A Day in the Life of a Nanny

My guys I nanny are school age so my day started with a walk along Coast Blvd with my some friends.                   img_5913                                   img_5914

Today was an early dismissal day at school so I got a couple of extra hours with the boys.

I am fortunate that they like to make homemade snacks…especially if it’s a treat! 

img_5800        Today was fudge.  Again, I used Betty Crocker’s New Boys and Girls Cookbook – Fantastic Fudge recipe.

We did the microwave version, which is basically three steps:

Melt 18 ounces of chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl (cover with plastic wrap but leave an opening)  on medium  (50%) power for 5 minutes.  (time may vary)

Stir until smooth and add 1 -14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk, 1 tsp, vanilla, and a dash of salt.img_5801

Pour into a greased 8 X 8 inch pan and smooth with the back of a spoon.

Refrigerate 2 hours.               img_5802

img_5808            Cut into 1′ squares.

We added strawberries and milk for a more nutritious snack.             img_5809


While the fudge was firming in the fridge, we started on our pine cone garland that will be a decoration for their sukkah.  (A structure used in the Jewish celebration of Sukkot)

While the boys helped me collect the pine cones for the garland I made last week,  they said they wanted to make one for a sukkah decoration.  After trying it out myself, I agreed it would be a great project for them and would look great in the sukkah.

For full instructions, go to my October 1st post. 

img_5829   They measured…

and wrapped…img_5830

img_5833…and tied.

I tied the clusters together for them.      img_5831

img_5832We got this far before running out of twine so we will continue next week.  I just love the way they turn out.  Great fall/winter decoration for indoors or out!

By time we did homework and chores, we had a little bit of of time for some Pokemon Go before showers.



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