Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Resolution for 2009: More Fruit Covered in Chocolate

Our daughter loves to help prepare almost every meal and tonight's New Year's Eve meal needed something sweet to wrap up 2008. We opened up our copy of Favorite Brand Name Simple Recipes for Kids and decided on the Mud Hole Dunk which is fruit dipped in melted chocolate frosting, and then rolled in sprinkles.

You'll need:
  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Fruit
  • Sprinkles (We had lots of left over sprinkles from Christmas cookies)
  • Wax paper
The shortened version of the simple recipe is:
  1. Warm up some store bought frosting(don't use whipped) in the microwave for 15-20 seconds until it is melted
  2. Dip the fruit in the frosting and roll it in the sprinkles
  3. Put it on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper and then in the fridge until the frosting is set

Free swimming the rest of the week at SwimWest in Madison, WI

One of the preschool parents passed this on to us. SwimWest Swim School has free admission to their pool the rest of the week for a donation of one non-perishable food item per person. Here are the details from their web site:

Holiday Family Swim Food Drive

Join SwimWest over the Christmas holiday break for open swim and help us fill the Middleton Outreach Ministry's food pantry.

For a minimum donation of one non-perishable food item per person you can join us for FREE family swim at the Madison location!

If you have any questions, please call us at 831-6829

*Only a few days left to join us!*

We invite you to join our Family Swim Food Drive during these times:
Wednesday Dec 31: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday Jan 1: CLOSED
Friday Jan 2: 9:00am - 4:45pm
Sat Jan 3 / Sun Jan 4: Noon - 4:45pm

The Madison location is:
Swim West Family Fitness Center
1001 Deming Way
Madison, WI 53717
(608) 831-6829