Sunday, October 11, 2009

Jack o Lantern Smoothies

This was a fun treat that the kiddos helped me make for a snack the other day, we have a magic bullet that we love to use for this kind of thing but I bet a blender would work just as well :)

In your blender place-
1/4c. orange yogurt
1/2c. vanilla ice cream
1/2c. OJ

Blend on high, while that is blending melt 1/4c. chocolate chips in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Use this to make the face on the inside of your glass, set glasses in the freezer. Let set for a few minutes then pour the smoothie into your decorated glasses.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Mummy Dogs

These are very easy, Miss B and Miss K made these by themselves- which shows you how easy they are :)
The directions we got for them was a Pillsbury recipe, But once again their wording was a little confusing so we just went our own way because we couldn't decide which one of these ways-

They meant for us to cut the dough so we tried both, and settled on the long strips.

Mummy dogs

1 pkg hot dogs
1 pkg Pillsbury bread stick dough

Spray a cookie sheet with Pam, open up your bread sticks and divide into the 12 pieces.

Cut each piece into 4 long strips.
Starting at the bottom of the hot dog wrap the dough around- using 4-6 strips for each dog.

Place on the cookie sheet, bake at 375 until the biscuits are golden brown- dot on your ketchup- or mustard eyes and enjoy :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tootsie Pop Spiders

You need
Tootsie Pop Suckers- I used a small one here, but have used both sizes.
Black pipe cleaners
Googly eyes
hot glue gun

Cut 2 pipe cleaners in half so that you have 4 pieces, twist them one by one around the sucker stick and then bend them at the ends to form the spiders legs. Glue on the googly eyes using a hot glue gun.

We have handed these out at Halloween as treats and also have used these as a Halloween craft at school parties for the kids to make.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Creepy Spider Bread Sticks

My kiddos love this fun recipe from Pillsbury, it's something we have to make every year around Halloween. The instructions are a little confusing so bear with me here, or you can jump over to that link I gave you and read their confusing instructions :)
You need a package of Pillsbury bread stick dough. Unwrap and unroll ALL the bread sticks there are suppose to be 12. Take 4 of those and cut them in half so you have 8 short bread sticks. Roll those up to make your spider head/body (think simple 6 legged spiders here). Now cut the rest of the bread sticks in half and you will have 16 short bread sticks. Here is where is got me confused, cause I am easily confused :)
Cut each of those 16 LENGTHWISE into 3 strips. Now you have 48 spider legs, see how good my math is? Miss B only had to correct me once (note to parents it's only easy to impress children under 6 with such tricky math skills, doesn't work when they are older, and can correct you :)

Take 2 pieces of tinfoil and roll into 2 long sticks, you can see mine in the picture. Attach 3 legs together on one end and drape over the tin foil, spray tin foil before you put your legs on it, repeat 7 more times, then do the same on the other tinfoil roll. Scoot the two together so the legs are almost touching and place in the middle the Spider bodies/heads.

When you have all 8 done, if I have my math all right :) bake at 375 until spiders are light golden brown, let cool a few minutes before removing from the tinfoil. Serve with soup, or chili, or as a after school snack.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fun with Jello

There are LOTS of fun Jello recipes on the site. My girls had a blast making this pretty layered dessert, it was quick and easy and I bet it would look beautiful in a trifle dish. I used peach jello, I bet orange would have been a better Halloween choice because the peach wasn't dark enough, or maybe grape?

Halloween Layered Jello Mousse

6 oz jello mix
3c. boiling water
16 oz cool whip

Pour the boiling water over the jello and stir until dissolved,
gently stir in the cool whip and pour into your serving bowl/dish.
We filled 8 serving sized bowls with this.
Let chill in the fridge for a few hours.