Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday 4-27

Wordless Wednesday 4-27

Strawberries aren't they pretty!


                                                           Homemade Pound Cake
Recipe for this wonderful and easy homemade pound cake can be found at Mommys Kitchen

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday 4-20

OINK NEIGH MOO C. is Turning 2.  We had a great time on his 2nd Birthday!

Stop by and link up to WW at Living at the Whitehead's Zoo and enter Giveaway while you are there!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Turtle Cupcakes

C's best pal H loves turtles so we recently made turtle cupcakes for a play date snack.  Pretty easy and I think they turned out cute.  Definitely cute enough for 2 year olds .  They ate them up but they specially liked the marshmallow shells.

OK so I saw these somewhere on face book a week or two ago but when I went back I could not find them to save me and give credit.  So, if the idea was yours send me your link and I'll be glad to give you credit here.

The recipe I saw used green gum drops I could not find them on my shopping trip except in a mixed bag so I made up my own clever idea and used marshmallows.  We just dyed them with food coloring which the boys liked anyway.

I just made up a regular white cake mix and added green food coloring to the batter. Baked, then iced with regular store bought white icing.  Can't get easier than this really.

One Reese cup in the middle of cupcake for shell.
Then we took marshmallows, put them in a zip lock bag after cutting in half.  A few drops of food coloring and shake shake shake.  Then set them out on a paper towel for a few minutes or plate to king of dry.  Then they are ready to go on your cupcake. 

That's it Easy Easy.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Wordless Wednesday 4/13

enjoying a blue slushie at the Alligator Farm he loves these things!

A recipe for  Blue Berry  Slush from taste of home

Ingredients


1 package (3 ounces) berry blue or raspberry gelatin

2 cups boiling water

2 cups sugar

1 can (46 ounces) pineapple juice

2 liters ginger ale

4-1/2 cups cold water

1 cup lemon juice

Blue or red liquid food coloring, optional

Fresh raspberries, blueberries and star fruit, optional

Directions

In a large container, dissolve gelatin in boiling water; stir in sugar until dissolved. Add the pineapple juice, ginger ale, water and lemon juice. Add food coloring if desired. Freeze for 8 hours or overnight.

Remove from freezer 20 minutes before serving. Stir until mixture is slushy. Serve in a chilled glass. For garnish, thread fruit on wooden skewers if desired. Serve immediately Yield: 5 quarts.

Kool Aid Playdough

Ingredients:
1 Cup Flour
1 Tbsp Vegetable oil
1 package unsweetened Kool aid mix
1/4 Cup SALT
2 Tbs cream of tartar
1  cup of water

Directions:  Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar, and kool Aid in a medium pan.  Add the water and oil.  Stir over medium heat for 5 minutes (mine took more like 10).  Remove the mixture when it forms a ball.  Knead it until it is smooth.  Let cool and store in air tight container. 

This smells so good .  We made this up to play with our Easter cookie cutters in play group today.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Wordless Wednesday 4/6/11

Wordless Wednesday here again. 

Here is a picture of my guy enjoying the penguins at the zoo.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

April Menu

1.  Steak Fajitas, nachos and shells and cheese (out of box)
2. Fried pork chops, shredded hash browns and sliced tomatoes
3.  Zoo And baseball Day Eat out
4.  Meat loaf, rice and tomatoes, macaroni and cheese
5. Happy Birthday to Me, pot roast, mashed potatoes, rolls and broccoli
6.  chicken and rice , shells and cheese
7.  spaghetti
8.  no peek beef tips over egg noodles, sliced tomatoes and cucumber salad, dinner rolls
9.  out of town
10. out of town
11.  skillitini and garlic bread
12.  nettles sausage, oven potatoes with onions and peppers, corn bread
13.  baked ziti and garlic bread
14.  Fried pork chops, rice and gravy, string beans and tomatoes
15.  crock pot spaghetti , garlic toast
16. homemade pizzas
17.  BBQ pork, baked beans, macaroni
18.  beef stew over rice, green beans, rolls
19. taco salad
20. chicken and dumplings , shells and cheese
21.  chili's chicken, loaded baked potatoes
22.  grilled hot dogs, mac n cheese , Cole slaw
23.  steaks and french fries, salad
24.  baked ham, macaroni, string beans, EASTER dinner with the family
25.  pork chop packets with onions and peppers, baby carrots, corn
26.  Hash brown casserole, leftover sliced ham, macaroni and green beans
27.  Hamburger gravy over rice, baby carrots, biscuits
28. country style ribs, corn on the cob, potato salad, garlic bread
29. hamburger rice skillet, macaroni and cheese, and cabbage
30.  Grilled hamburgers, Cole slaw, baked beans and chips

Desserts:
Birthday cake
Frog Cupcakes
Strawberry pie or shortcake