Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Having a Fabulous Fall and a "Spooktacular" Halloween...

We are the "snack family" for Lia's class this week. We are required to take a healthy snack for 25 children everyday. Since we were assigned a week so close to Halloween, I decided to get a bit into the theme. I LOVE Family Fun magazine...if you haven't checked it really should! It is full of great activities that are fun (well...duh..that's in the name...but they really deliver on that!)...and well...easy for the craft impaired such as myself. I found this great idea for "edible eyeballs" on their website. Lia actually ate them for dinner last night...and was so excited to take them to school today. I was a little worried that carrots, cream cheese and black olives wouldn't be to everyone's liking...but for the most part eating "eyeballs" was a big hit with the pre-school set!


And so you don't think we are just about the gory here, I thought I would post this picture of the apple pie we made over the weekend. I tried a new recipe from my friend, Kathy...and it was soooo yummy!!



Jboo said...

Oh my gosh!! Those eyeballs are so cute -- might have to try them on my "ewww-veggies" girl! And that apple pie is making me slobber all over my keyboard --it looks so good. How DO you do all that you do and do it so well???


Erin said...

Oh good... you are back. I almost had a stroke when I came here, only to find you had swteped out for awhile. Apple pie is most impressive. And I am sure that the eyeballs were a big hit. You are giving Lia an early appreciation for the finer things in life, Kate. Like special holiday themed food. I love that---it makes life fun!

Colleen said...

The pie looks yummy! I love family fun magazine!!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

The eyeballs are so cute...I bet they were a hit!!

And the pie....YUMMO!! You go girl....beautiful lattice work!!

Have a good night!


Danielle said...

So that's what they look like :)

The pie is gorgeous. If you felt like you wanted to share the recipe with someone and decided to share it with me, that would be wonderful.

I made my first apple pie last year. It turned out pretty well, but this one looks fantastic.

I dream of making my own lattice top apple pie. How hard was it?

Rachel said...

I love the eyeballs! I don't think my kids would get over the carrots and/or olives and actually eat them, though!

Ben's birthday party last year was halloween themed, so I made all sorts of gross looking treats. None were healthy though!

I'm so glad you're back! :)


Jodee Leader said...

I, too, am so glad you are back!

Those eye balls are perfect for this time of year and the pie looks delicious too!

Laura said...

So, how was the wine with the apple pie??? My kinda pie!!


Kam said...

I'm about to walk the 3day and now I'm craving that pie! Sad, but true! And the eyeballs...stinkin' cute!

Kerry said...

Loving the eye balls- and I bet a huge hit- hey- it's an eyeball- sounds perfect for those preschoolers!

And that pie looks like it should be featured on a magazine cover. Yummy.

Kam said...

Kate, we're playing tag! ha! thanks so much! when i just saw Jim...i thought, man! What a sweet hubby somebody has! Then rationale kicked in and I thought it was some blogger buddy out there somewhere whose paypal is under their hubby's name! ha! i'm so glad to "know" you...i love your blog and am so grateful that all is well with your precious family!
thanks again, we appreciate it so much! i entered you four times.

my3 kids said...

What a cool and spooky snack. I am going to borrow the idea and make them for my kids...hope you don't mind:)

Erin said...

And I just wanted to add that I love Family Fun magazine too! I hae been buying it for years... the books too (there are spinnoff books!) I have made so many projects/halloween costumes/ recipes/from that magazine, that I should own stock in that company! You are my kind of mom, Kate! (And who knew "swteped" *see above-- was a word?

Laurie said...

Fun eyeballs!!! Ha! You're such a good mommy!

3 Peanuts said...

LOVE those spooky eyeballs and the pie looks award winning!!! Beautiful!


Denise C said...

OH what a beautiful apple pie! WOW...I am impressed Kate!!!
And oh how cute are those eyeballs!!!!! They sound yummy too.....I love cream cheese....and olives!
Have a blessed day sweet friend....and I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo glad you are back! as I told you...I was worried! :)
Love and hugs!

Bridget said...

I'm getting hungry just looking at that gorgeous pie! The eyeballs are a riot- what a fun treat and great mom for making them:) Glad you're back - hope you are here to stay:)!!!

- Bridget