I was browsing through the selection of magazines this week in the waiting room at the doctor's office. I must have been feeling nostalgic, because I picked up a Family Fun magazine and started to leaf through it. When my kids were younger, I was a subscriber to Family Fun and even a contributor on occasion. It's a great resource for kid friendly foods and activities. (Check out their website too - www.familyfun.go.com.)
As I patiently waited for my turn to see the doctor, I read through a couple of the articles and then skipped to the food section. I found this idea for acorns and I just knew that I had to try it. On the way home, I stopped and bought the supplies: Hersey's kisses, mini vanilla wafers and pretzel sticks.
My daughter took on the project of making these cute little acorns. Anything that involves chocolate - she's in. (That's my girl.) She melted a few chocolate chips to use as the glue to hold everything together. (The magazine suggests frosting.) The acorns were really simple to put together - Attach the vanilla wafer to the kiss with melted chocolate and the pretzel to the vanilla wafer with chocolate.
They were a big hit.
Just an update on the race this morning: My son ran his 5K in 22 minutes flat. I'm so proud of him.
Have a great Saturday.