Tara’s Candy Store

July 11, 2011

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Beth, Tara and Tim came over for a while and then Beth had to go for a bit to meet with a prospective student. Brad and Lloyd entertained the kids by building a wondrous fort. (Lloyd was supposed to write about the fort, but he fell asleep early. Feel free to criticize his fort as a favor to me – punishing him for not taking on more post-writing duties.)

It was actually a pretty great fort.

After reading about Brad’s buttermints, I decided that making some would be a good way to pass some time. We vaguely followed a couple of recipes so it didn’t end up very ‘butterminty’, but we ended up with some edible play dough, and there ain’t nothin’ wrong with that.

Pink was cream cheese and vaguely strawberrry, blue was more strawberry and butter only.

Note: If you ever decide to make some mints and use a mold, follow the actual recipe. The candy needs to be very crumbly so it will come out of the mold. Or, just roll the blobs in sugar and have children eat them. Whatever works.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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6 Responses to “Tara’s Candy Store”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Mmmm… blobs of butter and sugar… So good…


  2. Kristi Said on:

    Hey -- we made playdough also. Ours is going to be used for art class today. I’ll let you know what happens to it.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Forts are great! Did you actually turn the couch over? That could have gotten you in trouble in some households.

    A mighty fortress builder you have become!


  4. Jill Said on:

    I know what we’re doing today! Thanks!


  5. Jane Sommerer Said on:

    picnic tables and old bed covers make wonderful hideaways. Just add some kittens for extra fun.


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