Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Ladybug Snack

"You'll Need:

1 english muffin cream cheese red food coloring raisins

Procedures : Color the cream cheese with the red food coloring. Spread the colored cream cheese onto the muffin half, add black raisin dots and eat the delicious lady bug"

Kitty Litter Cake

"You'll Need:

1 spice or german chocolate cake mix 1 white cake mix 1 pkg white sandwich cookies 1 large pkg vanilla instant pudding mix green food coloring 12 small tootsie rolls 1 NEW kitty litter box 1 NEW kitty litter box plastic liner 1 NEW pooper scooper

Procedures : Prepare the cake mixes and bake according to directions (any size pans). Prepare pudding mix and chill until ready to assemble. Crumble white sandwich cookies in small batches in blender, they tend to stick, so scrape often. Set aside all but about 1/4 cup. To the 1/4 cup cookie crumbs, add a few drops green food coloring and mix using a fork or shake in a jar. When cakes are cooled to room temperature, crumble into a large bowl. Toss with half the remaining white cookie crumbs and the chilled pudding. You probably won't need all of the pudding, mix with the cake and ""feel"" it, you don't want it soggy, just moist; gently combine. Line a new, clean kitty litter box. Put the mixture into litter box. Put three unwrapped tootsie rolls in a microwave safe dish and heat until soft and pliable. Shape ends so they are no longer blunt, curving slightly. Repeat with 3 more tootsie rolls and bury in mixture. Sprinkle the other half of cookie crumbs over top. Scatter the green cookie crumbs lightly over the top, this is supposed to look like the chlorophyll in kitty litter. Heat remaining tootsie rolls, 3 at a time in the microwave until almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake and sprinkle with cookie crumbs. If you'd like, spread 5 of the remaining tootsie rolls over the top; take one and heat until pliable, hang it over the side of the kitty litter box; sprinkling it lightly with cookie crumbs. Place the box on a newspaper and sprinkle a few of the cookie crumbs around. Serve with a *new* pooper scoope"

Juice Snow Cones

"You'll Need:

juice salad shooter blender processor or other ice shredding mechanism

Procedures : Freeze the juice in ice cube trays. Take about 4 to 6 ice cubes (per cup). Put through salad shooter, or shredder and instant healthy snow cones"

Juice Jigglers

"You'll Need:

nonstick cooking spray 1- 1/2 tbl. unflavored gelatin 3/4 cup water 1 (6oz) can frozen apple juice concentrate

Procedures : Very lightly coat a 9"" x 5"" loaf pan. Soften gelatin in water in a saucepan for 5 minutes. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly until gelatin dissolves. Remove from heat. Add frozen apple juice concentrate; mix well. Pour into pan. Cover and refrigerate. Chill until set, about 2-3 hours. Cut into one inch cubes and serve as a snack"

Hot Dog Clowns

"You'll Need:

hot dogs ketchup mustard

Procedures : After cooking your hotdogs, cut them into bite-size pieces and arrange at the top of a plate to make the clowns ""hair"". Then using catsup and mustard (whatever your child will eat) ""draw"" eyes, a nose, and a mouth. My daughter will even add eyebrows. Then the child simply dips the hotdog in the catsup or mustard to eat. This is so simple, but the first time I did it for the kids, they got such a kick out of it that they requested their hotdogs like this all the time"

Ghosts in the Graveyard

"You'll Need:

1 pkg. (16 oz.) chocolate sandwich cookies 3 1/2 cups cold milk 2 pkg. (4-serving size)chocolate flavor Instant Pudding 1 tub (12 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Procedures : Crush the cookies in zipper-style plastic bag with rolling pin or in food processor. Pour cold milk into large bowl. Add pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in 3 cups of the whipped topping and 1/2 of the crushed cookies. Spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining crushed cookies. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until ready to serve. Store leftover dessert in refrigerator. To Decorate Graveyard: Decorate assorted cookies with decorator icings to make ""tombstones."" Stand ""tombstones"" on top of dessert with candy corn and pumpkins. Drop dollops of remaining whipped topping onto dessert to make ghosts. BOO Cups: Layer pudding mixture and remaining crushed cookies in 12 to 16 paper or plastic cups. Decorate as desired"

Gelatin Jigglers

"You'll Need:

2-1/2 cups boiling water or apple juice (Do not add cold water) 2 (8-serving) pkg. Gelatin Dessert, any flavor; OR 4 (4-serving) pkg. Gelatin Dessert, any flavor

Procedures : Stir boiling water into gelatin in large bowl at least 3 minutes until completely dissolved. Pour into 13x9-inch pan. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until firm (does not stick to finger when touched). Dip bottom of pan in warm water about 15 seconds. Cut into decorative shapes with cookie cutters all the way through gelatin or cut into 1-inch squares. Lift from pan"