To wrap up our “What’s Cooking?” week, we made Salad People (the title recipe of our kids’ cookbook) for lunch today. Is it bad that I pretended the “people” were saying “aaaaaaaahhhhhhh!” while I was cutting the pear bodies up so the kids could eat them…?
After the girls had played enough with the dyed pasta, we made Sunrise Lemonade (from Salad People.) It was a pretty simple recipe (I had to make “simple syrup” – just a mix of equal parts sugar and water – before we started) and the manual juicer I bought worked really well (though the kids … [Read more…]
We left the pasta to dry thoroughly overnight, and look how fabulous the colors turned out! I decided to use chenille stems (pipe cleaners, as they were known in my childhood) instead of yarn so we wouldn’t have to worry about using a yarn needle or anything to string the pasta shapes. The girls loved … [Read more…]
I won’t buy food with artificial dyes anymore, but I have no qualms about using dyes for our summer of crafts! I thought we could try making colored pasta shapes for stringing necklaces. I found lots of different “recipes” for coloring pasta, all of which contradicted each other. So I just winged it! We put … [Read more…]
This week’s theme is “What’s Cooking?” This means that most of our “crafts” are going to be of the edible variety! This evening for dinner we made our homemade pizza dough, and I had two eager helpers. I didn’t have any free hands to take pictures, but the two girls in oversized aprons (Carolyn wore … [Read more…]