Monday, 24 December 2012

Monday, 17 December 2012

Christmas Treats - Santa Hats & Tiny Teddy on a Sleigh

Brodie has his last day at kinder this week and I wanted to make some cute christmas food for the kinder party. I wanted something that wasn't too complicated.

So I decided to make Santa Hats and Teddy Bears riding sleighs. I made a small batch to see how they turned out. I used mini mars bars but for the kinder party I will use milky ways.

































 




Santa Hats

Ingredients

Strawberries
White Chocolate Bits
Desiccated Coconut

Directions

Using a knife, cut the leafy end of the strawberry off to create a flat and even bottom.
 
Melt chocolate using microwave or double boiler method. If you find the chocolate is still a bit thick put a tiny dash of oil and mix. (this will make the chocolate more runny)
 
Dip the flat end of the strawberry into the white chocolate (approx 0.5cm). Let any excess chocolate drip off into the bowl.
 
Carefully roll the choc dipped strawberry into the coconut to create the fluffy trim of Santa's hat, then dip the other end of the strawberry in the chocolate to create a pom pom effect.
 
Place onto a tray lined with baking paper and store in fridge.



Tiny Teddies riding a sleigh


Ingredients

Mini Milky Way Bars
Mini Candy Canes
Tiny Teddies Biscuits
Milk Chocolate Bits

Method

Melt chocolate using microwave or double boiler method.
 
Gently press a Tiny Teddy into the Milky Way Bar. I find holding the sides of the bar, prevents the bar from squeezing out.
 
Using a knife, place chocolate evenly on the base of the Milky Way Bar and then press candy canes lightly onto the melted chocolate, so that they stick to the bottom.
 
Place onto a lined baking tray and put in fridge.






Jade

Monday, 10 December 2012

Our Christmas Decorations

Continuing on the Christmas theme. Here are the Christmas decorations we have up around the house....nothing too flash but still wanted to share with my readers. Sorry it's pic heavy.









































































Jade


Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Reindeer Food - Free Printable

Brodie asked if I could make reindeer food to give as a gift to his friends at kinder. I did this last year and it was a huge hit with the kids. I re-designed the label this year. If you want to download the printable click here.

So off to Safeway we go and here is what we came home with (not the glitter already had that ;).




I know alot of people just use the rolled oats but I like to mix things up a bit. I ended up using 1 1/2 bags of rolled oats, 1/2 a bag of the processed bran, 1/2 bag of oat bran, and about a 1/4 cup of each glitter colour.

I then set up the boys a bowl of the reindeer food each, spoon and bags, then I let them go for it. They had a great time making up the bags and making a mess.












 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The aftermath
 
 
 
And here is the finished product. If you want to download this printable click here. The labels are made to fit the hercules snack size bags.




 
  
These printables are for personal use only
You can share these, but please link to this post and not to the direct download file.
Please do not alter these and share them as your own. These are © 2012 - organising to make life easier
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jade 
 


Monday, 3 December 2012

Our Christmas Tree ~ Updated

I have decided that my next couple of posts will about Christmas since it is now December. We put our Christmas tree up last weekend and it was really nice to be able to put pressies under there. The boys keep asking for one of those trains that go around the tree, and as much as I would like one I just know that the boys wouldn't be able to keep there hands off it. Maybe we might get one in a couple of years.

I have been playing around with my camera and researching online on 'How to take a photo of a Christmas tree'.  There is still so much to learn on my camera. I would love to get a photo of our boys in front of the tree before Christmas.



A big thank you to the Ally and Felicity for helping me with the settings on my camera.



Here is the before photo when I was playing with the settings on  my camera (I didn't know much)



Before


And here is the after with some help from some camera buffs :)




After




Close up of our Christmas Tree



Wrapped Christmas Pressies



Has you got their Christmas Tree up now?






Jade



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