Thursday, March 15, 2012

Leprechaun Poop

Yeah so I'm that type of classroom mom...but you know, the students love when I bring in a new treat and the teacher, well she shakes her head at me. (No doubt this will be a year to remember for her). Because St. Patrick's Day is on a Saturday the class isn't having a big party so I'm off the hook for that but still, holidays are fun. So in honor of all the leprechauns and the trying to come up with a new treat idea, here is leprechaun poop! It's easy and sweet but no golden nuggets inside although that could be an idea for next year. Blend up 1 container of Oreo cookies until finely crumbed, mix in 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese and shape into well what ever shape you want :) Chill for ten minutes. Meanwhile, melt the almond bark and tint well whatever color you want (careful to use candy dye not icing dye or just use Wilton's candy melts precolored.) Dip your desired shape into the chocolate, tap off any excess chocolate and let chocolate reset on wax paper. You're done. Easy! Because of the cream cheese I suggest chilling the treat till serving. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Friday, March 02, 2012

Reupholstering charis them and yet, cleaning up after them gets old. My stained up dining room chairs needed a makeover! I had the fabric from a while ago just begging me to be used. So Wednesday I took a quick trip to my local everything store and I got fresh padding, staple gun and quilters batting. After a couple hours on unscrewing the seat base and taking out staples (probably the hardest part of this project, my dining room chairs looked welcoming again. And as my son said, "Mommy, these are more squishy to my tushy. Hey that's a rhyme." He was right, on both accounts.