Monday, December 24, 2012
We used this recipe from Saltwater Kids, I just added some dried cranberries since we have an ornamental fruit tree that the birds love and I wanted to make sure those birds stuck around. Also these craisins were soaked in pomegranate juice, which sounded really good, but I actually don't like at all.
Chiquita helped me mix all the ingredients together. I was proud of her she even kept everything in the bowl!
Then I started pressing them into cookie cutters. I didn't realize until this point that I really didn't have nearly enough cookie cutters. So I decided to use something I did have - toilet paper rolls! I figure these are like the ball ornaments, right? I really had to use my hands to press them into these molds. Partly because they were a little small.
I used straws and skewers to make a hole in the center. When they were a little bit drier then I picked them up to make sure the straws and skewers had gone all the way through. I'm glad I did because some of them had craisins blocking the way and it would have been difficult to string them later.