Homemade Slime

Thursday, August 9, 2012 10:08 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
white glue (like Elmer's™)
food coloring (unless you want uncolored white slime)
There are two components to slime. There is a borax and water solution and a glue, water, and food coloring solution. Prepare them separately.
Mix 1 teaspoon borax in 1 cup of water. Stir until the borax is dissolved.
In a separate container, mix 1/2 cup (4 oz) white glue with 1/2 cup water. Add food coloring, if desired.
After you have dissolved the borax and diluted the glue, you are ready to combine the two solutions. Stir one slime solution into the other. Your slime will begin to polymerize immediately.

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Our classroom has come a long way!! We're excited for the new year with all our curriculum

Milk Carton Boats

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the kids had a blast making these!

Summer Chicken and Mushroom Pasta

9:22 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Made this for dinner tonight with a few exceptions! I didn't have white wine so I used red wine. I didn't have chicken broth so I didn't use it either. But it turned out EXCELLENT!!!
8 ounces packaged dried whole wheat or regular penne pasta
12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size strips
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil or cooking oil, divided
3 large cloves garlic, minced
3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup shredded basil leaves
3 tablespoons snipped fresh oregano
1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cook pasta in lightly salted boiling water according to package directions. Drain and return to saucepan; keep warm.
Meanwhile, season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and garlic; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
Add remaining olive oil to skillet. Cook mushrooms and onion in hot olive oil until just tender, stirring occasionally. Carefully add chicken broth and white wine. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Boil gently, uncovered, about 2 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Remove skillet from heat.
Add cooked pasta, chicken, cherry tomatoes, basil, and oregano to mushroom mixture; toss to coat. Transfer to a serving dish; sprinkle with shaved Parmesan cheese and freshly ground pepper. Serve immediately.