Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer Fun

Going to the library is a must for us during the summer. The kids enjoying finding new stories to read, as well as old favorites. I like to find craft books to generate some creative play. This time around we found a book on making masks. Robots, butterflies, lady bugs, bears, witches, apple trees....there are dozens to choose from. The kids chose robots and butterflies. The robots are easier of the two, the butterfly is some what time consuming. W didn't have some of the exact supplies it called for, but we made up for it, i.e. bendy straws for antennas :)
I think they had fun!
To make the fun continue, I made the kids' current favorite....chocolate waffle cookies! This is a terrific summer treat, because you do not have to heat up the house! The waffle iron serves to be a handy tool and you can make a batch in under 20 minutes!
1 stick of butter softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 blocks unsweetened chocolate baking squares
1 cup flour

Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla and mix well. Melt the baking squares in the microwave mix gradually into the batter. Add flour and mix well. Place batter by the teaspoonfuls on ungreased pre-heated waffle iron. Cook for 1 minute and remove. After they have cooled, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

1 comment:

ME :) said...

YUM! I cannot wait to try these recipes on here - AWESOME - you have some very, very, very yummy recipes on here -

I have to say though that Richard and I giggled over the picture of Cal at the bottom of your blog - SUCH a great expression on his face under those huge sunglasses.

your family is beautiful! Sunshine