So with today being Mardi Gras…I knew our dinner would not be complete without a king cake. Now, my son is a picky eater and doesn’t like to try new things and with his food allergies, I knew I had to make something that he could eat. One of his (and my) favorite things are Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls. I knew this would be perfect to make our king cake with. I took one can of cinnamon rolls and arranged them on the cookie sheet in a circle, like this.
Yup…it’s a cake!! Our Cub Scout pack had their Blue & Gold dinner last night and they had a cub/parent dessert contest with 5 categories. Of course my son wanted to enter the “Grossest Dessert” category! I really had no idea what I was going to make so I googled “gross desserts” and found a bunch! His favorite was the kitty litter cake. After looking at the recipes, (they all called for a cake and pudding mixture that I am sure is yummy but we’re not big pudding people over here) I decided just to bake a regular cake in a disposable aluminum cake pan (13×9). It only took a few supplies to make. Cake mix, icing, oreos (or any vanilla cookie, green food coloring and tootsie rolls
Now that Valentine’s Day has come and gone….it is time to start decorating for the next occasion….MARDI GRAS!!! I love to decorate my house and have theme dinner parties….I will look for any excuse to do it. Although I don’t go all out for Mardi Gras…I do have a dinner planned and I do a little decorating. Here is my hall table and counter in my kitchen spruced up for the occasion.
Yesterday was our school’s 100 Day Celebration and I was in charge of a snack. I knew I didn’t want to do cupcakes because I sent in cupcakes for the Valentine’s Day party today so I went with cookies instead. I wanted the cookies to look like a 100 so I picked Vienna Fingers and Chips Ahoy.
I just put them in a small ziploc “snack” bag. (these worked best because the cookies didn’t shift around in the bag)