Let Them Eat Cake

You know me, I’m a planner.  I enjoy making a plan, but the truth is I need someone to push me to work the plan.  I created plan for Spring Break that included the following for every day:  1)a verse to study  2)something to cook together 3)a craft 4)an activity.  Sounds good, eh?

Well, I think we did one thing every day and I was pleased with that.  Where I had assumed we would be up and at the day by 7:00 (since our kids never sleep past 5:45AM), we never really got up before 8:00AM.  It set a tone for the week of relaxing and enjoying the slow pace.

Monday, when I was not yet relaxed about my plan, we baked cake.  We divided the batter into five bowls and dyed each bit a different color.  The kids then proceeded to put five spoonfuls of each color into their mason jar.

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It was messy and fun and pretty to look at.  We put the jars into a dish with a little water and cooked them.  They seemed a bit messier than what we saw on Pinterest.

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While the cake was baking, the kids did some painting.  The plan had been to paint with qtips but the paint was all dried out and I found the dot paints “accidentally”.

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The cake was yummy and I would do it again with just a few changes.  I would NOT put icing on top. . . at least not store icing.  YUCK! I would wipe the lips of the jars before cooking too.  Ehhh – live and learn.  The kids didn’t seem to mind:

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One Response to Let Them Eat Cake

  1. Debbie says:

    Such a neat idea! Our spring break has officially started and my plan for this year is to have no plan :).

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