Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Paige and peanut butter playdough

So this is really what made me want to start blogging (more than peer pressure). Isn't she so cute? She was completely into sculpting these little pb men
This one is hers. Notice the the belly button. Actually I think hers is a girl (not anatomically correct, thank goodness!) She made her with long hair.

This one is mine. What? I couldn't let my five year old have all the fun. My little pb man reminds me of "the Wemmicks" from Max Lucado's book, I am Special. (not that I am comparing myself to Eli or anything - if you have no clue what I am referring to... you really should read the book. Try to do more with your life then just reading boring blogs on the internet about moms that think their kids are so freakin wonderful)

Here are the little pb kids just chilling on some soft parchment paper. Paige was pretty intense when crafting her art. Surprisingly she didn't even pause to pose for a picture.

She is even wearing the apron I made her (sniff, sniff) - makes a momma proud.

Peanut Butter Playdough
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 c. powdered sugar
1TBS. honey

I found a lot of recipes on the internet. Some called for powdered milk? Are you kidding me, who keeps powdered milk on hand? Except for homeschoolers, or a mom with 10 kids that wants to torture her too cool teenagers. Bad memories. .. I get all queasy just thinking about drinking the stuff. Anyway, this is the best recipe. It's very edible (just ask Paige) but please don't give it to kids with peanut or honey allergies (just thought I would point out the obvious for ya, your welcome.)


disneyking said...

Loooove the blog Marecake. It'll be fun to check it from time to time. How in the world did you do that top portion with the filmstrip and the different pictures? I've got to learn how to do that!
Glad to see some shout outs to Disneyland as well!

disneyking said...

and you even linked my blog on your page!!!!!
I'VE MADE IT one and all... to the big leagues. And to quote some movie... although I can't remember what movie it is... 'You love me... you really love me'
Ohh yeah, it's from The Mask. Sweet!
Mare, you're the best! And to everyone else that reads this. You must be swell as well if you know and are associated with this family.
Now, get a tribute post to 'Twilight' and we'll be jammin'

Jill Manning said...

I love the pictures Maren. You are right, you little man did look like a Wemmick, I love that book! Anyways, I can't wait to use this recipe with my niece at Thanksgiving, it will be a hit, I know it!

the Picketts said...

i totally wanna eat those too:)

The Blakes said...

Do I have to have a kid old enough to play with the pb dough to justify making it? No? Good.

The AZ McMillans said...

Maren, I was just getting ready to give Myla big 'ol honkin' spoonful of peanut butter but then read your warning. You most definitely saved us a trip to the ER. What would I do without you and your blog?! See, giving into peer pressure isn't always a bad thing.

Paige is so cute. She told me today that she got SEVEN whole stars at school...tell her Christie says she deserves one more star for her pb girl. Oh, and Myla really isn't allergic to pb...I just like bustin' your chops. :) (Whatever that phrase means.)

Kat said...

MAREN!!! It's me little Kathy Chesnut aka Kat! I have a blog too but have been a slacker and need to update somethin' fierce! Must make this with my kids because they are both not big on eating anything that's not playdough or crayons so this would be grrrreat -PROTIEN! Keep in touch!

Pussy Kat