I got to school early because Monika had a meeting. I've begun making stained glass Christmas tree ornaments in metals for the Holiday sale. My CAMM kids have begun making their t-shirts & I'm getting t's made from some of the best designs from both CAMM and my Paint/Printmaking class in order to sell one of a kind t-shirts at the Holiday sale. At this evening's boys BB game, the BB coach tweeted this image of my student's t-shirt that he made in my class. I always love it when kids make stuff they are proud of.
During my painting & printmaking class we had a show & tell time with all the girls' screen prints (see below). I was very impressed with all the exciting images that got created. I had hot water for hot chocolate and brought donuts for the girls. I was a really fun class period to end the week on.
Monika and I went to Panera for dinner and I came home and made a fire. Monika had to study for her SAT that she's taking tomorrow. I decided to cover 100 pretzel rods with milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter and/or carmel. I also put a cherry coating on some because I like the holiday red, but Monika informed me that no one likes the cherry! Oh well. I bagged them up in Christmas treat bags for gift giving. Next weekend I'll be making tamales!
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rod Recipe:
-- 2 C of chocolate chips or peanut butter chips or caramel chips, etc.
-- 2 T of shortening (not butter or oil)
-- Bag of pretzel rods
-- Sprinkles, M&M's, or other decorations
I microwave bowls of chips with shortening for 2 minutes-- usually 2 or 3 flavors at once. Mix the melted chips up until smooth and then spoon over rods and lay onto parchment paper on a sheep pan and decorate. Once the pan is filled, I put the lot into the freezer to harden quickly to speed up the packaging process.