Friday, January 30, 2009

Backup Groundhog

Every other Friday, Coleman's teacher schedules a parent to come in and do an activity of the parent's choosing.  I signed up for today to go in and read a Groundhog Day book, do a craft and a snack.  I always take Groundhog shaped gingerbread cookies (because, yes, I have a groundhog cookie cutter that I bought when we went to Punxsutawney!)

Last night, I made my dough.  It has to chill in the refrigerator for an hour before making the cookies.  Well, one thing led to another and I didn't get back to it.  This morning, I pulled the dough out and it was as hard as a ROCK.  I left it out to thaw, but it never did! I've made this recipe many times; I'm not sure exactly what happened, but I needed a plan B!

Here it is in advance in case you need a little Groundhog Day snack for Monday. (Troye!)
Groundhog Snacks
1 powdered sugar donut
1 fun size Milky Way bar
2 brown mini M&Ms
melted chocolate chips for "glue"

Pipe melted chocolate in middle of candy bar and glue brown M&Ms for cheeks.
Pipe two dots of chocolate for eyes and a dab for nose. (If I had mini choco chips, I might have used these for eyes-it would have been easier.)
Stick candy bar in middle of powdered donut (i.e. snowy hole!)

I ran around like a maniac this morning to get this ready for Coleman's class this afternoon.  So wouldn't you know?  An hour before I was supposed to be there, I got the dreaded phone call from the school nurse. Carolyn was running a fever and could I come and pick her up?  So now we are rescheduled for Monday.

After some Tylenol and a nap, Carolyn is feeling much better!  We'll see what tomorrow brings, but hopefully it is just a 24 hour thing.


Queen B said...

oh, wow. you have had quite a day!

Ruthie Girl said...

love the idea. now I need one with less chocolate and sugar.

Paula said...

That is an awesome idea!!!!! Very creative!

Hope she's up-n-at-em soon!

Jane: a female given name of English origin said...

Cool treat!!!!!

You are my baking mentor for sure!

Andrea said...

Your creativity and talent astounds me. I am in awe!!

Kim Thomas said...

You are my inspiration

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