|Then one foggy Christmas Eve....|
Its a wonderful way to unwind, don't you think? Today was an amazing day filled with Christmas songs, the unveiling of my girlie white feather tree, some holiday house cleaning, a Christmas pageant, and the making of Magic Reindeer Food.
We woke up to heavy fog which didn't burn off well until eleven o'clock this morning. As the verse "...then one foggy Christmas Eve..." from Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer kept repeating in my head, I knew we had to make Reindeer Food. We made a big batch to share with the Baking Tot's classmates. It is very easy to make, fun for the kids, and safe for the wildlife once it is scattered. One SUPER plus for me was the exclusion of glitter and substitution of sanding sugar (you could easily use edible glitter-but sanding sugar is what I had on hand.) We placed them in bags and included this little poem I found on the web:
Sprinkle on the lawn at night
The moon will make it sparkle bright
As Santa's reindeer fly and roam
This will guide them to your home.
Magic Reindeer Food
2 cups Sunflower Bird Seed
2 cups rolled oats
2 T. red sanding sugar
2 T. green sanding sugar
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and bag them for gifts.
- Sprinkle on the lawn Christmas Eve night!