Saturday, October 31, 2009

G Week

* The focus of our journey down the Alphabet Path is on helping BigBoy develop better fine motor skills. He has enjoyed the helpfulness of his older siblings a little too much for a little too long!

G is still for Greyhounds ...


Ghost Cookies

If we have any left over they might also be Holy Soul cookies for H week!

(Most of you who have been reading these little snippets of my life probably know that we don't celebrate Halloween as a secular or cultural holiday but simply as the eve of All Saints for lots of different reasons but one of them includes my kids' complete aversion to anything spooky. Well, the girls were playing on the Webkinz website the other day and when the little ghost character came on the screen, BigBoy freaked out. He was really upset. So I came up with this idea to fit in with G week. We made ghost cookies together. I dipped the Nutter Butters in melted white chocolate and BigBoy put on the Mini M&M eyes.
Then we devoured them!
Yup. Teaching my kids to battle their fears one delicious treat at a time!)

Gumdrop Garden Cake

(We didn't have any gummy worms, so we made a gumdrop caterpillar with a jelly bean hat. We also ended up using pirouette cookies instead of madeleines.)

Green Beans

BigBoy declared that his hands were going to be really tired after G week!

Goober Pea Butter
(homemade peanut butter)

This was Husband's idea. I think he just likes saying "Goober Peas".

Sitting by the roadside on a summer's day

Chatting with my mess-mates, passing time away

Lying in the shadows underneath the trees

Goodness, how delicious, eating goober peas.

Recipe: 2 Tbl. oil & 1/2 tsp. salt per 1 C. peanuts; then process...
...and process...
...and process...
...and process some more.

Happy All Hallows Eve to you all. Everybody stay safe and have fun!


  1. Happy All Saints Day to you. Our parish is encouraging the children to dress as saints this year. Tell that to my Princess Mulan daughter!

  2. The pirouettes make a lovely fench around your garden cake.

  3. I love the idea of the pirouettes for the cake! I had SUCH a hard time finding Lady Fingers. Those look SO darling!

    What a fun week!


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