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My Mom Came to Visit and an Easter Recipe









All week I have been spoiled because my Mom has been visiting from Vegas. It's really hard for me to live far from my family. I know not every family is like mine. When we get together we pick up where we last left off, regardless of all the different paths we are traveling. We can be ourselves around each other and in a way nothing has changed. Because of this, it is even harder to visit my family. It reminds me of how much I miss them and want them always around. Come on family, just move here already! 


Just this week my Mom took care of me and my children. I am so grateful for the service she did for my family. Along with her buying our groceries all week, having her here was heaven. Firstly, have you seen all we have been up to? My house is a wreck because we have been so busy! And what does my mom do when she gets here? She cleans out my fridge. Yup, that's true love. Secondly, she took care of me since I've been sick this week. As a stay-at-home mommy you don't exactly get "sick days", so I definitely felt spoiled. Thirdly, it was so awesome to talk and connect with my mom. This probably sounds funny, but I love having "grownup" conversations with my mom. Lastly, I loved watching my mom be an awesome Grammy to my kids. Whenever my baby sees my Mom she smiles ear-to-ear and flails all over the place! And my mom, being the amazing teacher she is, diffused multiple meltdowns for me. Yup, that's pure love right there. She is a fantastic grandma.

 I am grateful that I have a family who loves me enough to do things like clean my mold infested fridge. And I am so grateful to have a mom who was willing to spend her Spring Break with my kids and I, instead of California or some other warm beachy place. My Mom is so awesome, she even made this easy Easter treat this week with my kiddos. So here's a simple quick Easter Treat idea for the weekend that's perfect for your little ones. We had a blast making them and the kids really enjoyed this. Have a happy Easter everyone and stay tuned for tomorrows Earth Day post! Love you Mom.



hidden Surprise Easter Egg Recipe


INGREDIENTS

  • 12 Plastic snap-apart 3 x 2-in Easter eggs
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 package (10 oz., about 40) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
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  • 4 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 6 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
  • 1/2 cup M&M'S® Brand Chocolate Candies
  • Canned frosting or decorating gel (optional)


DIRECTIONS

1. Clean, then coat inside of plastic eggs with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add JET-PUFFED Marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

3. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.

4. Using greased hands, firmly press 1/4 cup of the cereal mixture into each plastic egg half. Use fingers to make hollow center in each half. Remove from molds. Place on wax paper. Cool slightly.

5. Place about 6 M&M'S® Brand Chocolate Candies in one half of each egg. Gently press two halves of each egg together until they stick. Cool completely.

6. Decorate with frosting and additional M&M'S® Brand Chocolate Candies (if desired). Best if served the same day.MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: Follow step 1 above. In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 3 through 6 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.

Notes:
For best results, use fresh marshmallows.

1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.

Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.

Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container.

(Recipe from http://www.ricekrispies.com/recipes/hidden-surprise-easter-egg-treats)

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