(I'll spare you the rest of the nonsensical rhyme that finishes my title. Be glad. Be very glad.)
I've got to get back to blogging because I've missed it so! It's such a good outlet for random thoughts. And even for deep thoughts that do make sense. But surely you don't come reading my blog expecting that, do you? I've felt pretty scattered and in a funk lately, so I figured maybe my lack of blog reading and writing is contributing to that feeling. After all, my Google Reader says I have "1000+" unread items. Even Google Reader won't accommodate a blogging slacker like me.
That said, I'm wiping it out. Starting over on Google Reader. If you have breaking news you've shared in your blog and I MUST KNOW about it, please, please put in the comments below! I hate to be out of the loop, you know. Seriously.
I've wiped out Google Reader before. This is like deja vu.
I thought I'd jump right back in with a few timely snack ideas.
First, you must know that when I was in preschool many moons ago, I came home one day and told my mom that I had eaten "pencils and water" for my snack. Yum! Translation: pretzels and water.
So, how appropriate that Addie and I made pencils for her preschool when it was her turn to bring the snack. They were a huge hit, and Addie had a lot of fun making - and eating - them.
Before you start thinking I'm the most creative mama that ever did live, you need to know that I found this in Family Fun magazine's September issue. I love that magazine.
All you need is string cheese, bologna, mustard, raisins and Bugles. I read that you could use an apple corer to cut the bologna, but apparently, my corer is HUGE or my string cheese is too THIN, so I ended up cutting out all those little bologna erasers out by hand with a paring knife. It didn't take long, and now I'm an expert eraser-out-of-bologna-cutter. Cut off one end of the string cheese so it's flat, and attach the eraser with just a dab of mustard. Snap off the end of a Bugle and squeeze 1/2 a raisin in it, and twist it onto the other end of the string cheese. Voila! You have an edible pencil. On some of them, we whittled the string cheese down a bit in order for the Bugle to fit better.
Also, a friend (shout out to you, Jenn!) sent me a link to some REALLY fun Halloween snacks. How cute are these mummies?!
There's lots more where that came from. Check out the other snacks here.