Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fan Friday kickoff! (I know... it's wednesday)


I Know it's Wednesday but this might be helpful for tomorrow's big day!

A yummy Jello salad and "nana" crackers! something you can have ready at the kiddie table! Older kids can help and younger kids can shake! And it keeps them from starving with anticipation! Enjoy! <3

Mandarin Orange Jello Salad
post by: Ally Mitsuoka

Ally has been making this salad for a her family gatherings, it's always a big hit!

16oz container of small curd cottage cheese
Large box of Orange Jello (2-3)
Cans of Mandarin Oranges
Small can of Crushed Pineapple
12oz of Cool Whip

Put cottage cheese in colander to get as much of the liquid out as possible.  Blend together the packet of Orange Jello powder and Cottage cheese, set aside.
  Drain cans of mandarin oranges and lay out on Paper Towels.
 Put crushed pineapple in colander or sieve to drain as much liquid as possible (I even squeeze it between paper towels).  Add Mandarins and Pineapple to Cottage cheese/Jello mixture and Incorporate.  Then fold in 12oz of Cool Whip and chill.

Note: I usually buy two 8oz containers of Cool Whip and just split the second one to make 12oz, or if you find that the 16oz container is a better deal, just guesstimate what 12oz, might be.  Also, the key to being successful with this side dish is to get as much of the liquid out of the cottage cheese and Pineapple.  This is a great side for Thanksgiving.

"Nana crackers"
Post by Chrystal Armbruster.

Chrystal admits..she let her adorable sons name them!

Requires:1 banana,1 graham cracker(I use them w/o cinnamon but w/ cinnamon works too),a meat mallet (we have used a kids plastic hammer even) and a zip lock bag.
This can be a fun snack for kids because they can do almost everything to make it!

Slice a banana.

Place  Graham Crackers in zip lock push out air and seal. You can hand the child the graham cracker in the bag and let them smash it,or smash it yourself. Place banana slices in bag and shake(another kid friendly step),you can place all slices and shake at once of a few at a time for a better coating,but I've found 1 graham cracker and 1 banana is the perfect combo. Remove slices from bag and serve.


You will each be entered to a drawing that will happen on December 27th 2010!  (prize to be determined this week)


1 comment:

  1. Ciao You All!

    Have a special and wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

    I read this blog since (or I'm reading???) last days...I find it so nice and useful...I'm grandmother of three kids, and your creations also are easy for my kids!!!
    You blog deserves more attention!!!)



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