Sunday, May 08, 2011

Friends unit: food

In the book Friends the 3 friends eat lots and lots of cherries. So of course our curriculum suggested several cherry-themed snacks for the unit. Often I don't really follow the snack ideas. Sometimes they are ridiculous, sometimes completely unhealthy, other times they just take way too much prep work. But this time around I thought we could try some of their ideas. So at the beginning of the unit we went to the grocery store and loaded up on some cherry items: cherry juice, dried cherries, cherry jello, and cherry pie filling. Here are some of the cherry jello jigglers we made. These are always fun to make and eat!

Additionally, since this was a book about friends, it was suggested we make pull-apart bread (ostensibly because you can share it with friends?). After spending way too much time online looking for a healthy version of this recipe, I just decided to go back to the store and get the old chemical-packed buttermilk biscuits in a tube as the recipe suggests. !!

Here's the Little Sweetie buttering up the bundt pan and the boys cutting apart the biscuits. This was actually a very fun multi-step recipe that, although totally unhealthy, was great to make with kids and provided lots of fine motor and direction-following therapy opportunities.

Rolling the pieces into balls; then rolling the balls in the cinnamon/sugar.
I guess I don't have a picture of the finished product. As you can imagine, it was delicious and was consumed pretty quickly!

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