Cookies, Science, and a baby in the sink!

Let’s start off by saying I made some awesome cookies tonight! It’s the end of January in  Ohio. We have a couple of inches of snow on the ground and it’s freezing. Oh, how I long for those long summer nights sitting around the fire toasting marshmallows and making smores!

I knew I had to do something to kick the winter blues so I found a recipe for smores cookies on Pinterest. You must try these if you love smores! I didn’t roll my cookies in graham crackers but I did mix the crumbs in and I broiled the marshmallows for about a minute and a half! I also raised the temp to broil and back down while doing each tray and I didn’t feel like it took too long.

Link to original recipe here!

Today was a snow day for the kiddos here so we got a little science lesson at home. This experiment is also one I have seen on pinterest. It’s a nice activity to show kids how the roots of plants absorb water and bring it up the plant.

 

This experiment is really simple and you probably already have everything you need to do it!

Materials needed:

  • 3 clear glasses
  • paper towels
  • food coloring

Simply fill 2 glasses with water and then add a generous amount of food color to each glass ( I used blue and green). The third glass will be empty and sit in between the two glasses. Take the paper towel and fold it so one end is in the water and the other in the empty cup. Do the same to the second cup. After about 30 minutes the water/food coloring mix will start to climb up the paper towel. One hour later it will have climbed all the way up and there will be water in the third (empty) cup! This was pretty fun for the kids to watch!

Lastly, you know it’s been a long day when you walk into the bathroom and find a baby in the sink.

babydoll

My daughter loves to watch baby alive videos on Youtube. This is her set up when she is getting ready to feed her baby. She takes washable markers and colors on a small scrap of paper and sets it in water to make colored baby food. While she loves doing this…she often leaves behind a mess as pictured above. Luckily she now feeds her doll in the sink or on her doll potty chair to help save on the mess 🙂

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White Pasta with Ham & Peas

I just love pasta! White sauce, red sauce, buttered… it’s all YUM to me! However, my husband isn’t a big red sauce pasta fan. So I am always trying new recipes to fit the needs of a picky husband + picky kids! This recipe is quick and easy and one thing I can count on them all eating!

White Pasta with Ham & Peas

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound of bow tie pasta
  • 1 ham steak
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Freshly grated Parmesan
  • Parsley

Cook the pasta according to package. Meanwhile, warm ham steak through in a skillet and then cut up into bite size pieces. Return ham to skillet along with 1 cup of frozen peas and 1 cup of heavy cream. Bring skillet to a simmer and stir occasionally until sauce thickens. Mix pasta into skillet and toss to cover in sauce. Salt and pepper to taste and garnish with parsley and parmesan cheese. img_4727img_4728img_4733