Tuesday, October 21, 2008

More Halloween Fun

We've been having lots of Halloween fun at our house. On Sunday we started some sugar cookies - see previous post - and on Monday morning The Boy and I finished baking them all up. I have a get together on Friday and I wanted to bring some of them with me. Plus, they will make a fun treat for my VT ladies, too! I got a fun little poem from a college friend that will go perfectly with them. Yea!

Then on Monday night we made jello popcorn balls. I asked Will on Sunday if he had ever had jello popcorn balls and he hesitated and then said, "No, but they sound kind of gross, actually." I just started laughing. I had to explain that the Jello is used to flavor the popcorn balls. Then he got it. He said he picture soggy popcorn floating in Jello. Mmmmm . . . sounds tasty! I made them with orange Jello - in honor of Halloween - even though strawberry is my favorite flavor. We'll have to make some at Christmas too!

He was so excited about them!

Until it came time to eat them. He wasn't that enthused and I had to make him take a few bites for my pictures:)
The finished product!
Last week we made this cute little spider after I saw my SIL made it with my niece. The Boy loves it! However, he didn't especially love that I made him put it on his shoulder so that I could take a picture of it.

I had to include this picture because it looks like he had a few too many sips from the sippy cup the night before!
Today he had a play date with a friend (THANKS BROOKE!) and they made this darling spider cookie. He still hasn't eaten it because he likes looking at it instead. I so hesitate to send him to play at anyone's house - this is probably like his first play date (excluding with cousins) - because I always worry how he will behave and I don't want to burden anyone else with his antics. He's so rowdy and going through the Terrible Threes (I know you all think it's 2's, but it's really 3's) and so I just get nervous about what he'll do when I'm not around. But when Brooke offered to have him over in the morning and I could get some sewing done on his costume while Baby T slept, I couldn't pass it up. I hope he listened and wasn't too crazy. However, I think I need to let him start doing more of this so that he'll get used to being with someone that isn't mom (or an aunt) to kind of prepare him to listen to teachers at preschool next year. What do you think?
ETA: Here is the recipe for Jello popcorn balls. I forgot to add it:)

1 c. karo syrup
1 c. sugar
1 small package of Jello
1 GIANT bowl of air popped popcorn
(at my mom's house it's the "green" Tupperware bowl and I used my white Tupperware bowl. Sorry I don't have a more exact measurement. Our air popper is broken, so I used natural microwave popcorn and it took 3 bags to fill my white bowl.)

In a sauce pan combine first 3 ingredients and bring to boil. Let boil for one or two minutes, until it loses it sugary look. Pour over the popcorn and stir to coat. Butter (or Pam) your hands and roll into popcorn balls when you're able to touch it without getting burned to death. Let balls cool on wax paper. Once they are cool, wrap them in plastic wrap. Good luck!


Mandy said...

You got me all excited for Jello Popcorn balls...and then don't post the recipe. ARGH! :P

jamie said...

You are such a good momma! I LOVE how thick you made your cookies. YUM. And I am so glad you included that recipe. Can't wait to try it! And one more mom also has the big green tuperware bowl(and a yellow one) so I know exactly what you mean about using that bowl as a measurement! Ha,Ha :)

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