Monday, October 27th ~ Friday, October 31st
Place orange Peanut M&M’s in tip of each finger of a plastic food service glove. Fill with popcorn and secure with a ribbon
Monster Cereal Munch
1 (12 oz.) bag white chocolate baking chips (2 cups)
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
8 c. desired monster cereal (i.e.: Frankenberry, Boo Berry, Count Chocula, Yummy Mummy and/or Frute Brute)
1/2 c. Halloween-colored candy sprinkles, if desired
In large microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips uncovered, on HIGH 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutes, 30 seconds; stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Stir in oil. Gently stir in cereal until evenly coated. Spread on waxed paper or foil; top with Halloween sprinkles. Cool until chocolate is set, about 30 minutes. Break into chunks. Store loosely covered. Yield: 20 servings.
In a clear gift bag, place one ghost or pumpkin shaped "PEEPS", one graham cracker sheet and mini chocolate bar. Fold over the top and staple to secure. Create custom labels on your computer, or let the kids be inventive with construction paper and crayons.
FUN! FUN! FUN!
Stock up for Sniffle Season
1.Get the flu vaccine.
2.Clean your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds.
3.Use antibacterial wipes; focus on high contact surfaces like doorknobs, light switches and shopping cart handles.
4.Cool mist humidifiers will add moisture to the air and can help thin mucus and reduce congestion.
5.A nasal saline solution or nasal spray or a teapot-like neti pot will help with nasal congestion.
6.Have cough medicines on hand to block the cough reflex.
Local author, Valerie Biel is my guest during the BOOK NOOK segment on Thursday, October 30th.
Her first young-adult novel, CIRCLE OF NINE-BELTANY has just been released.
Meet her at a special Book Lauch and Signing Party
Sunday, November 2nd
Julie's Java House, Columbus
TIP OF THE WEEK
� Baking Time for Muffins:
Mini muffins-10-15 minutes
Regular muffins-18-20 minutes
Jumbo muffins-20-40 minutes
Check after 20 minutes and continue checking every 5 minutes until done
Yo You don’t need to adjust temperature; just cooking time.
Cut off the bump on the blossom end and score the outside of the fruit from pole to pole into 6 sections.
Insert your thumbs into blossom end and pull fruit apart in sections.
Submerge sections in a bowl of cold water and bend the rind backward to release the seeds.
Pull out any stragglers and let seeds sink to bottom of bowl.
Discard rind and any bits of membrane that float to surface; drain seeds in colander.
Refrigerate seeds in airtight container for up to five days.