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M Makes Rice Krispy Treats…

We’re bored.

We’ve been in this hotel for 5 nights now and have one week left. ย We’ve made multiple toy runs to Target, visited dozen’s of playgrounds, we even walked around the parking lot and counted how many red car’s we saw.

See? ย  ย Bored.

It doesn’t help that I’m only allowed to stay on my feet for 20 minutes at a time.

We needed to change things up a bit. M loves helping me cook. Since we’re limited to this tiny stove top, I new rice krispy treats would be perfect.

We took a trip to the grocery store and bought the necessary ingredients listed on the cereal box.

While I melted the butter and marshmallow’s on the stove top, M scooped the cereal. She actually listened to me when I said only 5 scoops. ๐Ÿ™‚

Once the marshmallow’s were melted and had cooled off a bit, I poured the marshmallow’s into the pan and told her to stir away. ย This is when the fun started. I would say she stirred for a solid 20 minutes.

Once the words “All Done” came out of my mouth, this happened…

I took the pan away, but the spoon was all hers. She had so much fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Now we just need to figure out what to do today ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great weekend everyone!

12 Responses

  1. Gregg Guenther said on May 27, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Heated pool…put sunscreen on…

  2. Sarah said on May 27, 2011 at 11:51 am

    What a great idea!
    By the way, the pictures of your daughter absolutely melt my heart.

  3. Be Well said on May 27, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I just recently found your site, and I love it! I am really enjoying playing “catch-up” to your previous posts. M is just precious!
    I graduated with a degree in Nutrition this past December and am currently in an internship for my supervised practice hours so that I can be RD eligible:)I love food blogs, and when they are written by nutrition professionals, I know I am reading quality information! I would love for you to stop by Be Well, and check out the blog that a fellow nutritionist and I started:
    eatdrinkbewell.blogspot.com

  4. Lauren at Keep It Sweet said on May 27, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I love that you still managed to bake with M despite being in hotel right now. Hope you are feeling good and getting the rest you need! It will all be worth it in the end:-)

  5. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said on May 27, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    So cute!! What a fun activity. I remember the first time I made rice crispy treats with my sisters and cousin – we all couldn’t wait for it to harden and also licked the spoon clean!

  6. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on May 27, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Talk about making the most of what you have! Also, I feel like M gets cuter every time I visit your blog.

  7. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on May 27, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Awww, sweetest kitchen aid ever! I’m glad y’all’s hotel time is winding down– I know you must be SO ready to be in an actual house!

  8. Maris (In Good Taste) said on May 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    How precious! Looks like someone is going to be an awesome cook like her mommy!

  9. Nicole, RD said on May 27, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Too cute! The spoon after rice krispie treat mixing is the best ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re not circling the parking lot too many times today!

  10. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on May 27, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    And that, my friend, is what it’s all about! Nothing says fun like sticky marshmallows and rice cereal! Sorry for the cramped quarters. Not much longer. I hope you have a great weekend Estela!

  11. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) said on May 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    you’re pregnant, you JUST MOVED, you’re unpacking, you’re pregnant and you are cooking with your 3 yr old?

    you CLEARLY get Mother of the Year Award, and I…do not! She looks adorable and you have nerves of steel. I’d be uttering, stop spilling sticky pieces everywhere honey!

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