white chocolate and pretzel spider webs we made a few years back. The ones we made back then had dodgy chocolate spiders in the middle and really wobbly webs. Sylvia jumped at the suggestion. She even had a go at piping the chocolate webs. As you can see above we had mixed results.
When she opened the door they fell out and shattered all over the kitchen floor. We were able to rescue and snack on a few pieces but most of it ended up in the bin. I was a bit sad but the white chocolate is so sweet that perhaps it was for the best to admire but not eat too much.
cheese and pretzel broomsticks like last year. I had memories of making them by wrapping swiss cheese around a pretzel and tying it with a spring onion. It was fiddly. This year we found the string cheese that other people have used and it was so easy that I was able to leave Sylvia to do it without supervision. We did leave out the little detail of the chive or spring onion tied around it but there was much else to do. The string cheese was much easier but I think we all preferred the taste of the swiss cheese to the plastic stuff.
pinterest. I bought an 8kg watermelon the day before and was quite proud of it. Sylvia was fascinated. Unfortunately it was really too heavy for her. So when she picked it up to cradle it like a baby she dropped it. The watermelon split and bled on my rug. Boo hoo!
I am not a huge fan of watermelon and only bought so much watermelon just for the fun of doing the monster. So it seemed like a waste. I put the huge watermelon in the fridge, shuffling lots of food around to fit it.
As I made the monster it at the end, I only chopped up some pineapple to go with the watermelon despite having other fruit to include. The kids loved having the watermelon and were not at all deterred by the proper black pips. (I bought it at a local fruit and veg shop rather than the supermarket that had no watermelon on the day and usually sell the anaemic type with not much in the way of pips or colour.) I gave some to my mum and plan to make juice with a lot of the rest.
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