You’ve Been BOOed!

7 10 2013

One of my favorite things about teaching was the excitement and anticipation that came with every holiday. Every holiday there was always something new and exciting to be done and the kids loved every moment of it.

At our school the teachers would BOO other classrooms. They would leave a decorated basket with enough treats for the entire class by your classroom door. The class would find it and enjoy the treats then you would go BOO another class. So that everyone got BOOed you would hang a sign out side of your class saying that You’ve Been BOOed. It was all done in secret and was such a fun way to start getting ready for Halloween.

One year out neighbors even started this and I remember the kids from down the street rang our door bell and left us some homemade cookies for us to enjoy. We only had a baby at the time but we had so much fun finding another house to go BOO.

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This year I began the BOOing in our neighborhood. I found some cute Halloween buckets at Target and stuffed them with glow sticks and a candy corn/pumpkin candy mix.

boo printable

I also included a copy of a cute little poem that tells you how to play that I found over at Centsational Girl.

You also have to include a copy of the We’ve been BOO’ed sign that they are to hang in their window or on their front door so that others know that they have been BOO’ed. I found this one over at Printables by Colette.

Once you have it all ready to go the fun begins. You take the kids out and you leave it on the doorstep, ring the bell, and then get away before they open the door. BOOing someone else is always kept a secret!

My kids had so much fun delivering these and now they are anxiously awaiting their chance to get BOOed.

If these weren’t cute enough head on over to It’s Written on the Wall and check out 16 versions of You’ve Been BOOed!

Hope everyone has great fun being BOOed and BOOing others! Happy Halloween!

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Chocolate Surprise Muffins

3 10 2013

So my baby turned 4 a little less than a week ago and I made these amazing Chocolate Surprise Muffins for him to take into his Preschool. I frosted them and made them into cupcakes for all the kids to enjoy. This recipe comes from the Cake Mix Doctor and is super easy to make. I first had these at my sisters house and I am not a fan of chocolate but they were so good I ate two! You Defiantly give them a try!

Chocolate Surprise Muffins

Filling:

~ 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature

~ 1/3 cup sugar

~ 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

~ 1 large egg

~ 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Cake:

~ 24 paper liners for muffin pans

~ 1 package (18.25 oz.) plain devil’s food cake mix

~ 1 1/3 cups water

~ 1/2 cup vegetable oil

~ 3 large eggs

1. Place the cream cheese and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Add the vanilla and egg. Beat on low until the egg is incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips. Set the filling aside.

2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners. Set the pans aside.

3. Place the cake mix, water, oil, and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat for 2 more minutes, scraping down the sides again if needed. The batter should look thick and well combined. Spoon the batter into the lined muffin cups, filling each liner two thirds of the way full. Spoon a heaping teaspoon of the filling onto the center of each muffin. The filling will sink into the batter as the muffins bake. Place the pans in the oven.

4. Bake the muffins until they spring back when lightly pressed with your finger, about 23 to 27 minutes. Remove the pans from the oven and place them on wire racks to cool for 5 minutes. Remove muffins from the pan and cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes before serving.

* You can frost these and they make wonderful cupcakes or enjoy on their own.

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Chocolate Surprise Muffins





Grilled Blue Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Onions

1 10 2013

Like many of you I have about a thousand recipes pinned to my Pinterest board. In an effort to stop eating the same old same old I have been working on trying to eat our way through some of these Pinterest recipes and either keep them if they are good or unpin them if they are not a favorite of my family.

After a few Pinterest fails we finally found a recipe that we all loved. This recipe came from James & Everett what’s cooking at home and will now be something that we make every time we grill. I might even consider starting up the BBQ just to make these!

Grilled Blue Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Onions

~  4 large sized sweet onions (Vidalia, Maui Sweets, sweet yellows, or any favorite of yours)

~ 1 stick of butter

~ 2/3 cup blue cheese crumbles

~ 4 strips bacon, crumbled (or as much as you like)

~ salt and pepper to taste

1. Trim the ends off of the onions and peel. Using a melon baller or small spoon, scoop out the inside of the onion to create a cavity.

2. In a small bowl mix together butter, cheese, and bacon. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

3. Stuff the mixture into the onions, completely filling the center.

4. Place each onion on a square of aluminum foil. Wrap up onion creating a sealed pouch. Try to keep the aluminum foil from touching the onion and make sure the top is sealed completely to keep the steam in.

5. Heat your grill on high. Reduce heat to medium low and place the foil pouches directly over the heat. Close the lid of the grill and cook for 30-40 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your onions and your grill. Resist the temptation to open the grill and the pouches.

6. Remove from grill and allow to stand for a full 5 minutes before opening the pouches. Be careful the steam from the pouches will be hot.

7. Using tongs carefully transfer the onion onto a plate or bowl. Use a spoon to drizzle any remaining butter from the bottom of the pouch over the onion.

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Grilled Blue Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Onions








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