Sunday, 25 July 2010
CIJ day 25 - CHRISTMAS IN JULY!
Merry Christmas in July!!
Recipe - Christmas tree fruit brochettes
The "pine tree" here is a pineapple laden with colorful fruit-kabob branches.
Small skewers (we used 50 6-inch bamboo skewers)
Assorted fresh fruit (we used grapes, strawberries, star fruit, and honeydew)
To make the tree trunk, remove the top and cut 1 inch off of the bottom of a large pineapple, then peel it (all a parent's job).
On the skewers, thread three to five pieces of assorted fresh fruits.
Starting at the bottom, insert the skewers into the pineapple at a slight angle. Top the tree with skewered slices of star fruit. After the branches are eaten, don't forget to slice up the tree trunk.
(Source: Family fun)
Craft of the day - today is more like a viewing of a craft you could make or buy - a gingerbread tree.
Better viewed here: http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.luv2craft4udesigns.com/epatterns/GBTreeLg.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.luv2craft4udesigns.com/epatterns/epatterns2.html&usg=__d07AVuCiNVcnHyIWMnOI1q4AQ8c=&h=681&w=366&sz=90&hl=fr&start=23&tbnid=GroIQiG7ASgzaM:&tbnh=139&tbnw=75&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgingerbread%2Btree%26start%3D20%26um%3D1%26hl%3Dfr%26sa%3DN%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1
As a little girl climbed onto Santa's lap, Santa asked the usual, "And what would you like for Christmas?"The child stared at him open mouthed and horrified for a minute, then gasped: "Didn't you get my E-mail?"