Today we hosted a Mardi Gras Playdate! What a GREAT time!! The kiddos all played soooo well together and even had an impromptu craft session with gitter glue after lunch. And I enjoyed some much needed Mommy time with friends!
|Look at all the Creative Kiddos!|
|We made Masks!|
And Mardi Gras Beads.
I made these "beads" last night from penne pasta. It is so easy!
Put a handful into a baggie and add 1 T vinegar and some food coloring. Shake it up and let it dry for about 30 minutes.
Really…it is that easy!!
And the nice things about the pasta is that the younger kids can string it because it is bigger!
I made some easy recipes today for our lunch playdate and 2 people asked if I would post them. So here they are.
Nothing fancy, just good!!
|I took this picture before I put the|
tomatoes and cheese on this morning.
2 8 oz refrigerated crescent rolls
2 8 oz packages cream cheese (you can use low fat)
1 cup miracle whip (loe-fat here too if you wish)
1 package dry ranch dressing mix
1 cup of each of your favorite Veggies, such as broccoli, pepper, carrots, tomatoes
1 cup cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375. Roll crescent dough out onto 13 x 9 baking sheet and pinch together. Bake for 12 minutes and remove from oven and let cool for at least 15 min. Do not remove from pan.
In a small mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese, miracle whip and ranch dressing mix. Spread over cooled crust and top with veggies and cheese. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
|I took this picture after I got a request to post|
this recipe. I guess everyone liked it!
Mac N Cheese
10 tablespoons butter, divided