When the weather started dropping on Sunday, I told the kids that we wouldn't be going anywhere except preschool. The risks of the cold temperatures hurting their skin & my healing injured foot in my second trimester of pregnancy just doesn't make it worth it for any of us. But, but, the weather just keeps getting colder. In fact, today is apparently considered balmy to the temperatures we will endure tomorrow. Awesome.
Needless to say, the boundless energy of my 5 and 3 year old girls has required some indoor creativity. We've colored more pictures than I can count, played lots polly pockets, and we've capitalized on their love of cooking.
Since many of you share my somewhat homebound situation...or just have kids that enjoy learning the fine craft of cooking together, I thought I'd share our latest recipe.
Cookie Pizza (out of the Favorite Brand Silly Snacks cookbook)
1 (18 oz) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
2 cups (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (14oz) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 c. M & Ms
2 c. miniature marshmallows
1/2 c. peanuts
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Press the cookie dough into a 12 inch pan. Bake 10 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven.
2) In medium saucepan, melt chips with Eagle Brand. Spread over crusts. Sprinkle with M&Ms, marshmallows, and peanuts.
3) Bake 4 minutes or until marshmallows are lightly toasted. Cool. Cut into wedges.
Because my girls don't like peanuts, we omitted those. But, as you can see, it is a super easy recipe that is easy & fun to make with the children. AND, it's good! It may even make it's way to our annual superbowl party this year. :)
However, we can't keep making food (my OB wouldn't appreciate it!) and like many of the rest of you, I'm always game for fun new ideas with the kids. So, what have you been doing (crafts/cooking/fun) with your kids? I need to start something new but I don't know where to begin. I'm stuck...and before taking the next step forward I need a plan. (Although it seems miniscule, this is how stay at home mom's spend their day & all their kids are exposed to doing. It is important for all of us!)
Please share links and ideas in the comments section so we can execute some new fun. In the midst of this arctic blast, we can ALL gain from shared ideas!