We Have Cookies for Santa. But What About His Eight Reindeer?

You may have seen these poems with a bag of "Reindeer Food" floating around the holidays.  Many times colored glitter is used to "light the path for the reindeer".  We used blue colored sugar in this mix, but green and red colored sugar worked better.  I think the colored sugar has a sparkle as well and think it worked nicely.  We also added the oats, of course.  By using all edible ingredients it was also critter-friendly! 

Thanks to Crafty Carnival, I was able to print out this adorable bag topper with the poem onto white stock paper.  Next, we stapled it to the top of a plastic snack bag.  The Reindeer Food is a free printable available on Crafty Carnival's website.  There you will also find "Mrs Clause's Cookies" tags and a "Letters to Santa".  All equally adorable.

This can make a fun activity and take home craft for birthdays around Christmas or as a Christmas Eve project for the nieces and nephews!  I know my kids enjoyed this one! 

Sweet Regards!


Spending Time with the Family and Baking Memories

Baking can be nostalgic and therapeutic, especially when doing it with the ones you love.  This past weekend we had a three generation baking day!  Grandma, Mom and the kids baked old recipes together.  For fun, my  kids added the Autumn Sprinkles Mix to mom's old recipe.  They baked beautifully! No bleeding or crushing!  The kids gobbled them up before I can take a picture of them after they baked!  All I kept thinking was that it was too bad I didn't have a turkey cookie cutter!  These would have made beautiful turkey shaped cookies.  I would wrap them in cellophane and tie them with pretty ribbon and gift them to my nieces and nephews for Thanksgiving! 

As we get closer to the good ol' "Turkey Day", it is important to remember what we should be grateful for.  Spend time with the ones you love because today is the only day we know we have with them for sure.  Take out Grandma's old recipes and give them a try with the family.  You never know what memories you might create.

Sweet Regards!