Tuesday, March 30, 2010

N is for Nest

I know.... They are super cute, huh!?We made Easter Egg nests tonight. So fun and super easy. Cameron is in charge of a snack at preschool for the letter N, so this is all I could think of. N is for Nest. First things first, we started off with a rousing debate on why Tyson couldn't help me until he washed his hands.
I won.
I know I have seen these before, but I couldn't find any kind of recipe online, so we winged it. White almond bark, Chinese noodles, and candy eggs. I melted half the block of almond bark (which will burn in the microwave if you look at it wrong, so be careful) and mixed it with one big bag of Chinese noodles. Then tablespoon-ed the nests out and had the kids kind of shape them and add the eggs. That's it. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy (this is Cam's new favorite phrase. Well, that and "okey dokey artichokey." Sometimes he uses them together)! I think the nests turned out cute, and the kids loved making them. In the next few days we are going to make our "Hooray! Spring is here!" Melted Snowmen. I'll post when we do it, especially since I have half a pound of white almond bark left over.....

7 comments:

Amy said...

Ummmm those look yummy! You're always so creative, it's no fair!!!

Crystal said...

Very cute, I might make some too.
My moms cousin who makes lots of chocolates taught me an awesome way to melt chocolate or white chocolate. Put your oven on the lowest temp possible (I think my oven goes down to 175) put the chocolate in a glass bowl and then put it in the oven until melted. About twenty minutes. It's not as fast as the microwave but it's pretty much impossible to burn. Which I always do when I melt chocolate in the microwave.

adamnkara said...

Super cute idea. They look very tasty!! What a fun Mommy!

mor12345 said...

So cute and so fun for the kids to make!

Tawnie said...

so cute. i can't wait to see the melted snowmen!!

The Collard Clan said...

You are so crafty - I've decided I have to ban myself from looking at your blog until I step it up a few notches. :-) Super cute nests - That is one thing I love about holidays...the candy, candy, candy!

Aim Aug said...

Oh Jen, not so much crafty as desparate to keep my kids from wasting their childhoods in front of televisions. Got to find something to do, right?