Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Friend Patt did our tables for our first Alpha Meal in September! Black and White was her inspiration!
We served cranberry chicken tenders,
rice pilaf, green beans & rolls!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Please check out my Pinterest page for a current Giveaway!  Excuse the lack of posts and recipes on the blogs here,
I am undergoing medical testing at the moment.  I hope to be up and running again soon.  God Bless Ya'! 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Simple Patriotic Party

Shredded meats & beans in the crockpots,
simple salads, chips, purchased snack & dessert goodies
make things pretty simple for a party for about 20 people!

Add disposable tablecloths and wrap
plastic silverware with festive napkins and ties!
You have a quick party!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Last night was our talent show at church.  We were involved with the entire event, so didn't have a lot of time to do too much.  While Better-Half and I were working on the pre-program stuff, Son threw some treats together on a table and managed to take a couple photos, but not of everything.  Here's some chocolate mini muffins with pics he and I had made. We decided butterflies would be nice, even though we continue to get more snow each day.  :-)

Here's some marshmallow pops and splattered Oreo's he threw together for us too. Wish we had had more time, but
oh well.  :-)  I am just grateful for his help and effort and willingness!

For the program, Better-Half and I were asked to be M.C.'s---no picture available of that. 
But Son asked me to be his sidekick again for his Wayne Brady "Let's Make a Deal" contest for his part of the talent show.
That's my niece in the middle, our first contestant! :-)

Son wanted me to whisper his lines to him, if he forgot.  He really likes to follow the script, and try to sound like Wayne!
Not bad for someone with autism, huh? Who would have ever thought he would get up in front of people and show his humorous side?  I loved every minute of it with him!  I think the audience did too.  And all the contestants missed their Zonks!  Yeah!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

During Easter Week, we were lucky enough to have an afternoon
with my sister and my niece.
It was the only chance that either of us would have to color eggs,
so Gramps let us use his kitchen,
as long as we brought lunch and treats for him too.  :-)

Niece really has become good with details.
We were talking about how much fun and
how much work it would be to
have a catering business together!  :-)

We made "nested" Oreos, white chocolate chow mein noodle
birds nest with malted milk eggs
 and Niece did some more d├ęcor on more Spring Oreo's.

And that's her marshmallow pops in background! 
This is basically the same things we made
last week at one of the churches, which we posted below,
except this time Niece worked with us
and she made things cuter than we probably did.  :-)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Easter Treats Buffet!

     Cheese Curls or Cheese Balls in Wilton Decorating Bags, tied with green wire or ribbon to look like carrots.

Hershey Kisses

Marshmallow Pops

Chow mein noodles in melted chocolate bark with malted milk eggs to make simple bird's nests.

Spring OREO'S with green frosting and jellybeans.

Popcorn Cups!

A Blessed Easter to You!
He is Risen!
He is Risen Indeed!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Oreo Cookie Pops!

Hershey Kiss Pretzel Bites

Lucky Cupcakes!

Easy almond bark bites!

Lucky Charms Cups & Green M & M Cups

The beauty of treat buffets or dessert buffets
 is that they can be as
simple or elaborate as you want them to be,
or as time and money allow!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hershey Kisses---use a 3/4 inch hole punch from a craft supply store
and pick paper and tape of your choice,
(I like Elmer's or Scotch Brand Adhesive Dot Roller's for this)
to place on the bottom of Kisses and Rolos.

Brownie Bites and our simple Snowflake Pic's

I need to find the link to these Melted Snowman labels. 
We bought little bottles of water, not full size.
We printed them on the black and white printer
 and Drew added color and glitter glue to them.
We kept them at room temperature so the tape would stick and
the inks and glue wouldn't bleed.

Our version of Snowman Donuts. 
Drew put candy corn in the middle for noses and then turned MINI chocolate chips upside and pushed them in the donuts for the eyes and mouth. 
Many people use dotted frosting, but we found it didn't stick well to the powdered sugar.

Austin and Mel made cute and fun faces on the white chocolate covered Oreos.

We punched holes in paper plates and added ribbon around the edges.



Thursday, January 3, 2013