If you’ve been following along, this is “the best week of our lives”, according to Scarlet. Of course no week lives up to its name necessarily, and I think I’ve cried twice already this week? And that’s probably twice more than I’ve cried in the last six months? It’s ok, though. It’s refreshing and I’ve been reaching out a bit more than I usually do. That’s even more refreshing.
The big news is that we’ve got chicks! Eight so far, and a few more to come next week. They’re adorable and wiggly and often under a heat lamp, so I can never get a good picture. Cassidy picked up the first batch on Tuesday and we met him at home. He took yesterday off for his birthday and we went to the post office together while the kids were at school. It was quite an experience! We had to go to a special door/window after the post office called us and when we arrived, we could see our box shaking. We heard it chirping! I imagine that’s fun for the postal workers? I felt so.. proud to be holding that box.
In other news, the weather has finally felt like spring, we celebrated Cassidy’s birthday yesterday, and we’re preparing for our annual Easter traditions. Cassidy said he had a great birthday. We spent most of the sunny day alone together.
I’ll have one more Easter recipe to share, before Easter, and then it’s on to the next best thing. We have spring break for the next week, so expect fun and simple posts, and I really have no idea yet what I’ll talk about. During the days, I’ll most likely be on New England road trips, and maybe even a NJ one. Cassidy and I are also due to get away alone next weekend – maybe to Cape Cod. So I have no idea where the next week will take me, but I’ll be checking in. Everyone, have a great weekend!
- 4-Individual Sized Rice Krispie Treats
- 1 pkg. Edible Green Easter Grass
- 1 can Vanilla Frosting
- Orange Sprinkles
- Orange Food Coloring
- Cut each Rice Krispie treat in half lengthwise, and trim a little off each corner at one end to make a point
- Take a toothpick and make a small hole in the wider end of each rice krispie treat for the stem
- Color the frosting orange and heat in the microwave for about 20 seconds until just a bit thinner
- Frost each rice krispie carrot with orange frosting, getting a nice thick coat on top and put sprinkles on
- Let sit for about 20 minutes to firm up
- Take 4 little pieces of edible Easter grass and place in the hole you made earlier so the ends stick out to look like a carrot top
- Ready to Eat!
White Chocolate Covered Easter Bunny Rice Krispies Treats
6 cups Rice Krispies
3 tablespoons butter
10 oz package of marshmallows
white melting chocolate
bunny cookie cutter
In a large saucepan melt butter over medium/low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove Saucepan from heat.
Add Rice Krispies cereal to your melted marshmallows. Stir until all cereal is coated evenly.
Press Rice Krispies mixture evenly onto a buttered cookie sheet or use wax paper. Allow to cool completely.
Remove your Rice Krispies treats and place on a flat surface. Cut bunny shapes out with a buttered cookie cutter. Continue until you have used all of your surface area. Eat the scraps. 😉
Using a double boiler, melt your white chocolate on medium/low heat stirring constantly. You can add vegetable oil to thin your chocolate if needed. Add only a tablespoon of oil at a time.
Once your chocolate is a desired consistency, you can spoon chocolate onto your bunnies and spread evenly. You could also melt your chocolate thin enough to pour over the bunnies on a wire cooling rack. Use pastel food coloring to make fun colored bunnies!
Reserve a small amount of white chocolate and dye it light pink for your bunnies ears and nose. Spoon the chocolate into a piping bag or a ziploc bag with the tip cut off.
Use the black icing to give your bunnies a mouth and eyes.
Your bunnies are now ready to eat! Enjoy!