Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
For this sweet guessing game, fill a large clear bowl with candy corn, counting the pieces as you go. Download and print the sign provided and adhere it to a black paint stick using glue. Ask each kid to write his name and guess on a slip of paper. Award the kid who guesses closest to the amount with a special prize.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
OR 4 cups miniature marshmallows
Food coloring (optional)
6 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
Canned frosting or decorating gel
1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. To turn the mixture a fun color, stir in a few drops of food coloring, if desired.2. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
3. Using 1/2 cup measuring cup coated with cooking spray divide warm cereal mixture into portions. Using buttered hands shape each portion into a circular shape. Decorate with frosting and/or candies. Best if served the same day.
Prep Time: 20 minutes • Total Time: 40 minutes • Servings: 12
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I performed my civic duty this morning by early voting. I wanted to view the last presidential debate before casting my ballot. One never knows when a bombshell will be dropped at the last minute. I didn't learn anything new from this "mild" debate, but how a president shouldn't act when worried about his standing in the polls.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
I planted some purple and yellow pansies today. Love the touch of bright colors the pansies provide for the fall and winter seasons when all the other flowers are dormant. Here are some garden tips from one of our local nurseries.
Callie's Garden Tip -
Winterize Your Landscape
Prepare for the cold weather before it hits! One of the best things you can do for your landscape plants is to provide a 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch. Mulching is necessary year-round but during the colder periods it provides a layer of insulation for the roots. Secondly, water your landscape well before a cold spell. A drought-stressed plant is more susceptible to freeze damage. Thirdly, for more tender plants, purchase frost cloth or a plant protector bag for extra protection.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Last night's Presidential debate was remarkably different from the first debate. The main difference this time was President Obama's change in demeanor from being passive to being aggressive. Sometimes I wonder why the debates have set questions, since both candidates usually don't address the questions with definitive answers. I find it laughable what parts of the debate are tweeted about - i.e. "binder full of women" - they completely miss the point of what that "binder full of women" represented. We all have made grammatical errors in speech, but everyone hearing knows what is being conveyed. I am pleased that President Obama didn't throw Hilary Clinton under the bus for the Libya debacle, but I am concerned he skirted the real issue regarding the question. In my opinion, the best moderator so far has been Martha Raddatz in the vice-presidential debate. Too bad we can't have her back for next Monday's debate. Ultimately, this debate didn't change who I will vote for in November.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
What's better than a warm cookie and a glass of cold milk? Learn how to freeze cookie dough so you can have fresh-baked, homemade cookies whenever the mood strikes. I usually bake lots of cookies for teachers and neighborhood gifts for the Holiday Holiday season. This year I plan to start in November by trying these methods.