Monday, January 5, 2009

Cold Snowy Days are for Snowman Foods :)

Polar Ice Cap
blue kool-aid (prepared as directed), ginger ale, vanilla ice cream, clear glass, straw.
Procedure: Place the kool-aid and ginger ale into the refrigerator until they are cold. Fill a glass almost halfway with blue kool-aid. Slowly, pour the ginger ale until it almost reaches the top of the glass.
Drop in one scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Drop in the straw and enjoy.

Pancake Snowman
Make pancakes in three different sizes,
powder sugar,
or other decorating treats
Procedure: Give each child three pancakes in different sizes. Have them "build" their snowman. Place powder sugar in the sifter and let the children sprinkle powder sugar over their snowman. Make a snowman face from the M&M's and raisins. If desired, add "button" to the middle pancake. Enjoy eating your snowman.

Snow Balls
1 jar of peanut butter, powder milk, honey, coconut
Procedure: Empty the jar of peanut butter into a bowl. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey (depending on how sweet you want the mixture.) Add 1/4 cup of dry milk and mix into the peanut butter. Keep adding small amounts of dry milk until the peanut butter has a "playdough-like" consistency. Allow the children roll the peanut butter mixture into balls. Roll each of the balls into the coconut. The children can also make snowmen by rolling different size balls.

Igloo Ice Blocks

Ingredients:juice, ice cube tray, swizzle sticks
Procedure: Have the children pour a drink of their choice, such as apple juice, orange juice, or fruit punch, into an ice cube tray. Children should place a small swizzle stick into the cube container so one end of the stick stays immersed in the liquid. Put the juice tray into the freezer. When the liquid is frozen, remove the tray from the freezer. Pop out each cube, and you've got yummy igloo block.

1/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup cocoa, 1 1/2 cups water, 4 1/2 cups milk, 1/4 tsp. vanilla
Procedure: Mix sugar and cocoa in a 2-quart saucepan. Add water. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 2 minutes. Stir in milk; heat just until hot (do not boil). Stir in vanilla. Continue stirring until smooth. Serve immediately

Gingerbread People
1 cup packed brown sugar, 1/3 cup shortening, 1 1/2 cups molasses, 2/3 cup water, 7 cups flour, 2 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. ground ginger, 1 tsp. ground allspice, 1 tsp. ground cloves, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Procedure: Mix brown sugar, shortening, molasses, and water, Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours. Heat oven to 350. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick on floured board. Cut with floured gingerbread cutter. Place about 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake until no indentation remains when touched, 10-12 minutes:cool. Decorate with colored frosting and candies.

Smiling Snowman
Canned peachs or pear halves, 1/2 cup cottage cheese, raisins, small bowl Procedure: Put peach or pear half in a bowl. Cover with cottage cheese. Use raisins to make a smiling face

Cinnamon Toast

Ingredients: 1 slice of bread per serving, margarine, sugar, cinnamon
Procedure: Spread margarine onto the slice of bread. Top with sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Place in broiler and heat just until the bread begins to brown. Watch carefully since this will only take a couple of minutes. Allow to cool before eating, since the sugar will be hot.

Chicken and Rice Soup
3 cups, chicken broth, 2 cups water, 1 cup sliced carrot, 1 cup sliced celery, 1/4 cup onion,1 tablespoon instant chicken bouillon, 1/2 cup uncooked regular rice
Procedure: Heat broth, water, carrots, celery, onion, rice, and bouillon until boiling: reduce heat. Cover; simmer until carrots and rice are tender; about 15 minutes.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for all these delicious sounding recipes. I have made the peanut butter and honey candy for years but I just pat it into a pan and sprinkle crushed peanuts over the top before cutting into squares. My kids actually used this as peanut butter play doh quite often. You'd be surprised what they could make out of it before they snarfed it down.