Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Trick or Treater's & Swamp Juice

 Every year my kids and I haggle over what costumes to buy - they usually win with good arguments like I am the one that has to wear it and didn't you always want to be something that you wanted when you were a kid...but this year I won!!

When I saw these 3 costumes in the right sizes the wheels in my mind starting turning.

The oldest and youngest were an easy sell but E wanting to be just like Av wouldn't be convinced unless I let him buy a sword just like Av's.

I think it was well worth it to say YES!

They look adorable!











Avery picked out something so super scary that I had to make Miss Maddy watch him put it on 6 times before she was convinced that it really was just Av.


In the spirit of Halloween I made these cool drinks for my kids - to bad I was unable to find the tapioca pearls since I think would have added a ton more gross factor...but they were still pretty good.

Next time I make them I am only going to use lemonade since we didn't care for the seltzer water taste.

I was so surprised by how realistic the gummi fish looked in the drink...it had oxygen bubbles and everything.

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Swap Juice
Disney's Family Fun

Ingredients:
1/2 cup small tapioca pearls (found in the baking aisle of most grocery stores)
Food coloring
4 tablespoons sugar
8 gummy fish
Seltzer water
Lemonade
8 gummy worms

 
MAKE THE EGGS:
Bring 6 cups of water to a boil and add the tapioca pearls. Reduce the heat slightly and boil the pearls, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 25 minutes.


COLOR THE EGGS:
Divide the pearls, with the remaining water, between two bowls. Add 4 drops of food coloring (we used 3 drops of yellow and 1 drop of green in one bowl, and 4 drops of blue in the other) and 2 tablespoons of sugar to each bowl. Stir the mixtures, then allow them to sit uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes. Drain and rinse the pearls with cold water.


ASSEMBLE THE DRINK:
Spoon 2 tablespoons of pearls into each glass and drop in a gummy fish. Fill the glasses with seltzer water, then add a splash of lemonade. Place a gummy worm around a spoon as shown.


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