Sunday, March 28, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
One point I picked up from another blogger was that her red and orange layers bled so closely in color that she was not able to tell them apart. So to set my red apart, I added a few drops of red food coloring before pouring to make sure the red was deep and vibrant.
When all the layers are set and all your little leprechauns are ready for dessert, top each cup with a big whipped cream cloud and for a wee bit of extra charm, tuck in a chocolate gold coin. As an alternative, for those with milk allergies or lactose-intolerance issues, you can use mini marshmallows or Fluff to top your rainbows instead.
FYI: These five boxes of jello mix filled nine 9 oz. cups to the BRIM. I am sure you could fill ten if need be, but the layers would be thinner of course.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
There were several hours of rain before the snow arrived, so even the snow that accumulated was too wet to play in. My two little ones are a bit under the weather anyway, so we took advantage of our time indoors and read some of our favorite snow-themed books.
Snow, by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
A quick read and appeals to anyone with a deep, nostalgic appreciation of snow (it spans a generation of snow-appreciating rabbits):
The Snowflake Sisters, by J. Patrick Lewis
Twin sister snowflakes, Crystal and Ivory, take in the sights of New York City. The poetry in this book has an unusal flow - in a good way - and by that, I mean if your book stash is heavy on Dr. Seuss material, you will enjoy it.
Snowballs, by Lois Ehlert
The most creative parts make up this snowman - pieces from nature, fabric/cloth from different parts of the world, and other recycled materials.
Then for lunch, I made the girls a steaming bowl of chicken noodle soup. Did I say make? Uh, between you, me and Mr. Campbell...
I have one child who is fond of soup (well, at least the carrots and 'doodles') and the other, not so much. So I always try to provide a little selection of accoutrements that they can dunk or crunch on along side their soup. Today we had biscuits, crackers and pretzels on hand, but I often offer toast triangles, croutons or Goldfish.
Maybe your kids would enjoy corn chips, bagel rounds, itty bitty pita triangles or Shirley Temple's favorite - animal crackers. Another must: be sure to add an ice cube or two so they can stir their soup to their preferred temperature.