Chipmunk Fever!November 28, 2011
Who loves chipmunks? I don’t think anyone loves them more than ME! Alvin and Brittany and all their friends are at Build-A-Bear Workshop® stores now! They’re here because of their new movie Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. It’s out in theaters Dec. 16, and I know it’s going to be hilarious.
Speaking of winter furry friends, I noticed some deer in the park by my house this past weekend. I don’t see deer very much because of where I live. There are lots of cars and buildings and people so we don’t get much wildlife.
Have you seen any cool animals where you live? Remember to be careful, they are still wild!
Check ya later!
Happy Thanksgiving!November 23, 2011
Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving here, I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about what we’re most thankful for in our lives. You can be thankful for all kinds of little things. Just think about all the good things you have.
I’m grateful to have awesome parents, who always answer my questions and help me with school projects whenever I need it. I’m also really thankful that I’m able to meet new friends! I always try to be friendly and meet new people, which is another reason to be thankful for my family: they’ve taught me that I have nothing to be afraid of, and that, my friends, are wonderful things to be thankful for!
Can you think about what you’re thankful for?
Have a great Thanksgiving!
Mashed rutabaga recipeNovember 21, 2011
Today at school we’re each bringing a dish that we eat at Thanksgiving with our families and we’re having a feast! Remember how I told you I eat this root vegetable called rutabaga? Well, my mom helped me make a lot of it this weekend so I can share it with my class. It’s not exactly the same as potatoes, but it grows just like them, in the ground. I can’t wait for my classmates to try it!
Here’s an easy recipe to make your own mashed rutabaga!
First, get a couple of rutabagas from the grocery store and with an adult’s help, use a vegetable peeler to peel off the waxy coating (they put that stuff on to keep them super fresh!). Make sure to throw away the peels in the trash or compost, if you have it, because sometimes they can clog your drain. Next, have an adult cut them into 1-2 inch squares and boil them for about an hour (until they’re soft) in salted water. Drain them and get out some butter and milk and more salt and use a potato masher to mash them in the pot that you cooked them in. Make sure you taste them before you declare them done!
They are delicious! I hope you like them!