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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

tip of the week...

So I am constantly running around like a crazy woman to the pool, tennis, practices, the store..you name it if I am going I am running out the door to get there. Before I make my quick getaway I find myself in the pantry grabbing hand fulls of this and that for snacks for the boys. About a 2 months ago I was watching the TLC series Jon & Kate plus eight *which I love* and Kate was making dried cereal snack bags for her kids while they traveled to church and a light bulb went off in my head.....So the next time I went to the store I bought all different ingredients to go in my snack bags like fruit loops, teddy grahams, kix, chex, mini marshmallows, small pretzels, gold fish, dried fruit *we loved dried pineapple, yummy*, cheese crackers just basically anything you kind find finger size. When I got home I opened up all the packages and dumped them in a huge ziploc baggie *you know the huge ones they recommend for storage and such* I then mixed it all up and made my own individual baggies for me to grab on the go. I have done this three time *it makes a lot* and I have just loved it! My boys are big snackers especially Landon and whether we are going to church or the pool I have a great snack to bring along and the boys love it because it if different every time so go snack happy!!

3 comments:

Heather said...

Great pool treat idea. Thanks!! Heaven knows we love snacking.

Monnik said...

This is a great idea! I love Jon and Kate plus 8. Another tip that I learned from that show is the clip fingernails and toenails into a plastic container. That's much better than having to drag out the vacuum after clipping!!

The Olson Family said...

I did something similar when I nannied for the lacrosse coach at UVa. I usually did a sweet version and a salty one, the kids and I devoured them!