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Things I Love Thursday- Rice Krispies

 We don’t usually keep Rice Krispies around the house unless it is a rare occasion where we make Rice Krispies treats (which come to think about it should be way more often). But I had a coupon a few weeks ago making them (you guessed it) free so I got some of them with strawberries. Lily had never had Rice Krispies before (outside of the treats-mmm) and so as I poured her a bowl, I told her the cereal “talks.” Her eyes got big and she put her head down by the bowl. She looked up at me and said, “Are you fibbing?”

It was fun watching that moment as her mom. Cause seriously, didn’t we all eat these as a child and lean our head in to hear the snap, crackle and pop. And even if you didn’t do that, who can deny the gooey goodness that is a Rice Krispies treat (my goodness, I might just go make a batch right now). It’s just one of those foods that brings back memories. I can still picture the little cartoon guys singing in the commercials.

Well, Kelloggs Rice Krispies has put together a website, Childhood is Calling, to remind us how important it is to create memories with our kids. They are partnering with Playing for Keeps to help educate parents on the importance of play. I overheard two moms talking yesterday about all the things their kids were scheduled for and I was overwhelmed. I can only imagine how the kids felt. There are some really great ideas on the website of ways to “play” that don’t require signing up for a class and forking over a load of cash. I can’t remember too many classes I took as a kid (except for the NINE years of piano) ,but I can remember hours of play in the backyard and around the neighborhood. My earliest memory is of my dad letting me make pizza’s at the pizza parlor he owned at the time.

Lily loves to bake, put often I can’t stand the mess or the inability to control exactly how everything is going to go (yes, I have issues). So I was also thrilled to find recipies specifically geared towards cooking with your kids. This weekend I am going to tackle my issues and conquer one of these with Lily. And if things start to go awry, I will just stick her in front of the computer so she can play some of these. That Rice Krispies Treat decorator could keep her occupied for hours.

Now…is 11:30 too late to make Rice Krispies Treats?

Comments

  1. Maxime says:

    It’s never too late to make Rice Krispies Treats. While you’re at it, can you send me some? :-)

  2. Ditto Maxine!

    Also, I FEEL your pain about the nine years of piano….

  3. no…it’s never too late in the day/evening to make R.K. treats. Mmmmm….

    I’ll be checking out that site more in depth. Looked very interesting when I peeked at it.

    And as for piano…oh those torturous years of practicing every day. Now I’m inflicting that pain on my kids (who actually WANT to learn how to play!) :)

  4. It’s never too late to make Rice Krispie treats :). I know what you mean about over scheduling kids. I live in an area where it’s an epidemic. We’re unusual for making our son wait until he was 4 1/2 to start soccer. I can’t wait to check out that website!

  5. There are NO time restrictions on making Rice Krispie Treats. It’s a rule.

  6. There are no rules when it comes to Rice krispie treats! I went over to my mom’s the other day and she had some..before I left she had to eventually hide them from me. I couldn’t stop eating!! *shame*

  7. Yum! I have some unopened Rice Krispies that I’ve been saving for Caramel Rice Krispie treats. They are your basic Rice Krispie treats with a ribbon : ) of caramel (mixed with sweetened condensed milk) in the middle. Double yummy!!
    Julie

  8. I can remember eating rice krispies and having banana slices “hiding” under them that I had to find. Ah “Snap, Krackle, Pop”. Thanks for the reminder of a great memory!

  9. Heather says:

    mmm…rice krispy treats

  10. if you’ve feel as though you’ve eaten one too many rice krispie treats, just remind yourself that the marshmallows are fat free!!! :D Ignore the butter part…….all that matters is at least ONE of the key ingredients is fat free…..

  11. Auntie N says:

    Thanks for the great ideas and memories. I keep learning more about you! We are so very blessed!!!! By the way, the 9 years of piano were well worth it inspite of your grumbling:-)

    FYI — I sent today’s blog to Cindy. Thought Halle might enjoy some of that!

    Love ya. Have a WONDERFUL Mother’s Day!!!

  12. Auntie N says:

    PS Give CoCo an extra hug from me for Mother’s Day!

    Thanks.

  13. adventuremom says:

    Never too late to make rice krispie treats, give you fair chance to eat as much as you want before sharing with the kiddos. I think RK treats are my favorite sweet snack, plus it is fat free. :)

  14. Rice Krispy Treats are probably one of my favorite treats. So simple and so yummy!!

  15. Krysty says:

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing…btw, did your dad own a pizza parlor in m’town?

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