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. 🙂 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!
- Flour tortillas
- Melted butter
- Cinnamon/sugar mix (there’s some fancy formula, but I just mixed them until it looked right)
- 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.
- Pretty much any fruit! We used diced strawberries, diced kiwi, diced apples and whole raspberries.
- Preserves (we used strawberry)
- Sugar (we used white)
- 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!