Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Melted crayons

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Have broken crayons lying around?  They are perfect to use to remake crayon molds.  At Christmas time we made some trees and stars for family.  Crayon molds are a great gift that kids can help make and they can work for almost any holiday!  

So here's the simple way to make your crayon molds. 

First what you need: 

broken crayons 

silicone molds (shapes of your choice) 

cookie sheet 


How to make them: 

First: Peel any crayons that need peeled.  Sometimes you need a small knife to slice down the peel. 

Second: Break up your broken crayons enough that they can fit in the mold.  Depending on your molds some of the crayons will need to be broken up even more.   You can use a knife to cut them if needed.  


  Third: Place the crayon pieces into the molds. Make sure to fill the molds pretty well, as they fill less space when liquefied. 

  Fourth: Place the silicone mold on a cookie sheet, bake @ 215 degrees for about 20 min.

Fifth: Take out of the oven and let cool on counter on cookie sheet for a couple minutes.  Then keeping the crayon mold on a cookie sheet place in the fridge for 
about 5-10 min. 

Sixth: Place just the crayon mold in the freezer for about 5 min. 

Seventh: Pop the new crayon molds out of the mold.


And there you have it!  A fun and easy gift for Valentine's!!   

Tuesday, January 26, 2021


 Homemade burritos 

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Homemade burritos are a great way to get a quick healthy lunch in during a busy work day.  I like them for days that I sub, they are a quick grab to put in my lunchbag.  They are perfect to take out of the freezer and microwave real fast.

What you will need: 

  • tacos shells ( I like to use whole wheat) 

For the filling there are lots of options.  The below recipe is what I recently used. 

Filling ingredients: 

  • refried beans
  • sweet potatoes 
  • peppers
  • black beans 

Other options to add: scrambled eggs, yogurt, meat 

First: Cut the veggies

Second: Cook the sweet potatoes, make sure they are tender 


Third: Add any other vegetables to cook together: 

Fourth:  Add the refried beans or any other filling you are using. 

Making the burritos

First: Lay out your saran wrap or wax paper.  

This mix will make about 10 tacos.  If you have room lay out a few shells at a time.  We used our bar and so made about 6 at a time.  

Second: Add a small amount of the filling to the middle of your taco shell. 

Third: Fold up the burrito.  

Fold in both sides, then fold the the bottom up and roll the burrito.

And there you have it!  Then wrap each burrito in Saran Wrap or wax paper and place in a ziplock bag and into your freezer.  Then you have at least 10 burritos in the freezer ready to grab when you need them.