70 Days Left of Summer

Thursday, June 7, 2012 8:26 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 1 comments
Today Keagan picked Sock Puppets! They had so much fun decorating old socks and turning them into puppets and so did the little one I was babysitting!

BLT Pasta Salad

8:13 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

New recipe for dinner tonight!
INGREDIENTS
Salad
2 cups uncooked rotini pasta (6 oz)
1 package (12 oz) bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3 cups chopped tomatoes (2 to 3 large)
4 cups lightly packed torn leaf lettuce
Dressing
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
DIRECTIONS
1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain. 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 5 to 8 minutes, stirring often, until crisp; drain on paper towels. Set aside 1/4 cup bacon for garnish. 3 In small bowl, stir dressing ingredients until blended. 4 In large bowl, stir tomatoes, dressing and remaining bacon. Stir in pasta. Place lettuce in large shallow bowl. Spoon salad over lettuce; sprinkle with reserved bacon.
The dressing can be made up to 1 day ahead; cover and refrigerate. Assemble salad just before serving.
Look for juicy ripe tomatoes for this recipe and store them at room temperature to maintain their flavor. Reserve any leftover tomato juice and seeds from cutting the tomatoes and add them to the dressing for additional flavor.

Summer Fun - 70 Days Left of Summer!!

11:49 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 1 comments
A little late start in our home here since we have been just kicking back and relaxing and enjoying the summer but we finally got our summer fun jar put together today!!
We designed it a little different this year! This year we used a cup, colored it and wrote all of our summer fun things to pick on a Popsicle stick and colored them!
In our jar..
Visit A Farm
Take An Alphabet Tour
Melt and Make Crayons
Baking Day (kids choice of what to bake)
Camp in the Backyard
Pic Nic at the Park
Visit Carousel Museum
Lemonade Stand
Bath in Jello
Plant a Garden
Water Balloon Fight
Smore's Day
Storytime at Library (summer reading program)
Make Slime
Free Bowling signed up with freebowling.com
Build a Sculpture
Host a Toy Swap
Board Game Day
Make Milk Carton Boats
Take a Nature Walk
Go to Outdoor Concert
Make Homemade Ice Cream
Tye Dye Shirts
Make and Blow Bubbles
Host a Neighborhood Carnival
Make Sock Puppets
Trip To Kansas City for Chucky Cheese
Science Experiment Day
Paint Day
Go To Get Ice Cream
Visit Book Store and Get Free Book - Sign up with Barne's and Noble's Kids Summer Reading Program http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our_company/community/Summer_Reading/Summer_Reading_Program.html
Make a Bird Feeder
Craft Day
Go Berry Picking at Berry Patch
Build Marble Track
Scavenger Hunt
Ice Cream Social
PJ & Movies Day
Go to Pool
Summer $.50 Movies
Visit Play Bounce and Jump
Visit Fire Station
Go to Ball Game
Field Trip Day