free! It includes 2 adults and 2 children tickets.

4. Go to church or city fall events. A lot of churches and cities have fall festivals. Also, if you live near a major college, the college students have trick or treating events.

5. Get a group of friends who have kids and take turns hosting a play date at each others house.  Have each family bring a snack.

6. See if your city has First Friday.  A lot of times they will have events for kids there.

7. Have a Halloween Party at your house.  Have it where parents stay and bring a snack.  My friend Claudia used to have pumpkin carving competitions.  Each child brought their own pumpkin and carving utensils.  The parents and children worked together to carve out their pumpkins.  Have small prizes for the scariest, funniest, happiest, silliest, most fat, most skinny, tallest, shortest, etc…  Then we ate and the kids ran around and had fun!  You could have Halloween games for the kids too! (Bob for apples)

8. Go for nature walks

9. A lot of farms have lots of fall activities for families.  Ours has a corn maze, hay rides, playground, jump house and animals to see.

10. Roast marshmallows over a fire and make s’mores.

11. There are many Universities that have Wildlife Centers and Museums for a few dollars a person.

12. Go on a picnic

13.  Bake cookies and take them to the the nursing homes, fire department, police station and EMS.

14. See if your Recreational Department offers for free.

15. Libraries have a lot to offer for free.

16. Home Depot and Lowes offer workshops for kids for free.

17. Attend local plays at schools and performance art places.

18. Go fishing and then eat what you catch.

19. Invite neighborhood kids and have each child do a magic trick while the audience enjoys a snack and a drink.

20. Look up Minute to Win It games and have competitions.