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REVIEW: A Very Veggie Easter Collection!

Easter is early this year and we've already started celebrating by watching A Very Veggie Easter Collection!!  It contains popular VeggieTales Easter DVDs "Twas the Night Before Easter" and "An Easter Carol." Also, this set includes 2 popular CDs - "A Very Veggie Easter" and "Hosanna!" The Easter CDs include Amy Grant and Mark Hall!  This is a perfect gift for Easter!  It's also a great way to remember the real reason for the holiday.  
A Very Veggie Easter Collection runs for 97 minutes and is on sale now for $16.99!  "An Easter Carol" is one of my favorite episodes.  I have always loved that story and it is certainly applicable to Easter.  VeggieTales has once again found a fun, interesting way to portray important principles.  
As far as kid's shows go VeggieTales continues to be one of my favorites.  I can sit down and watch one with my kids and laugh out loud!  I find them just as enjoyable as they do!  I don't know how they do it.  Most kid shows I love for my kids, but I myself don't necessarily enjoy watching them.  So bring on the VeggieTales!! :):)

"Twas the Night Before Easter" is also a fun one.  Nothing like a robot bunny to teach a valuable  My kids absolutely love it and especially enjoy Larry the Cucumber.  The music is also catchy and fun for the kids to learn and sing a long too.  This collection really is a perfect Easter gift!


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Apricot Fruit Leather

4 cups chopped apricots
lemon juice
1/2 c water

Add apricots and a 1/2 c of water to a saucepan on low heat.
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Add lemon juice 1 tsp at a time to taste
Add cinnamon to taste
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