Happy Hump Day Everyone !
As you may have previously read, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays ! The weather is beautiful, we get to decorate the house with pumpkins and bats and spiders, etc., play dress up…what’s not to like ?!?! Well, we were at a friend’s house last week and did this fun easy Halloween craft that I had to share ! The kids LOVED it and turn it on in their room every night during storytime!
All you do is take a big mason jar and cutout the pumpkin “eyes, nose and mouth” with some heavy-duty tape.
Tape each piece onto the pumpkin’s “face” and then paint the outside of the jar with orange acrylic paint. After it dries, remove the “eyes, nose and mouth” tape and paint them yellow. Put a battery operated votive candle (I found them at Wal Mart in the Halloween section) in the bottom of the jar and VOILA you have a cheap, easy, fun craft that the kids can enjoy all month long
Granted…the above jars are done by 3 year olds up to 8 year olds so don’t judge
And I will leave you with a couple of recipes I made over the weekend ! This is one of my favorites to take to dinner parties or serve when friends come over…we always have the ingredients (I couldn’t live without goat cheese in my fridge at all times and I grow rosemary in the garden) :
Rosemary Goat Cheese Dip :
4 ounces goat cheese
rosemary sprigs, roughly chopped
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 clove of garlic, minced
S&P to taste
Spread the goat cheese with the back of a spoon into a pie plate until evenly coated. In a separate bowl, combine lemon juice, rosemary and garlic. Spread over goat cheese. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a little S&P. Serve with crackers. MMM !
And now for a family favorite…my Vitamix has been feeling lonely since I got my new juicer a month ago! So after dinner the other night, I made some banana soft serve…everyone loves it when I whip out the Vitamix for dessert ! I just added 3 frozen bananas, a little vanilla extract and some cinnamon…kids and hubby loved it and I was happy they weren’t eating the sugar and fat filled ice cream they have become accustomed to over the years. Their other favorites are peach soft serve (organic frozen peaches…yes that’s all!) and strawberry pineapple soft serve…the combinations are endless !
Have a Happy & Healthy Day !!!!