Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Some Fun Holidays

Hi! This is Alia. I just finished reading a book by Megan McDonald and Peter Reynolds. I turned to a page called Candyland and I found some of the funniest holidays!

Celebrate Sweets All Year!
3rd-National Chocolate-Covered Cherry Day
26th-National Peanut Brittle Day
15th-National Gumdrop Day
24th-National Chocolate-Covered Raisin Day
12th-National Licorice Day
22nd-National Jelly Bean Day
15th-National Chocolate Chip Day
June is National Candy Month!
16th-Fudge Day
20th-National Lollipop Day
28th-National Milk Chocolate Day
10th-S'mores Day
13th-International Chocolate Day
22nd-National White Chocolate Day
30th-National Candy Corn Day
31st-National Caramel Apple Day
7th-National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
7th-National Cotton Candy Day
26th-National Candy Cane Day
I hope you have fun celebrating these FUN events!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Holiday Wrap-Up

This time of the year is when everyone is cleaning up their houses. When you have some free time, this recipe can come in handy. You may need some help from an adult, but that is okay. Here is an easy way to finish off the holidays.

Alia's Candy Cane Hot Chocolate Recipe

  • Hot Chocolate mixes

  • Candy Canes (peppermint)

  • Marshmallows (optional)

  • Mugs

  • Warm or boiling water (This is the part where the adult comes in.)

You start by getting the water ready. If you want boiling water then an adult can supervise it while on the stove top. If you would like warm water, microwave the water in your mugs. The next step is to pour the hot chocolate mix in the water and stir with your candy canes. After it has been stirred, let the hot chocolate sit for a while. While it is sitting, add marshmallows and let it cool off. Finally, your delicious treat is ready. You can keep the candy cane in the drink to make it EXTRA minty. Happy Holidays!