Take home a piece of the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show.

You may be tired of a long cold winter and are counting down the days looking forward to a Spring day. Wait no longer, you can enjoy a fantastic Spring or even Summer day this weekend at the Philadelphia Flower Show where everything is blooming.2015pfs_bloom philly

Every year thousands of volunteers and gardening enthusiasts who share a love of plants and people. They help make the largest in the world Philadelphia Flower Show breathtaking.  Many Au Pairs from Go Au Pair have chosen to volunteer at the Make and Take Room of the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show. They are going to contribute their time and talent and get a unique cultural exchange experience. Volunteering, learning and giving back to the community has become our cluster tradition.

Go Au Pair team volunteered in Philadelphia

Go Au Pair team will help you create a piece of art and have fun. Please stop by from 11.30 am till 3:00 pm on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Make and Take Room, which is located along the Grand Concourse at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  We will help you take home a piece of the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show.Aupairs creation at the Philadelphia Flower Show

Fundraising and fun

Do you think that it is possible to fundraise and have fun at the same time?

Yes, fundraising can be fun with  Go Au Pair team.  Au Pairs from the Bucks County and Philadelphia cluster had fun during a  fundraising event to support the Walk Now for Autism Speaks.

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We had  BBQ.Au Pairs Bucks County BBQ

And we played many games.  Here are a few fun games.Au Pairs Bucks County play games

Line of Coins – the coins lay side-by-side to find whose line is longer._DSC0433 (1)Games with Chopsticks- who will get more berries for 30 seconds_DSC0385

Jellybeans/small candies/ blueberries count- guests guess how many jellybeans are in a clear glass jarGo Au Pair Bucks County games

Coins Drop- drop coins into the water to get them into the glass.

Au Pairs Bucks County fundraisingFundraising can be both successful and fun, proved!

The winners of the Au Pair Photo Contest

Thank you to everyone who supported the contest by submitting your photo and voting for the best photo. Go Au Pair Photo Contest had 114 votes this year. The contest has presented us with amazing photo that showcased the special moments the Au Pairs from Philadelphia and close NJ have spent with other Au Pairs in 2013.

Congratulations to the winners of the contest!

The first prise got the photo A day to share  (29 votes) submitted by the Au Pair from El Salvador Karla

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The second prise got the photo Merry Christmas! (28 votes) submitted by the Au Pair from China DianaAu Pair contest 6

The third prise got the photo A preview of the Christmas Fashion show  (15 votes) submitted by the Au Pair from China Ophelia.Au Pairs fun contest

Thank you to all Au Pairs who participated in the contest! I hope you had fun! Congratulations to Karla, Diana and Ophelia, I’ll send you the gift cards !

Happy New 2014 Year!

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Kids friendly food

I am pleased to host a guest blogger and a personal chef from NJ, Debbie of Debbie’s Home Cooked Meals. Debbie is working to incorporate recipes that help host families and Au Pairs  in teaching us how to create kids friendly and healthy food.

Today Debbie’s Home Cooked Meals is sharing the recipe of Tacos with steamed butternut squash

Tacos with butternut squash

  • 1-2 tbs Olive oil
  • 1 lb Ground beef
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes (need 1-1 ½ cups)
  • 1 cup frozen cubed Butternut squash
  • 1pkg of Taco seasoning mix
  • Taco shells (18 shells)
  •  1 pkg of Shredded cheddar

Directions.

Au Pairs cook with Chef.

On October 20, 2012  chefs and cooks around the world celebrate their professional holiday.

International Chefs Day was established in 2004 by the initiative of the World Association of Cooks Societies (WACS) which counts over eight million chefs from all over the world as members.

Chefs is one of the most ancient in the world. Who was a first coined cook no one really knows- people used to cook millions of years ago.

Chefs is one of the most popular profession in the world and most needle one. Today Au Pairs and Host Families have a chance to cook with the Chef Debbie from Debbie’s Home Cooking.

Our guest blogger Debbie will teach how to cook her favorite recipe CHICKEN PARMESAN ON THE LIGHTER SIDE

This Chicken Parmesan recipe has great taste but fewer calories than the usual recipe.

Ingredients

TOMATO SAUCE:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion,
  • 3 cloves of  minced garlic
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes,
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

CHICKEN:

  • Cooking spray
  • 4 thin chicken cutlets
  • 2 large egg whites
  • About ½ cup of dry Italian bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 to 5 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

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