Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Crazy Noodle Fun

Tomorrow is the deadline for entering the Dirty Chocolate Giveaway. Write or dig up an old post about one of your favorite food experiences and enter it. If you think you've entered but I haven't left a comment on your entry post that means I haven't recieved it yet.


Looking for something to do? Here is my silly idea and you can find many more fun ideas over at Scribbit's Winter Bazaar.

Last night we had spaghetti for dinner. This morning, as I cleaned up leftover little bits of dinner mess, I noticed some noodles hanging over the cross beam under our dining table (I'm guessing this was the work of Sweet Terror). I picked the noodles up and noticed how they kept their shape now that they were dry, and I had an idea. (Pardon the bad pictures. Tin foil doesn't make the best backdrop for pictures that need a flash. If only the sun would come out I wouldn't need the flash.)

I quickly boiled up some more noodles, drained them, separated into bowls, stirred in some food coloring, called up some kids, and we went to work. If your fingers start sticking too much to the noodles just get them wet or spray them with cooking oil.

It took me a few tries before I figured out how to twist some clovers (my first attempts were much to complicated). I am going to save these and use them as festive garnish on our St. Patrick's day dinner plates.

That big ball of noodles to the left there is going to be a Leprechaun home. We draped noodles over an inverted glass so it will be hollow inside. Cookie wants to fill it will gold wrapped chocolates and use it for a St. Patty's Day centerpiece.

Oh, and if you have any leftover noodles you can reheat them in the microwave with butter and salt and serve as rainbow noodles for lunch or a snack =)

15 comments:

Amber M. said...

Oh. my. gosh. Those green noodle shamrocks are to DIE for! What a brilliant idea!

Family Adventure said...

What a great idea! Doubt we'll be celebrating St Patrick's Day this year (being in Norway and all), but I want to try this out for next year.

PS; Just to let you know that I have taken myself out of your competition because I am sooooo far away, and I don't want you to have to send anything over here (notice how I'm taking it for granted that I'd win...the arrogance of the Norwegians, eh?). Anyway, rest assured that once I am back on North American soil, I will participate in any and all competitions you offer up. In the meantime, I CANNOT wait to read the winning entry. Yum.

Heidi :)

Amber said...

Awesome idea!

Magirk said...

Such a cute, creative idea! :D

(I can't BELIEVE you don't like just plain chocolate, BTW!) ;P

I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get over here and say thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving comments. I really appreciate it!!

Your blog is great! :)
-Ally

just jamie said...

No Way. Too cool. What a fun rainy day project...and snack.

Maria said...

Wow, that's pretty cool. So, how's the book going? I read it and loved it!

Scribbit said...

That's pretty darn smart of you--it amazes me what people can come up with.

Cheri said...

This is awesome, yo.

jennwa said...

That is a great idea, my kids would love playing with those.

Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

that is a GREAT idea! I love love LOVE it!

Lisa said...

That is such a cute idea!! How fun for everyone!

Sonja said...

AACK! That is so creative! I LOVE it.
Thanks for sharing.

Also, the deadline for the contest is by midnight on the 28th I hope. :?

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Sonja, yes!!!

Basically I will wake up on Friday morning and check my comments and my email and print everything off and have it ready for Cookie to read and judge. So, really you have until I wake up on Friday morning which is 6:30am pacific time.

Becks said...

What a great idea! I love the green shamrocks.

Childlife said...

So cute and clever! What a fun rainy day project to do with kiddos :) I'm just in awe that you are so creative while expecting a little one... my brain cells turned to mush during my pregnancies... and they've never been quite the same since *sigh*