Thursday, August 5, 2010

Miss me???

Hey Blogging friends! I'm back! Did ya miss me?

We've had lots going on this summer. We finally finished moving out of our house in Stillwater and got everything settled here-in a storage building. We are in the process of buying a house, but it's taking more time than we expected. So, we are hanging out with family for now. We alternate staying a week with my mom and staying a week with Daniel's parents...more on that in a later post.

It's been a challenge to keep the kids busy since we've been here. Living in someone else's home and not having access to all of our things makes it hard to do the things we would do if we were at "home." We've also had some really high temps this summer, so we've been stuck inside a lot.

So, what do you do when you need to entertain four kids and it's 108 degrees outside? You make "crabby patties", of course!
First, gather your ingredients. 1 box of vanilla wafer cookies, 1 bag of peppermint patties, 1 can of vanilla frosting-half colored yellow and half colored red. Put the colored frosting into a zippie bag and snip off one corner.
Next, gather up some helpers. Here are mine.

Next, have your helpers squirt the "ketchup" and "mustard" on the bottom cookie "bun". Add the peppermint pattie for the "meat". Squirt more must and ketchup on top of the peppermint pattie and add the second cookie "bun" on top. (You can also add shredded coconut colored green for "lettuce" if you want.) Make sure you have your camera handy to capture the fun!

Let the crabby patties set until the frosting starts to harden.

These are so yummy! My kids loved them. But, I'm warning you, they are SUPER SWEET. One is more than enough. We put our leftovers into a zippie bag and had them for snacks over the next few days. The cookies got a little soft, but we liked them that way.

Now, go make some for yourself!