Before I head out this afternoon, here's my Five on Friday for this week.
1. Adult Gummie Bears
For the last five days, I have been soaking a big bag of gummi bears in vodka. I thought this would be the perfect snack for the above mentioned float trip. Have you ever had these? Here's the recipe I'm following:
3 lb. bag of Haribo Gold Bear gummi candies (I hear this brand is the best for holding its shape)
1 bottle of marshmallow vodka (I used Smirnoff Fluffed)
Some of another bottle of Pearl regular vodka (after day 2 the liquid was a little low)
2 cups of fruit punch
Put the candy in a glass container. Make sure you break them up before adding the liquid. Cover with vodka and slip it in the frig. Stir a couple times a day and make sure the liquid stays over the candy. On day 4, I added 2 cups of fruit punch. I'll let you know if they're a hit next week, but from the sample I tasted I believe everyone will love them.
2. Dr. Cool Kits
Have you ever really wanted to make a volcano at home? Well apparently you don't have to be a real scientist to do it. You just need one of these Dr. Cool Kits! Made for people 6 years and older, this kit would be great for anyone interested in volcanoes, earth science or geology. I'm thinking it would make a great birthday gift for that niece or nephew in your life. If volcanoes aren't your thing, Dr. Cool Kits come in a variety of other subjects that kids would love. Wish I would have known about these when Ian was little. They would have made an awesome gift for him to give his friends at birthday parties.
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3. Duncan Hines Perfect Size Cake
Now that we're a household of two, I'm so glad to become aware of these little babies -- Duncan Hines Perfect Size Cakes! They come in 5 different flavors: Chocolate Lovers, Red Velvet Dream, Lemon Bliss, Strawberries and Cream and Golden Fudge. The pan and frosting are included. If you have kids at home, these would also be the perfect size to scarf down before they get off the bus.
4. Roscato Rosso Dolce
Last weekend when Kayla and Ian came over to dinner, they brought a bottle of Italia Roscato with them. Loved it! Here's what Winery Notes has to say about it: "Northern Italy provides a spectacular backdrop for Roscato, a violet-hued red with aromatic notes of cherry, blackberry and red raspberry. A touch of sweetness and bright acidity underlies the appeal of this charming wine." Thanks for introducing us to this sparkling blush.
5. Parenting Technique
I have a bonus item today. If you are in the St. Louis area and want to do something fun this weekend, check out the Midwest Salute to the Arts. This event is located in a beautiful park setting and has something for the entire family. It's organized by a great group of very dedicated volunteers and my hat's off to them for consistently putting together a wonderful show. Sorry I'm going to miss it this year.
Have a truly fabulous weekend everyone! Hope
I survive the float trip to see you back here on Monday with my weekend recap.
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