Friday, March 16, 2012

A Wee Pot of Gold!

I know we've been 'MIA' for a bit.  Al had taken a few days off and we just made it an extended Spring Break.  We'll be back next week, though, with lots of projects, but I still wanted to make this post about Maggie's St. Patrick's Day snack in time for you to make tomorrow ... what we called a "Wee Pot of Gold.'

This snack is simply made with yellow-colored jello (we used pineapple, but lemon is another option), a small, circular-shaped cookie cutter, and a little plastic pot.  (I usually buy the cheap, 12-pack sleeve of little black plastic cauldrons at Halloween and use them for St. Patrick's Day, too).
 To make the jigglers, pour 1 1/4 cups of boiling water into two boxes (3 oz. each) gelatin.  Pour into a dish so that the gelatin sits at about 1/2-inch thick.  (My 8x8-inch square glass pan worked great!)  Cool for at least three hours until set.
 Once set, cut your gelatin into coin-shapes using your cookie cutter.
 Fill your cauldron with your 'gold' and add a green ribbon.
It made for a happy snacker!  :)
And, of course, we read this great read tonight before bed, The Night Before St. Patrick's Day by Natasha Wing.  (We love her books!)
Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone!  We'll see you Tuesday!  :)

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