Everyday Mom's Meals: If I Could I Would

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

If I Could I Would

Do you remember holiday parties when you were in elementary school? I do, fondly. I remember looking forward to each one, no matter what the occasion, and being so excited to see what everyone would bring in to share w/ the class. I remember I kids whose mom's would visit, carrying these huge Tupperware containers full of home made goodies for all of us to enjoy. Well, I don't know how it is in your child's school, but those days are long gone in Alex's. Due to the world we live in today, home made treats are banned from most schools around here. We still send in things to share, but they are always store bought in the original container. And while this makes me sad b/c it's a sign of today's society, I respect, understand and fully support the school's caution and concerns about safety. But every time I find a cute recipe children would love, for just a split second I wish I could make it for Alex's class and be "one of those cool moms" I remember so well. Instead they become after school snacks and treats to share w/ the neighbor kids, as was the case when I shared the Spider Cookies during Halloween. Once again, my inspiration has come from not only Pinterest, but also Oreos....just like those cookies. Who knew there were so many adorable things you could do w/ America's favorite cookie? If you are still allowed to take home made things to your child's school, these would be a HUGE hit at a Thanksgiving party! But if you're like me, and are continually sending in store made cupcakes or boxes of fruit snacks, enjoy these at home, w/ your little turkeys!

Oreo Turkeys 
Makes 4

4 Oreo cookies
20 pieces of candy corn
4 Whopper candies
Icing in your color choice (I had yellow)

Carefully put 5 candy corn pieces in each sandwich cookies, between layers, making "feathers". With a small dot of icing, adhere 1 Whopper to each, to make "head". Using icing, draw eyes and "gobbler". With more icing colors, or decorations, the details are endless!

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Michelle said...

Those are adorable! I am lucky that we are in a very small charter school and homemade treats are still allowed. If only we weren't off all week for Thanksgiving, I'd take these. I'll count on you though to find me a super cute Christmas treat with Oreos! Happy Thanksgiving, Krista!


Miz Helen said...

What a precious presentation for the plate of goodies. Who wouldn't just love it. Hope you are having a great holiday week end. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you will come back soon!
Miz Helen

Amy @ A Little Nosh said...

We're allowed to bring homemade goodies to my son's school, but it's one of the rare ones that do allow it.