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Kidzworld Kitchen: New Years Eve Sleepover

Dec 28, 2016

Ring in the New Year eating tasty treats at a sleepover party!

Saying farewell to the year just past and welcoming the new one is a special time that is best enjoyed with close friends and family. Get some pals together for a sleepover party and surprise them with unique snacks made you. Toast at midnight with milk and cookies, noshing on coloured popcorn while watching movies or indulging in delicious Chocolate Cookie Dough Dip while chatting and dancing the night away. With these cool recipes you’ll definitely earn the prize for host/hostess with the most!

Pink Popcorn

Ingredients:

  • 4 L popped popcorn
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 small box red Jell-O gelatin powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. butter (or non-hydrogenated margarine if you want it dairy-free)
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F.
  2. Put the popped popcorn in a large bowl, carefully picking out any unpopped kernels
  3. Line one or two rimmed baking sheets with foil.
  4. In a large saucepan bring the sugar, Jell-O, water and butter to a boil.
  5. Once fully boiling cook for 4 minutes without stirring, swirling the bowl occasionally.
  6. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and soda.
  7. Pour over the popcorn and toss with tongs to coat completely.
  8. Spread out onto the baking sheets and bake for one hour, stirring once or twice
  9. Remove from the oven and  set aside to cool, then break into chunks

Pink PopcornPink PopcornCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 8 oz tub spreadable cream cheese (regular or light)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (or to taste)
  • 1 cup sour cream or whipped cream (optional)
  • 1/2 cup mini or chopped chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. In a small saucepan or a bowl in the microwave, melt the butter and brown sugar, stirring until smooth.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla; set aside to cool.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth and fluffy.
  4. Beat cream cheese mixture into the brown sugar mixture, then stir in the chocolate chips, reserving a few for garnish
  5. Fold in the sour cream or whipped cream, if you want it extra creamy.
  6. Serve immediately or refrigerate (Hint! Should always be served at room temperature)
  7. Serve with sliced fruit or animal crackers for dipping

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough DipChocolate Chip Cookie Dough DipCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

M&M Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of soft butter (it is critical that it be soft)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups regular all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 12-ounce package of M&Ms (see my secret in the box near the end of the page)
  • 3/4 c chopped nuts (optional see my note in the instructions)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and the sugars until light and fluffy
  3. Beat in the egg and the vanilla.
  4. In another bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix
  6. Stir in M&M’s
  7. Using a teaspoon drop cookies of about one heaping teaspoon onto your greased cookie sheets, about two inches apart
  8. Bake for between 10 and 13 minutes
  9. Cool on wire cookie racks.
  10. Serve with milk served in glassware and use to toast the New Year!

Milk and Cookie FlutesMilk and Cookie FlutesCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Remember, be creative, have fun and above all, safety first! Always talk to the adult in charge before you get your chef on! Happy New Years!

Recipes courtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

 

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rainbowpoptart
Goodness... I see where your mother is coming from: if you eat too much, no matter how healthy the food is, and don't work off the calories, you're going to gain weight. But she's being very obsessive and dramatic about it. There is nothing wrong with eating pizza or a cookie every now and then, and there's nothing wrong with relaxing from time to time either. As long as you aren't constantly eating junk and not burning the calories, then you do not have a problem. Eating unhealthy things every now and then does not make you fat. EATING every now and then does not make you fat. Try explaining this to her, calmly and patiently. Tell her that you don't want to be forced to do all of this exercising - being forced to exercise makes it a lot less interesting. Do not take "This is for your own good" for an answer; if you do not want to do it, it is NOT for your good. (This, of course, would be a different story if you were actually fat.) ALSO tell her that exercising too much and not satiating your cravings is JUST AS UNHEALTHY AS BEING FAT IS. If you were to not eat healthful meals and not snack every now and then, no matter how healthy or unhealthy the food is, plus exercise so frequently, you would not be healthy.  Eating is good for you, even if the food isn't. Eating too little and eating too much is not healthy. Exercise is good for you. Not exercising enough and exercising too much is not good for you. If you talking to her doesn't help, try telling another adult how you feel, and maybe they can help get it through to her. Regardless of what happens, take care of yourself. Moderate how much you eat, but don't limit yourself to less than you feel you need. Exercise, but don't do something you don't want to; working out should be fun. Good luck with everything. I'm really sorry that she makes you feel so badly about this.
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jake495
jake495 posted in Family Issues:
Make sure she knows its your body not hers In a respectful way of course
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ThePaleWalker636
I'm perfectly happy with myself. I'm around 5'6" and somewhere between 140-150 pounds, and I don't feel fat. But my mom is constantly telling me that I am, or, at least, that I'm going to be. She forces me to go to exercise classes because I don't like many sports, tries making me go on diets, but I don't want to. She tells me that if I continue the way I am, having an extra cookie once in a while and only eating cereal for breakfast, that I'll end up fat, and she makes sure to emphasize how horrible that is for a person to live with. She rolls her eyes and sighs whenever she sees me getting a snack, and just in general makes me feel awful for eating the things I like and for relaxing. I've told her that I don't want to do these things and that she makes me feel bad when she says things like that, but she swears it's for my own good and that I should never want to be fat, that it ruins people's lives. How should I deal with this?
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drowning
drowning posted in Friends:
"NS12" wrote: I meet this guy at a festival and we have been talking for the whole week and my mum has noticed I keep texting someone and I know I need to tell her but I don t know how I am going to tell her, I doubt she ll get angry or anything but he lives about 4/5 hours away from me. I know I need to tell her as I don t like keeping secrets from her. I know this was a bit ago, but I truly hope that you were able to be open with your mother. If you feel as if they won't get mad at you, then chances are that your guardian will not. Honesty is the best policy, and if you feel guilt keeping a secret, then it is one you probably shouldn't be keeping.
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drowning
I agree with @rainbowpoptart. You really shouldn't worry about relationships that much given your age. I promise, they're better things to worry about than boys and more secure romances occur later on in life anyways. But, given the situation, you shouldn't worry about either. The boy is unfaithful and so is your friend. If your best friend really valued your friendship, she would not have put it in a position that could end it. Don't waste your time on those who will not put you first just as you do for them; better people will come into your life and they are the ones who you should really worry about.
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