For a fun Christmas treat make rice krispie treats and tint them green with food coloring then use a cookie cutter to cut them out in the shape of trees. I made a dozen Christmas trees from a 9 X 13 pan.
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
1 10 oz.pkg. regular marshmallows or 3 cups miniature marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
green food coloring
In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add the marshmallows and continue to stir until the marshmallows have completely melted. Add a few drops green food coloring. Remove from heat. Stir in Rice Krispies cereal coating it well with the melted marshmallow mixture.
Using a spatula, press the mixture into a 9 X 13 pan which has been buttered or sprayed with non-stick spray. Sprinkle with Christmas sprinkles.
Cut with a Christmas tree cookie cutter and set on wax paper or a buttered dish.
The squirrels have been eating our decoarative pumpkins all fall. My husband moved the pumpkins to make way for Christmas lights. He couldn't throw them out since the squirrels have been enjoying them so much so he set them by a tree. Here is one of our fat, happy squirrels enjoying his pumpkin.
It's not much to look at, but boy is it delicious. You have to use Steel Cut Oats to make this recipe. Regular oats would become too mushy. You can find Steel Cut Oats in most grocery stores. I found that they are less expensive at the health food store (Our local Food Co-op) in the bulk bins. I love waking up to the smell of warm cinnamon and sugar. You can change flavorings in this recipe to your liking. Add raisins, nuts, etc. This recipe makes enough for 4 servings. I have doubled it and put it in my large crock pot for company.
1 cup steel cut oats
1 cup half & half
4 cups water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in crockpot and set on low when you go to bed. Oatmeal will be perfect when you wake up, about 8 hours.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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