Thursday, September 30, 2010

Kaiden's Preschool Birthday Celebration

Today was Kaiden's last day of school this week before his birthday this Saturday. I wanted to do something special and bring in a little snack for the kids to help celebrate his big day. So the teacher said I could come in the last 15 minutes of class. Kaiden's school is considered "nut-free." Well, at least as it pertains to food. I can't attest to all the staff there but so far they all seem pretty "nut-free" as well. Ba dum dum.

Why yes. I was voted "least likely to make it as a stand-up comic" in high school. Why do you ask?

Moving on. There are very specific limitations that must be followed when bringing any food into the school. His teacher suggested Rice Krispie Treats since they are the easiest, non-crumbiest (totally a word) treat for that age range. So, it was decided. Rice Krispie Treats it was. And, honestly, I can't remember making them in the past decade so I was actually a wee bit excited to mix up a batch.

Now I know you all know how to make Rice Krispie Treats, but for those of you who are wondering....this is how it went down in my kitchen.

First we melt 3T butter.

Then we melt a 10oz bag of marshmallows. Minus two (or three) that mysteriously didn't make it into the pot.
Then we remove it from the heat and stir in 6 cups of Rice Krispies. Or if they are all out of the brand name variety, you buy the cheap Walmart version and wonder why you were going to spend $2.00 more on the same exact cereal just because it came in the original Kellogg's box.

Stir it all together. And try not to break a nail.

And press it into a 13x9 pan with some wax paper.

Drive to your son's preschool and let twelve 2&3 year olds devour your scrumptious treat.

Take a picture of the birthday boy.

Then go home and cry cause in two days he will be 3.
The end.

1 comment:

Kaye said...

Wow! Fun. Patrick is 5 today and I can't imagine where all of the time has gone. Hold on tight to them, right?