I needed a sweet treat to travel with this weekend, so I whipped up this Copycat recipe of “The Grey Stuff” from The Disney Chef. (http://www.thedisneychef.com/2015/02/copycat-recipe-grey-stuff.html) It’s my new go-to when I need to contribute to a pot luck, and it only takes ten minutes and three ingredients to make a treat that disappears first thing. I use my veggie chopper in lieu of a food processor to chop the mini Oreos, and I serve it in a bowl with some additional cookies on top, more banana pudding style.
I found this gem when I couldn’t get a reservation to Be Our Guest restaurant on our Disney trip. New to the Disney dining experience, I tried to get a table ninety days ahead of the trip, not knowing that I needed a full 180 days (!). But this has helped heal that wound.
If you try one new craft this year, make it loom knitting. It is easy for a beginner to make something stellar with this tool, and you can find lots of resources on different stitches if you get tired of the e-wrap method. But I never have. I can knit and watch TV, not thinking about it, and two hours later I have a hat. It can also be used to make scarves and blankets. It is a very satisfying craft.
Think baby hats, coordinating sets for siblings, team colors, or neon hats for kids who tend to disappear inside the playground at the Nashville Zoo. I even used it as part of the littlest fellow’s first Halloween costume, a man-eating plant.
If I’ve convinced you, the following is a fantastic link with articles and videos to get you started. http://www.loomahat.com/how-to-loom-knit-a-hat/
I have progressed on the weaving of my basket in the past two evenings, but I have already finished the boys’ Easter bunny sacks from grey and brown yarns. I didn’t weave the bottoms on these. They’re going to dive into the candy and toss these across the floor, anyway.
This link from JoAnn has additional gift bag ideas, all made with the basic e-wrap hat method. http://www.joann.com/loom-knit-gift-bags/3565881P62.html