Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cute Little Birds :)

So far this winter, I have been greatly enjoying the Black Capped Chickadees that have been visiting my suction cup bird feeders that I have on our glass door leading to the patio.  I was super excited when they started coming regularly; they are one of my favorite birds! :)

So cute, look at those little black eyes! :)

Lydia, watching the birds. I have two feeders, so I put one down low for the kids to enjoy. 

Chickadees rarely stay at the feeder to eat, they will grab one sunflower seed at a time and fly to a tree to eat it, coming back to every few minutes for more. Thankful God made such cute little birds that help brighten my day. :) 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Cake Mix Rice Crispy Squares

I just made a pan of these and they turned out really yummy. :) I think the kids liked them more then usual because of the colorful sprinkles. :)

Cake Mix Rice Crispy Bars

4 T. Butter
10 oz. Bag mini marshmallows
1/2 c. Cake mix (I used rainbow bit, but you can also use yellow)
5 c. Rice crispy cereal
Sprinkles 

Melt butter in a large saucepan, add in the marshmallows. Stir until they are melted and remove from heat. Add in dry the cake mix and then cereal. Stir until the cereal is coated with marshmallow mixture. Add some sprinkles and stir. Press into a 9x13 pan and top with more sprinkles. Enjoy! :)