Super Summer Snacks 'n Fun
Snacks for Kids
Summer Fun in the Kitchen
Remember when you used to sit on your front steps on a hot summer day eating a popsicle? It was usually red or purple, and on special occasions, you got a fudgesicle. Remember how you tried to lick the drips faster than the sun could melt them? Sometimes the drips would roll down your fingers, forcing you to make the mind numbing decision whether to lick your fingers or the new drips forming on your popsicle.
Every once in a while a few drips would get out of control and fall on your bare toes. Remember how your dog's tongue felt like sandpaper when he licked the sweet gooeyness off of them?
It's funny how we try to make drama and expensive memories for our children when it's the simple everyday things we remember the most.
Use some of these ideas from www.LivingOnADime.com to keep the kids entertained this summer.
To find popsicle molds, look at discount and mail order stores or garage sales. If you don't have any molds, use small paper or plastic cups. Put a wooden stick or plastic spoon in the center.
For mini popsicles, pour orange, apple or grape juice or flavored drink mix into ice cube trays. Partially freeze and then place toothpicks in the center of each cube (or place plastic wrap over the top, secure and insert toothpicks through plastic wrap).
For non-traditional popsicles:
1 pkg. pudding (not instant*)
3 cups milk
Combine 1 large package of pudding with 3 cups of milk. Mix only enough to blend well. Quickly pour into popsicle molds and freeze. Chocolate and vanilla pudding may be layered for a fun treat. Makes 8-10 popsicles. Regular homemade pudding may be used instead of store-bought pudding mix.
For more refreshing summer ideas, visit LivingOnADime.com. Tawra Kellam is the author of the frugal cookbook Not Just Beans: 50 Years of Frugal Family Favorites. Not Just Beans is a frugal cookbook which has over 540 recipes and 400 tips. To order, send $17.95 (shipping included) to Not Just Beans, P.O. Box 4252, Wichita, KS 67204.
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