Macaroni Art: Farm Style

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This is a super-easy, quick kid craft. It will take you no time at all to get ready, and it gives the kids an opportunity to be creative.

How did I think of it?? Let’s go back in time…

It was just a regular day. The kids and I were sitting in the living room, playing toys and watching Sesame Street. The characters started making octagons out of macaroni, and I thought to myself, “Wow, that would be a really easy kid craft to do sometime. Macaroni art. It would take five minutes to set up; clean-up is not too bad…” And then it dawned on me: We have farm-shaped macaroni and cheese!

I quick drew out a scene (notice the fine detail and highly impressive art skills!) 😉

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Then I invited my son to come and play with glue. It entertained him for a while. It was easy for me. And it was definitely worth the 75 cents that I paid for the mac and cheese. If your child is interested in something else, you could buy other types of mac and cheese. I know they have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob, etc…

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Lazy Iced Mocha

I like coffee. A lot. I normally brew a partial pot in the morning, but don’t always get to it all because I’m usually playing UNO, changing diapers, and doing all sorts of wild things that a three-year-old and his 10-month-old sister come up with. Since that coffee just sits in the pot cold (my pot shuts off after two hours), I decided to make use of it. Some of you might think, “Eeewww!” If you are one of those people, this is not for you. 🙂  However, if you have cold coffee just hanging out in your kitchen that you’d like to use up, give this a shot. (If it’s evening,  you could literally give it a shot of Rumchata….)

Here are the steps to creating lazy iced coffee (Pretty simple…It is lazy after all):

  • Fill your glass with ice.
  • Fill glass approximately 2/3 full with coffee

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  •  Add chocolate milk until it’s almost full (If you can get access to Bessie’s Best chocolate milk, it is to die for!)
  • Finally, add cream and stir. The cream is a necessity. If you’d rather use non-dairy creamer, that’s fine. Real cream makes it so nice and rich though. Yum!

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If you would rather have a more authentic iced coffee, try Ree Drummond’s recipe. It’s a bit more time consuming, but worth it!