Sunday, February 17, 2013

Valentine's Day Treats

Our Valentine's Day was pretty mellow.  We went to school and work.  I made a heart shaped snack for Miss M and had it ready for her when she got home from school.  J brought home Chinese for dinner.  We then attended ds's hockey game against my school's team, then settled in for the night.   Below is a photo of one of my students (in black) and our son during the game.  I love this photo! 

 Miss M took in the treats pictured below for her classmates.  We packaged the starburst candies in a clear bag and stapled the printable tag from onto each one.  Cute and easy! 
For dessert and my school friends, I made some peanut butter heart cookies.  I used a basic peanut butter blossom recipe, and used heart shaped chocolates instead of kisses in the center.  They were really tasty!  Who doesn't love peanut butter and chocolate together?!
Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!
~peace and blessings~

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Groundhog's Day Treat

From the perch of "Gobbler's Knob," a local hillside in Punxsutawney,PA, a famous, groundhog named Phil has predicted an early spring, or put another way, the groundhog did not see his shadow on Groundhog's Day.  In honor of Phil, a PA icon, the kids and I put together these treats for dessert.
I saw the treat, (where else but on Pinterest!) and thought it would add some smiles to a snowy day.  The kids got into the action by smashing about 4 oreos in a ziploc bag.  We used the smashed oreos as dirt on the top of our pudding cups.  The groundhog is made from a Milano cookie.  His eyes and nose are chocolate frosting, piped through a very small corner of a baggie.  His cheeks are butterscotch chips, with the pointy top removed, and attached with peanut butter.  The ears and teeth are almond slivers, also attached with peanut butter.  I placed the cookie into the chocolate pudding and then topped it with the oreos.  Viola! 
Smashing oreos
~peace and blessings~