From the farm kitchen: Apple chips

I love apple chips. I could eat bags of these things. I was so happy to find out how easy they are to make at home. You can eat them totally guilt free and it’s also a great snack for the kids!

Apple Chips

Ingredients: 
* Apples
* Cinnamon

Procedure: 
1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
2. Slice apples into thin slices. I used a mandolin which created uniform slices but slicing thinly with a knife would work well too. 
3. Place the apple slices on a parchment lined paper and sprinkle with cinnamon.Use as much or as little cinnamon as you like.

4. Bake the apple slices for 1.5 hours and then turn the slices over.
5. Bake for an additional 2.5-3 hours.
6. Enjoy your chips! 

Resurrection Rolls: With an Easter Story

To continue learning about Easter I decided to try making Resurrection Rolls. These rolls are a fabulous Easter lesson and involves eating a delicious treat. The best part is when the kids bite into the roll and find that Jesus, the marshmallow, isn’t there! This is our first time making these but I can’t wait to make it a tradition!

We had some fun with this activity and incorporated some dramatic play. We labeled the oven as the tomb that we would put Jesus into.

“Batman” had a great time helping make each roll. I included the story that we talked about as we were making each roll at the bottom of this post.

Now things got really great. ” Batman” was guarding the tomb while the rolls were cooking. He even tried to make me attempt to break into the tomb in which he promptly used his sword to avert me.

My little soldier guarding the tomb

We go big or go home around here. For Palm Sunday we were galloping down the hallway with palms shouting Hosanna! So a soldier at the tomb is totally normal, have fun with it!

Ingredients:

* 1 can of crescent rolls
* One marshmallow for each roll
* 2 TBS melted butter
* 2 TBS sugar
* 1 tsp. cinnamon

Procedure:

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
2. Unroll your crescent rolls and lay each roll out on a cookie sheet.
3. Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl, this will be used for dipping.
4. Roll the marshmallow in butter and then in the cinnamon, sugar mixture.
5. Place the coated marshmallow in the middle of the crescent roll and roll the marshmallow up in the crescent roll making sure to pinch any seams so the marshmallow doesn’t leak out.
6. Roll the marshmallow wrapped in crescent in the cinnamon, sugar mixture to coat the outside of the roll and place on the cookie sheet.
7. Repeat for each crescent roll.
8. Bake for 13-15 minutes.
9. Bite into your roll and see that Jesus has risen!

Resurrection Roll story:

Resurrection Roll story explanation:

Rice Krispie bird’s nests

With Easter only a few days away, spring in the air and our little mama chicken sitting on eggs, today we made rice krispie bird’s nests! Everyone loves rice krispie treats and they are even better in the shape of a nest!

Rice Krispie Bird’s Nests

Indgredients:

1/4 cup butter

4 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

1 tsp. vanilla extract

5 cups Rice Krispie cereal

Cooking spray

Preparation:

1. Add the butter to a large pan and melt slowly.
2. Once the butter is melted, add the mini marshmallows and stir occasionally until all marshmallows are melted.
3. Add the vanilla extract and stir thoroughly into the marshmallow butter mixture.
4. Stir in the cereal and stir to combine.
5. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray.
6. Press 1/4 cup of the Krispie mixture into each muffin and use a spoon to to put an indent into the top of each nest.

7. Add eggs or marshmallow peeps to finish off your nest.

Enjoy!