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Monday, October 27, 2014

Fun weekend food

Hello everyone
I knew my grandchildren would be for several meals over the weekend so first thing Saturday morning,  I got out the fruit I had bought at great prices at Aldi on Friday-  I cut it up bite size and put it in  covered serving dish in the fridge.
I think we all ate some of this fruit at 3 different meals.  It was so easy and convenient to have it all ready.
Their sale ends Tuesday night but right now,  Aldi has whole pineapples for just 99 cents and I think the red grapes are less than $2 for a 2 pound bag.  Ours were all fresh and delicous and a very thrifty fruit tray.



For fun,  the grands made something from Pinterest- edible acorns.
They are Hersheys kisses,  Mini Vanilla wafers and chocolate chips stuck together with a bit of homemade chocolate frosting.  They look a little like acorns but taste a lot better.

I gave each child a plate with 4 wafers, kisses, chocolate chips, a dab of frosting and a small plastic knife.  
5 year old Gavin ate his acorns about as fast as he made them.


4 year old Elizabeth worked very seriously as she made hers.  She ate a little but she mostly enjoying the crafting part of it.  She also made extras to take home to her dad who was busy with his moonlighting yardcare business.  

1 year old JJ didn't craft much- I think he mostly just got frosting all over his face.  


if you look in their hands, you can see some of the finished acorns.  

2 year old Braeden was not interested in crafting.  He only wanted to eat Kisses.  He worked so hard unwrapping each one and kept all his wrappers in a pile.  

The acorns were fun and get a thumbs up from all of us!  

11 comments:

  1. The fruit prices are great! Our Aldi was a little higher-- $1.29 for pineapples. I bought 2. Still a great price!

    Your grandchildren are adorable and what a fun Grandma you are to let them make a sweet treat!

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  2. Yum! I just picked up the mini vanilla wafers today for the kids here to make these. Hope we have as much fun!

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  3. Your grandchildren are adorable and they looked like they had a lot of fun. I didn't even know that they made mini vanilla wafers, I will have to look in the stores for them. Our prices on fruit at Aldi always seems higher than others stores which is so disappointing. I read about others great deals and I can't participate in getting any for myself. Glad you were able to get all of that fruit!

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  4. Cute idea with the acorns. I have been trying to get to Aldi all week. I really do want several pineapples. Hopefully tomorrow morning!

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  5. Looks like a fun time at Grandmas. They are all so cute.

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  6. Sweet.....Seeing how four different children worked on their acorns....evident that they all had fun.

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  7. How cute, your grands are beautiful!

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  8. My grandmother (daddy's mom) would bring little bags of kisses to the house. She called them Silver Bells...and I pretty much did just what Braeden is doing in that photo, lol. It brings back one of my first memories.
    The grapes at Aldi have been the biggest, sweetest ones I've ever had. They are so good and crunchy too because they are so firm. I bet your fruit platter was really enjoyed.

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