Nesting Peeps Jello Cups

 

Was thinking of some cute and tasty spring treats to make the kids and thought using peeps in these jello cups would be cool.Funny thing is, Jala had never taste peeps until now.I didn’t think she’d like them, but to my surprise she loved them.However, she also loves marshmallows so I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised.
When thinking of an option to use so that the peeps could nest, my first thought was to use cereal or something. While looking at the store for some options I came across this edible grass. SCORE!

Ingredients

Multiple Flavors of Jello preferably spring colors (Make according to directions)

Peeps

Whopper Mini Robin Eggs

Edible Grass

Tools

Mixing Bowl

Measuring Cup

Spoon

Glasses (for jello cups)

Quick warning:This sweet dessert is a bit time consuming because you have to wait for each layer to chill.There are directions on the jello boxes to speed up the chill process.I didn’t use this technique until I added the last layer of jello so, use you own discretion.

Let’s get started:

We’re going to begin with our first layer of jello. I began with the watermelon…

After prepping the jello I used a measuring cup to measure out jello to make sure every cup had the same amount (1/2 cup in each cup).Once the jello is poured in each cup I placed it in the fridge to chill.

When the jello was completely filled I began to mix up another flavor.Be sure that once the flavor is mixed you allow it to cool before pouring it in on the previous layer because we don’t want the first layer to melt.Then, you allow this layer to chill in the fridge.

 

We’re going to repeat this process for every layer.The very last layer I used two boxes of jello to make sure the jello cups were full so that when I added the edible decor to the top, It will be visible.

Allow this layer to chill and let’s add the edible grass, rains eggs and peeps.

This is a good time to let the kids get involved.I had to keep my eye on Jala with the peeps.

Hope you and the kids get to make these for spring.Pin the image below to save it for later.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Unshaken Experience The Power And Peace of a Life of Prayer #PrayUnshaken

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Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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3 Things We’re Saving From the Kitchen To the Garden

Today I want to share with you 3 things we’re saving from the kitchen to the garden.I know as gardeners we’re always talking about what we bring from the garden to put on the table, but there’s some items we use in our kitchen to prepare our garden for gardening season.

 

Those 3 things are:

1.Coffee Grounds

2.Egg Shells

3.Peanut Shells

 


Coffee Grounds have nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus and other minerals. Our spinach and tomatoes will benefit from the nitrogen.The other minerals don’t go to waste either.


I save our coffee grounds by holding on to our K-Cups after we use them.Remove the coffee that’s left in them and store until use.Another thing I do is rinse the K-Cups in a bowl or pot of water.This leaves the excess coffee in the water and I use it as a compost tea to water our plants.

Starbucks is Gardener Friendly 

If you’re not a coffee drinker, you can build a relationship with your local Starbucks or coffee shop. Ask them to hold on to the coffee and you can pick them up at the time you’ve agreed upon.Starbucks is very gardener friendly and you know they make coffee all day long.

Egg Shells- add calcium to the gardening soil.

Last year our tomatoes had blight and blossom end rot which we then discovered that our soil was lacking calcium.A quicker remedy would be adding limestone, but we’re going the eggshell route.

Peanut Shells- offer nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus as well.

My husband goes to a restaurant that gives peanuts to their customers.We eat the peanut and save the shells for our garden.

Back in the day I remember my mother saving eggs and adding them to a gallon of water in a milk jug.She’d use that water to water her house plants.Do you remember your mother or grandmother using eggshells and water to water her plants when you were growing up?



 

 

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Monday Mama Inspiration: #EternalGoals

Good morning ladies. Hoping that you have your goals set on things eternal this week.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Growing Sweet Potato Shoots

We make plans when we garden and then there’s those things that just happen and you add them to the plans you made.There’s this large stockpot that my mom gave me.This pot is large enough to feed an army, type stockpot.I use it in the kitchen to hold my potatoes and as of late I’m using it to store the rest of our sweet potato harvest from last year.

While in the kitchen the other day, I looked down in the pot and saw an itty bitty leaf sticking out.You’d thought I found hidden treasure.

After seeing the leaves I called my husband to tell him what I found.This lead us to do some research on how we can create our own sweet potato plants.Every year my husband goes on a search to find sweet potato plants and it’s a quest because most of the garden nurserys don’t get them in stock until late spring or early summer.

We also have a 4×16 raised gardening bed to grow our sweet potatoes in.

Which means we have to plant a maximum of atleast 30 something sweet potato plants to fill this baby up.Purchasing the plants aren’t overly expensive, but what’s better than growing your own sweet potato plants from the previous season’s harvest?

Nothing gets better than that.

 

Some of our harvest from last year and this is just a portion of it.

After researching we found out that we need to get the sweet potatoes to make shoots by either placing them in water or cutting off the part of the potato that’s sprouting, place them in dirt and allow the roots to grow.

So, that’s what we did.Next, we just add a little more dirt, but not to cover them fully.

Follow up buy watering it.

And since we’re doing the winter sowing method we added tape to close the milk jug so we can take them outside and place them in our raised beds under our hoop houses.

Yeah, out here in this snow is where we have our plants growing under the hoop houses. Thank God for micr-climating.

This is crazy Chicago weather and here are some crazy Chicago gardeners.

Ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

Stay tuned for an update on how our sweet potato shoots come out.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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