Kermit The Frog (Apple)

62664_221009011356958_1407713333_nTo make Kermit you will need:

1 red apple

2 green apples

1 Marshmellow

Handful of toothpicks

Black food coloring

Directions:

Core one red and one green apple. Cut the red apple and one green apple into 16ths. Take two green slices and cut in half. At the widest end stick a toothpick into it and then into your green untouched apple at the base like shown above. Off of one of the red slices cut the skin away. Use a toothpick to insert through this skin and into the green apple to form a mouth. Cut marshmallow in half and insert toothpicks through and into top of apple to form eyes. Use black food coloring to draw the eyes onto the marshmallow. Done! ow you have the makings to make several of these guys. If you are going to wait awhile before serving prepare the parts and submerge all cut apples into a water bath with a teaspoon of lemon juice to prevent browning. Assemble just before serving. remember to watch any children eating these so you can watch the toothpicks being taking out. Get the kids involved – this could be a lot of fun. Serve with a small bowl of peanut butter for a healthy FUN treat!

Mashed Potato Patties

Make potato patties from leftover mashed potatoes. Simply add an egg to 2 cups mashed potatoes, form into patties and fry in a pan with a little oil. You can add meat, seasoned breadcrumbs, cheese or onion for extra flavor. The first reader tip shares another way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.

Pine Tree Fruit Kabobs

The pine in this case is pineapple, and laden with colorful fruit kabob branches, it’s one holiday center­piece almost too good to eat. To assemble one, cut off the top and about 1 inch of the bottom (for stability) of a large pineapple. On 4 to 5 inch bamboo skewers (you’ll need about 50), thread 3 to 5 pieces of assorted fresh fruits — melon chunks, grapes, strawber­ries, and the like — leaving an inch or so of skewer to stick into the pineapple; if your skewers are too long, you can easily cut them to size with the cutting blades of a pair of pliers. As you finish each skewer, insert it at a slight down­ward angle into the pineapple, starting at the bottom. Top with a skewered slice of star fruit or a star carved from the extra pineapple. Once the branches are eaten, don’t forget to slice up the tree trunk!