Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Emily, Ethan, and Carissa. We made a traditional seasonal treat this evening (traditional for Cookie Baking Night, anyway): Spring Bird Nests. This is definitely a kid favorite. They always have fun making these and eating them.
Here's the recipe:
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 bag chow mien noodles
Colored candy eggs
Melt the butterscotch chips, choc chips, and p-nut butter in the microwave until smooth. Add chow mien noodles. Mix until well coated. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto waxed paper. Decorate with candy eggs (p-nut or almond M&Ms will do in a pinch). Chill to set. Enjoy!
We also read from "Leading Little Ones to God" tonight. We decided to read two lessons each night since we're nearing the end of the book. Since we meet only every other week, and we read one lesson a week, we've been reading this book for 4 years now (and I should note nobody's complaining about it--the kids always remind me if we haven't read our lesson yet and they make sure I save time for it). We read lessons 66 (The Father Will Help If We Ask Him) and 67 (The Holy Spirit Helps Us) tonight Ethan and Emily took turns reading from the Bible for us. Tonight's lessons were followed by some good Spiritual discussion with the kids (my favorite part).
As usual, a fun time was had by all.