{Christmas craft} Reindeer food

Over the weekend I cleaned out the abyss that is my sprinkle/frosting/everything cabinet and found a bag of Christmas sprinkles from a cookie decorating party in 2008. (EIGHT YEARS AGO!) Thankfully, I knew how old they were since I dated the bag. Nice work, self.

Anyway, I had been perusing Pinterest and came across a “recipe” for reindeer food.

Reindeer food

Reindeer food is completely inedible for humans but will be quite a delight for the birds! Err, I mean, Santa’s reindeer.

The recipe is simple: whatever you want (that birds enjoy).

I went with ~ 1/2 cup of oats (buy them in bulk!), 1/4 cup of bird seed, and some of all the sprinkles I had in my everything cabinet.

Reindeer food

It’s really easy to make, and if nothing else, do it to make room for a new set of holiday sprinkles!

I had fun and I know Michael’s daycare friends will love their packages of reindeer food tomorrow!

{Gone Pinning} Easter

Easter is already here. Where did the time go! We don’t have official plans yet, but they will likely be something like Thanksgiving: I’ll post a blog post about different fun food ideas that I’ve found on Pinterest and my parents, the loyal blog readers that they are, will choose one of those items for our Easter feast.

So, here are my ideas!

Perhaps, an app?

I love me some veggie trays. 

I love me some veggie trays.

I made this one for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving vegetable tray | Megan's Island Blog

Thanksgiving vegetable tray | Megan’s Island Blog

"Carrots" with salmon mousse

“Carrots” with salmon mousse

Blackberry brie bites 

Blackberry brie bites

Spinach artichoke dip in Parmesan cups 

Spinach artichoke dip in Parmesan cups

Or, maybe, dessert:

Grilled Vanilla Bean Mascarpone Peaches with Salted Bourbon Caramel 

Grilled Vanilla Bean Mascarpone Peaches with Salted Bourbon Caramel

Strawberry pudding dessert cups

Strawberry pudding dessert cups

Rice Krispie eggs dipped in chocolate and sprinkles 

Rice Krispie eggs dipped in chocolate and sprinkles

Birds nests 

Birds nests

Yes, this will be a wonderful Easter indeed. I hope you enjoy it as much as I think we will!