Summer Fun

July 14, 2011

MP900442471[1]Here are some simple ways to make the most of the lazy days of summer with your kids or grandkids.

  • Make healthy juice pops by putting a Popsicle stick into small paper cups of juice and freezing. Just tear away the cup to eat!
  • Cool off with an old-fashioned water fight! Give each team a bucket of water and several sponges (the big, thirsty ones are best). The “wettest” team gets a pie (whipped cream on a sponge) in the face. Afterwards, just hose off and enjoy a sweet treat together to top off the festivities.
  • Try this fun recipe I like to call “Under the Sea” for a deep sea adventure at the dinner table!

8 oz. angel hair pasta
4-6 hotdogs
butter or margarine
food coloring

Boil pasta according to package directions. Tint pasta with food coloring and butter to make greenish-blue. Snip each hotdog about halfway up – lengthwise from one end – in eight pieces. Drop hotdogs into boiling water. The “legs” will curl during cooking to resemble an octopus. Serve your “octopus” over the “sea” of noodles. Optional: Use ketchup and mustard to draw eyes and mouth on the “octopus” using a toothpick.