Showing posts with label kid food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kid food. Show all posts

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Ice Cream Jack-o-lantern Faces


If you're like me, I have to steer clear of the Halloween candy aisles all throughout the month of October.  I have no self control.  All of that chocolate on sale...dangerous!  I love making Halloween treats with my kids.  This year we decided to make ice cream jack-o-lantern faces.


Each of my kids got a scoop of orange ice cream.  I then gave each of my kids a handful of chocolate chips and let them go to town making faces and designs in their ice cream.  Such a simple treat, but the kids loved it!


For fun, I thought I'd share some of the faces my kids make when it's time to carve jack-o-lanterns.  We have "utter disgust" brought to you by Goofy.  Princess is making "sheer nastiness."


Bud's face says, "Gross!  Gross!  Gross!"  Don't worry, they all got past the initial disgust at the slimy pumpkin insides.


 Can you guess whose is whose?


Did you get it right?


Let your kids make some ice cream jack-o-lantern faces of their own. They will "eat it up!"

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Friday, July 3, 2015

4th of July Waffles




Start off your 4th of July right with this patriotic breakfast.  My kids loves waffles - who am I kidding?  I love waffles!  


Use your favorite waffle mix or recipe.  After you have made the batter, divide it into two separate bowls.  Dye one bowl of batter red and the other blue.


Pour one of the colors into the center of the waffle maker, then pour the other over the top of the first color.  In the pictures above I poured red first and blue second.



Once the waffles are baked spread on some butter, pour some syrup, and top with some festive sprinkles.  Isn't that a fork-full of yum?!

How do you like to celebrate the 4th of July?

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Cinco de Mayo Food & Fun




Hola!  Welcome to Pinning with Purpose.  I created this website to share some of the fun things I do with my family in hopes that it can help give you ideas to make memories with your own family.

This Cinco de Mayo I wanted to have a Mexican dinner.  We had burritos and chips & salsa.  I don't make spicy food often (because I'm a wimp), but the kids absolutely loved it.  For dessert I bought acoiris.  They were a marshmallow cookie with jam in the middle and coconut.  The kids LOVED them.

After dinner we watched The Book of Life and played with maracas.  It was a very low-key, low-cost, enjoyable Cinco de Mayo.

What are some of your favorite Hispanic foods?  Leave a comment.  I'd love to try some of them out!

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

April Fool's Dinner - Eggs and Ice Cream




Tricking people can be so fun.  I have seen so many cute tricky foods on Pinterest, but I had never tried to make one for my family.  This year I decided to give it a go.

We had eggs and ice cream for dinner.  The eggs were made of vanilla pudding and dried apricots.  The ice cream sundae is mashed potatoes, gravy, and a cherry tomato on top.

My kids thought the meal was so funny.  The giggled the whole night.


Princess waited all day to put a spider in her daddy's cup at dinner.  She is so tricky.

What are your favorite April Fool's Day tricks?

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Graham Cracker Houses & Waffle Cone Trees


Making graham cracker houses takes me back to elementary school days.  My graham cracker house making has improved quite a bit since then (if I do say so myself).  While my sister was in town we got together and made houses together.  The house above is hers.  Didn't she do a fabulous job?!  See the little cinnamon bears sitting around the fire?  So fun!

I knew that making the houses stay up might be a little bit difficult for my munchkins, so I gave them waffle cones to make into Christmas trees.


Here is Goofy's tree.  She was almost as excited to make it as she was to eat it.


Princess put all sorts of candies on her tree to decorate it.

Here are all of the graham cracker houses we created:


Let's take a closer look...


This is the bell tower my little sister and I created.  We combined a few of our favorite things.  There's Quasimodo bear pulling on the rope to ring the bell, Whos in Whoville dancing around the Christmas tree, and barrel riding bears from Lord of the Rings in the river.


This is my big brother's creation.  It looks like a cozy little cottage.  I love his shingled roof.


Next, we have the church my brother's friend made.  I love the stained glass window!


Finally, here is the airport that my brother's friend made.  Isn't it creative?!  Look at the roof.  And let's not forget the airplane on the runway!

Who knew that there were so many ways to make graham cracker houses and waffle cone Christmas trees?

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Patriotic Strawberries


There are two things in this world that I crave: strawberries and chocolate.  I have seen these cute chocolate-dipped strawberries all over Pinterest and I knew I needed to try my hand at them.  


I took 1/2 a bag of white chocolate chips.  Melted them in the microwave for 30 seconds, and then in 15 second intervals, stirring between each, until they were melted.  I dipped my washed strawberries in the chocolate.  Then, I dipped the chocolate covered strawberries into a bowl full of blue sprinkles.  They hardened quickly.

We Dastrups were in strawberry heaven!

You will need to work quickly if you use white chocolate because it hardens fast.  Chocolate candy melts might be a better way to go, but I used what I had on hand.

Here are couple of other strawberry ideas you can use for your 4th of July BBQ:
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Friday, April 4, 2014

General Conference Fruit Loop Necklace Topics


General Conference is finally here!  After Conference it seems that everyone is a little kinder - a little more loving.

I like to do many different activities with my kids to keep them engaged in watching conference.  (Here are 30 General Conference Ideas that you can use.)  One that has been a tradition since I was a little girl is making Fruit Loop necklaces.  Here's a little tutorial if you need one.  We would make them before Conference started, then we would munch on them while we watched.  This year I thought I'd add an extra incentive to listen by associating a topic with each color.

I made the little Fruit Loop handout for my kids (above). I am so excited to see if it helps them listen.  (I will keep you posted.)

Feel free to save and use the printable tomorrow.  I hope you all enjoy conference, that your questions are answered, and that we can come closer to the Savior, Jesus Christ.

What are your favorite conference activities?  Comment below.  Share your links.  I'd love to check them out!

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