What a busy, busy few weeks it’s been!¬† Alas, spring break is finally here, and I have some time to give a little love to our family blog. ūüôā¬† Thought I’d share some of the projects I did for Valentine’s Day (yes, I realize this was a MONTH ago!!) before I hopped back into Disney brain.¬† Haha!!

Our team was not only celebrating the day of looooove, but also a birthday, so we had a mini party in addition.¬† I’ve been dying to make the fruit salsa and cinnamon chips I spied on Pinterest, and this was the perfect occasion!

The cinnamon chips were SUPER easy and definitely a crowd pleaser!

Whatcha need:

  • Flour tortillas
  • Melted butter
  • Cinnamon/sugar mix (there’s some fancy formula, but I just mixed them until it looked right)

Whatcha do:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Brush melted butter on both sides of the first tortilla.
  • Lay your next tortilla on top of that one (now you only have to butter the top side!) and so on and so on.
  • Now, since I knew we’d have lots of samplers stopping by the classroom, I cut the tortilla stack in half, then in strips.¬† Otherwise, triangles¬†are fine.
  • Dip your tortillas in the cinnamon/sugar, throw ’em on a cookie sheet and pop ’em in the oven for about ten minutes (or until they look crispy).
  • Try not to burn your mouth when you pull these delicious little bites out of the oven.

The fruit salsa is also ridiculously easy!  The most time-consuming thing is dicing the fruit.

Whatcha need:

  • Pretty much any fruit!¬† We used diced strawberries, diced kiwi, diced apples and whole raspberries.
  • Preserves (we used strawberry)
  • Sugar (we used white)

Whatcha do:

  • Combine all fruit in a bowl.
  • Add preserves…I added a little much, but it was still awesome!!
  • Add sugar to taste.

I didn’t include measurements for either recipe because you can tweak it to whatever amount you’re making.¬† Both are really easy to feel out and decide if you need a little more of this or a little less of that.

These were a big hit at work, and I’m eagerly awaiting the next event that calls for some fruit salsa and chips!!!

Next was Stitchy-Poo’s Valentine party.¬† I saw fruit kabobs on the list and jumped at the chance to make the adorable rainbow ones from…you guessed it…Pinterest!

These really don’t need a recipe, just choose your fave fruits in the colors of the rainbow.¬† I almost substituted mandarin oranges for cantaloupe because I wasn’t sure if the kids would really like melon, but I forgot to buy it, so cantaloupe it was!

Here are a few tips in lieu of a recipe:

  • Do not stick your skewer down the middle of a strawberry.¬† They stay much better if you stick it through the side, and they look like coins standing on their edge.
  • Pineapples split really easy, so try to cut larger chunks.
  • Everything else worked like a dream!

I’m also always looking for a fun gift for Stitchy-Poo’s teachers so I’m not just buying a box of chocolates.¬† Pinterest to the rescue…again!

I can’t Mod Podge to save my life!!¬† I don’t know why.¬† Never turns out like I think it should!!

Luckily, Stitchy-Poo’s teacher is kind of a Disney nerd, too!!¬† In fact, we were in WDW the same time she and her family were last year and saw each other on Soarin’.¬† So, I Disneyfied this little craft storage box and filled it with Valentine-colored goodies…

I ran across an empty craft box while cleaning out my supplies, so I started a little box of sunshine.¬† It doesn’t have a recipient yet, but the idea was too cute not to start putting together,

And that’s all she wrote for this one, friends!