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!
|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!
|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!
|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 décor 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. :-)
|Cheese Curls or Cheese Balls in Wilton Decorating Bags, tied with green wire or ribbon to look like carrots.|
|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.|
|A Blessed Easter to You! |
He is Risen!
He is Risen Indeed!
|Oreo Cookie Pops!|
|Hershey Kiss Pretzel Bites|
|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!|
|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.|