Sunday, July 18, 2010

Back to School Snacks

Chew on Your Pencil


  • Cheese sticks
  • 1/2-inch-thick slices of bologna
  • Mustard
  • Bugles corn snacks
  • Raisins

For each pencil, cut off one end of a cheese stick so that it's flat. Use a paring knife or apple corer to cut a 3/4-inch circle out of the bologna.
Dab one end of the circle into the mustard, then attach it to the flat end of the cheese stick.
Snap off the end of a Bugle so that its edges are even, and gently press it onto the other end of the cheese stick. Slide half a raisin onto the Bugle for the pencil tip, and you've got a snack that's just write!

Back to School Snacks

PB & J Blossom Sandwiches


  • Bread
  • Peanut butter or cream cheese
  • Jelly or jam
  • Water bottle cap

For each sandwich, cut two slices of bread into flower shapes with a cookie cutter.

Cut a hole in one of the slices by pressing a water bottle cap into the center.
Spread the peanut butter and jelly on the whole piece and place the slice with the hole on top.

Back to School Snacks!

                                    Sandwich on a Stick


  • bread
  • cheese
  • lunch meat
  • grape tomatoes
  • lettuce
  • pickles
  • olive

Cut up cubes of bread, cheese, and lunch meat (we ordered 1/2-inch-thick slices of ham and turkey at the deli counter).
Slide the cubes onto a skewer with other foods your child likes, such as a grape tomato, a piece of lettuce, a pickle, or an olive.
Set out a side of mayo or mustard for dippin.

Back to school snacks :)

                                                   Two-Tone Sandwiches
  • 2 slices of bread (one white and the other whole wheat, roughly the same size)
  • Cookie cutters, 1 large and 1 small (ours measure 3 1/4 inches for the hand and 1 1/2 inches for the heart)

  • Set the 2 slices of bread on a cutting board. Cut out the centers of each with a large and a small cookie cutter.
  • Swap the center cutouts, so the wheat bread has a white bread design and the white has the wheat, then assemble your sandwich.

Back to school snacks!! Yummy

                                                        Blackboard Cupcakes
  • Yellow, green, and white frosting
  • Cupcakes
  • Red Skittles or M&M's
  • Small plastic bag
  • Rubber band or twist tie
  • Chocolate-covered graham crackers
  • White Good & Plenty candies

Cover the cupcakes with yellow frosting and allow them to sit for an hour before decorating. Dab each red Skittle or M&M with a bit of green frosting for the apple's leaf, then set them aside.

Put a tablespoon or two of white frosting into a small plastic bag for piping. Cut a very small hole in a corner of the bag, twist the top of the bag closed, and secure it with a rubber band or twist tie. Piping the frosting gently out of the hole, write messages on the chocolate-covered graham crackers. Leave space at the bottom of the cookie, where it'll be stuck into the cupcake.

Cut a groove in the cupcake's frosting with a knife, then fit a blackboard into the groove. Add one Skittle or M&M apple and a piece of Good & Plenty chalk, as shown.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July 2010

Have a great and blessed 4th of July 2010

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