Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Puzzle Planks

Arrange 7 or so jumbo size craft sticks in a rectangle and tape them together. Flip the rectangle over and have your child draw a picture on it with markers. When she is done remove the tape from the back, mix up the sticks and let her try putting the picture back together

Got from Family Fun Sept 2010

St. Patricks Day Smoothies

Avocado Smoothie

In a blender combine a peeled and pitted avocado with 1 cup milk and ice cubes, 2 Tb sugar, and 1/4 tsp vanilla and then blend until smooth. Makes 3 servings.

Got from Family Fun September 2010

They said that it is rich and creamy and that the tasters loved the flavor...

Websites for Kids

Websites For Kids:

starfall.com (3 - 7)
kids.nationalgeographic.com (5 and up)
freerice.com (8 and up)
pbskids.org/island (3 - 6)
pbkids.org/lunchlab (4 and up)
activitytv.com (6 and up)
shidonni.com (3 and up)
exploratorium.edu/explore (8 and up)
wiglingtonandwenks.com (7 and up)
funbrain.com (6 and up)
kideos.com (3 and up)
nga.gov/kids/zone (7 and up)
thetoymaker.com (5 and up)
itwixie.com (8 and up)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Party Favor Ideas

Silly putty, sidewalk chalk, deck of cards, whoopie cushion, Yo-Yo's, play dough, super balls, cush balls, digital watch, hacky sacks, pencils, pens, small flashlights, sunglasses, blowouts, horns, hats, helium balloons, balloon animals, bookmarks are all great ideas for classic favors.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Chicken Fajitas

Great to just follow the recipe on the back of the Fajita packet!

Chicken Cacciatore

2 onions thinly sliced
1 broiler/fryer chicken cut up and skin removed (3 - 4 lbs)
2 garlic cloves
1 - 2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp pepper
1 bay leaf
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 can (4 oz) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
1/4 cup white wine or water
Hot cooked pasta

place sliced onions in a 5 qt slow cooker. Add chicken seasonings, tomatoes, tomato sauce, mushrooms and wine/water. Cover and cook on low for 6 - 8 hours. Discard bay leaf. Serve chicken over pasta.

TOH Mom's best made easy

Good, but the bones in the chicken bug me

Cinnamon Spice French Toast

1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 - 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
2 slices day old wheat or white bread
2 tsp butter

mix first 5 ingredients together. Add bread one slice at a time and soak both sides

melt butter on griddle, toast bread til golden brown on both sides and cooked through

TOH Mom's best made easy - great french toast!

Thursday, August 5, 2010