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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

School's Out for Summer!

Somehow my baby girl finished preschool!  I cannot believe the day has come.  I just thought Ella would be home with me forever.  Our sweet time has come to an end.  I know that each stage in life gets better and better, but it is hard to let go.  I think I would have had a much harder time today if it was Ella's last year at her school, but she does have one more year with her sweet teachers and friends.  

Ella had three amazing teachers this year.  Mrs. Beth, Mrs. Amy (left for maternity leave in February) and Mrs. Angela joined the class in February.  I cannot say enough wonderful things about all her teachers!

Here is Miller with his sweet teachers, Mrs. Amy and Mrs. Asha.  Miller loved his first year of preschool!  I think he might have had crushes on his teachers.  Every day he was so excited to see Mrs. Amy and Mrs. Asha!

These pictures are from Miller's class party.  Miller was so excited all morning because he knew I was bringing ice cream to his class.  Miller is pouting in these pictures because his ice cream fell off his stick.

If anyone is looking for last minute ideas for teacher gifts, this is a great one and one that the kids can make.  I got this recipe from the wonderful Mary Saxon.  All of my good recipes are from Mary!

White Chocolate Truffles
Here is what you need...

  • White chocolate covered pretzels (of course they did not have them at the store so we had to make them, but I will say making the pretzels was the kids favorite part).
  • Pecan halves
  • Rolo's
  • White chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 300.

Unwrap Rolos (to be ready for next step).  This is a job for everyone.  Even Sara Wells had fun doing this.  The key for me was to be paying enough attention to her to grab the Rolo from her little hands before she stuffed it in her mouth.  She did get a few past me.

Melt the white chocolate in microwave safe bowl at 30 second intervals, stirring each time.  This is very important so that you do not burn the chocolate!

Cover the pretzels in chocolate.  We found it most effective to put handfuls of pretzels in the chocolate and then fish them out.  Place chocolate covered pretzels on parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
Place rolos on top of pretzels.  Put in oven for 3 minutes.

Lightly press pecan onto melted rolo.

Drizzle with white chocolate.
Fun, Easy and Delicious!

And what to do with the extra white chocolate?  Cover the rest of the pretzels!  
This afternoon I looked down and realized I ate almost half of them while filling out paper work.  I had to hide the bag so Ella and Miller would not notice how much I ate!

1 comment:

  1. Those treats look the way your kids help you. Happy times!