Right now I have around 10,000 pins in 60 boards. I do use Pinterest a pretty good bit but tend to stick to the boards regarding Dinner and let other delicious looking recipes or fun crafts languish unused and ignored. This year I'm trying to get more use out of Pinterest so at the beginning of the year I created my 52 Pins in 52 Weeks Board as well as a Results Board to keep track of it. I'll be posting my results the last Saturday of each month.
Pin: Marinated Celery Salad from Breakfast to Bed
Reason Picked: It sounded really refreshing
The Basic Idea: Slice up celery and marinate it in a tangy viniagrette
The Results: The basic flavor was good but the blogger didn't include an actual recipe with amounts listed and I don't handle that very well.
Reason Picked: We're always looking for science experiments to do in the summer and I had everything I needed for this one on hand.
The Basic Idea: Add water, oil, and food coloring into a clear container and then sprinkle salt on top and watch what happens
The Results: This is a really simple experiment and fun. If you're looking for a real volcano go somewhere else but we had a good time setting it up and then adding different things - more salt, more water, more oil - and seeing what happened.
Reason Picked: Chocolate Chip Muffins are yummy!
The Basic Idea: A big chocolate chip muffin that tastes like something you'd get in a bakery.
The Results: Really freaking good! They're a good size and just chocolate-y enough and sweet enough without being too messy or too sugary sweet but sweet enough where the Tornado still enjoyed his. The texture is fantastic which can be a little difficult sometimes in muffin recipes. Next time I will definitely make sure I have some turbinado or sanding sugar on hand because that added crunch would have been amazing! Also I want fill up the muffin cups to the very top because some leaked over and the edges got a little burnt. The ones where they were just a tiny bit under full did better.
Pin: Ooblek recipe from Preschool Powol Packets off a list of 55 Dr. Seuss Activities from No Time for Flashcards
Reason Picked: The Tornado really enjoyed the mixing and adding part of the salt volcano so I thought this might be another fun one.
The Basic Idea: Make slime out of cornstarch and water
The Results: This didn't go quite as expected. For starters I picked the wrong day to do this. The Tornado was tired and cranky and I had a headache and was fast running of patience. The stuff doesn't mix up as fast as I expected. I was thinking you add the stuff, stir it up and than poof Ooblek but the mixing is actually part of the project as you kind of have to get your hands in to do it. It's very simple and cheap as the only materials you need to buy is a box of cornstarch which is only a few dollars. The ooblek itself was really neat and the texture was really fun. I think if we had been in better moods this would have been a lot of fun. Plus I love that you can read the story to go along with the experiment. I'll definitely give this another try when we're feeling more adventurous.
I'm linking up with Weekend Cooking hosted by Beth Fish Reads