Happy Friday Foodies! I hope your Friday’s pass by quickly so you can get to a weekend of fun and relaxation. Today Pippy has an appointment at the vet and I am not very excited to go. There are several reasons for this: first, he’s a shag muffin – it’s been raining here for several days and his fur is super curly. I mean, some women would die for his hair, I just want it to be easily maintained. That’s never going to happen. Second, his ears are still bothering him. I have this awful feeling the vet is going to give me more eardrops; I hate giving him eardrops. He doesn’t make the process easy and sometimes he cries, which makes me sad. Finally, he is having a test done to see how his protein levels are doing. I hope they are back to normal!! Though he has not lost any weight on this new meal plan the vet does like how he tapers back now; so I am hopeful that means his protein levels are back in order.
Otherwise, I am pretty excited for the weekend. Do you want to know why? This weekend Nick and I are going to utilize our newly purchased Costco card to go shopping! I cannot wait. Our weekend will be pretty low key otherwise. We cannot go anywhere, not that we were planning some weekend adventure. Nick is on call all weekend because of the 9/11 anniversary and the possibility of an attack. Whatev.
You may see a ‘Because Life is Complicated Enough…’ about the upcoming anniversary of 9/11. I have not decided yet; I mean, I have tried to start a BLCE about this event but nothing is coming out the way I want it to. I have too many opinions about it and none of them are going to be diplomatic. The last thing I want to stir up is some controversy, especially during this very delicate time. I may post something sometime next week.
Anyway, long story short, we’re in NoVa for the weekend just in case something horrible happens and Nick has to go to base.
Moving right along, today is Friday – you know what that means, right? It means I have another Kid-Friendly Friday segment for you today. This week I have a fabulous guest blogger. Her name is Chris and you can find her over at Sharing Recipes. She has a great facebook page where she encourages all of us foodies to share recipes and pictures. It’s a great little community we have and she helps host all of our delicious ideas. She is one of my very favorites; I have known her for some time now and I feel like she is my next door neighbor – I love popping in to say hello.
Earlier this week I noticed something phenomenal on her page that I knew would be a great addition to my Kid Friendly Friday segment. Without further adieu, here is Chris!
I am an Indiana born and bred girl, 41 years young and just starting to feel like a grown-up... not really :). I have been married to the perfect-man-for-me for nearly 16 years (again, we feel like we are just starting, as many in our farming community celebrate 50 years and more <3). My hubby is a hard working farmer/landscaper/pole-barn builder/snow plower and eats like a 17 year old football player, which I say if you work that hard you have to eat like that. We have 3 beautiful girls; I know this because everyone always tells us how much sleep we will lose when they are in high school and dating. When teasing my hubby about being a farmer with all girls, we have also heard many times, "the boys will come". I don't know if that is comforting or alarming.
I feel like my journey with food is two journeys meshing together as I mature in the kitchen; the first journey being with my mom when I was young, watching her process and freeze as much home grown food as possible. She processed everything from red raspberries to corn and pumpkin to red beets. Many years were spent on our back porch cleaning red beets to pickle, or husking corn to blanch and freeze. She made jellies, spaghetti sauce and even squirrel and rabbit stew. My second journey is now, without her, trying to remember all those things she was teaching me when I thought we were just doing chores. I am surprised by the fact I must have been paying more attention than I thought, because I remember the processes. What I don't remember I am able to fill in by having her old cookbooks she used, and more blessed because I can still turn to my grandma, her mother, who is a mere 83 years old and still doing all she taught mom.
In my quest for all things sweet I ran across some krispie treats made entirely of fruity pebbles. When I tried them I was amazed and then I thought to myself, "these are too sweet!" Amazed because I consider sugar and myself to be tight friends, but I guess even good friends can have too much of each other from time to time. So, at home I was going to try and mix up something similar, but not too sweet. The following is what resulted. These would be great for school bake sales, kid's birthday treats and even a good "add-on" at a lemonade stand. Try 'em, you'll like 'em!
Here is what you will need:
- 3 cups Rice Krispies
- 3 cups Fruity Pebbles
- 1 stick butter
- 1 package mini marshmallows (I think it was somewhere around 10 oz)
- Lightly spray 13" x 9" baking pan
- In large pot, over medium heat, melt butter
- Stir mini marshmallows into butter to melt, stirring often so marshmallows don't scorch
- When all is melted, remove from heat
- Stir in all Rice Krispies and Fruity Pebbles until well covered with marshmallow mix
- Pour into greased baking pan
- Using wax paper to cover treats, push treats into pan evenly, slowly remove wax paper
- Let cool before cutting
Thanks again Chris for contributing such a delicious & fun recipe to my Kid-Friendly Friday segment! I CANNOT wait to give these a try; seriously. Don’t forget to stop by Chris' page to show some love – tell her Mel sent ya!
I hope that you all have a fabulous Friday and an even better weekend.
Until Next Time,
Happy Rice Krispin’