Friday, August 30, 2013

Lots of Love Lunch

One week of 1st Grade down deserves lots of love! Heart Coconut Butter Sandwich, Grapes on Sparkly Sticks, Heart Strawberries, Raspberries with White Chocolate Chips Tucked Inside, Pomegranate Seeds and 
Some Watermelon Hearts.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Superstar 3rd Day of School Lunch

        Star Cucumber, Tomato and Baby Corn Salad, Salami with Edible Glitter Shooting Star, Star Cantaloupe, Star Bell Peppers and not pictured-A Starburst for dessert!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

2nd Day of 1st Grade Lunch

Notebook Apple Butter Sandwich, Watermelon "Apples", Hearts of Palm, Yellow Cherry Tomatoes and Mini Marshmallows & Chocolate Chips

Monday, August 26, 2013

1st Day of 1st Grade Lunch

1st Grade Coconut Butter Sandwich, Strawberry Hearts, Apple with Star Cutout, put a Peach Star in the middle, Cucumber Hearts and Bell Pepper Stars & some Smarties!

Belli got home and said that the weirdest thing happened to her lunch! She was eating her apple and halfway through it turned into a peach! Guess the color difference was not great enough for her to see the star-made us both laugh!

1st Day of School Breakfast Table

 I wanted to do something extra special for her 1st Day of 1st Grade. I made sure to make the table extra special by making Belli a Back to School Place setting in hopes of helping to wake her up.  I served some fresh squeezed Orange Juice and Belli's Puffy Apple Pancake.
Bella’s Puffy Apple Pancake photo
Snow in Texas-January 2007

Belli's Puffy Apple Pancake
 (adapted from William's Sonoma)
A great breakfast treat! I let mommy help out with the loud and hot stuff. I enjoy cutting the apple, stirring, tasting and adding lots of powdered sugar like my Babu likes to do!

· 1 apple
· 4 T granulated sugar
· 1/2 t ground cinnamon
· 1/4 t ground cloves
· 1/4 t nutmeg
· 1/8 t ground ginger
· 3 eggs, at room temperature
· 1 C milk, at room temperature
· 3/4 C all-purpose flour
· 3/4 t vanilla
· 2 T powdered sugar
Before You Start 
Have an adult preheat oven to 400° and Grease 9-inch dish with butter.
Prepare the Apple
1. Have an adult peel the apple, then cut into quarters and core.
2. Using a table knife (a plastic on works well) and help from adult, cut apple into small chunks. 
Make the Apple Pie Filling
1. With help from an adult, put in a small bowl and stir together 2 T sugar, 1/4 t cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger. 
2. Add the apple chunks and stir until all pieces are covered with sugar mixture. 
3. Pour chunks into pie pan and spread out evenly with hands.
4. Have adult place in oven for 5 minutes. 
Make the Batter 
1. Help adult put remaining 2 T sugar, remaining 1/4 t cinnamon, eggs, milk, flour and vanilla in a blender.*Leave the room if the noise bothers you. 
2. Have the adult, blend mixture on medium speed until well-blended and frothy, about 1 minute. 
Bake the Pancake
1. When apples are done baking, have adult pull out the oven rack and pour the batter evenly over the apples, slide rack back in and close the oven door. Turn on oven light so you can watch pancake puff.
2. Bake pancake until puffed and brown, about 25 minutes. Have adult carefully remove dish from oven and place on cooling rack. Place on serving plates and sprinkle pancake with powdered sugar.


Saturday, August 24, 2013

Back to School Gifts

Back to School came sooo quickly! Where on earth did our summer go?  We like to make special gifts each year for our upcoming teacher, our previous teachers and also all of the support staff that make things flow so smoothly at the school.  Belli and I search and find the perfect things for everyone!  Here is what we did this year........
For her new 1st grade Teacher-a Crayon initial
Gift for Last Year's Teacher-A Cup Full of Hugs and Kisses! Belli adores her!!!

Gifts for all Belli's Classmates
Bookmark and Pick Me Up Mint for all the Wonderful Support Staff

Friday, August 23, 2013

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Flower Power

Flower Shaped Salami with a Cheese Center, Spinach Leaf Salad, Mini Mandarins, Watermelon and Snow Pea Tulips, Bunny Crackers and Daisy Cookies and some Dried Cranberries and Mini Chocolate Chips