Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valencetimes Day Prep

Valencetimes Day. That's what Diva calls it. I like the sound of it. It makes me smile when I hear it. So...I have mentioned over at Oklahoma Women's Bloggers that this year I wasn't doing it. I wasn't stressing about VDay and I wasn't making Valentine's cards. That does not exempt me from treats however. The Dudes are in a Mother's Day Out program. They are having a party on Thursday. I never seem to sign up in time and I am always stuck with the little "take home treat" bags. Ugh. Recently I was on Pinterest and came across a Toddler Valentine Snack Mix  Super cute. I pinned it not knowing when or if I would ever use it. That's the problem with Pinterest. I only use a fraction of what I pin. So, when I got around to signing up for the party and saw that I would yet again be doing the treat bags I immediately thought of this snack mix. Perfect! I read the recipe and directions on the link and headed to Target. Mine is a slight variation of the pinned one, but just as pretty. And good. Holy cow it's good. After I made the treat bags I had some left over. Mr. Mayer and I can't stop eating it! Here's my version:

Toddler Valentine Snack Mix
Frosted Cheerios
Strawberry Mini Wheats
Strawberry Yogurt melts
Craisins
Yogurt Raisins
marshmallows

Now, prepare to be blown away with my measurements.
I did 3ish cups of Cheerios and 2ish cups of Mini Wheats (ish because I used a measuring cup but some scoops were fuller than others). Then I did 2 bags of the yogurt melts. Half a bag of Craisins and half a bag of yogurt raisins. I then did a cup to a cup and half of marshmallows (really just until it looks right to you). I mixed it all together and took my measuring cup and did one cup scoops into the treat bags.
There are 12 kids in the class. I got 7 bags out of the recipe so I made another one. You can see where the extra came from.
While I was making the snack mix I had Diva busily signing her name to all the boxes of glittery conversation hearts she picked out to give her friends at school. Me and my super genius self didn't bother to look at the candy to make sure it was nut free. There are some kids at Diva's school who are allergic and even things made near nuts can be bad. Doh! The candy was made in the same facility as peanuts and tree nuts. *#&^%$$&**@!! Grrr.....Diva was devastated. Great. After dinner I load her up and we run back up to Target and she picks out some more Valentines. We get back home and Mr. Mayer asks if these are nut free. @#$%^&*!!! I FORGOT TO LOOK! Seriously! I mean....what the heck was I thinking? Doing? How could I forget to look?! Mr. Mayer checked. Thank goodness they were totally nut free. I'm still in awe that I went to Target for that specific reason and forgot to check! What a lame-o. So tomorrow Diva gets to put her autograph on a new batch of Valentines. She's really excited about that.

2 comments:

  1. LOOKS amazing!!! I wonder if the Berry Berry Kix would be just as good as the Cheerios- they're prettier b/c they're pink & purple!

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  2. Oh! I think that would be great! I almost went with some pink colored o's of some sort instead of Cheerios. Just stick with easy to eat things in the Valentine colors. The combinations are endless!

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