Dinner day off 

We are so fortunate that our nearby Maggiano’s offers Kids Cooking Classes! They do an entire meal; salad, entree and dessert. Best about the class it’s interactive. They put their ingredients together for each dish and the chef “quizzes ” them, too. For example, today’s class started with them preparing the dessert, apple crostata. Chef Roni asked them “why did we start with dessert?” Hands went up! They answered- because it has to bake. ​

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​ Mmmmm…. can you smell the apples cooking?  Then the step by step construction ​

On to the salad, the dressing really makes a difference!


Layer by layer they put a great dish together!

Hard to resist lasagna! 

And now dinner is done!! And you got the night off! 

But wait the event isn’t over yet… time for some lunch!!

Kids and parents get to enjoy a bite!

Maggiano’s has thought of everything! Definitely love them for this!!

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Winter craft

Well, the warm mid- winter temperatures were just a little treat. Today was winter’s reminder that it is still March, there was even flurries today!!

So that meant the kids could not go outside to play… but it’s Friday?!?! So that meant a craft! Why not try something that is all over YouTube and the Net? Yup, fluffy slime! There’s a lot of variations out there, but here’s the combination that worked the best.


In one bowl: one cup of hot water and one tablespoon Borax. Stir until the Borax is dissolved and the mixture looks clear.

In a second bowl mix the following together:

1 cup glue 

Half cup water 

3- 4 cups shaving cream ( any brand is fine)

2 tablespoons of contact lens solution 

Once you’ve mixed them together, add 2-3 tablespoons of the Borax mixture one tablespoon at a time . Once it starts to form a ball and not stick to the sides of the bowl, you’re done!!

Time to play!!

We tried barabsol shaving cream and Pure silk shaving cream both work great and can be found at the dollar stores. Bonus the Pure silk smelled nice.

Tried it also with glitter glue, it worked okay but we did have to add a little more glitter. Side note: the glitter will be on your hands as well.

If you’d like to have a colored fluffy slime , food coloring works great. Add it before you add the Borax mixture.

Have fun!!